Gransnet forums

Ask a gran

Other interesting sites.What sites do you enjoy when you have time or are bored.?

(33 Posts)
kircubbin2000 Fri 09-Aug-19 20:37:07

I'm stuck in the house today as we have a storm. I have spent time here and twitter and some health sites. Didn't feel like reading my novel today and am a bit bored. Nothing on tv either.😶

RosieLeah Fri 09-Aug-19 20:39:04

There's lots on youtube...not just celeb stuff...advice and tutorials about all sorts of things.

rockgran Fri 09-Aug-19 20:49:57

I love youtube. I've just been watching James Veitch - scamming the scammers. So funny. I also like Brandon Farris. There are a lot of interesting talks on "TED talks" about all manner of things. I can lose hours if I'm not careful!

MissAdventure Fri 09-Aug-19 20:52:47

I love youTube too.
I listen to things whilst I'm doing housework or diy.

I love the true crime or mystery channels.

Grammaretto Fri 09-Aug-19 21:43:01

I play Scrabble on-line.
I am also on a couple of messaging sites which follow my interests in various subjects: Genealogy, gardening, pottery, history etc I can use up waste hours like this.

ninathenana Fri 09-Aug-19 21:51:07

You-tube, FB for local history and gossip pages also scroll selling sites.
I also play solitare

dragonfly46 Fri 09-Aug-19 21:53:32

I am afraid I am a games addict - escape games, scrabble, candy crush ...

Nico97 Fri 09-Aug-19 21:53:59

Candy Crush grin

MiniMoon Fri 09-Aug-19 21:58:59

I'm a Scrabble fan too, I like solitaire also, it's quite addictive trying to beat my high scoreblush.
YouTube is fun for a while, and searching for crochet patterns takes up far too much time.

Minniemoo Fri 09-Aug-19 22:01:14

Candycrush, Mathchington Mansion and the mind numbing colouring in sites. Pixel Art or something. I do these when I can't sleep as a rule.

Tangerine Fri 09-Aug-19 22:04:34

Solitaire occasionally.

Mostly, the word games on Gransnet. Some people don't like them much but I really enjoy them. You certainly don't get big disagreements on them.

EllanVannin Fri 09-Aug-19 22:21:46

I like Mahjong so I go on that site now and again.
Also back to the crime site which I joined in early 2012 but had a year break last year and when I get an idea about something I go back on the site/forum. I enjoy it as it's a true crime.

A couple of weeks ago I watched Dinner Ladies from start to finish taking up two nights on YouTube.

GillT57 Fri 09-Aug-19 22:24:23

Solitaire on line is addictive. Dinner Ladies was one of the best written comedies/dramas for decades and didn't get the recognition it deserved, it was beautifully observed, gentle human behaviour, with a wonderful cast and some real laugh out loud moments. What a loss Victoria Wood was, a great talent.

kircubbin2000 Sat 10-Aug-19 07:50:40

Duolingo can be good. Try a new language

Anja Sat 10-Aug-19 07:53:28

There are loads of great sites out there.

love0c Sat 10-Aug-19 08:46:37

Webcams, holidays and houses for sale!

BradfordLass72 Sat 10-Aug-19 08:51:56

FutureLearn which features free online courses in almost every subject you can think of.

My favourites are Forensic Science, History and Archeology.

I've probably taken about 30 courses on all manner of subjects.

I've also been a team member on Fun Trivia for over 15 years.
Always a good way of wasting a few minutes.

petra Sat 10-Aug-19 09:05:28

As quizzing is something I really like: it's Quiz Up. You play against people from all over the world.
One night I spent 4 hrs playing against a girl in Romania.

Septimia Sat 10-Aug-19 09:28:59

Solitaire, Mahjong and FutureLearn.

Genealogy sites can be addictive.

I also follow the blogs of various archaeological excavations when they're on.

Floradora9 Sat 10-Aug-19 21:53:12

I have been enjoying listening to old Desert Island Disks on BBC Sounds ....some of them are really old but the castaways are interesting people . Listened to David Suchet to-day and learnt much more about him.

sharon103 Sat 10-Aug-19 22:01:17

Online Competition sites.

WOODMOUSE49 Sun 11-Aug-19 00:18:16

Youtube - craft ideas - I make fused glass - but then I get sidetracked.
iplayer - I record a lot for emergencies but then have to remember to watch before it expires. Still got Killing Eve 2 to watch - smile
Facebook - gardeners world + strictly
I've got Netflix
Games on GM always a favourite - esp limericks. tangerine agree about the disagreements wink

petra going to look at Quiz Up thanks

crazyH Sun 11-Aug-19 00:23:10

Scrabble on line - love it !

cangran Sun 11-Aug-19 06:55:26

I follow groups of interest on Facebook - several local groups and a very useful group for uk Instant Pot users. I also like to see what Larry, the Downing Street cat, is saying on Twitter!

NanKate Sun 11-Aug-19 07:03:30

Netflix
Amazon Prime
Future Learn
FreeCell app
Tennistv
Eurosport
Very little housework is done here 🤫