Monday 22nd June 2020 – Day Ninety

Good morning everyone, hope that you had a good weekend. My apologies for no weekend updates, as I am having some problems with my email account.



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



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 Phoenix Garden:

Here’s some tips and tricks from Leah.
You can use to make your garden a safe place for insects and seedlings!





From Andrew L:

Royal College of Music. Sir Thomas Allen & Sally Burgess: Walton Façade. Two of the RCM’s most celebrated vocal alumni join forces in a spirited performance of Walton’s gloriously off-the-wall classic. The piece’s characteristically quirky chamber sextet is handled expertly by talented RCM musicians under the baton of conductor Tim Murray, himself an RCM alumnus.




From Christopher S:

Singing Mamas Choir. The Sun Will Rise Again.
Shared on SongLine by Nick and Fiona Mills on 17.06.20




From Tudor A: Local history recordings. Sound clips and talks. Holborn Warships Week

Kevin Brown, author of Fittest of the Fit: Health and Morale in the Royal Navy 1939-1945, is a very familiar speaker at Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre.
The Centre’s collections include newspaper articles and photos from the Holborn Warships Week in 1942..

Holborn Warships Week 1942 (©Kevin Brown) – running time four minutes.




From Marcos: Zoom Sessions

Why not join Marcos for meditation on Tuesdays 10:30 – this is a session where you relax your body and your mind and at the end you’ll feel easier /looser in your physical body and your mind sharper. 
On Thursdays at 10.30 you also have a chance to do some chair yoga.  You take your own pace to do some gentle simple movement following your breath.
These are both short sessions and they don’t last much more than 30min each. Do come and have a go; it might be something that you can easily enjoy and it makes it a part of your weekly routine.




From Phillip D: Samaritans.

If you’re worried about your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.
The coronavirus outbreak is affecting the way many of us live our lives, and it’s normal that this will affect people’s mental health. The Samaritans gathered some resources that might be helpful.

Here’s the Link




From Viola (Westend Community Trust):

Don’t miss our “Sketch on Zoom” on Thursday 25th June at 6.30pm!
Toy designer and product specialist Shaun Woodward will guide us through how to sketch a simple horse – both side and three-quarter view.

The session is for any level and Shaun will be taking the class LIVE from his studio in Bedfordshire. All you need is a paper and pencil – so before you put the dinner on just tune in.

Please email Viola for full logging on details:



From Sarah (Buckingham Palace / Queen’s Gallery).

Queen Mary’s Dolls House at Windsor Castle
How Watson Learned the Trick. A Creative Writing Session

To celebrate National Writing Day this month we will join professional writer, Lynda Waterhouse, who will lead a 40 minute session taking us on a tour of Queen Mary’s Dolls House, a fascinating miniature house. We will be pausing awhile in the library to listen to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story ‘How Watson Learned the Trick’. Using some of the objects found in the library, we will then, with Lynda’s help, create our own murder mystery story.

Please email John for the link




From Jerry P:

A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence, phrase, or larger discourse is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part.
It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax. Here are some examples:

Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.

Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.



That’s all for now!

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

Be safe