Stuck at home and keen to learn a new skill or hobby — or simply want to have a bit of fun? Over the next few months, Clwb Cartref will introduce a series of experts who will share with you some of their best tips and tricks. From singing to fitness to cookery, there’ll be something for everyone — no matter how old you are!
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Music with Bronwen Lewis
Music is perfect for lifting your spirits, so whether you miss singing in a choir or simply want to find your own vocals, Bronwen Lewis who you may recognise from TV programme ‘The Voice’ is here to help you along the way!
Warming up the voice with Bronwen Lewis
Bronwen, who you may recognise from the programme, ‘The Voice’, shares some of her advice on how to warm up your voice and sing at the top of your lungs. It doesn’t matter if you’re already a singing sensation or a little tone deaf — this mixed ability lesson will get your diaphragm working and provide some much-needed enjoyment at the same time!
P.E. with Steff Sgiliau
Stuck in the house but eager to keep your mind and body in check? Steff, who usually provides P.E. lessons in schools is here to help you keep on top of your exercise. From ball skills to fitness sessions with a rucksack, there’s something for everyone.
Ball skills with Steff Sgiliau
Missing ball games? Steff, who usually provides P.E lessons in schools, is here to help you keep on top of your skills. Grab any ball you have to hand, and follow the moves to help improve your throwing, catching and general co-ordination. You don’t need to be a skilled footballer to take part in this session – you can even use a toilet roll for some of the moves!
WARNING: be careful of furniture and other objects if you’re following this video indoors.
Fitness with Steff Sgiliau
Steff is back with a fitness session using items you already have in the house. Fill a rucksack with tins or bottles, equivalent to a weight that’s comfortable for you. Remember, the more weight you add to the bag, the harder the moves will be. Fancy a challenge? Complete the video twice!
TIP: one litre is equivalent to one kilogram.
Home Sports Day with Steff Sgiliau
Need some alternative ideas for things to do as a family? Have a go at hosting your very own home sports day! The activities can be done outside or inside, using items you already have in the home. Perfect for the weekend or even the end of a day of home-schooling.
Rolling with Steff Sgiliau
Steff’s here to help you roll yourself to great balance and core strength - that’s right, roll! All you need is yourself, a long sock and the determination to get to your feet without using your hands! It sounds simple, but are you up for the challenge?
Flexibility and toning with Hanna Hughes
Feeling stiff after sitting at your computer all day, or having done lots of exercise recently? It’s important to look after your muscles and your body’s wellbeing, so Hanna is here to guide you through some relaxing moves to help you out.
Stretching with Hanna
Stretching is the perfect way to relax and help prevent damage to your muscles at the same time. Turn off the TV, close the door, and let Hanna guide you through 15 minutes of stretches.
Warming Up with Hanna
Fancy doing a bit of exercise but not feeling up to a heavy session of burpees or star jumps? Have a go at this light muscle workout – not too strenuous but enough to get your blood pumping. You could even use the session as a way to warm up before a more intense workout.
Savoury meals with #Bwyd
Whether you need some inspiration for your next meal, or something to entertain yourself or the children, give #Bwyd’s simple recipes a go!
Quick Homemade Pizzas with #Bwyd
If you’re having trouble thinking of new recipes that are quick to make and tasty at the same time, why not give #Bwyd’s quick homemade pizzas a go? The recipe is easy to follow for both children and adults!
For one pizza, you will need:
- 113g self-raising flour
- 28g margarine
- ½ onion
- 85g grated cheese
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon of mixed herbs
- ½ teaspoon of mustard
- Black pepper
- 3 dessert spoons of tomato purée
- A mixture of meat, cheese and vegetables for the topping!
TIP: if someone you’re cooking for is a vegetarian, swap the meat for extra vegetables!
Meatball Spaghetti with #Bwyd
Dreaming of escaping to Italy? Dream no more – Cadi is bringing Italy to you with this comforting Italian dish!
To serve 4-5 people, you will need:
- 300 – 375g spaghetti
- 20 – 25 meatballs
- Olive oil
- 1 white onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 4 celery sticks
- 1 red pepper
- 1 yellow pepper
- 1 courgette
- 6 mushrooms
- 2 tins of tomatoes
- 1 dessert spoon of brown sugar
- 2 dessert spoons of Worcestershire sauce
- Beef stock
- Basil (fresh or dried)
Sweet treats with Morflasus
Want something sweet that isn’t too unhealthy? With the help of Morflasus, you can please the whole family!
Quick oat cookies with Morfudd
If you, like us, are always juggling multiple things at once, this recipe is perfect for you — it’s quick, tasty, and not too bad for you either!
For 6-8 cookies, you will need:
- 200g oats
- ½ tablespoon plain flour
- ½ tablespoon self-raising flour
- 70g ground almonds
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 6 tablespoons maple syrup
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon almond milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 40g chocolate of your choice, broken into small chunks
- Pinch of salt
TIP: you can substitute some of the ingredients if you haven’t got them in the cupboard. e.g. you can swap almond milk for cow’s milk or soya milk. You could also use sunflower oil instead of coconut oil.
Art with Rhiannon Roberts
Rhiannon is an artist from West Wales who loves to add a splash of colour to her work! Colouring and drawing are perfect relaxation methods – for adults and children alike!
Colour a Happy Wales with Rhiannon
Rhiannon is here to colour in her latest design, Cymru Hapus (Happy Wales)! Grab your colouring pens and pencils, and let your imagination run wild. The outline is available for you to download and print using the PDF below.
TIP: if you don’t have access to a printer, why not have a go at drawing your own version of the outline?
Watercolour Creations with Rhiannon
Never been very adventurous when it comes to art? Now is your chance to brush up on your skills! Follow Rhiannon’s simple steps to create two similar watercolour paintings. Remember to share your masterpieces on social media!
TIP: if you don’t have watercolour paints, try using regular paint or colouring pencils instead!