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The picture is of our own game of thrones, (mine’s the big one on the left.)

Here's my latest "Friday Offering"

Welcome to the Bob Hambleton web site,  

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Here’s the latest "Offering" for 17-05-2019

Greetings,

We’re playing our own Game of Thrones.

     When we moved into our bungalow five years ago, we treated ourselves to a new lounge suit, (Helen doing her usual and spotting a real bargain at the Co-Op in Paisley.)  This suit included two recliner armchairs, mine giving me the ability to raise my legs which is now a necessity.  Sadly, my chair ‘died;’ it did receive some very hard treatment which it should have been able to survive, but didn’t.  It was replaced free of charge.  The replacement then also suffered and was close to ‘dying.’ 

     Five weeks ago we decided to replace it with an electrically operated version.  (Rumours that Helen leapt at the chance of getting me an “electric chair” are ill founded, I hope.)  As promised, the new chair arrived this week and I am now getting used to ‘sitting pretty.’

     This new chair will, I hope, last a lot longer than its two predecessors.  By the way, that awful wall-paper behind ‘the thrones’ is what we inherited with the bungalow and is about to be changed, at last.  Our ‘tame handyman’ will redecorate the lounge while we are ‘down south’ in a couple of weeks’ time, visiting our offspring, including the new twin grandsons, (can’t wait.)

 Final stages of producing “Sarina’s Farmer” in progress.

     The manuscript of book four in the Sarina series is now with my ‘live-in proof-reader’ and when she has gone through it with a large red felt-tip it should be ready to be sent to the publishers.

  Enough, to business:-

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Graffiti

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

            “Passengers are requested not to use the toilet whilst in a station.“ to which had been added, “Except at Aldershot.”  Traditional

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Some  more of  The World’s Stupidest Signs

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

             “Low self-esteem group meets Thursday at 7pm  -  Please use the back door.“ -  In a Church Hall

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Notable Quotations

            “Reader suppose you were an idiot: and suppose that you were a member of Congress, but I repeat myself.“  -  Mark Twain

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Interesting little titbits

  • The rat has been called the world's most destructive mammal - other than man.
  • Rats destroy an estimated 1/3 of the world's food supply each year.
  • 25% of all fires of unknown origin are rat-caused.

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ONE OF THE BEST JOKES OF ALL TIME – (apparently!)

            I tried water polo but my horse drowned.

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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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