Shoe time 21st April 2020

Once again we welcomed some Friendship Group members who are new to the online group, as well as our usual participants. We are very pleased that those who can, are joining us. We are also keeping in touch with other group members who are not on the internet. It is wonderful to be able to maintain contact in these difficult times.


The shoe must go on.

The show went on again this week with the theme of “Your favourite shoe”. Some were more stylish than others. I seem to be wearing slippers most of the time.

Gyda was inventive, as ever.

Janet had another quiz. Pearl came to the fore with her usual joke sessions and, for the first time, Pearl led us in singing some well known tunes. Janet also led us in some energetic sing-a-longs.

Colouring can be therapeutic. No colouring pictures? –  but you do have some pencils or pens – no problem. Gyda shared a great tip with the group. Take a blank sheet of paper and a pencil or pen and take the pencil or pen for a walk over the paper to draw random shapes. Perhaps you will draw squiggles, swirls or jagged shapes, it doesn’t matter what…

When you have finished you can then colour in sections of the pattern you have created to make your own unique artwork.


More things to do

Janet has found some things that you can do at home that will hopefully provide some variety:

  • Money Savings Expert Martin Lewis has a really helpful website. This link will take you to where you can access free tours of lots of places including for example the British Museum, the Louvre, the Vatican and Buckingham Palace.
  • The National Theatre is live streaming a show at 7pm every Thursday which is then available for 7 days. Find the content on The National Theatre at Home via youtube.
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber is making one of his shows available each week via a live stream on YouTube at 7pm on a Friday evening. See: The Show Must Go On
  • The Globe Theatre is live streaming some of their past performances. The shows will be on rotation for 2 weeks at a time.You can find information about it here.
May you all continue to stay safe and well, and entertained.


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