Patterns of Perception

Wednesday 10th June 2020 – Day Seventy Eight

Good morning all, hope that your night was a good one.

I was talking to a friend over the weekend, a very wise and dear lady who I met many years ago. During the conversation, I shared how worried I was (the small things that seem to add up). She paused and then said:  “Worry is like a rocking chair: It gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere,”. I like that saying, so this week….I am going to worry LESS!



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


Just a reminder. If you (or know of anyone) who cannot go out because they are vulnerable, self isolating or for any other reason and need help with food etc. Assistance can be found on the government web page. The form is rather long, but is fairly straightforward. If you (or know of anyone who needs support) please let us know.


Here is the link:





From Chris B:

London Fashion Week June 2020. For the next twelve months, all London Fashion Weeks will merge womenswear and menswear into one gender neutral platform, to allow designers greater flexibility. For this June, London Fashion Week, will take a new form, as a digital-only platform in light of the current environment.


Here is the Link



From Theresa K:

Take a look at the astonishing and beautiful world of animals. Take a look at how animals inspired creators from different fields and eras. We start with Beatrix Potter, who portrayed meticulously the anatomy of even the most delicate specimens with her brush.





From Inner Space:

Live online session. Making Decisions Under Stress. How many smart choices have you made in the middle of a stressful situation? Making decisions is challenging under the best of circumstances. But right now, when there’s high uncertainty and when things keep changing and moving fast, how does one make decisions under these conditions?

Webinar Registration

Time: Jun 12 2020 @ 6:30:00 PM




From Chris B:

Central Saint Martins. Patterns of Perception. A collaborative project between Central Saint Martins, English National Ballet and University College London’s neuroscience department and artist Ruairiadh O’Connell, working to better understand and improve the perception of Parkinson’s through arts and science research.






From Dawn P (Queens Gallery)

Tomorrow at 2pm via a Zoom meeting, Dawn Purkiss will be leading us in a fascinating study of paintings held within the Royal Collection. Together we will be looking at two paintings each week examining, for example: style, colour, mood, composition, symbolism, mythology, fashion, and medium. Dawn will help us de-mystify a painting teaching us how to ‘read’ an art work.

The two paintings that Dawn will be talking about are:






Please email me for the link for the meeting





From Jerry: (shared words of wisdom – designed to give you a lift)From Jerry: (shared words of wisdom – )

Today, after a 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug.   When I tensed up, she realized I didn’t recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, “On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center.”

Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying.  And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face.



That’s all for now!

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Be safe