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The photo shows the Muscovy Duck at Cardwell Garden Centre who is free to come and go but stays, (he thinks he owns it.)

Here's my latest "Friday Offering"

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Here’s the latest "Offering" for  15-03-2019

Greetings,

 Progress, and with it comes a return to ‘normality.’

     The major development with ‘my health’ this week is the transfer from using a Zimmer frame to two walking sticks.  The physio was satisfied that my progress warranted the change and it has made a big difference.  In fact around the house I am happy to use just one stick, which then enables me to carry things, not possible with two sticks, of course. 

     The actual ‘wound’ is healing well and neither incisions require bandaging or covering.  There is still a lot of stiffness in the knee, but it is lessening.  The bruising caused by the tourniquet has not disappeared totally but is reducing and now doesn’t impede my standing up etc. 

     Moving on to an indwelling catheter has made the big difference I had hoped for; I don’t need to get up at night, unlike every day for the past twenty years or so.  Annoyingly my brain is still waking me up at 2 and 5am, but at least I can ignore the interruption and try to get back to sleep.

     Right, enough of me and my health.

“Sarina’s Farmer” is galloping to wards sending the manuscript to the publishers.

     The proof reading and editing of the manuscript of book four is nearing its completion and I hope to have it sent to the publishers (and off my hands) in a couple of weeks.  Then I will be able, at last, to get back to work on book six “Sarina’s Siege”.  Yes, I had left the heroine up to her waist in muddy ditch water, and I know I’m going to get a right earful from her when I extricate her from that predicament.  My own fault for giving ‘Felda’ such a perky, in your face, character.

Family meetings and get togethers are getting planned.

     There are a few celebrations and get togethers being planned at the moment, it’s that time of year.  On top of the birthdays, including my own at the end of the month, to celebrated up here we are expecting our younger daughter and her family to come up to stay around Easter and as soon as I feel fit enough, Helen and I will be heading south to visit all of our younger generation, going especially to Dorset to meet grandsons Kit and Fen for the first time.

A very pleasant “Day Out” just down the Clyde.

     Helen and I made the most of our day out this week.  It started with a trip into Paisley to B&Q where we needed to place an order.  We then retraced our steps and went further along the M8, beside the Clyde right up to Cardwell Garden Centre for a nice lunch out.  On the way there as we were driving through Gourock, we realised that there is a B&Q there so we could have saved some mileage, Ah well, the car needed a run.

 

  Enough, to business:-

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

            “Join the Army, meet interesting people, and kill them.“  -  Bromley

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Some  more of  The World’s Stupidest Signs

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

            “SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS.  “  -  On a bottle of supermarket mineral water.

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Notable Quotation

            “I worked my way up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.“  -  Groucho Marx

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Best One-Liners

            "Doctor, there's a patient on line 1 that says he's invisible" "Well, tell him I can't see him right now."

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

  • A person can live without food for about a month, but only about a week without water.
    If the amount of water in your body is reduced by just 1%, you'll feel thirsty.
    If it's reduced by 10%, you'll die.
  • According to a study by the Economic Research Service, 27% of all food production in Western nations ends up in garbage cans. Yet, 1,2 billion people are underfed - the same number of people who are overweight.

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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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