Updates for

Spring 2021

Next update Summer 2021 in July 2021

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On an Easter Theme

Wordsworth's Daffodils

Surprise in the Easter Hunt

More Easter Goodies

Elmhurst Easter Activities

Connecting with the Seasons

Simon's Poem

'Sheep may safely graze'

. . .and there's more!

Gallery of Spring Flowers

Love from Olivia from India

A bit of National Pride

St David’s day (March 1st) - St Patrick’s day (March 17th)

not leaving out Northern Ireland and England of course

Flowers of Scotland

Welsh National Anthem

NI Danny Boy

England's Rugby Anthem

Rossendale Memory Choir

Link to their Facebook page and twitter feed

A sing-along celebrating International Women's Day and Mothering Sunday

Welcome and Belle Mama

A warm up and then Bell Mama (a round)

Nana was a Suffragette

Written by Jules Gibb / Link to Lovenotes rendition

9 to 5 by Dolly Parton

My Boy Lollipop

Pippa's Latest News

Pippa Shares Some Photographs

Bring a smile to your face

I want to go to the pub!

Whisky or Brandy


Friendship Clubs with a Difference!

Chimp and cubs

Growing up together

Unlikely pairing

Trip Down Memory Lane

You must be joking!

'Northern Lockdown by L S Lowry'

Copyright: Daily Mail / Cartoonist Paul Thomas

Many thanks for permission to reproduce this cartoon

Fruitcakes?

Remember these?

Bad fur day!

It's no yolk!

The work of two men

Teaching? Stressful?

Walking down the aisle

Your next holiday?

Interesting Viewing

Two Stoats - An Encounter!

Busking Experiment!

Inspiring Paintings - 100 of the Best

Fabulous Acrobatic Performance

Designs in the Snow


Some Pictures to Intrigue You

Trip Down Memory Lane

Amazing! Isn't it?

Young and Old?

Can you see both faces?

Inspirational Thoughts

A Beautiful Flower

What Friends Do

A Beautiful Tree

Sending a Hug

What We're Missing

What Matters

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Forgive Me When I Whine

Each New Day

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Don't forget to click on the images for a closer look!

Photo Montages

A Walk in the Snow

Silhouettes against the Sun

Elmhurst in all its Glory

Hymns to lift up your spirits

You Raise Me Up

10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

Your Friendship Correspondent

Tricia's African Safari

Hong Kong Memories

Story Time

Grandad's Goodnight

Written by Ray Oliver narrated by Reg Rowland

The Surprise in the Easter Hunt

Written and narrated by Freya Hannay

Wartime Childhood

Written by Ray Oliver / Read by Denys Vaughan

Chester Zoo

Written by Ray Oliver and narrated by Jean

Rosie's Diary

Narrated by Tricia Calway

Billy No Mates

Narrated by Aimee Calway

Generation Gap

Then and Now!!

Body Art

The Height of Fashion!

Growth and Shrinkage

Favourite Songs

The emphasis is on variety! From the 1950s mostly...

That's Amore

Earth Angel

Sincerely

Crazy - Patsy Cline

from Andy Williams Show

Another rendition

Friendship Club Musicians

Joanna Shaw

Are You Alone Tonight?

Last Night I Went Down to London

Grant Waddington

Hello Mary Lou

Three Steps to Heaven

Michael Fieldhouse

Violinist in the kitchen

Competition Corner

Friendship Club Photograph Competition

4 Photographs - click the arrows

Caption Competition

Winner of the Winter edition Caption Competition

Suggested caption “Walk this way”

Judi Winterson through the Colton Parish link.

A Time for Verse

William Blake's 'The Tyger'

Read by Rosemary

Wordsworth's 'Daffodils'

Read by Rosemary

In Praise of Golf

Read by Brian Lesley

A Valediction

Read by Ben Crossley (on Valentine's Day)

Past Times

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