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Here’s the latest "Offering" for 17-08-2018

Greetings,

 Things feel strange, but that’s because they are getting back to normal.

      In has been a great three weeks while we have entertained house guests, and family visits from far afield.  Oddly enough, now that things are getting back to normal it feels strange.  But it is not just the ending of the visitations, it is also because I am ‘suddenly’ able to indulge my self and get back to writing the next book in the Sarina series.

      OK, I know the marketing of my now three published books should take precedence, but I am no salesman and this sort of activity is something I don’t like doing.  This probably comes as no surprise to close friends and it shouldn’t be a shock to me.  In the past I have undergone two different sessions of assessment at “The Vocational Guidance Association” and both times they came up with unnervingly accurate assessments of my abilities and natural talents.  Due to the demanding situations that I found myself in at those times in my life, on both occasions I was forced to ignore the suggested career paths. 

      The real benefit I did gain, and use, from those assessments was the revelation that I should definitely avoid, quote, “Religion, The Law and Selling.”  With the painful experiences of my ‘career’ I could also add “Man-management” to that list.  ANYWAY, I don’t like SELLING and self-publishing books requires just that skill.

 “Sarina’s Siege” is ‘underway.’

       I have been mulling over the actual twists and turns that I want to build into the overall story line of this the sixth book in the saga.  I knew from the time of writing the first book what the main thrust of this book would be, but it is the detailed plot that emerges as I write that makes writing so absorbing, well,  it does for me at least.  Suddenly the main characters of this book become even more real to me and they start demanding my full attention.  (They don’t appreciate me having to break off to write this “Offering”!)

 A Hospital Appointment turned out to be a ‘non-event.’

      Having had the ‘aspiration’ carried out on my right knee which proved I don’t have an infection, I was expecting my next appointment to be my admission into hospital to have the knee replaced.  Instead I was called in to see the consultant.  When we got there we were actually seen by a ‘lesser’ member of the surgical team who didn’t know why I had been called in and agreed that my next visit should have been to have the operation.

      We left the hospital, muttering appropriate comments under our breath and decided to rescue ‘our day out’ by going a bit further along the Clyde coast, down to Largs and enjoyed a visit to the ‘sea-side’ town now that the Scottish school holidays are over.  An enjoyable morning and a lunch out did much to improve the mood of the day.

   Enough, to business:-

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Graffiti  from the Italian word “graffito”  =  a scratch, first used to describe the wall markings found in Pompeii.

            “The future is female; unreliable, full of broken promises, pretty to look at, but horrible to face.” - Cambridge

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Some  more of  The World’s Stupidest Signs

          “IN THE CASE OF FIRE, DO YOUR BEST TO ALARM THE HOTEL PORTER”  -  Vienna Hotel    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Notable Quotations

            “My problems all started with my early education.  I went to a school for mentally disturbed teachers.”  -  Woody Allen                 (Funny, I don’t remember seeing him there  -  Bob, any St. Peter's pupils remember 'Syd?')

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Best one liners

             A lorry-load of tortoises crashed into a train-load of terrapins, I thought 'That's a turtle disaster'.  -  Tommy Cooper

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Interesting little titbits

     o    0.7% of Americans are currently in prison.

     o    Saudi diplomats have 367 outstanding parking fines in Britain.

     o    The average criminal sentence length is 137 years in Colombia

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All the best,

 Bob, Dad, Uncle or Cousin (which ever applies!)

( www.bobhambleton.com )

 

The origins of my “Friday Offering”

    Some years ago a friend started sending out the odd joke (some were very odd) which he called “Something for Friday.”  Since I had friends and relations that he didn’t know I started passing them on, calling mine a “Friday Offering.” I rapidly progressed to finding my own material and my original supplier then ceased his weekly publication but over time my small distribution list has grown and is still growing.  Encouraged by the feedback and contributions I have received, the ‘Offering’ has grown and the format become established to be my latest news and wry observations, a collection of jokes and amusing quotations.  I am told that it gets forwarded to every continent (except Antarctica, anyone know someone down there?)

    If you would like to be added to the "Friday" list  and receive these 'Offerings' on a regular basis, (your email address will not be made available to anyone else,) then please e-mail me by clicking this link  bobhambleton@aol.com

 

Bob Hambleton's novel, “Sarina’s Challenge,” ISBN No. 978-1-911113-48-5 the first book in the Sarina series is available from all usual outlets or direct from the distribtors, simply click here:-  http://ow.ly/Y7MV302qc9n

 Contact Bob at  Friday@BobHambleton.com

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Bob | Reply 04.11.2017 15.54

Hi Maureen, thanks for the message, nice to hear from you.

Maureen Pugh | Reply 04.11.2017 11.20

Sorry no message lately. I seemed to have lost items on my laptop. Aileen keept me posted on your activities and have now picked up your Friday offering

GINA GRAHAM | Reply 16.02.2017 18.36

Hope you feel better soon and we see you next Wednesday at Nova Scotia Folk Club. Take care. Gina x

Bob H 16.02.2017 19.30

Thanks for that, wecerytainly hope to be ther. Bob x

Gina Graham | Reply 08.07.2016 12.31

Thank you for your mention of Nova Scotia Folk Club. It's a pleasure having you and Helen visit on a regular basis and hearing your great songs Bob. C u next wk

Peter Tiffany | Reply 05.02.2016 08.34

Hi Bob, I hope life is good for you. It would be great to know you are OK, you should have our email address somewhere Park Street NW.

Bob hambleton 08.07.2016 15.59

Sorry not to have replied sooner Peter. Yes we are fine and I do have your email address. We are happily ensconced in Scotland surrounded by Helen's family.

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04.11 | 15:54

Hi Maureen, thanks for the message, nice to hear from you.

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04.11 | 11:20

Sorry no message lately. I seemed to have lost items on my laptop. Aileen keept me posted on your activities and have now picked up your Friday offering

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16.02 | 19:30

Thanks for that, wecerytainly hope to be ther. Bob x

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16.02 | 18:36

Hope you feel better soon and we see you next Wednesday at Nova Scotia Folk Club. Take care. Gina x

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