Thursday 2nd April – Day Ten

Good evening, how was your day? Mine was busy, with Zoom, FaceTime, Skype it is still possible to keep in touch and have meetings, so for me, to a certain extent, life still goes on (or at least work does).

It may not be appropriate to single just the one death, with so many dying and in ill health, but the news that the comedian Eddie Large passed away today, was rather a touching one for me. To be honest, I was never a fan, but my mother was, and I have many fond memories of my mum, crying with tears on a Saturday night watching the ‘Little and Large’ show.

Were you a fan, or were you in the camp (as I was) that they were just an imitation of Morecambe and Wise? Please let me know

What can I share with you today?

SHOPPING / FOOD – From Cllr Sue Vincent: Sainsbury’s is using bicycles to transport essential groceries from a closed convenience store in London in an effort to bolster its delivery service during the coronavirus outbreak.

The supermarket is relaunching its one-hour bicycle delivery service, Chop Chop, from its Blackfriars store in central London, which was one of 12 small local outlets used mainly by commuters that closed last week. Orders will be picked by Sainsbury’s staff in either the Wandsworth or Pimlico stores and customers pay via the app, which they can also use to track their delivery. The app can be downloaded via the app store or google play

From Keeu: 26 Storage Tricks to Make Your Foods Last Longer. Don’t just save your food—save money with these insider tricks to making kitchen staples last a bit longer.

From Theresa: How to make bread without yeast or bread flour. Who’d have thought we’d become a nation of bakers all of a sudden? If the supermarket baking shelves are empty, don’t despair. If you’ve been lucky enough to bag any kind of flour but aren’t sure how to make bread with it, we’ve got easy recipes to see you through – yes, even if you have no yeast! Here is the link for more information:

HEALTH – From Monica: A good friend of mine, found a book by a Dr. Michael Mosely, who himself suffered from insomnia for many years, and researched the why’s and possible solutions . This book is available at Amazon for £5.50 (P.&P. free) and not only recommends ways in which to handle insomnia and sleep deprivation, but also gives information as to which kind of foods should or should not be consumed before going to sleep. It would appear that the Mediterranean diet is the best. The book also shows a series of easy recipes which are healthy and help with sleeplessness. The book is called ‘Fast Asleep

ART & CULTURE – From Steve: Sadler’s Wells launches free daily online dance classes and performances. If dance is your thing, then here’s a great offer. Some fantastic performances for you to sit back and enjoy. And, if you are feeling energetic, some classes for you to join in with! The renowned dance venue has launched a new online platform called Digital Stage, where it will present performances alongside classes created especially for children and older people to do at home. The classes, which will be available from April 1, will be taught by artists from around the world.

From Steve: Artscapes UK is a boutique cultural tours and events company based in London. Along with the rest of the world, their team is in lockdown and while their tours and events go on ice for a while, they have created a series of free online art talks to help keep their viewers culturally nourished from the safety of their own homes!


Just to remind you that the National Theatre are streaming a play every Thursday on Youtube.

CLAP FOR OUR CARERS – Tonight will see the nation come together once again as part of the Clap For Our Carers campaign, recognising the efforts of the NHS workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic every day. Last week saw hundreds of thousands of people join in across the UK, showing their appreciation for health staff at this unprecedented time. It is now set to happen every Thursday while the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect day-to-day life in the United Kingdom, with organisers calling for applause at the same time of 8pm every week.

Have a nice evening

See you tomorrow

Be safe!