It’s been a month now, although it feels like a year, and it’s been rough. Sundays just haven’t been the same with no Outlander to look forward to. The weeks between are no longer filled with sneak peeks, stills from the show and exciting spoilers to indulge in or avoid. This month our favourite stars are back at work on Season 3, but there are still a good eight months at least to wait until it returns to our screens. So how do we fill our empty days? Here are some ideas to start you off:
- REWATCH THE SHOW!
Season 1 is available on DVD, with Season 2 out in the next two months. Or, in Australia, Season 1 is on Netflix, and you can buy both seasons on iTunes.
- READ THE BOOKS!
Go back to the basics and find out more than the show can convey with Diana Gabaldon’s wonderful words! And no need to stop and one or two – there are eight novels telling the story of Jamie and Claire and their family, with a 9th being written now and the possibility of a 10th after that! In addition there are a number of side-novels, novellas and short stories.
- LISTEN TO THE MUSIC!
The soundtracks are available thanks to the amazing Bear McCreary. Pop them onto your iPod or into your stereo for when you are driving around or doing the housework and you will be whisked back to the Highlands in no time!
- GO TO SCOTLAND!
Probably not the simplest way to cure your hankering for the Frasers, but I’m sure the show has you pining for the Highlands so why not head over for a little vacation? Many companies are now offering Outlander Tours taking you to all the scenes from the show. And you ever know, you might even catch them filming!!
- JOIN A FAN GROUP
If you like to while away hours on Facebook and Twitter, why not join a fan group? Sam’s fans call themselves Heughan’s Heughligans, Caitriona has the Caitriots. In Australia, I have made lifetime friends through Aussie Outlanders on Facebook. We not only share news, photos and off-topic conversations but get together in our local area for regular Gatherings. Check your own area for similar groups!