Sunday 31st May 2020 – Day Sixty Eight

Good morning all!
I do hope that your weekend and Sunday are going OK so far. Can you believe that it is June tomorrow? I will celebrate a birthday later this month. I remember laughing and joking with my girlfriend laughing and joking that I would be celebrating in lockdown in April – not thinking that it would happen….and now here we are! What a strange year it is has been so far

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Topic: Social Sunday with Amber

Time: May 31, 2020 10:30am

Please email John for the link



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




From Theresa:

Back in 2018 the Wellcome Collection interviewed NHS workers from all over the country as part of the celebrations for the organisation’s 70th anniversary.
Their recollections stand as symbols of the expertise, dedication and selflessness of NHS staff today, working to alleviate suffering and save lives in the most challenging of circumstances.

Listen to the voices of nine remarkable NHS workers as they explain their passion for medicine and for taking care of others.



From Chris B: Flowers

Online Exhibition Isolation Solitary, Suspended.
From our enforced lockdown, this exhibition brings together work based on the idea of isolation before it became our reality, in the time suspended by Covid 19. Whether created through anxiety, lack of connection, or a desired detachment; there has always been a romantic idea of the lonely figure, however we know humans are social beings, biologically designed to match each other’s emotions and even unconsciously mirror and sympathise with one another.

Here’s the Link




From Leah:


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From Karen: Domestic Abuse

Is someone at home harming you or making you afraid?
It is important to remember that support is available.  Call the Angelou Support Service on 0808 801 0660 Monday – Fridays, 10am – 4pm.

On Wednesday, they are also available from 6pm – 9pm. Translators are available.

Outside of these times, you can call the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.  If you are in immediate danger, you should contact the police. You can dial 999 and then press 55 and remain silent. The police will know you are in danger and cannot speak.




From Audrey:

Not sure what I can offer to help everyone  through those tough days.
I find laughter helps and offer this clip, though taken out of context, in the hope that it can be a welcome tonic. Apache Dance Act in the British Comic Charlie Drake’s 1963 Film THE CRACKSMAN



From Ruth – Do you Speak Corona?

Are you fully conversant with the new terminology of “Lockdown Lingo”?  Corona conversation for the beginner!

 ? Quarantine and chill – We’ve officially gone from ‘Netflix and chill’ to ‘quarantine and chill’ in the age of corona. The term refers to the many quarantine activities – from  streaming Netflix to baking banana bread – that people have been doing to pass time with at home, especially with a romantic partner.

? Virtual happy hour – Have your quarantini ready, Zoom-call your mates and launch into a ‘virtual happy hour’ session.

? Zoom-bombing – When an uninvited guest crashes a virtual meeting and takes control of it. Worst-case scenario, they even share inappropriate content, making things awkward for you and your fellow zoomers thereafter.

? Zumping – Being ‘zumped’ is not something you want right now, as it means being dumped via Zoom, as couples cannot meet up while self-isolating. Is it better than being dumped via text? We’ll let you decide.



That’s all for now!

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Be safe