Thursday 30th April 2020 – Day Thirty Eight

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


Good morning all – hope that you had a good night.

Today marks 38 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




From Theresa:

Royal Albert Hall presents Royal Albert Home: KT Tunstall.
Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will deliver an exclusive set from her home as part of the Royal Albert Home sessions. KT rose to fame with debut album Eye to the Telescope, an album which spawned a host of classic tracks including Suddenly I See and Other Side of the World and was nominated for the 2005 Mercury Prize.

This session will be broadcast for free on this page at 8:15 tonight, after the nationwide #ClapForOurCarers.



From Dominic:

Mozart performed from home by the BBC Singers & members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Recorded individually in isolation in their homes, the BBC Singers with members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and organist William Whitehead perform Mozart’s supremely beautiful Ave Verum Corpus – a piece written six months before the composer’s death.



From Chris B:

Among the Trees: A virtual tour. Ralph Rugoff leads a virtual tour of Among the Trees, a group exhibition that looks at how artists over the past 50 years have explored our relationship with trees and forests.

Join the Hayward Gallery Director as he takes a look at two pieces in particular – Eva Jospin’s Forêt Palatine (2019–20), and Tree of 12 Metres (1980-82), by Giuseppe Penone – and considers the ways in which human culture and ‘tree culture’ are deeply entwined.




Marcos Viliotti is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

All are welcome! 

Topic: Marcos’ Meditation on Tuesdays and Chair Yoga on Thursdays

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 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.




Join us this afternoon for a Zoom workshop with Buckingham Palace, Queens Gallery.

A Royal Portrait. This three week session aims to-look at a selection of portraits of Queen Elizabeth II so participants may consider posture, pose and symbolism in order to create their photographic records of themselves in Spring 2020, which they may share with others. Each session aims to be light hearted, with group participation.

Every Thursday afternoon at 2pm.

Here is the invite



Shared by Jean – today’s wisdom and humour:

Most of the generation of 60+ were HOMESCHOOLED in many ways

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM .

“Just look at that dirt on the back of your neck!”

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA .

“You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”



That’s all for now!

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

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

Be safe