Updates for

October 2021

Autumn Special

Classical Compilation for Autumn

Nearly 2 hours of music

Vivaldi - Autumn

(Most famous Autumn music... ever!

John Betjeman's Diary of a Church Mouse

(The poem is set at Harvest Festival time)

John Keats's Ode to Autumn

(Most famous Autumn poem... ever!)

Lots of 'Autumn Leaves' - a few versions!

Autumn Song - Van Morrison

(Chestnuts roasting outside...)

Eva Cassidy - Autumn Leaves

(Beautiful but sad!)

Early Autumn - Ella Fitzgerald

(Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra 1964)

Edith Piaf - Autumn Leaves

(Les Feuilles Mortes)

Eric Clapton - Autumn Leaves

Frank Sinatra - Autumn Leaves

Harvest Festival Service

More Autumn Goodies

Autumn Leaves

Rossendale Memory Choir

Lyrics available for some of these songs

Link to their Facebook page and twitter feed

Leaving on a Jet Plane

The Road is Calling

Sorry! No lyrics for this one

Find More Songs to Enjoy

Friends of Rossendale Memory Choir - YouTube Channel

Bring a smile to your face

Squirrel Kittens at Play

We All Love Herdies!

Bit of a Mismatch!

'I'm trying to give you a hug!'

When I get old...

It's been in before - but bears repeating!

Doggy Spa

'You need a bit of pampering'

Special Animal Hugs

Which is your favourite hug?

Cute Animals Compilation

Which is your favourite hug?

Watch for the Badger

Now you see it - Now you don't

Game, Cete and Match!

How many can you count?

Friendship Clubs with a Difference!

Mr Wolf?

Pick up a Penguin

No Monkey Business!

Not friends at all!

Okay, my duck?

My Giddy Goat!

Mind my eye!

Is that you, Skippy?

Love you!

You must be joking!

Michael McIntyre's Future

Who has the last laugh?

Tidy your room

A good night's sleep

Times have changed!

Big Baby Face

Stolen Shoes


Cat Bed Map


Blood Love

Noah's Regrets

Bears crossing the road

Mummy Bear with a Scottish accent!

British Humour Explained!

Interesting Viewing

Twisted Woodturning

Is it a car? Is it a plane?

Aldenbrook - A trickling stream

Pictures with Flowers

18 Minutes of Fantastic Art

Mesmerising Acrobatics

Some Pictures to Intrigue You

Examples of Trompe-l'œil

An art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions

Escaping Criticism

 by Pere Borrell del Caso (1874)

Trompe l´oeil 1737

by Carl Hofverberg

The Annunciation Diptych

by Jan van Eyck - detail (c1433–1435)

Trompe l'œil

by Henry Fuseli (1750)

Drawing Ideas

Walking in the Rain

Inspirational Thoughts

Don't forget! Click on the images to read the text...

Be Thankful for the Journey

Better Days

Remember Two Things

Live Your Life

Natural Therapy

Rapaura New Zealand

Lao Tzu's Wisdom





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

Photo Shoot

Beautiful Skye

Speed Bonnie Boat by The Corries

Grange Prom in Bloom

Memories of a wonderful Summer!

Hymns to lift up your spirits

The Power of the Internet!

Fascinating and inspiring hymn singing collaborations

Lead Kindly Light

Like you've never seen / heard it before!

How Great Thou Art

Sung by Missionaries around the World

'Sounds Like Reign'

Songs for weary pilgrims on planet Earth

An inspirational American family living out their Christian life

They have a vlog (blog) and a website

Nearer My God To Thee

Just As I Am

Wonderful Merciful Saviour

Your Friendship Correspondent

Himalayan Adventure

Tricia's Introduction

Tricia’s Slide Show with Sitar Music

Tricia’s Diary

David Hunt's Poem

Read by Tricia

Story Time

All the Things You Are

Inspiring stories from World War II

Introduction by Tricia

Tricia's Introduction

Housewife in the Blitz

Written by Nancy Salter - Read by Tricia

My Great Grandmother

Written by Anne Shaw - Read by Wyn

A Narrow Escape

A War Time Story by Joan Barlow - read by Tricia


On a more hopeful, optimistic note!

The Lovely Rose called 'Peace'

Written by Ethel Fisher - Read by Rosemary

Generation Gap

Then and Now!!

Teacher's Pet

Death of Print Media?

Slimming World?

Telephonic Communication!

Favourite Songs

The Entertainer on guitar

Allie Sherlock / Bryan Adams

Summer of '69 - Live at Wembley 1996

Penny Lane at The White House

Watch out for the Piccolo Trumpet!


Ed Sheeran

Elton John - Sacrifice

Filmed in Los Angeles in 1989

Sinéad O'Connor

Nothing Compares 2U

Friendship Club Musicians

Joanna Shaw


Grant Waddington

One Way Ticket

I'll Be Waiting

Competition Corner

Friendship Club Photograph Competition

Sunset in Lancashire

Caption Competition

Round the World Quiz

Two slides per country - 5 seconds per slide

Pressing the 'space bar' usually PAUSES the video

For pdf version of the quiz click here

This link to the answers will be activated later!!

January at the latest!

Send in your answers

Winner of the Winter edition Caption Competition

Suggested caption “Walk this way”

Judi Winterson through the Colton Parish link.

A Time for Verse

Jim Taylor introduces himself

A bit of background

Gridlocked in 2035

Read by Jim Taylor

Phil Barling introduces himself

A bit of background

If love was like Corona

Read by Phil Barling

Swallow Tail Sonnet

Written & read by Reg Rowland

Macavity - The Mystery Cat by T. S. Eliot

Read by Rosemary

The Owl and the Pussy Cat

Edward Lear - Read by Pat

Church Mouse (Another Rendition)

John Betjeman - Read by Rosemary

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