Friday 8th May 2020 – Day Forty Six

Good morning – feeling somewhat wistful today. I was due to be in Devon today, it is my grandson’s birthday – he is 10. Thankfully with FaceTime, my son organised an online birthday, so at least I was there virtually. It was a lovely afternoon, with my Grandson (Ollie) blowing out candles on his cake!

Have you celebrated virtually during this lockdown, would love to hear from you

Today marks 46 days of Lockdown – wow can you believe it.
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, Mayor of London and Ssafa present

Royal Albert Home:
“We’ll meet again for VE Day 75” with Katherine Jenkins. For the first time in our 150-year history, the Hall will play host to a very special concert behind closed doors as we join the nation in marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Mezzo Soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE will perform in an empty Royal Albert Hall in a special half-hour concert that will be streamed to audiences for free via YouTube.



From Leah:

Explore London From Your Bedroom On These Amazing Themed Virtual Walking Tours. See Your City are running some fascinating virtual walking tours during lockdown.

Here’s the Link


Archive London photo

From Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre:

They are running an online event on the evening of Tuesday 12th May. It is a screening of a film about Somers Town followed by questions and answers with the film-maker, Diana Foster. Full details of the event and how to book your place can be found here:

Here’s the Link




From Gil:

Postpone Noisy Refurbishments during Covid-19 Lockdown. Whole house refurbishment that takes more than 1 week is not an essential work during this covid-19.

We are all forced to be in lockdown and having to stand 8 hours of workers drilling and breaking through walls next to you, can seriously damage your mental health.

View more…




Every mind matters From Dominic:

Every Mind Matters – Looking after your mental health. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Here’s the Link



From Chris T:

RNT Fitness. Episode 138: Jay Alderton – permanent thinking, preventing meltdown & staying healthy in lockdown.
In this episode, they dive into the strategies to keep yourself physically and mentally healthy during lockdown, the mindset of how to approach the situation, and the importance of adopting what Jay’s coined as permanent thinking.

They  also discuss the continuum of being selfish and selfless, morning and evening routines, and how to protect your number one asset: you. There’s plenty of golden nuggets to pick out from Jay here. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and always chasing your tail, this is one you won’t want to miss.

Here’s the Link



From Chris B:

On Friday 8th May the National Garden Scheme will launch Gardens and Health Week championing and demonstrating the benefits of gardens to everyone’s health and wellbeing.
The campaign is being led by gardening broadcaster and National Garden Scheme Ambassador, Rachel de Thame, with a film about how her garden was crucial during 2018 and 2019 when she was diagnosed with and underwent treatment for breast cancer.

Rachel says:  “My garden became a lifeline, it was a place of escape… but above all it offered me a sense of promise for the future, that glimmer of optimism kept me going through treatment.”



From Jerry Happy Friendship Week!

I’ve learned….

That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

That’s just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day.



From Jean:

 “…..If you keep a glass of wine in each hand, you can’t accidentally touch your face…”



That’s all for now!

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Be safe