Sunday 28 September 2014

The Hundred Foot Journey

On the 19th September the Feel Good Fridays group choose to have a relaxing evening at the cinema. As always they wanted to go to the Peckham Plex as the tickets are only £5 :-). The film they went to see was 'The Hundred Foot Journey'.

This film is about a young talented chef called Hassan (Manish Dayal) who is forced to relocate with his family from his home in India to a peaceful hamlet in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France.His Papa (Om Puri) decides to open an Indian restaurant in the village determined to give his new neighbors a little taste of home, and names it Maison Mumbai. Meanwhile, across the street at the traditional French restaurant Le Saule Pleureu, uptight proprietor Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren) doesn't exactly welcome the competition. When Madame Mallory ignites a bitter feud that quickly escalates, the only hope for a peaceful resolution lies in Hassan's talent for French haute cuisine, and his growing affections for Mme. Mallory's pretty young sous chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon). Very impressed by Hassan's undeniable culinary talents, Mme. Mallory agrees to become Hassan's mentor, in the process providing the perfect creative environment where his unique fusion cuisine can thrive.

After the film I asked the group what they thought of the film. This is what they said:

"All the food in the film has made me hungry"

"Hassan's papa made me laugh when he kept playing his music loud"

"I thought it was funny"

"The young female chef was pretty"

"I liked it"

" I want to go to the place in France where it was filmed, it was very pretty" 

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Brighton Day Trip

On Saturday 6th August the Feel Good Fridays group went to Brighton for the day. 

The group caught the train to Brighton from East Croydon

When we arrived in Brighton the group decided to head straight to the sea front. On the way we spotted the White Stuff Shop (Rathbone's Sponsor) and decided to get a photo outside.

 There was lots of great attractions to see along the sea front. 

Including a GIANT ice-cream, unfortunately it was made of plastic.

We found a lovely spot along the sea front to eat our lunch. Some of  the group brought along a packed lunch whilst others decided to buy fish and chips. 

After lunch the group wanted to have a look around the shops and see the giant doughnut. 

The group then encountered the Brighton Sea Monster!

We couldn't make a trip to Brighton without visiting their spectacular pier.

Some of the ladies played on the 2p machines in the amusements room on the pier.

The group decided to finish the trip off with relaxing in the grounds of the beautiful Royal Pavilion.

Thursday 7 August 2014

Rathbone BBQ

This Friday the Feel Good Fridays group attended the annual Rathbone BBQ

It was a lovely opportunity for group to socialise with other service users and support staff from Rathbone

Lots of family and friends were also brought along to enjoy the event.

There was a few seconds of light rain but then luckily it disappeared and stayed warm and sunny throughout the rest of evening.

There was a selection of tasty salads, burgers, sausages, chicken and drinks on offer to enjoy.

 Many of us went up for seconds!

It was well turned out and everyone had a really great time. 

The group is now going to take short break for the summer holidays and will resume back at the end of August with a planned day trip to Brighton. 

Sunday 27 July 2014

Kiss Me Hardy

This week the group wanted to go for a picnic in the park but sadly the weather turned very wet so they decided to visit one of their favourite restaurant instead, Kiss Me Hardy in Colliers Wood. 
Kiss Me Hardy, Colliers Wood
Kiss Me Hardy is a family friendly pub who offer a great range of delicious food including their famous 2 for £10 meal range. 

One of the most popular choices amongst the group is the Fish and Chips

They also offer a fantastic dessert selection which was too tempting to resist for some members :-) 

Everyone appeared very full and satisfied at the end of the night!

Thursday 24 July 2014

Boat ride

On Friday 11th July the group took a boat ride along the river Thames from Waterloo to Greenwich. During the journey they got to see some of London's famous tourist attractions such as the London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
Boat ride from Waterloo to Greenwich

Before re-boarding the boat to return to Waterloo we had sometime to explore a few of the sites in Greenwich. The famous tea clipper known as the Cutty Sark,now moored in Greenwich was one of the groups favourite attractions of the evening.

Catty Sark, Greenwich
Everyone had a lovely evening and all said they would like to go on the boat ride again sometime. 

Monday 21 July 2014

Palace Super Bowl

One of our favourite activities is bowling at the Palace Super Bowl in Elephant and Castle. The staff are extremely welcoming and always happy to assist.
Palace Super Bowl, Elephant and Castle 
Sometimes we get a little competitive when bowling but mostly the games are friendly and fun with lots of jokes and giggles. 

After bowling we like to grab some food from their restaurant. In the restaurant they offer a wide selection of tasty food and drink.

Palace Super Bowl restaurant 

Saturday 14 June 2014

Thank You Santander

On Wednesday a few members of the group went along to Santander in Brixton where they met the branch manager and staff who presented them with a cheque to fund the club for a further year.
A few member of the group being presented with a cheque

This Friday we took the cheque along to the club to share the great news with all the other members.
The group posing for a picture with the cheque

Everyone was extremely pleased that their club will be able to continue for a further year!

Thank You Santander!!!