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“If you have good friends, no matter how much life is sucking , they can make you laugh.”― P.C. Cast Kristin Cast

Bede’s World, UK 2012

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” —Oscar Wilde

Alnwick UK 2012

“I don’t know what I would have done so many times in my life if I hadn’t had my girlfriends.”Reese Witherspoon

Chinatown, Newcastle, UK 2012

“When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.”Maria Shriver

Staithes UK 2013

“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.”Douglas Pagels

Niagara Falls ,Canada, 2014

“Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.”Marcus Tullius Cicero

Newcastle, UK, 2015

“Women’s friendships are like a renewable source of power.”Jane Fonda

Newcastle, UK, 2016

“True friends don’t judge each other, they judge other people together.”– – Emilie Saint-Genis

Tynemouth, UK 2016

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.”
― Bernard Meltzer

Tees Cottage Pumping Station 2017

“Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.”Thomas Aquinas

Pow Hill Nature Reserve, Northumberland, UK 2017
Botanical Gardens, Durham, UK, 2018

“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.”Amy Poehler

Newcastle, Uk, 2019

“A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.”Charles Darwin

Eindhoeven, Holland, 2019
Florence, Italy, 2019

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”Linda Grayson

Wardley Lake, UK, 2020

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Stay tooned for whatever comes next. 😊

60 comments on “Friends

  1. raistlin0903 says:

    Well my friend, if there is one thing I know: it’s that no one, and I mean no one, can make it through this world without friend😊 These pictures were once again amazing and show so many aspects of friendship. Can’t help but have a smile on my face when you look at these!😀😀

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  2. Denzil says:

    I’ll be there for you
    (When the rain starts to pour)
    I’ll be there for you
    (Like I’ve been there before)
    I’ll be there for you
    (‘Cause you’re there for me too)

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    1. “I’ll Be There For You” immediately sprang into my head as well.😁

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      1. It’s a good song!

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        1. And now it’s stuck in my head at 5:30 in the morning!😁

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  3. richlakin says:

    Love the pics especially Staithes. Great to stare at the sea without a care, or if you do have an issue share it with a friend….

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  4. Mary Smith says:

    Love them all but this one “True friends don’t judge each other, they judge other people together” and the accompanying pic is brilliant. I’d love to know what gossip those two women are sharing 🙂

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    1. Me too Mary, loved her blue hair!

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  5. beetleypete says:

    Darwin’s quote is a good one, and I remember the blue-hair lady. I reckon she might be fun to know.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Cheers Pete, that hair is unforgettable!

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  6. These are all wonderful Fraggle, but like Mary, my fav is the “True friends don’t judge each other…” 😁

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    1. Cheers Kim, she’s becoming a favourite 😊

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  7. How true! My wife went to help my Mom celebrate her 97th birthday, and they had so much fun laughing. Even, though they could only meet on a porch, and couldn’t go inside and play marbles like we did before COVID-19, they could laugh. I was 400+ miles away on a taxi run. But thanks to my wife she had balloons and a cake. My siblings would call her that day, and each one had to remind her that it was her birthday! So the quote fit in well with our situation! Take care and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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    1. Glad your Mum had a great birthday! 97!! What a life she must have had, all that history lived through.


      1. Yes, lots of history! Thanks for your reply! Her mother lived to within a month of her 98th birthday, but my Mom said she hopes to live to be 100 years old. 🙂


  8. Great post, great photos, great quotes! Loved the “judging” quote, but leaning a bit towards friends with chocolate 🙂

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    1. Haha yes, chocolate friends are the best 😊

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  9. I love how you combined your photo shots with a pithy. Clever way to make a post. Can I steal the idea?

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    1. Of course! Cheers Cindy


      1. I’ll give you credit. 😉

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        1. Ah no I’m not the only person doing it 😊


  10. -N- says:

    You have touched on the perfect theme for our troubled times. Our friends (and family) help us through difficult times and share with us during times of joy. Well done altogether, photos and quotes.

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  11. Elizabeth says:

    Lovely photos as usual, and yes to friendship, all kinds of it, friends far away or close by, they always inspire and keep us going.

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    1. Indeed! Thanks Elizabeth

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  12. Your post is like a big, yummy, slice of bliss! Love every quote and image!

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      1. Still full! 😁 You’re welcome!


  13. Don Ostertag says:

    I really like this type of blog, Fraggle. The photos and the quotes. I grew away from the friends I had as my sons became my closest friends.

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    1. Thanks Don. Family friends are lovely to have.


  14. Jennie says:

    This is just wonderful!

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      1. Jennie says:

        You’re welcome, FR!


  15. Beck says:

    Oh! I love this ❤️ especially “good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked”
    Got to love all your wonderful friend treasures…

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  16. So true! Photographing people is probably not my strong point, these are lovely!

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  17. Great stuff!


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  18. April Munday says:

    Thanks for making me smile first thing in the morning. I wish I was the kind of person who had a woman with blue hair for a friend.

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    1. Cheers April she is quite fabulous I think!

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  19. CE Scott says:

    This beautiful CJ!Another inspired theme for your work…I love this!Im being a bit effusive…but I do love it!Theres an exhibition here…

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    1. Aw cheers Clare 🙂

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  20. Mae Clair says:

    Such a fun, upbeat post. It says so much about how we relate to others and reminds us of what’s important.

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    1. Thanks Mae. Most of these were taken on photography outings with my friend Sophie, and I’ve really missed doing that.

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  21. RITU RAMDEV says:

    I totally agree…friends are the most important ingredient for a happy life. I am lucky to have some great friends ☺️

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    1. Nice to feel that way.

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  22. M.B. Henry says:

    What a fantastic photo and quote tribute to the friends that help us through 🙂 Mine have pulled me back from the abyss many times! Great post

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  23. Nothing like good friends you can trust. Lovely images with accompanying quotes.

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  24. Keith says:

    Oh I saw this the other day and meant to come by and comment. What a heartwarming post. What would life be like without friendship?

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Boring as fek I should think 😀

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  25. Francis.R. says:

    The beer made me recall that fuzzy friendship at university, well, it was mostly rum. Is great to have friends not to share interests but to enrich our days. Cicero quote was my favorite.

    Liked by 3 people

  26. steviegill says:

    Lovely shots and quotes. A friend in need is a friend indeed!

    Liked by 2 people

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