I’ve had a very quiet week. I’ve been practising hair cuts. I’ve always loved hairdressing, before lockdown I was attending an evening class where I learned how to style and cut hair. This week I have been sitting in front of the TV with my block (a mannequin head with long hair) practising flamenco hairstyles. I will add an image to this week’s photos.
We have some lovely articles today, Sandra gets her vaccine in this week’s installment of her blog ‘my vaccination journey’. There is a delicious way you can fight food waste and we have some lovely spring photos.
WHAT CAN I SHARE WITH YOU TODAY?
Sandra’s blog post
The 3rd installment of Sandra’s Blog is here. Thank you for expressing your feelings on that day so beautifully. I think ‘Where were you when you were vaccinated for Covid-19?’ will be a question along with ‘Where were you when man first landed on the moon?’ For me, I wasn’t born when man first landed on the moon but I’ll definitely remember where I was vaccinated- especially if it’s somewhere as grand as Lords!
Looking forward to the next blog, Sandra. Thanks
Sandra: My Vaccination Journey – My Vaccination Day – #3
I live in Camden but my surgery is in Westminster and my Vaccination Centre was Lord’s Cricket Ground. Posh venue! This is what I wrote to my neighbours on my return:
“I’ve been vaccinated! I am overjoyed. I walked all the way to Lord’s and back on the outer circle of Regent’s Park. The scene at Lord’s was of a mass vaccination – marshals and a queue of people in the street and then the main event in a big hall divided into vaccination stations. It felt historic. I hope it was. I think we have to go on being just as careful for a long time yet. But it is a first step towards normality.”
I felt I had been on a Pilgrimage. It wasn’t just the long walk. There was something about being in that big hall with all those vaccinators at their priestly task, surrounded by acolytes, that moved me to tears of pride and gratitude. They were doing this for us.
As I made my way out via the one-way system I punched the air with both arms in a gesture of triumph. One of the volunteers lining the route signalled back to me that she understood. I had arrived a supplicant, frightened of everyone in the queue. I came away with the precious vaccine in my arm, clutching my pilgrim trophies.
On the long walk home I proudly displayed my badge to passers-by and wondered where I had put my Vaccination Card – and how much it would matter if I had lost it.
Sandra’s Blog Posts
Sandra. My Vaccination Journey – Side Effects and Beyond – #5
Sandra. My Vaccination Journey – Side Effects and Beyond – #4
Sandra. My Vaccination Journey – My Vaccination Day – #3
Sandra. My Vaccination Journey. Waiting for my Vaccination – #2
Sandra. My Vaccination Journey. Before there was a Vaccine – #1
From Chris T: Too Good To Go – Fight Food Waste
I love ways to help the environment that are also inexpensive and delicious.
Too Good To Go are fighting food waste by linking up with businesses to advertise food they are about to throw away.
By signing up on their website or App you can see discounted and/or free food in places near you.
You Move Me
Tuesday 9th March 3-4 pm
How do we Move? How do we move each other? How are we moved physically and emotionally by the world around us? How do our cultural histories liberate or restrict our mobility? How do our scales of movement change over time? What is the role of labour and economic forces in our movement patterns? How is our body forced to move differently as the physical world changes around us?
In February and early March 2020, Dr. Ellie Cosgrave (researcher at UCL) and Laura Wilson (artist) held open sessions at the NC1 Centre inviting people to consider these questions with us through a series of workshops and walks exploring the London Borough of Camden and how this also relates to your personal histories.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 and the lockdown in London from mid-March 2020 we were unable to complete all the workshops. However, we would like to invite you to reflect on these questions with us and consider your personal relationship to the city through our enforced stopping of movement over the past year.
For More Information, Email John.
Thank you Patricia for your images!
“I walked daily for an hour when the weather allowed me. It was such a joy taking these Beautiful spring flowers during my walk.”
- This beautiful yellow flower tree, the flowers give out such an amazing aroma.
- I was so amazed to see these awesome Camélia flowers out so early this time of the year.
- Pretty spring flowers
The last picture is the result of my practicing flamenco hairstyles on a mannequin head with long hair.
That’s it for this Wednesday. I hope you all have a good week and enjoyed this week’s content from Dragon Hall!
Covent Garden Food Bank
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Please do contact us if you need a food parcel – CCGG @7Dials might be able to provide you with a free food package each week. If you need help with shopping, collecting medication or just want someone to talk to by phone – please let us know.