Monday Mind Workout: answers for Monday 5th April 2021

Dear all,

Answers for yesterday’s Easter Monday Mind Workout
  1. Where is the venue of the most famous Easter egg roll in the world? Answer: The Whitehouse
  2. Easter Island belongs to which country? Answer: Chile
  3. What is the Sunday before Easter called? Answer: Palm Sunday
  4. In 1873 which company introduced the first chocolate Easter egg in Britain?    B) Fry’s (J.S. Fry & Sons)
  5. Which light fruit cake, with two layers of almond paste or marzipan, is traditionally eaten during the Easter period? Answer: Simnel cake
  6. On what Christian holy day are hot cross buns traditionally eaten? Answer: Good Friday
  7. At Easter, the British monarch distributes small silver coins known as what?  Answer:  Maundy money (distributed on Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday)
  8. . Which flower is associated with Easter? Answer: White Lily
  9. Where in the world is the largest collection of Easter Eggs? Answer Poland – The Easter Egg Museum has more than 1500 eggs from all over the world
Chocolate Slogans – identify which type of chocolate it is

10. The lighter way to enjoy chocolate.

Maltesers

11. Feel the bubbles.

Aero

12. The taste of paradise.

Bounty

13 Get Some Nuts!

Snickers

14. Why have cotton when you can have silk?

Galaxy

15. Soft on the outside, crunchy on the inside

Dime Bar

16. Take it easy.

Cadbury’s Caramel

17. It’s not Terry’s, It’s mine.

Chocolate Orange

18. And all because the lady loves…

Milk Tray

Monday Mind Workout: Monday 5th April 2021

Dear all,

Today’s Monday Mindwork out is based on Easter Monday (today!)
  1. Where is the venue of the most famous Easter egg roll in the world?
  2. Easter Island belongs to which country?
  3. What is the Sunday before Easter called?
  4. In 1873 which company introduced the first chocolate Easter egg in Britain?    A) Cadbury’s    or    B) Fry’s (J.S. Fry & Sons)
  5. Which light fruit cake, with two layers of almond paste or marzipan, is traditionally eaten during the Easter period? A) Simnel Cake or B) Rainbow Cake
  6. On what Christian holy day are hot cross buns traditionally eaten?
  7. At Easter, the British monarch distributes small silver coins known as what?
  8. Which Flower is associated with Easter?
 9.  Where in the world is the largest collection of Easter Eggs?  
Chocolate Slogans – identify which type of chocolate it is

10. The lighter way to enjoy chocolate. (9 letters)

M………..

11. Feel the bubbles. (4 letters)

A……

12. The taste of paradise. (6 letters)

B…..

13. Get Some Nuts! (8 letters)

S…….

14. Why have cotton when you can have silk? (6 letters)

G…..

15. Soft on the outside, crunchy on the inside (4 letters and 3 letters)

D…  B..

16. Take it easy. (8 letters and 7 letters)

C……’.     C……

17. It’s not Terry’s, It’s mine. (9 letters and 6 letters)

C……..   O…..

18. And all because the lady loves…  (4 letters and 4 letters)

M…  T…

Eggstatic….

We were delighted to take receipt of a car full of Easter Eggs on Tuesday. It was one of the hottest days of the year so far, so a quick turn around was required. It was a lovely surprise. Thank you Notre Dame Sixth Form College @notredamecoll for thinking of us.

We hope to be able to see you all in person soon, when safe to do so.

Easter Greetings to you all!

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Leeds City Council Coronavirus update – Support for people and communities – April 1, 2021

Message from Leeds City Council (from yesterday)
Dear resident,
We hope you’re safe and keeping well.
This week we have an update for you on the new restriction rules, advice for people who are shielding and information on business grants.
An update on Leeds’ infection rates
Every Leeds resident makes a difference to Covid infection rates in our city. When you continue to follow the government guidance, meet fewer people outdoors and stay local, you help to keep everyone safe.
There is a lot to look forward to, as we move ahead on the government roadmap towards fewer restrictions, but we need to be cautious and keep infection rates low.
We’re making real progress in Leeds, but our Covid rate is now 117.8 per 100,000 (up from 102.1 last week), and above the England average of 54.9. The new UK variant spreads very easily, and outbreaks are occurring in workplaces and high schools.
The recent figures show that fewer people are in hospital, and fewer outbreaks are happening in care homes, with falling infections among over-60s (31.7 per 100,000 12% lower this week).
Vaccinations are in progress, with over 349,000 people in Leeds having received the jab as of 30 March (about 48% of the population) but new infections are still happening.
As restrictions relax, it’s even more important to remember that people are still vulnerable. Please act as though you have the virus, follow the hands/face/space, test/trace/isolate rules, and keep working.
More information around vaccinations and testing can be found on the Leeds CCG website. Information to support businesses and individuals can be found on the council’s website.
Reminder of new restriction rules
This week, the government has taken a step to gradually ease lockdown restrictions. Although the “Stay At Home” rule has ended, you are still expected to minimise travel and work from home wherever possible. If you cannot work from home, minimise your number of journeys and avoid commuting during busy times.
Travelling abroad will remain prohibited unless for a small number of permitted reasons which does not include holidays.
You are now able to:
Attend outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either six people (the rule of six) or two households.
Visit outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, open-air swimming pools and attend formally organised outdoor sports. Temple Newsam and Roundhay golf courses are reopening too.
With the bank holiday weekend upon us, it’s a great time to catch up with loved ones, but please follow the guidance on staying local, only travelling when absolutely necessary and meeting outdoors only.
It is really important to consider that the UK variant of Covid passes from one person to another much more easily than other strains of the virus. Around 1 in 3 people have coronavirus without displaying the symptoms which means that if one person in a group or household has the virus, it’s much more likely they will pass it on to others.
The government has issued guidance on meeting outdoors and research suggests that the risk of infection is significantly lower in fresh air than indoors.
So as restrictions relax we must keep following the guidelines, act as if we have the virus, and remember – hands, face, space and fresh air.
For more information, visit: http://orlo.uk/Rl8Q8
Celebrating Easter safely
If you are celebrating Easter this weekend, please continue to follow the current national restrictions. If you plan to meet with friends and family outdoors, remember to follow the ‘rule of six’, to wash your hands and to remain 2 metres apart from those you don’t live with.
If you’re planning to visit one of the parks in Leeds, please remember to take your rubbish home with you and leave the area how you found it.
Wishing all that are celebrating a Happy Easter.

Lunchtime Fish and Chips to your door

Dear all,

A fish and chip lunch has been coming directly to the door for some members. See below.  If you would like to have some brought to you then please get in touch.  Lisa – Mobile: 07436 530073 or email: lisa@caringtogether.org.uk
The next time I will be going is Friday 9th April 2021 at 12.30pm
Lunch time special of Medium Haddock, Chips, Peas or Curry is £5.05. I can only take cash.

Caring Together’s Elevenses was online and in person today!

Dear all,

We are a year on and our Elevenses group continues to meet online once a week. And today we had four more members join us for Elevenses; in person  I took the technology and the online group to them. It was their first time on zoom and mine hosting the online, and in person (s) session together. It was a surprise for those who regularly meet. We all loved it and enjoyed getting together, safely and without breaching lock down rules! It even incorporated an IT session beforehand too. It was a bit cold but well worth it and something we are definitely doing again.

Elevenses every Thursday with Caring Together 11am to 12noon

If you wish to join us, get in touch; lisa@caringtogether.org.uk or call 07436 530073

Shared Moments: ‘graveyard walk’ written by Oliver Cross

Dear all,
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Sometimes we like to spend our officially-approved daily exercise periods wandering through the disused St George’s Fields cemetery in the grounds of Leeds University.
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There are wide paths paved with the flattened common gravestones of people who died without having the foresight to make a responsible funeral plan and as a result are entitled to only one line of plain lettering listing their name, date of death and their age they departed this life, although ‘departing this life’ contains too many letters to be within the budgets of most of the cemetery’s inhabitants.
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Many of the deceased in the common graves, if they achieved adulthood, died in what we would call early middle-age, their 40s and early-50s. The more elaborate still-standing headstones, with big lettering and unnecessary wordage, are typically of people who died in their 60s or 70s and had occupations, such as victualler or merchant, that paid better than being an ordinary worker in a country built by workers.
I expect common people visiting common gravestones would have noticed this inequality in death but I shouldn’t think it worried them. It was just how things were; there was no secret injustice to be discovered, everything was spelled out in stone, inevitable and unchangeable.
But big events do shake things up. I’m not sure that that the present pandemic is an event on the scale of the world wars or the great depression or even some past epidemics, but it will change things.
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If I were of an age which would allow me to report back to you in 15 or 20 years time, I would be interested to see how many people still work from home, how much life remains in city centres, whether it’s permitted to get mildly drunk in pubs – if there are pubs – and how many packs of dogs, bought to alleviate lockdown boredom, are now wandering the streets, possibly joined by liberated Llandudno goats and the odd stranded walrus.
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It would be interesting to see whether we still rely on home deliveries and the army of low-paid, though very skilled, people who keep us fed, watered, furnished and amused but would mostly end up piled into common graveyards if there were still such things.
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It’s possible that the that the economic consequence of the pandemic, which are as yet uncounted, might bring about a realignment that makes the rich slightly poorer and the poor slightly richer, so the figures add up more sensibly. Don’t wait up though.
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Incidentally, the St George’s Fields cemetery also contains the gravestone of the circus owner Pablo Fanque (real name William Darby) who died in 1871, aged 61, and should be remembered as a pioneering black entrepreneur but is in fact remembered for contributing a couple of lines to the to the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper album: “The Hendersons will all be there/ Late of Pablo Fanques fair, what a scene.”
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The joint gravestone also commemorates the tragic death in a circus accident of Pablo’s wife Susannah, but it still never fails to cheer me up.
picture from foursquare
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Thank you Oliver for sharing this with us, until next time….
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Shared Moments: Making the most of the beautiful weather

We have had a glorious few days and we definitely made the most of it. We were up on Woodhouse Moor on Tuesday (minus the barbecues and alcohol), with a trip to our allotment (thanks Ben), the Woodhouse Moor bowling greens and then in Little London today. More walks/strolls to follow. Get in touch if you would like to join us next time.

Lisa Argyle Mobile: 07436 530073 or email: lisa@caringtogether.org.uk

Monday Mind Workout: Monday 29th March 2021

Dear all,
Today’s Monday Mind Workout is themed around chocolate and sweets.
Eg. I can’t believe it’s not whisky     Answer: Butterscotch
1. A US Coin
2. Vehicle + a coat
3. Evil
4. Fierce Caged Animal
5. Tramp
6. Dating Agencies
7. Subject
8.Wobbly Infants
9. Teddy Bears had one
10. Nine
11. Roman God of War
12. Sport for a Prince
13. Keep this quiet
14.Wise Guys
15. Pigs Tail maybe?
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