Friday 10th April – Day Eighteen

Good afternoon everyone, for those of you who celebrate at this time of year, I hope that you are able to commemorate in your own special way with family and friends.

It would seem that we shall be in lockdown together for a few more weeks at the very least. With this in mind, I am currently working on a questionnaire that I would ask you to complete (you know how much I like a questionnaire and your feedback!).

Your answers, suggestions and ideas, will help to shape how best Amber, Genia, Leah and myself can help, support and get you through this isolation and difficult period.

What can I share with you today? – FOOD / SHOPPING

From Chris: Heinz to Home; Your favourite Heinz varieties, delivered to your door

Heinz knows you can’t always get the items you’re looking for at the moment – and they also understand that people currently have less opportunity to shop. So they’ve set up Heinz To Home, an online service that lets you order a bundle of Heinz varieties directly to you or to someone you care about.

From Joan: Wiltshire Farm Foods. For over 25 years, they’ve been cooking and delivering delicious frozen meals for you to enjoy whenever you like. There are over 300 tasty dishes to choose from, hand-delivered by local drivers who are reliable, friendly and here to help you.

Want to get started? Simply place your order – you can order as often or as little as you like, there’s no contract – and your driver will deliver it for free.

From Dominic: M&S Food at Charing Cross station is now closed.

Herman ze German 19 Villiers Street has reopened for take away

Osseyo (Korean food store + culture hub), 73-75 Charing Cross Rd, West End, London WC2H 0NE is open

Sushimania is open for delivery and TA 82 Charing Cross Rd, West End, London WC2H 0BA with a 50% off offer currently

Red Dog Austin TX BBQ Berwick Street is open for TA and delivery

Absurd Bird 25 Peter Street Soho is open for delivery and Take away:

Rupert Supermarket 55 Rupert Street is open

Holland and Barrett 37 Bedford Street is open

The Soho Dairy in Berwick Street is open daily and will be there Good Friday and Saturday, and normal hours are 7AM – 3PM – plenty of cheeses, milk and eggs – and even some toilet rolls today!

There’s a fruit and veg stall in Rupert Street generally there weekdays 8AM -11AM.

ART & CULTURE – Royal Opera House: Così fan tutte, tonight at 7pm

Mozart’s comedic opera, Così fan tutte, is being streamed for FREE this evening! Two men are challenged to prove their girlfriends’ loyalty, by disguising themselves and trying to seduce the other’s lover. When it looks like they will succeed, the pressure is stepped up – are the women as loyal as the men thought?
Mozart’s opera is sung in Italian, and English subtitles will be available. These can be accessed via YouTube.

From Theresa: Waitrose free newspaper, Waitrose Weekend, are putting the complete edition online. The latest issue is packed with cooking ideas, things to do at home over Easter, and great writing from their regular columnists.

From Phil: A new musical will be released every Friday at 7pm BST, for 48 hours only, so make sure you don’t miss out! On Good Friday, the show must go on for the Jesus Christ Superstar Live Stage Show starring Tim Minchin, Mel C and Chris Moyles! Join us right here to sing along!

From Chris: take a virtual tour inside Westminster Abbey. Click below to view treasures including the Shrine of St Edward the Confessor, the Grave of the Unknown Warrior, the High Altar and the Coronation Chair in unprecedented detail.

HEALTH – From Marcos: Just a reminder that Marcos will be providing a free Zoom Meditation and Yoga session every Tuesday and Thursday. I will be sending the link nearer the time. A few of you have asked about help with setting up an account, please let me know if we can help with this.

From Enrica: YMCA Central, Join Declan (and Fester the Dog) for a 7-minute workout that focuses on strengthening your legs, works your core and tummy and gets you up and moving from the comfort of your home.

Lastly, Keeley (Dragon Hall’s Youth work Manager), has put together an online virtual Easter egg hunt! In the first 9 photos, you will find a hidden egg in the first four and a creme egg in the second five. Get in touch with me with your answers and we will let you know if you’re correct. Check back in on Sunday for the second round of the Easter egg hunt – thanks Keeley!

Today Genia is on duty – her number is 07800 761822, and you can contact me ANY TIME on 07759 646507 in case of an emergency

Be safe