Friday 12th June 2020 – Day Eighty

Good morning all, hope that your night was a good one and that you have had a good week.



Join Zoom Meeting

Just a reminder that Amber is hosting her Sunday get together this weekend.

Topic: Social Sunday with Amber

Time: Jun 14, 2020 10:30 AM London

Please email John for the link

Do come along and join in the fun!



What can I share with you today?




Welcome to what I hope will be a regular feature in our daily updates.
Join Leah from Phoenix Garden as she shares with you some gardening tips. This week watch Leah make a natural pesticide out of everyday objects for your garden. If you have any suggestions for future videos, please let me know!




Thank you to everyone who has forwarded their wonderful support and comments to me regarding the Food Bank Project organised by Covent Garden Community Centre / 7 Dials Club. It is really gratifying to hear that so many people are benefiting from the service:

Foodbank – We are flexible with regards to who we can help. If you fit the following criteria, please register.

  • Self Isolation due to symptoms
  • Isolation due to vulnerable or shielded status
  • Income reduction because of lockdown & crisis measures
  • Income reduction while waiting for benefits to arrive
  • Homeless

Go to Registration Form



Just a reminder. If you (or know of anyone) who cannot go out because they are vulnerable, self isolating or for any other reason and need help with food etc.
Assistance can be found on the government web page. The form is rather long, but is fairly straightforward. If you (or know of anyone who needs support) please let us know.

Here is the link:




From Chris B:

Royal Opera House. Premiere!
The Royal Ballet’s La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) in full. Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) is one of the choreographer’s most joyous and colourful creations. Inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside, the ballet is set on a farm and tells a story of love between Lise, the daughter of Widow Simone, and Colas, a young farmer.



From Theresa K:

The Show Must Go on! Premiere.
The WIZ Live! – Full stage show! “The Wiz Live!” brings the wonderful world of Oz to life like never before, featuring a star-studded cast of performers and the awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil Theatrical.




From iCope:

Talking about your problems can really help.
Here you will find free, confidential help for problems such as stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. At iCope we offer a range of online therapy options that can be accessed on your computer or any mobile device with access to the internet.

Here’s the Link



From Rosy:

Pilates In Later Life.
Pilates is a low impact form of exercise that is an excellent route to increased fitness for older adults to build up your stamina, strength and flexibility. The principle objective of pilates is to build abdominal, back and pelvic strength, resulting in body toning and improved posture. Many medical experts believe that when the body is balanced with good posture and good core muscle support, the involuntary body functions such as breathing, digestion and bowel function also benefit.

Rosy is now providing Pilates on Zoom every Wednesday at 10.45am

Please email John for the link



Every Monday at 6pm Christine Coker is inviting you to a scheduled aerobics Zoom meeting.

The cost is only £1.00 per session, but the first session is a free taster!

Topic: MON –  Retro aerobics – 6PM

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

To Join Zoom Meeting

Please email John for the link

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From Central YMCA – New upload from Declan!

Join Declan for a short technique workshop focusing on hip extension, strengthen your glutes and core muscles.




From Celia:

From 15th June older Londoners will have to pay full fares during peak hours on weekday mornings (04:30am-09:00am).
Among those most affected by this change are key workers on low wages; carers; those with essential early morning medical appointments; those for whom cycling and walking is not an option; those that rely on early morning priority shopping hours. If you wish to take part in campaigning against the suspension peak time travel concessions.

Here is the link



From Stephen (Age UK Westminster):

I would like to share with you the following video in appreciation of all our volunteers at Age UK Westminster and the help that they provide. 

We wouldn’t be able to operate in the same ways without them and their involvement is greatly appreciated since the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic.


From Jerry: (shared words of wisdom – designed to make you think)

Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed.
About 5 seconds after he passed, I realized it was the first time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.

Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling.
I chuckled and asked, “Why?” She replied, “So you can help me save the planet.”   I chuckled again and asked, “And why do you want to save the planet?”  Because that’s where I keep all my stuff,” she said.



That’s all for now!

You can contact me on 07759 646507 in case of an emergency

Be safe