It has been wonderful to be able to keep in touch with so many members during the pandemic period – whether it has been by telephone, cards and letters or in our weekly virtual sessions sent out by email. RtS members have learnt various new technical skills in the making of weekly videos and we have continued our programme of weekly themes (just taking a break for school holidays). We have sung about lots of different things:


Songs with names in them (we found that there were a lot more names at the beginning of the alphabet!)

Flora and Fauna

Love and Marriage


Wales, England

Household Maintenance

Country and Western

Seas and Rivers



Of course, it’s not the same as being together in person, but we hope that the day when we can meet again is not too distant, now that restrictions are beginning to ease. Maureen wrote about this in the first ever Ode to Remember that Song (see below). In the meantime, here are some photos of RtS members who have have had some fun singing and speaking to their computers/tablets /mobiles in the making of our weekly singalong videos.


Rita with daughter Lesley (and toy cat, Barney), Maureen, Jim, David, Barbara, Jan and Daphne. The photo of Daphne was part of a thank you video to Marian, our gifted crafter of handmade birthday cards, which are so appreciated by RtS members.


And there’s also photo of RtS member, Edna, who celebrated her 101st birthday in January 2021- she’s holding a jigsaw made from the photo of her 100th birthday celebration in 2020. Colin and daughter, Sarah, were so pleased to be able to celebrate Colin’s birthday in March.