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Here’s the latest "Offering" for 21-09-2018

Greetings,

 Major rethink on the order of Sarina novels.

      As I’ve been working on both the planned books four and five in the Sarina series, it has dawned on me that the need for the events in what I had been planning as book four don’t occur until the end of what was planned as book five.   

     This is annoying as it requires carefully working through both books to correct the sequence of long-term events buried in each of the plots.  Ah well, at least they are only manuscript files on my computer, but it does require a lot of work to correct.

 Severe winds have caused disruption and some damage.

     The gales (tail-end hurricane) that hit Scotland this week have caused a bit of disruption and prompted some repairs to be made.  Helen and I managed to avoid getting caught in the high winds (the most severe that we have experienced since we moved up here) by staying in the doors and letting happen all around us. 

     Helen couldn’t get out to do her usual Wednesday visit to her mother and the fence posts that we knew were rotting at ground level have given way.  Luckily the these wind resistant fences are so designed that the cross members at the top ‘held’ and the fence is intact, if a little ‘droopy’ in the middle.

     We are not too worried as we had already warned our ‘handy-do-anything repair man already has fence repair on his list.  On reflection, if we had suffered these winds while living own in Bricket Wood, we would have lost every panel in the garden!

Unusual night at NSFC, but a bit of memory lane for us.

      The wind disruption earlier in the day didn’t prevent us getting to the Nova Scotia Folk Club on Wednesday evening although it had put a lot of people off venturing out.  The result was there were only about twenty-five of us who made it to The Fort Theatre.  (I know a lot of folk clubs down in England that can only dream of having that many attending, even on a good night.)

     Gina therefore decided to hold the evening in the bar area as a sing-a-round and it resulted in a very relaxed, almost party atmosphere.  A great night, and I won a prize in the raffle!

 

  Enough, to business:-

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

            “Work for the Lord.  The pay is terrible but the fringe benefits are out of this world.“  -  found in a lavatory at an Anglican Theological College.

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Some  more of  The World’s Stupidest Signs

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

             “ICE CREAM TOILETS“  -  On a campsite.

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Notable Quotations

           “The great art of a quack is to time his imposture.“  -  Richard Duppa

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Interesting little titbits

  • The average shelf-life of a latex condom is about two years.
  • Consuming chocolate was once considered a sin during the 16th and 17th century.
  • Coca-Cola used to contain cocaine when it was initially introduced.

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Best One-Liners

            So I rang up British Telecom, I said 'I want to report a nuisance caller', he said 'Not you again'.  -Tommy Cooper

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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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