I have been thinking of ways to have a bit of fun during the COVID19 pandemic and while many of us are self-isolating.

So I came up with the idea of virtual Quiz Nights, Karaoke and Bingo that you can all enjoy from the comfort of your own homes but at the same time not feeling alone.

I have looked at various pieces of software that would enable us to do this and I personally think that the easiest, but at the same time, most comprehensive piece of Software is called Zoom.

 

Zoom can be used on Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops and Desktop computers. It also allows screen sharing which I would need to be able to share the screen on my computer so that we could all see what is going on.

Zoom is free for everyone to use and apparently is quite easy for you to use also, maybe not so easy for me as I have already watched a couple of videos on how to host a video conference/party from it, but I will get my head around it.

There is a free version that I can use but it will limit our party to 40 mins, but there is also a paid-for option which is £11.99 for the host (me), I must stress that it would be free for everyone else to use.

All I have to do is post a link on the website and on Buddies Bar Facebook group that you can all click on, it will ask you to download some software that is completely free of charge and perfectly safe. you will then be able to join the party.

Friends and family will also be able to join in the fun, but I must stress it is limited to 100 connections so I must ask that there is only 1 connection per household (maybe huddle around your laptop rather than all connecting your phones!

I might test the software during the week if some of you are prepared to help.

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