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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.
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
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:-
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.
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.
“The great art of a quack is to time his imposture.“ - Richard Duppa
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.
So I rang up British Telecom, I said
'I want to report a nuisance caller', he said 'Not you again'. -Tommy Cooper
All the best,
Bob, Dad, Uncle or Cousin (which ever applies!)
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