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Lucky Numbers


This week's on-line 'CST Friendship Group' had a theme of 'Lucky Numbers'.


We asked members to bring stories about their own lucky numbers to the session and went around the 'Zoom Room' telling our stories by way of introduction.


Next, we said how we would spend £1 million if we won 'The National Lottery'. Aside from holidays, a new house and car and gifts to others, what is the one big thing we would treat ourselves to?


We then move on to our music and picture quiz.



ROUND 1. Counting



1. What do children start to learn to count on?



2. What number does a stitch in time save?



3. According to the nursery rhyme 'Sing A Song Of Sixpence', how many blackbirds were baked in a pie?



4. How many are in a 'Baker's Dozen'?



5. How many Heinz varieties are there?



6. How many tastes can our tongues differentiate?



7. How many dots are there on a dice?



8. What number wedding anniversaries are 'Silver', 'Pearl' and 'Diamond'?



9. SONG 'Three Steps To Heaven', Showaddywaddy. YouTube link here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaOYfMdTnmo


What number Psalm is 'The Lord Is My Shepherd'?



ROUND 2. Records


10. Who hosted the TV show 'Record Breakers'?

(He was an accomplished trumpet player!)



11. Who were the twin brother judges?

(Did anyone get given 'The Guinness Book Of Records' at Christmas?)



12. How fast can a Cheetah run?



13. On which scale are winds measured?

(What year did Michael Fish say there was not going to be a hurricane?)



14. On which scale are earthquakes measured?

(The most recent earthquake of some magnitude were 19 July 1984 (Llŷn Peninsula, Gwynedd, Wales - 5.4 magnitude) and 2 April 1990 (Bishop's Castle, Shropshire - 5.1). Both were felt across much England and Wales an caused some structural damage.)



15. Which number Apollo mission completed the 20th July 1969 moon landings?



16. Who was the first person to break the 4 minute mile record in 1954?



17. Jeff Bezos is the world's wealthiest person for the third year in a row, worth $113 billion. Which company did he found and remains CEO of?



18. SONG. 'Nine To Five', Dolly Parton - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbxUSsFXYo4


How much are Dolly's 40DD breasts insured for?




ROUND 3. Groupings


19. What are the 'Seven Deadly Sins'?



20. What is the 'Three Wise Monkeys' maxim?



21. What do one magpie and five magpies stand for?



22. What did my true love give me on the first and fifth days of Christmas?



23. What are a group of Camels and a group of Lions called?



24. What countries take part in the 'Guinness Six Nations Rugby Championship'?

(The current Wales captain is Alun Wyn Jones.)



25. How many planets are there is the solar system?


26. What are the twelve animals in the 'Chinese Zodiac'?

(2020 is the 'Year Of The Rat')



27. SONG. 'Aquarius', The 5th Dimension - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILSr9BbhoJQ


What are the 'Twelve Signs Of The Zodiac'?



ROUND 4. Literature


28. Who wrote the 'Famous Five' books? And what was the name of the dog?



29. In 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy', what was the answer to "Life the universe and everything'?

(The 'Babel Fish' is pictured here. It could translate any language if you put it in your ear!)



30. Who wrote the 1915 thriller 'The Thirty Nine Steps'?



31. Which platform did 'Hogwart's Express' leave Padington Station in the 'Harry Potter' series?



32. Who was the villain in the 1956 book 'The Hundred and One Dalmatians' novel by Dodie Smith?

(Glenn Close played her in the 1996 film.)



33. Who wrote the 1939 thriller 'And Then There were None'?



34. What number house on Baker Street did Sherlock Holmes live?

(Benedict Cumberbatch is pictured here playing him.)



35. How much was Steve Austin 'The Bionic Man' worth?

(Lee Majors played him.)



36. SONG. 'Rock Around The Clock', by Bill Haley & The Comets - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eJOJhwgluE


Name as many clocks as you can?



37. SONG. 'Eight Days A Week, The Beatles' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kle2xHhRHg4


What is the 19th hole on a golf course?



38. SONG. 'Lucky Number', Lena Lovitch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-_WzCPsTfo


How many months have 30 days?



39. SONG. 'Deck Of Cards', by Max Bygraves - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKIlpF2WU7g


What are the suits in a deck of cards?



40. As the above song is rather religious in content, an alternative is 'At Seventeen', by Janis Ian - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k39P2MK6WPo


Ask members to name as many card games as they can?



41. LAST SONG. 'When I'm 64', The Beatles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCTunqv1Xt4


What phrase is 64 in a game of 'Bingo'?






ANSWERS


1. ABACUS


2. NINE


3. 24 (4 AND 20)


4. 13


5. 57


6. 5 - SWEET SOUR SALTY BITTER & UMAMI (SAVOURY)


7. 21


8. 25TH, 30TH & 60TH


9. 23


10. ROY CASTLE


11. ROSS & NORRIS MC WHIRTER


12. 63.3MPH


13. BEAUFORT SCALE

15TH OCTOBER 1987


14. RICHTER


15. APOLLO 11


16. ROGER BANNISTER


17. AMAZON


18. $600,000


19. ENVY, GLUTTONY, GREED OR AVARICE, LUST, PRIDE, SLOTH & WRATH


20. "SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL"


21. SORROW & SILVER


22. A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE & FIVE GOLD RINGS


23. CARAVAN & PRIDE 


24. WALES, IRELAND, SCOTLAND, ENGLAND, FRANCE & ITALY


25. 8 - MERCURY VENUS EARTH MARS JUPITER SATURN URANUS & NEPTUNE


26. RAT, OX, TIGER, RABBIT, DRAGON, SNAKE, HORSE, GOAT, MONKEY, ROOSTER, DOG & PIG


27. ARIES, TAURUS, GEMINI, CANCER, LEO, VIRGO, LIBRA, SCORPIO, SAGITTARIUS, CAPRICORN, AQUARIUS & PISCES


28. ENID BLYTON & TIMMY


29. 42


30. JOHN BUCHAN


31. 9 3/4


32. CRUELLA DE VIL


33. AGATHA CHRISTIE


34. 221B


35. SIX MILLION DOLLARS


36. GRANDFATHER CLOCK, CUCKOO CLOCK, CARRIAGE CLOCK, GENTLEMANS POCKET WATCH, WRISTWATCH, SUNDIAL, ATOMIC CLOCK, TALKING CLOCK


37. THE BAR


38. 11. Only February does not have 30 days.


39. HEARTS, DIAMONDS, SPADES & CLUBS


40. SNAP, SOLITAIRE/PATIENCE, POKER, RUMMY, BLACKJACK, HEARTS, BRIDGE, CANASTA & CRIBBAGE


41. 'ALMOST RETIRED'





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Simon O’Donovan MBE has worked in NHS Wales for most of his adult life, supporting people with dementia, their carers and families and developing and improving services to benefit this client group. 

He recently retired from working as a Community Mental Health Nurse within a Young Onset Dementia Service and continues to contribute to weekly CST 'Friendship Group' sessions as a volunteer co-facilitator.

 

He has been keeping a weekly 'Young Dementia CST Blog' to share and archive tried and tested activities resources, with the ultimate aim of providing an 'off the shelf' resource library of weekly themed CST sessions which can be used on rotation throughout the year. 

 

The main aim of this website is to share experience and resources freely, in order that others can dip in and out and use some or all of the materials provided in their own CST work. Thus it is hoped, facilitating and supporting the provision of uplifting and enjoyable sessions that optimise people with dementia's quality of life.

This site is not owned by or affiliated to any organisation. It’s a personal commitment, a not for profit exchange of ideas and a resource library which aims to enable more widespread use of CST approaches for people with dementia. 

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Please note that some images are reproduced on this blog from the internet under the 'fair use copyright' principle, in that they will only be used for educational purposes with disability groups and in no way will be linked to profit making activities.

 

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