'International Day Of Friendship' 30th July



Our 'CST Friendship Group' this week had a theme of 'Friendship', as it was UN 'International Friendship Day' on 30th July. 


INTRODUCTIONS


We asked members to come to the group with stories about their best friend or soul mate. How they met? How much of a part they play in their life? What they enjoy so much about their company? What they most admire about them? Some members brought a photograph to the group with them.



IDIOMS


Next we completed these thirty 'Idioms About Friendship' together and discussed their meanings.


  1. make friends - develop warm feelings for someone

  2. a shoulder to cry on – someone who listens sympathetically

  3. birds of a feather flock together – people who have the same outlook/tastes/interests will be found in each other's company

  4. close-knit – very close

  5. cross someone’s path – unexpectedly meet someone

  6. like two peas in a pod – very similar

  7. through thick and thin – through all circumstances no matter how difficult

  8. to be as thick as thieves – to be very close or friendly

  9. to be joined at the hip – to be inseparable

  10. to be on the same page/wavelength – to be in agreement

  11. to build bridges – to promote friendly relations between people or groups

  12. to bury the hatchet – to end a conflict

  13. to clear the air – to defuse the tension

  14. to get on famously – to get on very well with someone

  15. to get on like a house on fire – to get on very well with someone

  16. to get on swimmingly – to get on very well with someone

  17. to hit it off – to find yourself immediately and naturally friendly with someone

  18. to know someone inside out – to know someone very well

  19. to make strange bedfellows – to make unlikely companions

  20. to move in the same circles – to socialise with the same people all of whom have a similar background or lifestyle

  21. to see eye to eye with someone – to agree with someone

  22. to speak the same language – to understand someone as a result your shared values or opinions

  23. a man's best friend is his dog - we often form deep friendships with our faithful and loyal four-legged friends

  24. friends in high places - one who has friends who have important or influential positions

  25. keep your friends close but your enemies closer - if you keep your enemies close to you, by acting friendly with them, you are able to watch them

  26. familiarity breeds contempt - when you know too much about someone you can lose respect for them

  27. absence makes the heart grow fonder - when those you love are physically far away from you, you miss them and think more positively about them

  28. a friend in need is a friend indeed - a person who helps when we are not doing well or have problems is a true friend

  29. strangers are just friends waiting to happen - everyone you meet in your life has the potential to become your friend

  30. a real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out - when the going gets tough, the ones that step in and help you are your real friends


We then moved on to our picture and music quiz, which started with a song about best friends.



PICTURE AND MUSIC QUIZ



1. SONG. 'My Best Friend', Queen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaZpZQG2z10


What was Freddie Mercury's real name and where was he from?

 



ROUND 1. 10 TV SHOWS


2. Name the TV show?

Name the characters?

Name the actors?


* If you want to simplify, just ask for TV and movie titles *



3. Name the TV show?

Name the characters?

Name the actors?



4. Name the TV show?

Name the characters?

Name the actors?



5. Name the TV show?

Name the characters?

Name the actors?


Bonus point. Name the prison?



6. Name the TV show?

Name the characters?

Name the actors?


Bonus point. Who wrote the show?


7. Name the TV show?

Name the characters?

Name the actors?


Bonus point. Name the follow on TV show?



8. Name the TV show?

Name the characters?

Name the actors?



9. Name the TV show?

Name the characters?

Name the actors?


Bonus point. Where was it set?



10. Name the TV show?

Name the two male characters in the back row?

Name the two male actors in the back row?


Bonus point. Who went on to become a successful Holly wood film director?



11. Name the TV show?

Name the characters?

Name the actors?


Bonus point. Name the coffee shop where they met?




12. SONG. 'I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends', The Beatles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C58ttB2-Qg


Which record label was founded by 'The Beatles'?




ROUND 2. 10 FILMS


13. Name the 1971 movie?

Name the actors?


Bonus point. What happens at the end of the movie?



14. Name the 1968 movie?

Name the characters?

Name the actors?



15. Name the 1989 movie?

Name the actors?

Anyone remember the "I'll have what she's having!" line?



16. Name the 1989 movie?

Name the actors?

Which 'friend' did she used to talk to? 



17. Name the 1982 movie?

Name the child actor?

What was the alien's catchphrase?



* With these next few films, there are associated songs. Ask members to choose which they would like to listen to *



18. SONG. 'Wind Beneath My Wings', Bette Midler - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iAzMRKFX3c


Which 1988 movie did this song come from?

Bonus point. Complete the name of her other top 10 hit?  'FROM A ........'



19. SONG. 'Everybody's Talkin'', Harry Nilsson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55xQu9eIPIA


Which 1969 movie did this song come from?

Name the actors in this still?


Bonus point. Complete the name of Harry Nilsson's 1972 number 1? 'WITHOUT ...'



20. SONG. 'Over The Rainbow', Judy Garland - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSZxmZmBfnU


Which 1939 movie did this song come from?

Name the characters and what they were looking for?

Name the actors?


Bonus point. What was her dog's name? 



21. SONG. 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head', B. J Thomas - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT1HCQcSHW0


Which 1969 movie did this song come from?

Name the actors?


Bonus point. Complete this poem ...


Doctor Foster went to Gloucester ...



22. SONG. 'Moon River', Audrey Hepburn ( Oscar for Best Original Song for Henry Mancini and Johhny Mercer) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uirBWk-qd9A


Which 1961 movie did this song come from?

Name the characters?

Name the actors?


Bonus point. Can you get breakfast at Tiffany's?




ROUND 3. 8 BOOKS


23. Name these characters?

Who wrote the 1926 first book?



24. Who are pictured here?

In which newspaper did the comic strip first appear in 1920?



25. Name the 1997 first book?

Who wrote it?

Name the characters?

Name their arch enemy?



26. Name the first book from 'The Chronicles Of Narnia'?

Who wrote the 1949 book?



27. Who was Huck's best friend?

Near which river was the 1884 book set?



28. Name the 1861 Dickens' classic?

Which spinster did young Pip visit?



29. Name the first book in 'The Lord Of The Rings' triptych?

Who wrote it?

Name the character?


30. SONG. 'The Bare Necessities', Phil Harris & Bruce Reitherman (Oscar nominated) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dhSdnDb3tk


Name the 1967 book?

Who wrote it?

Name the boy and the bear?




FINAL SONGS


31. SONG. 'You’ve Got A Friend', James Taylor - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvvJ7MYaK8o


Which James Taylor album did this song appear on?

Who wrote this song?



32. SONG. 'Lean On Me', Bill Withers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrlhn1H1EWw


What was his 1978 top 10 hit?



Have a lovely day everyone!





ANSWERS


1. FARROKH BULSARA

ZANZIBAR 


2. 'JUST GOOD FRIENDS'

VINCE PINNER (PAUL NICHOLAS) & PENNY WARRENDER (JAN FRANCIS) 


3. 'THE LIKELY LADS'

TERRY COLLIER (JAMES BOLAM) & BOB FERRIS (RODNEY BEWES)


4. 'BIRDS OF A FEATHER'

SHARON THEODOPOLOPODOUS (PAULINE QUIRKE), TRACEY STUBBS (LINDA ROBSON) & DORIEN GREEN (LESLEY JOSEPH)


5. 'PORRIDGE'

NORMAN STANLEY FLETCHER (RONNIE BARKER) & LENNIE GODBER (RICHARD BECKINSALE)

HM PRISON SLADE


6. 'THE LIVER BIRDS'

BERYL HENNESSEY (POLLY JAMES) & SANDRA HUTCHINSON (NERYS HUGHES)

CARLA LANE


7. 'MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE'

CHRISSY (PAULA WILCOX), JO (SALLY THOMSETT) & ROBIN (RICHARD O'SULLIVAN)

'ROBIN'S NEST'


8. 'RISING DAMP'

RIGSBY (LEONARD ROSSITER) & MISS JONES (FRANCES DE LA TOUR)


9. 'GOLDEN GIRLS'

DOROTHY ZBORNAK (BEATRICE ARTHUR), ROSE NYLUND (BETTY WHITE), BLANCHE DEVEREAUX (RUE MCCLANAHAN) & SOPHIA PETRILLO (ESTELLE GETTY)

MIAMI, FLORIDA


10. 'HAPPY DAYS'

RICHIE CUNNINGHAM (RON HOWARD) & FONZIE (HENRY WINKLER)

RON HOWARD


11. 'FRIENDS'

RACHEL GREEN (JENNIFER ANISTON), MONICA GELLER (COURTENEY COX), PHOEBE BUFFAY (LISA KUDROW), JOEY TRIBBIANI (MATT LEBLANC), CHANDLER BING (MATTHEW PERRY) & ROSS GELLER (DAVID SCHWIMMER)

'CENTRAL PERK'


12. APPLE


13. 'THELMA AND LOUISE'

GEENA DAVIS & SUSAN SARANDON

THEY DROVE OVER A CLIFF


14. 'THE ODD COUPLE'

FELIX UNGAR (JACK LEMMON) & OSCAR MADISON (WALTER MATTHAU)


15. 'WHEN HARRY MET SALLY'

BILLY CRYSTAL & MEG RYAN


16. 'SHIRLEY VALENTINE'

PAULINE COLLINS & TOM CONTI

HER KITCHEN WALL


17. 'E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL'

ELLIOTT (HENRY THOMAS)

"E.T. PHONE HOME!"

18. 'BEACHES' 'FROM - A DISTANCE' 19. 'MIDNIGHT COWBOY' JOHN VOIGHT & DUSTIN HOFFMAN 'WITHOUT YOU'

20. 'THE WIZARD OF OZ' DOROTHY (JUDY GARLAND), SCARECROW (RAY BOLGER), TIN MAN (JACK HALEY) & LION (BERT LAHR) TO GO HOME TO KANSAS, BRAIN, HEART & COURAGE TOTO 21. 'BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID' PAUL NEWMAN & ROBERT REDFORD  DOCTOR FOSTER WENT TO GLOUCESTER ... IN A SHOWER OF RAIN; HE STEPPED IN A PUDDLE, RIGHT UP TO HIS MIDDLE, AND NEVER WENT THERE AGAIN.

22. 'BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S'

MISS HOLLY GOLIGHTLY (AUDREY HEPBURN) & PAUL VARJAK (GEORGE PEPPARD)

NO, THERE IS NO RESTAURANT


23. EEYORE, WINNIE THE POOH, RABBIT & TIGGER

A.A. MILNE


24. RUPERT THE BEAR & PAUL MCCARTNEY

'THE DAILY EXPRESS'


25. 'HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE'

J.K. ROWLING

HARRY POTTER, RON WEASLEY & HERMIONE GRANGER

LORD VOLDERMORT


26. 'THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE'

C.S. LEWIS


27. TOM SAWYER

MISSISSIPPI


28. 'GREAT EXPECTATIONS'

MISS HAVISHAM


29. 'THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING'

J.R. TOLKIEN

 FRODO BAGGINS


30. 'THE JUNGLE BOOK'

RUDYARD KIPLING

MOWGLI & BALOO


31. 'MUDSLIDE SLIM AND THE BLUE HORIZON'

CAROLE KING


32. 'LOVELY DAY'






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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.

 

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