Friday 15th May 2020 – Day Fifty Three

Good morning, hope that you are all well!


What can I share with you today?



From Amber:

Join us for our first Sunday virtual coffee morning.
Can’t do your normal Sunday routine? Join Amber for Social Sunday! This Sunday, May 17th at 10:30 AM, Amber will host a virtual coffee session for all those craving a good ol’ cup o’ joe (from your very own espresso machines, of course) and a brain challenge!

That’s right, we’ll chat, have some coffee, and have a quarantine quiz. For some extra fun, wear your favourite hat! Amber Khan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Social Sunday with Amber

Time: May 17, 2020 10:30 AM London

If you would like to join the Zoom meeting email John for details.




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:

Thank you once again for the amazing work that you and the team are doing in the community and through the Food Bank.

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



From Sarah:

Banana Bread pic


Five-minute mix, five-ingredient banana bread

Download Recipe




From Genia:

Museum Amsterdam


Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Explore the masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age, including works from Vermeer and Rembrandt. Google offers a Street View tour of this iconic museum, so you can feel as if you’re actually wandering its halls.

Here’s the Link



From Chris:

Chris B: Atlas Photography Gallery;
“You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.” Joan Miro. While the gallery is temporarily closed, every Thursday They are sharing works, insights on our artists, news, photo-books and filmed clips of different exhibitions for an exciting weekly visual and mental workout.

Here’s the Link



From Theresa:

Royal Albert Hall and the Cosmic Shambles Network present Royal Albert Home: sea shambles.
The show will see a range of special guest scientists, comedians and musicians join the fun from their living rooms for a science, music and comedy show about the past, present and future of our blue planet.

Here’s the Link





From Theresa: Coronavirus:
Who should wear a face mask or face covering?

Here’s the Link



From Mira:

Before lockdown I used to do Qigong classes regularly which i enjoyed very much.
Now I do them on line following different lines. I recommended them to my friends. All of them find that Qigong exercises are gentle, easy to learn but beneficial.I decided to send you a short Qigong video as an idea for  keeping fit during lockdown time.




From Neil:

The West End Community Trust.
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  • Mondays and Wednesdays 07502 106713
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Don’t worry we will call straight back so that you don’t pay for the call!




Royal Opera House: Anastasia in full from The Royal Ballet.

As part of the #OurHouseToYourHouse series, join The Royal Ballet for a YouTube Premiere of Kenneth MacMillan’s Anastasia, a piece inspired by the true story of Anna Anderson, a woman who believed herself to be Anastasia, youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II and the only survivor from the assassination of the Romanovs in 1918.



The show must go on! CATS The Musical – FULL STAGE SHOW.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS, the most famous musical of all time, first exploded onto the West End stage in 1981. ‘Memory’, one of its many classic songs, became an instant worldwide hit. Since then CATS has smashed records and conquered the world.



Another beautiful monologue by Janet





Thank you to everyone who commented on yesterday’s blog, especially from Steve, who provided some insight into ‘Jerry’s pondering’; 

Why is the letter W, in English, called double U? Shouldn’t it be called double V?

In French it is,  (Sounds like Doobler  Vay). In German it gets even odder, as W is just V – Veh (Sounds like Vay) and V is Fau (Sounds like Fow as in fowl) so a VolksWagen is a Fow Vay (Fau Veh correctly spelt,

You learn something new everyday!



That’s all for now!

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

Be safe