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The ‘white horses’ on the Clyde Estuary. 06-12-2018

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Here’s the latest "Offering" for 07-12-2018

Greetings,

 More of the same i.e. virtually nothing.

      Nothing much to report this week as I am still recovering, very slowly, from what ever it was that hit me three weeks ago.  I am gradually getting back to ‘normal’ although some days I am more tired than the day before which is a little disappointing.

     My ‘live in’ health expert’s advice is to just take it very easy and not to try to do too much and cause a relapse.  Would you believe it, I am actuyally taking Helen’s advice and recognise that I am progressing (slowly)?

 So this is what Retirement is really like!

      As some of you know I ‘retired’ in early 1992 on health grounds although initially I was officially still job hunting and even attempting to set up a couple of small businesses.  The closest I actually got was to do a bit of Management Consultancy, which paid well but was short lived.  I knew I would never get a full-time job again and learned to fill my time concentrating on running folk events: various clubs, a charity festival and the “Folk for M.S.” charity as well as, later, the “Flanders Experience” folk festival.

     Then I discovered that I really enjoyed writing and even wrote my first novel, “Ashby’s Rising” (144,000 words.)  This gave me an objective and ‘something-to-do,’ although I never thought about trying to get anything  published, that came later.  So I have always had tasks to perform and something to occupy me.

     Now, with this latest illness, for the first time I have allowed my self actually ‘do nothing,’ I’m discounting crosswords, watching TV and DVD’s and, of course, reading, they just fill the time.

An wonderful, unexpected, day out.

      I was feeling reasonably rested enough to leap at the chance when Helen said her mother wanted to take us out for lunch.  With Helen doing all the driving we picked Margaret up and headed to one of our favourite restaurants on the Firth of Clyde, The Rowan Tree, near Ardrossan.  The day started dank and overcast but the forecast was that it would brighten up a bit.  So it proved, for we arrived on the ‘coast’ in glorious sunshine.

     The Rowan Tree provided excellent food served with their usual efficient service.  The slight drizzle that had started the day eased off on the journey down, but the high winds did not abate, and the Clyde Estuary was quite rough with a lot of ‘white horses.’

    The photo shows how the waters of the Clyde were being whipped up in the wind.  Remember this is not the open sea but a river, albeit the estuary, which is several miles wide.

It’s not all been ‘down-time.’

     Although I haven’t done any writing as  such I have been thinking through the ‘plot twists’ that I want to build into “Sarina’s Siege” when I do get back to working on the next book.

  Enough, to business:-

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

            “A happy Christmas to all our readers “  -  on graffiti strewn wall, Tenterden.

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Some  more of  The World’s Stupidest Signs

(Some of these may be duplicates of previous examples from different sources.)

            “Take two tablets until passing away.“  -  Label on a medicine bottle in Japan.

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Notable Quotations

            “A paranoid is a man who knows a little of what is going on.“  -  William Burroughs.

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Best Age One Liners.

            A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

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Funny and Interesting Facts  (Truth of some yet to be confirmed, some already proved false – Bob.)

  • If you keep your eyes open by force when you sneeze, you might pop an eyeball out.
  • Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over a million descendants.
  • Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.

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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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