Monday 4th May 2020 – Day Forty Two

Amber is on duty today, she can be contacted on 0751 360 5766

Good morning all – hope that your weekend went well?

Today marks 42 days of Lockdown – wow can you believe it. For me the time has gone fast, but for many this period has been a very difficult time. To support you through this period we can offer the following:

  • Regular phone call (even daily)
  • Support with shopping
  • Free Food Parcel
  • Zoom activities
  • Signposting you to advice (benefits, IT problems, health related)

Please get in touch if you need help!


What can I share with you today?




Foodbank – this service has begun in earnest, Phil and his volunteers are now getting FREE food parcels to residents in the local area. We are flexible with regards to who we can help. If you fit the following criteria, please contact us:

  • 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


beans and eggFrom Sheila K

Easy and quick recipe.

Barbecue baked beans & eggs

Download recipe



From Mieko:

I did ‘Your Yoga’ that was sent to us this morning, and this was also received, so I did  it straight away, very good, I am healthily puffed! This fun indoor cardio walking workout features both power walking in place as well as other fun low impact moves that will get your heart pumping while burning tons of calories.

Here’s the Link



From Rosy

“Pilates In Later Life”. Pilates is a low impact form of exercise that is an excellent route to increased fitness for older  adults to build up your stamina, strength and flexibility. The principle objective of pilates is to build abdominal, back and pelvic strength, resulting in body toning and improved posture.


Marcos Viliotti is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

All are welcome! 


Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am

To access the class please request the meeting ID and password from John. 

You can email him here




From Charles S:

Royal College of Music. RCM Chamber Orchestra: Mats Zetterqvist directs Mendelssohn, Symphony no 5 ‘Reformation’. Three players from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe join Royal College of Music musicians in a performance of Mendelssohn’s fifth symphony.


From Gil:

Books and the City. News, updates, stories and other musings from the Libraries & Archives Service of the City of Westminster, London. It’s not just about books. The Library has a lot of books and they want you to borrow all the books you can manage. But there’s a whole lot of other stuff besides. It’s about the life of the Libraries & Archives service.

Here’s the Link



From Nicky:

Something to relax and meditate to. The stayinghome’s Podcast. A morning recording in Harbertonford Devon.

Here’s the Link




From Dominic:

Taxicard changes for londoners with disabilities

London Councils has announced changes to the Taxicard scheme that will help Londoners with disabilities during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Participating boroughs have agreed that any Taxicard member can now ask drivers to pick up and deliver essential supplies to them, and can allow friends, family members or carers to travel on their behalf using their Taxicard for the same purpose.

Here’s the Link



From Stan R:

The Advocacy Project. Workshops for wellbeing. Get creative and boost your confidence. Free online workshops for people living or working in the boroughs of Westminster or RBKC. Be inspired, learn something new and build connections with others. If you live or work in the boroughs of Westminster or RBKC, join us for free workshops to reduce stress and improve your sense of wellbeing.

Here’s the Link




From Jerry who asks:

what is your favourite “Doctor, Doctor” Joke?

Patient – Doctor, doctor.  Every time I drink a cup of tea, I get a pain in my eye.

Doctor – Take the spoon out of the cup.



From Jean:

“…..After years of wanting to thoroughly clean my house but lacking the time, this week I discovered that wasn’t the reason….”



From Sarah:

SuperBadTransmittableContagiousAwfulVirus (a Poppins Quarantine song)

(very funny)



That’s all for now!

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

Be safe