"bring me soup mfers" (thread of urgent coronavirus quarantine requests shd need arise: london local)

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other cities and regions shd make their own threads!

mark s, Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:44 (four weeks ago) link

i am ok for now btw

mark s, Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:45 (four weeks ago) link

Have bike will travel (also have tongs for transferring things but not soup)

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:47 (four weeks ago) link

we are officially holed-up (self-imposed) and would love the raw ingredients for chanterelle stir-fry

strangely hookworm but they manage ream shoegaze poetry (imago), Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:49 (four weeks ago) link

my Tesco delivery driver told me yesterday that they now aren't allowed or have been advised not to go beyond the customer's front door as they might sometimes do with elderly customers who are quite slow at unpacking (they stopped using plastic bags last year). I don't think it is inconceivable that home deliveries from supermarkets will be suspended at some point, but until then it's still an option.

calzino, Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:51 (four weeks ago) link

This plastic bags thing is infuriating right now, I've arranged a big deliver to go to my Mum's house but no way is she going to be able to carry the big crates through to the kitchen herself.

Matt DC, Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:58 (four weeks ago) link

I've received some deliveries to front door face to face over the last few days from ungloved couriers which has felt...unwise. Big long-life food order coming on Saturday night (at least that is the plan). I'm thinking about how I can potentially do small grocery runs on foot for anyone local who is locked down but nothing organised yet - probably best I get over this weak-ass bug fully first.

nashwan, Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:59 (four weeks ago) link

anarchist-based but.so possibly useful:

RT: Here are FB groups mutial aid groups to support people during Coronavirus. Use the FB group as a borough wide hub and then go into WhatsApp subgroups based on your ward:

Hackney: https://t.co/o1q1LsRQD8

Battersea: https://t.co/GsKEeSUWnn

Lewisham: https://t.co/YNSsPC6vSD

— Aviah Sarah Day (@Aviah_Sarah_Day) March 12, 2020

mark s, Saturday, 14 March 2020 11:52 (three weeks ago) link

also Southwark: https://t.co/XumhLYrwGX

— Aviah Sarah Day (@Aviah_Sarah_Day) March 12, 2020

For people in Lambeth who want to support others through COVID-19. There is a mutual aid group you can join here https://t.co/eo9TKS0Qoj

— Joe Penny 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🌹 (@Penny_Dropping) March 13, 2020

mark s, Saturday, 14 March 2020 11:53 (three weeks ago) link

almost worth rejoining FB for this :|

nashwan, Saturday, 14 March 2020 12:43 (three weeks ago) link

i think there are also whatsapp groups for them? not that i'm on whatsapp currently

mark s, Saturday, 14 March 2020 12:46 (three weeks ago) link

I am in the US but can one of you UK ilxors bring me some soup? Thanks.

Why, I would make a fantastic Nero! (PBKR), Saturday, 14 March 2020 13:25 (three weeks ago) link

London adjacent but if anyone in Medway needs anything hmu.

ShariVari, Saturday, 14 March 2020 14:51 (three weeks ago) link

Wondering if there's a realistic way to exchange DVD box sets for those of us who are TV / streaming hold outs.

Not a dancer by any traditional definition (Noel Emits), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 10:44 (three weeks ago) link

Not really urgent until I start seriously considering watching Sons Of Anarchy again.

Not a dancer by any traditional definition (Noel Emits), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 10:46 (three weeks ago) link

Depends how long the post is going for. We have an attic full of VHS tapes if you’d like those?

gramsci in your surplice (gyac), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 10:49 (three weeks ago) link

I sometimes see nice late model VHS recorders going free and think that would be quite fun, but I'd need to get a TV license to have one in the house.

Not a dancer by any traditional definition (Noel Emits), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 10:59 (three weeks ago) link

Who's going to be coming round to check if you have a TV in the next eighteen months though?

ShariVari, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 11:01 (three weeks ago) link

xp John Rentoul will be at a loose end soon enough

gramsci in your surplice (gyac), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 11:21 (three weeks ago) link

London adjacent but if anyone in Medway needs anything hmu.

likewise for herne hill, peckham, dulwich etc.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 11:40 (three weeks ago) link

been down with what i assume is covid the last six days. the fever was a motherfucker, the cough isn't fun, and i'm pretty wiped out. but i think it's on it's way out now.

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 17:17 (three weeks ago) link

yeowch! must be a relief to be on the other side though?

ymo sumac (NickB), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 18:01 (three weeks ago) link

It is, though there's the still the fear that maybe I had an unrelated flu and still have Covid awaiting me (not been tested, no real way to get tested). But yeah, glad that I'll be able to do food-shopping etc in the coming weeks without worrying about infecting anyone.

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 18:55 (three weeks ago) link

glad you're feeling better. The world's your oyster now (post testing)

stet, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 21:16 (three weeks ago) link

yes, glad you're on the mend, hope your recuperation continues smoothly

a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 21:23 (three weeks ago) link

Thanks guys!

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 22:46 (three weeks ago) link


stet, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 16:28 (three weeks ago) link

yikes stevie, hope you continue to improve!

mark s, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 17:09 (three weeks ago) link

Thanks Mark! Slow but steady (but also coughy)

Pinche Cumbion Bien Loco (stevie), Thursday, 19 March 2020 07:03 (three weeks ago) link

the homerton mutual aid whatsapp just posted this so i'm passing it on: https://survivorsnetwork.org.uk/online-resources-available-during-social-distancing-and-self-isolation/

mark s, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 11:08 (two weeks ago) link

Happy to help around Hither Green/Lee/Lewisham/Ladywell etc.

& <3 <3 <3 to all ilxors - isolated or quarantined or recovering or stricken

woof, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 11:22 (two weeks ago) link

haven't been on ilx much in the last week so missed this. based in brixton and more than happy to help around there and the surrounding areas

devvvine, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 15:30 (two weeks ago) link


^^^just went up on the homerton mutual aid whatsapp, which i signed up to yesterday

(they're are good for info, queries and volunteering)

mark s, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 12:44 (two weeks ago) link

again from the homerton mutual aid whatsapp, a spread-sheet of food delivery sources (mostly all london):

mark s, Thursday, 26 March 2020 14:17 (two weeks ago) link

I feel like if I'm not in a vulnerable group I shouldn't be using up one of those precious slots I should be out there in our 'rona-ridden meanstreets, right?

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 26 March 2020 15:25 (two weeks ago) link

useful to know abt if yr house is infection-compromised, otherwise probably yes, yr advised method of delivery is shanks and his pony

mark s, Thursday, 26 March 2020 15:29 (two weeks ago) link

Eater London is trying to keep an up to date list of food delivery places listed here:


Fizzles, Sunday, 29 March 2020 12:16 (one week ago) link

and here for shops:


inevitably they change quite rapidly but it may be a useful reference.

Fizzles, Sunday, 29 March 2020 12:17 (one week ago) link

bless eater tbh, shitposting angels of mercy

mark s, Sunday, 29 March 2020 12:23 (one week ago) link

Crossposting from one of the other covid threads:

For any ilxors in or around Peckham/Camberwell, a local company (Smith & Brock) who usually supply restaurant fruit and veg are doing home deliveries now with about a week's lead time and are really good, and not nearly as expensive as Natoora:


Also Monty's deli are delivering salt beef/pastrami etc. every Tuesday.


And I just found out Beigel Bake on Brick Lane have their own app now and will deliver basically anywhere in London, though they aren't currently operating 24/7 which seems reasonable.

crisp, Sunday, 29 March 2020 12:37 (one week ago) link

bless eater tbh, shitposting angels of mercy

speaking of which, don’t know whether anyone else here subscribes to jonathan nunn’s new newsletter, Vittles, but the instagram account of @newgatestudio in angel has been a revelation. believe from her instagram Coco does limited pick-ups and takeaways at the moment? i’m a little unclear what though.

Coco was born in Guangzhou in the south of China, one of the world’s great food cities, and the way she cooks is very much informed by her time there although she says her food now is “neither east nor west”. She calls them “odd little creations”. She never went to cooking school and feels that she communicates with her food better than she does with words, although I love how these recipes have been laid out and the language she uses to talk about how she cooks

Fizzles, Sunday, 29 March 2020 13:00 (one week ago) link

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