Wednesday 20th May 2020 – Day Fifty Seven

Good morning all, hope that you are well.

Last week I shared with you a link for the National Theatre’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire. I have seen both movie versions, and actually enjoyed the remake more (Ann Margaret is one of my favourite actresses). Tomorrow the stage version (2014) will be aired. Will you be watching it? I would love to hear from you if you are…..



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

Go to Registration Form



From Sarah:

Online Shopping availability. Supermarkets are advising people to shop in stores where possible to ease pressure on deliveries to those that can’t – but that’s not always possible. 

  • Asda – slots released 14 days ahead – No official policy on when slots will be released,but 10pm and again just after midnight have proved most successful for customers so far.

  • Co-op – slots released 5 days ahead – Around midnight.

  • Iceland – slots released 7 days ahead – Slots released based on individual stores.

  • Morrisons – slots released 3 days ahead – Customers had most success just after midnight or first thing in the morning.



From David S:

Avocado cheese omelette Lock down routine. 




From Chris B:

Elgar – Nimrod (Enigma Variations) | Brunel Sinfonia lockdown performance. Members of the Brunel Sinfonia present a lockdown performance of Elgar’s Nimrod from the Enigma Variations.



From Corinna:

Fitzrovia Entertainment!
Marilyn Keston will be singing this afternoon at 1pm Outside her flat (for charity). 22 Carburton Street W1W5AP



From Theresa:

Chelsea Flower ShowThe world’s greatest flower show is going digital
Chelsea Flower Show is to bring you an exciting line-up of world-leading designers, plant experts and practical gardening advice – all from the comfort of your home.

Here’s the Link




From Theresa:

Boots Info

Boots Dept. The different types of anxiety
Your mind matters. Find out more about anxiety & where to turn if you need help & support

Here’s the Link



From Gil:

Coping with Fatigue, Fear, and Panic During a Crisis. 

Here’s the Link




Zoom Online Talk

Dan Marshall, who many of you will remember giving health talks for us in past years, is working with a company called Kannaway which gives people the opportunity to run a business of their own from home.
He is giving a 30-minute online talk about them at 2.30pm this Friday 22nd. Link below:

Email John for details if you would like to attend




From Jerry

Words of wisdom and humour, while we survive lockdown

“Has there been any insanity in your family?” “Yes, doctor. My husband thinks he’s the boss.”

“Why did you hit your husband with a chair?” “I couldn’t lift the table.”



From Theresa:

Northerner terrifies Londoners by saying “Hello”.
A Northerner was apprehended by police in London today after walking around and saying “Hello” to strangers.



That’s all for now!

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

Be safe