Wednesday 13th May 2020 – Day Fifty One

Good morning all!

This lockdown can be difficult to cope with, and we all get low from time to time. Please contact us, if we can help in some way; perhaps point you in the right direction or just want to chat with someone. This morning, one of the members was feeling this way and reached out to me and shared this quote, which I thought summed it up nicely –

The Fight of Two Wolves Within You

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil–he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you–and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Please get in touch if you need help!


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:

Thank you once again for the amazing work that you and the team are doing in the community and through the Food Bank.

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

Go to Registration Form



From John:

Recipe for Soda Bread

Hope you are well & finding enough to do in this altered reality. Sending a recipe I tried for soda bread, worked well & lunch is often soup & bread.




The Oldie

From Chris B:

‘The Oldie’; As a one-off, the Oldie are giving you a link to the entire Spring issue of The Oldie which includes The Oldie Review of Books

Here is the link



From Genia:

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
This famous American art museum features two online exhibits through Google. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.

Here is the Link



From Celia:

Faustin Linyekula | BMW Tate Live Exhibition Performance.
An online-only performance by Faustin Linyekula in the Tanks at Tate Modern.

The Congolese choreographer and dance artist’s work was among those programmed for this year’s BMW Tate Live Exhibition, alongside other performances by Okwui Okpokwasili and Tanya Lukin Linklater.




From Chris B:

Radio 1’s Workout Anthems, 28th April.

Motivational tunes to get you moving!

Here’s the Link



From Dave L:

I have been doing this all month, and feel so much better! 10 Minute Home Workout For Seniors | The Body Coach TV. This short home workout is designed for seniors or for anyone looking for something a bit lighter.  Take care when exercising and if you don’t already exercise regularly take it slowly at first.




From Gil:

Reduce energy wastage in the West End.
Let’s make the most out of this situation by saving these resources and asking businesses to turn down their lights. It’s a small task that could make a big difference.

Here’s the Link



From Sam

Words of wisdom and humour, while we survive lockdown

It may look like I’m doing nothing, but in my head I’m quite busy

If you’re hotter than me, then that means I’m cooler than you.



From Anna

I’d like to share a quote from Rob Rinder’s column in yesterday’s Standard:

He talks about his empty diary:  “With absolutely nothing to do, my joy of doing absolutely nothing has been destroyed.”

I can certainly relate to that!



That’s all for now!

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Be safe