Saturday 28th March – Day Five

Good morning all, hope that you are well?

I was talking to my son this morning, and he was complaining that everyday was like ‘Groundhog Day’. Do you know this movie? A TV weatherman (played by Bill Murray) finds himself living the same day over and over again when he goes on location to a town in America to film a report about their annual Groundhog Day.

His surreal situation drives him to despair, until he sees a way of turning the situation to his advantage. If you have not seen the movie, I urge you to watch it, one of my favourites.

My son has a point, each morning; I wake up, meditate, workout, journal, have breakfast, work at my computer, have lunch, work again, have dinner and watch an episode of tv and then go to bed – never interacting with another soul – strange days.

What can I share with you today?

Thanks to Dominic who shared this very important information. The government will on Saturday begin the delivery of emergency food parcels to thousands of the 1.5 million people it has identified as particularly vulnerable.The boxes will contain basic essentials such as pasta, toilet roll, cans of soup and beans, teabags and custard cream biscuits.

The scheme is targeted at those with specific health issues, such as respiratory conditions including cystic fibrosis or those who have blood or bone marrow cancer, or have had an organ transplant.Here is the link to that information:

Thank you to Chris B, who forwarded me the following information. While the Palaces and Galleries have temporarily closed their doors to the public, they remain committed to their mission to share the Royal Collection as widely as possible. Here is the link:

Thank you to Chris T, who shared the following: Join the largest board game table in the world. No download necessary – play directly from your web browser. With your friends and thousands of players from the whole world. It is completely Free.

The coronavirus pandemic is causing increased stress and anxiety, particularly people with existing mental health problems, practitioners and campaigners have said. The behavioural psychologist Jo Hemmings has been talking through how to cope with these feelings and offering advice to those who have a fear of isolation Here is the link to a youtube video

Dominic has again done an update of shops around the central London area:

M&S Charing X station, Co-op Strand and Tesco Trafalgar Square were all open.

In addition

Royal Artisan Bakery 84-86 Petty France p 0207 799 4999 is open for bread and other products for take away including some veg; McColls Buckingham Gate, Rippon Cheese Upper Tachbrook Street, Tesco and Holland & Barrett Warwick Way,

Tachbrook Street market (fruit and veg., fresh meat, and fresh fish stands), Gail’s Bakery Churton Street and Kings Road,

Denbigh Food and Wine convenience store (corner Churton Street and Belgrave Road), and Partridges Duke of York Square off Kings Road, were all open.

I thought I would share another beautiful piece of music Max Richter – On the Nature of Daylight

Have a wonderful Saturday