Wednesday 27th May 2020 – Day Sixty Four

Good morning all…. Thank you to everyone who sent me a personal email regarding my ‘off day’.
Appreciate the support, suggestions and links and the lovely images. Also for your sharing with me…it is good to hear that we are not on our own during this time!

 


 

Dragon Hall are now setting up a number of Zoom sessions through the week

Mondays

Topic: Pilates with Rosie

Time: 11:30 AM London

Please email John for the link

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Topic: Flamenco Dancing with Sam

Time: 1pm

Zoom Meeting details to be confirmed

Please email John for the link

 


 

Tuesday

Topic: Meditation with Marcos

Time: 10:30 am

Please email John for the link

 


 

Wednesday (tomorrow 2nd session of 6)

Topic: Meditation with Inner Space

Time: 10.00 am

For Zoom Details Please email Leah: meditation@thephoenixgarden.org

 


 

Thursdays

Topic: Chair Yoga with Marcos

Time: 10:30 am

Please email John for the link

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Topic: Reading Paintings in the Royal Collection

Time: May 28th at 2pm.

Please email John for the link

 


 

Sundays

Topic: Social Sunday with Amber

Time: 10.30am

Please email John for the link

 


 

What can I share with you today?

 


 

FOOD / SHOPPING

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

 


 

OUT & ABOUT

From Next Door (Camden):

Starbucks on Kingsway is open for takeaway from 8am-6pm all week (you need to order ahead using the Starbucks app). Jimmy and the Bee in Goswell Road, near Kennedys the fish shop is also open from 8 am – 4 pm. For a true local independent, try Greyhound on the Green, by St James Church. Lovely coffee!

 


 

From Phil:

Phil is thinking of setting up a book exchange from 7Dials.
At the moment, Phil has quite an eclectic library and if you are interested in broadening your reading habits, come along with three books you no longer want, but think might interest other members. The book exchange would take place on a Wednesday and Friday (10.00 – 3.00) and (to adhere to social distance rules) would need to be by appointment and time slots arranged.

Let me know if you are interested / want more information.

 


 

ART & CULTURE

From Theresa:

Virtual Chelsea Flower Show.
Monty Don and Joe Swift take a look back over the last decade of world-class design and horticulture from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from their own gardens.

 


 

From Neil (The West End Community Trust). Tomorrow from 18.30

On Zoom

LIVE Rock n Roll Piano and Jazz Saxophone (but not at the same time !!) featuring two Red Stripe Band (www.red-stripe.info) members –  Red Stripe and Martin “The Earl” Gray

Please email John to find out how to join in the fun

 


 

HEALTH

From Katy:

Contacting your GP remotely | NHS.
This is to avoid face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should try to contact your surgery online through your GP surgery’s website or by using the NHS App or GP online services, or by ringing your GP surgery.

 


 

Marcos Viliotti is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Marcos’ Meditation on Tuesdays and Chair Yoga on Thursdays

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 am

To Join Zoom Meeting

Please email John for the link

 


 

INFORMATION

From Sam:

Dragon Hall Online Dance Have fun dancing and reconnect!
Our new online dance class is aimed at actively mobile older adults and is a real feel-good session! Incorporating anti-ageing posture, mind/body coordination, joint flexibility and hand/arm strengthening exercises, flamenco-style! Connect and enjoy!

Starting Monday 1st June – email me for a link!

 


 

From Erica (Mary Ward Centre) – ‘Tweet Tweet’.

Bird

Make a paper-mâché bird.
Using paper & cards found indoors to make a little bird to give as a gift or keep as an ornament.

Download Instructions

 


 

From Annabel:

For those of you who are using Zoom, an update is available.
Download this document to guide through this update.

Download Document

 


 

FUNNY SIDE OF LIFE

From Ruth – Do you Speak Corona?

Are you fully conversant with the new terminology of “Lockdown Lingo”?  Corona conversation for the beginner!

 😀 Covidiot – One who ignores public health advice, or behaves with reckless disregard for the safety of others, can be said to display “covidiocy” or be “covidiotic”. Also called a “lockclown” or even a “Wuhan-ker”.

😀 Covidient – The opposite of a ‘covidiot’ is a ‘covidient’, a person who follows all rules and regulations to protect themselves and their loved ones from the coronavirus.

😀 Space invader – Someone who routinely comes closer to you than the recommended two metres and who you’d like to zap like in an arcade game.

 


 

That’s all for now!

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

Be safe

John