Monday 18th May 2020 – Day Fifty Five

Good morning all, hope that your weekend went well.

Amber’s first Zoom coffee / quiz morning was completed yesterday. Amber will be hosting a Sunday morning get together, so if you missed the session, hopefully you can join her next week



What can I share with you today?




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



Supermarket Info. From Leah:

  • Lidl on Tottenham Court Road (the Euston end) has opened now. I went past it on Thursday and the queue was absolutely huge. Some people I’ve spoken to have said mornings are quieter and have commented on how good the shop itself is. Worth trying if not in too much of a rush!

  • Sainsbury’s Tottenham Court Road is one of my most used shops. The queues are not too long and they are pretty well stocked at the moment. It’s also quite easy to socially distance as it’s quite a big shop compared to others in the area.

  • Tesco Dean Street is another one of my ‘go to’ shops locally. As above! They’ve installed screens around the self-checkouts so added peace of mind for social distancing.

  • Tesco Covent Garden: been a few times but only when I’m down that way, seems a bit busier than other local ones (I tend to avoid it!). Wanted to go via yesterday afternoon but the queue was quite long.



From Chris T:

Jam Doughnuts


Back to the sweet Stuff! The super easy jam doughnut recipe hack that requires two slices of bread

Download Recipe




From Genia:

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.
European artworks from as far back as the 8th Century can be found in this California art museum. Take a Street View tour to discover a huge collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, manuscripts, and photographs.

Here’s the Link



From Chris B:

Young Vic’s A Streetcar Named Desire w/ Gillian Anderson
Free National Theatre Live Play (premiers on Wednesday). Watch the Young Vic’s hit ★★★★★ production of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire, with Gillian Anderson, Vanessa Kirby and Ben Foster.

As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski.



From Gil:

Thought this might be of interest to the community.
It is from Westminster City Archives. At the Archives, view books, directories, maps, newspapers, images, local government records, electoral and parish registers, census returns and more relating to family, local and business history.

Here’s the Link





From Leah:

Phoenix Garden have teamed up with another local charity called Inner Space to offer free online mediation sessions for local people and visitors to the garden.
They have 6 sessions arranged initially, starting this Wednesday 20th and running until the 24th of June.

They will be from 10am-10.20am. To sign up individuals will need to contact Leah so that Leah can send the Zoom meeting link to you. The Zoom account limitations mean that there are 97 spaces available so it will be on a ‘first come first served’ basis initially.




Camden has made a number of changes to how we manage parking and travel across the borough.
This is to provide key workers in critical sectors with what they need to keep essential services running smoothly. If volunteers are responding to covid-19 crisis they are essential workers. To apply for essential workers parking fill the form.

Follow this link:




From Anna

Words of wisdom and humour, while we survive lockdown

I’d like to share a quote from Rob Rinder’s column in last week’s Standard – he talks about his empty diary:  “With absolutely nothing to do, my joy of doing absolutely nothing has been destroyed.”

I can certainly relate to that!



That’s all for now!

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

Be safe