Monday 13th April 2020 – Day Twenty One

Good morning all

Thank you to everyone who has so far completed our survey, we have had over 100 responses. It makes for interesting reading so far, and will be a great help to the team as we navigate the next three weeks of isolation!

If you have not done so already, please could you take the time to complete the questionnaire, your suggestions, comments, ideas are really important and useful to us.

What can I share with you today? FOOD / SHOPPING

From Leslie: I just wanted to say Thank you to the member that provided the Carrot Cake recipe – I printed it and made it this afternoon and it has to be THE BEST recipe I’ve made (and easiest!)

From Steven: Co-op food updates on coronavirus. Co-op have increased contactless card payments in store to £45. This will make it easier to use this service and helps to protect their colleagues and customers when paying in store.

ART & CULTURE – From Margaret: The Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet School perform Matthew Hart’s Peter and the Wolf, choreographed to Prokofiev’s charming music, as part of the Royal Opera House’s #OurHouseToYourHouse series. This recording was originally made in 2010 and is available to watch on-demand until 26 April 2020.

From Neil: Boston Public Library 78rpm Collection – The Boston Public Library (BPL) sound collection includes hundreds of thousands of audio recordings in a variety of historical formats, including wax cylinders, 78 rpms, and LPs. The recordings span many genres, including classical, pop, rock, jazz, and opera – from 78s produced in the early 1900s to LPs from the 1980s. These recordings have never been circulated and were in storage for several decades, uncatalogued and inaccessible to the public.

HEALTH – From Francesca: Coronavirus weekly update from Camden Council. Camden will be publishing weekly updates, including changes to council services and information.

From Theresa: Quiz: How are you feeling? The Tate Gallery has teamed up with a psychotherapist to assess your mood and match you to a Tate artwork. Take this quiz to reflect on your present well-being and find out which artwork in our collection suits your mood. You’ll be asked to imagine yourself in different situations. This quiz was made in collaboration with psychotherapist, Elspeth Cockerell MClinSci. This is not a diagnostic tool. If you have any concerns about your mental health, seek advice from your GP.

INFORMATION – From Neil: If you have any problems with your PC and Smartphone, Neil from The West End Community Trust. They can be contacted on Monday and Wednesdays (07502 106713) and Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays (07768 907525)

From Beryl – Coronavirus Letter To Humanity

The earth whispered but you did not hear.
The earth spoke but you did not listen
The earth screamed but you turned her off.
And so I was born…

I was not born to punish you..
I was born to awaken you..

The earth cried out for help…

Massive flooding. But you didn’t listen.
Burning fires. But you didn’t listen.
Strong hurricanes. But you didn’t listen.
Terrifying Tornadoes. But you didn’t listen.

You still don’t listen to the earth when.
Ocean animals are dying due to pollutants in the waters.
Glaciers melting at an alarming rate.
Severe drought.

You didn’t listen to how much negativity the earth is receiving.

Non-stop wars.
Non-stop greed.

You just kept going on with your life..
No matter how much hate there was..
No matter how many killings daily..
It was more important to get that latest iPhone than worry about what the earth was trying to tell you..

But now I am here.
And I’ve made the world stop on its tracks.
I’ve made YOU finally listen.
I’ve made you take refuge.
I’ve made you stop thinking about materialistic things..

Now you are like the earth…
You are only worried about YOUR survival.
How does that feel?

I give you fever.. as the fires burn on earth.
I give you respiratory issues.. as pollution fill the earth air.
I give you weakness as the earth weakens every day.
I took away your comforts..
Your outings.
The things you would use to forget about the planet and its pain.

And I made the world stop…

And now…

China has better air quality.. Skys are clear blue because factories are not spewing pollution unto the earth’s air.

The water in Venice is clean and dolphins are being seen. Because the gondola boats that pollute the water are not being used.

YOU are having to take time to reflect on what is important in your life.
Again I am not here to punish you.. I am here to Awaken you…
When all this is over and I am gone… Please remember these moments..

Listen to the earth.
Listen to your soul.
Stop Polluting the earth.
Stop Fighting among each other.
Stop caring about materialistic things.
And start loving your neighbours.
Start caring about the earth and all its creatures.
Start believing in a Creator.

Because next time I may come back even stronger….


Written by: Vivienne R Reich

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