'Midsummer's Day', 21st June



It is 'Summer Solstice' this week, so putting this CST activities page out there again ...




We asked members to attend in hippie dress if they could, or at least their summer t-shirts and hats, to remember and celebrate 'The Summer Of Love' in 1967.



We started by asking members what they like best about the summer?

Have they a favourite place or beach to visit?

Has anyone got a memorable summer holiday they wish to share with the group?

Is there anything which is not so great about summer?



As usual, we had a series of pictures and questions for members, as well as some summer songs to sing along with.






IDIOMS ABOUT THE SUMMER



We asked members to complete these well known phrases, by way of a SHOUT OUT ...



'Evil Under The SUN'


Come rain or SHINE


High SEASON


Midsummer MADNESS


One Swallow doesn't make a SUMMER


Little ray of SUNSHINE


Make hay while the SUN SHINES


Sun BURN


Summer HOLIDAY


The dog days of SUMMER


Duty FREE


Holiday PACKAGE


Not a cloud in the SKY


His head is in the CLOUDS


Chasing RAINBOWS


Fair weather FRIEND


Brighten up your DAY


Indian SUMMER


Summer FLING


'Like a cat on a hot tin ROOF'


Hot air BALLOON


Hot under the COLLAR


It's a SCORCHER






MUSIC & PICTURE QUIZ QUESTIONS




1. What is the proper name for 'Midsummer's Day', which is on 21st June this year?







2. How many hours and minutes daylight are there on the longest day (nearest guess)?







3. Which vitamin does sunlight give us?

What mineral is also needed alongside it for bone health?







4. What group of people worship at Stonehenge on Midsummer's Day?







5. What is an outdoors swimming pool called?

(Has anyone ever taken a swim in one of them?)







6. What was the hottest ever temperature recorded in the UK, in Cambridge Botanical Gardens on 25th July 2019?







7. Our first song was 'Summer Holiday', sung by Cliff Richard.

Link here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxuapKdqIZw


Where were they headed/where did they end up?


8. What was the name of his backing group?







9. Where was the TV sitcom 'Fawlty Towers' set?


10. Where was Manuel from?







11. What was the holiday camp in the TV sitcom 'Hi Di Hi' called?


12. What part did Ruth Madoc play?







13. What was the name of the hotel in the TV sitcom 'Benidorm'?


14. What was the name of the hairdresser?







15. Name this TV detective and actor from the TV crime drama 'Midsomer Murders'?


16. How many deaths have there been in or around Midsomer since the show started in 1997?







17. Name these four characters from the TV sitcom 'Last Of The Summer Wine'?







18. Who is this? She hosted the TV holiday show 'Wish You Were Here'?







19. Our next song was 'The Sun Has Got His Hat On', from the musical 'Me And My Girl' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Rf849MUaE


We asked members to name as many hats as they could whilst this song played. (A point for each listed.)







20. True or False. You should wee (or someone else should) on a jellyfish sting?







21. True or False. When a bee stings you, it dies? If a wasp stings you, it does not?







22. It is said that lighting never ....... ..... what?







23. St Swithin's Day is on 15th July. What happens if it rains on this day, according to legend?







24. What are the three star signs of summer?

(Does anyone follow their stars?) (Maybe read a couple out if you have a newspaper?)







25. True or False. Dock leaves take the sting out of nettle rash?







26. Our next song was 'The Floral Dance', sung by who? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3Y4HufJ1oE


27. What type of dancers are pictured in this photo?







28. Which American state is called 'The Sunshine State'?


29. What is its capital city?







30. Which four summer sporting events take place every year in the UK (though maybe not this one due to COVID-19)?







31. In which year did the British Summer Olympics take place?


32. Where was this summer's Games due to have taken place?


33. Name the five sports heroes in this photo?







34. What fruits should you put inside a 'Summer Pudding'?







35. What do you call a hot and dry period in the autumn?







36. What is the name of the farm in Pilton where 'Glastonbury Music Festival' takes place every two years?

(Has anyone ever been, or does anyone fancy going?)







37. Which city and district was the birthplace of the 'Hippie Movement'?


38. During the next song, list signs and symbols associated with hippies?







39. Our next song was 'San Fransisco', by Scott McKenzie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaPy1JBlxcI


Which fault causes the earthquakes in and around San Fransisco?







40. Our next song was 'Summer Nights', from the 1978 movie 'Grease' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z49FiY-TyI


Name both the actors and the characters in this photo?








41. SONG. 'Sunny', Mavin Gaye - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkUsGkxZSvM


Marvin Gaye helped to shape the sound which genre of music?







42. Our final song was 'Good Vibrations' by The Beach Boys -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0yoiBYbT2I


List some other Beach Boys songs ...








PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES


Maybe paint some summer scenes on pebbles collected from the beach?


Or have a game of 'Pass The Balloon' and shout out something nice about the person next to you, the town where you live or about Summer in general.


We have made tie dye t-shirts before now, which was great fun. Here's a video link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS3QsQWWFy8







ANSWERS



1. Summer Solstice


2. 16 hours, 38 minutes


3. Vitamin D, Calcium


4. Druids


5. Lido


6. 38.7c


7. Greece


8. The Shadows


9. Torquay


10. Barcelona


11. Maplins


12. Gladys Pugh


13. Hotel Solana


14. Blow & Go


15. DS Tom Barnaby / John Nettles


16. 480


17. Foggy, Norah Batty, Compo & Clegg


18. Judith Chalmers


19. Some hats ...


Trilby

Pork Pie

Beret

Baseball Cap

Fez

Deerstalker

Tamoshanter

Panama

Cowboy

Wide Brim

Turban

Stetsun

Fascinator

Boater

Pill Box

Bobble Hat

Helmet

Bear Skin

Crown


20. False. Urine can aggravate. Also, you smell of pee!


21. True. Most bees will die after stinging you. Most wasps will not


22. Lightning never strikes twice


23. If it rains on St Swithin's Day, it will rain for the next 40 days


24. Gemini, Cancer & Leo


25. True. But it is likely the effect of cooling rather than a chemical reaction


26. Terry Wogan


27. Morris Dancers


28. Florida


29. Tallahassee


30. Wimbledon, Royal Ascot, Lords Cricket & The British (Golf) Open


31. 2012


32. Tokyo


33. Nicola Adams, Greg Rutherford, Mo Farah, Chris Froome & Jessica Ennis-Hill


34. Raspberries, Strawberries, Redcurrants, Blackcurrants & Blackberries


35. Indian Summer


36. Worthy Farm


37. Haight Ashbury district, San Fransisco


38. Signs and symbols of the 'Hippie Movement' ...


Flower Power

Flowers

CND logo

VW Campervans

Sandals

Long Hair

Beards

Kaftans

Dungarees

Afghan Coat

Josticks

Smiley Face

Tie Dye

Free Love

Recreational Drugs


39. San Andreas Fault


40. Olivia Newton-John / Sandy Olssen & John Travolta / Danny Zuko


41. Motwon


42. Some other 'Beach Boys' songs ...


Surfin' USA

I Get Around

Help Me Rhonda

Barbara Ann

Sloop John B

God Only Knows

Good Vibrations

Then I Kissed Her

Heroes And Villains

Darlin'

Do It Again

I Can Hear Music

Breakaway

CottonFields

Lady Lynda

Wipeout






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