Monday 27th April 2020 – Day Thirty Five

Good morning all – hope that you had a good weekend? Mine was busy as I was entertaining a very lively 12 year old! Not the birthday celebrations that we planned and hoped for, but we made the best of a difficult time.

Thank you to those members who shared their personal memories of a birthday gone by:

From D: My birthday is on Christmas Eve so as you can imagine there’s not much opportunity for celebrating it. One special one though was my 60th. Firstly I took early retirement, but mostly for this:- I have 3 older siblings, 2 sisters and a brother. My oldest sister’s birthday is on 1st January and the next on 18th of February, and there’s 5 years between each of us.

What made my 60th special was that on the 1st February we all met up together, something we rarely do, to celebrate our (combined) 195th birthday.

My oldest sister was 70, my second 65 and me 60. We were hoping to do it when I was 65 etc. But unfortunately my sister was unwell. I will be 70 on my next birthday and my sisters 75 and 80 respectively. I’m keeping everything crossed that next February we will be able to celebrate our 225th birthdays!!

What can I share with you today?




From Phil: Our Food bank service will begin this week from this Thursday and will be opening every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
The service operates from:
42 Earlham Street.

If you would like a food parcel (or know of someone who might benefit from this) please let me know.

The parcel is free and is available to anyone.

From Dominic: Carrot, Beetroot and Harissa Hummus Flatbread. This dish is rich in folate, which may benefit heart health in people with high levels of homocysteine in the blood (a risk factor for heart disease).

Download recipe



London Parks and Garden Trust. The London Parks & Gardens Trust, have been busy during lockdown exploring new opportunities and challenges thrown up by the current situation. On their social media channels they have been posting virtual tours of the gardens and you can explore more about their history on their wonderful inventory. They have also been talking to their gardeners about how they might provide you with content during this unusual period so look out for more soon.

Here is the link:


Tate Gallery Podcast: Walks of art – Scottee on Francis Bacon and Soho

From Gil: Discover the bars and members clubs which took artists such as Francis Bacon, from breakfast to bed.

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From Enrica: Enjoy a front-row seat to awe-inspiring moments of the larger-than-life shows of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, ‘’O’’, and LUZIA, with never-before seen angles that can only be experienced on your screen. Enjoy and stay safe ❤




From Leah: Full Body Home Workout For Seniors | 10 Minutes | The Body Coach TV



**new** Zoom Workshop with the Buckingham Palace and Queens Gallery

King George IV Art & Spectacle Workshops Online

Join Storyteller and author Anna Conomos and our Amber and E

experience a performance of dramatic storytelling bringing to life tales of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines of the Ancient World that feature in King George’s glamorous collection!

Topic: Queen’s Gallery: King George IV Art & Spectacle Workshops Online with Anna Conomos




From Keeley: One of our Young people sent me this yesterday if you would like to share it at some point: Hello everyone! These are some photos of me cycling across Waterloo Bridge during rush hour so empty it’s like everyone has disappeared. I will send some more photos that you might like. We took empty London on our daily exercise?!

Shared by Jean – today’s wisdom and humour:

3. My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL .

“If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”

4. My father taught me LOGIC .

” Because I said so, that’s why .”

Amber is on 0751 360 5766

And you can contact me on 07759 646507 in case of an emergency

Be safe