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Benjamin Hamilton, World #1 Broadsword Fighter.

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Here’s the latest "Offering" for 12-10-2018

Greetings,

Virtually a ‘Non-week’ for me but things do still happen.

     As I mentioned last week I have been put on a different pain-killer drug by my GP who warned me that it might make me a bit drowsy.  Drowsy!  It has virtually wiped me out for the past week.

     I have been sleeping really well at night, great, but the effect has encroached on my ‘day-time’ activities to the extent that they have effectively disappeared.  I’ve managed no writing at all and that just adds to the depression.  I have therefore decided to come off these pain killers, I need my life back.

 Catching Up on some much needed ‘house-keeping.

     I have a ‘significant’ DVD collection and keep them in a cupboard in the living room.  Over a period of time the list gets added to and some stray to other places in the filing system, usually for good reasons at the time (like I’m too busy to put them where they belong.)  Consequently, the system gets out of order and the actual storage doesn’t match the DVD-Catalogue I hold on my computer.

    This week I decided to completely re-organise and update the system.  This should only take me a day but in the ‘zombie’ like state I have been in, the time scale dragged out to fill three days.  It is all done now, and I have promised myself (and Helen) that I will be good and keep the cases properly filed.  We’ll see.

 Highlight of the week, a family celebration.

     The highlight of the week was undoubtedly the ‘Boyd’ family get-together to celebrate the 21st birthday of our nephew, Benjamin Hamilton, pictured above, (note the Scottish version of the name, all though we are actually only related through my marriage to his aunt.) 

     I have mentioned Ben before in these offerings as he is a leading exponent of ‘Broadsword Fighting,’  and rated as number one in the world rankings, no less.  He recently competed in a major event, down in Wales I believe, and came away with the Gold Medal. 

     He also works, occasionally in films dressed in a ‘real’ kilt as a broadsword fighter; he has appeared in episodes of “Outlander” the TV Series.

     As you will have gathered, he is quite a lad, happy birthday Ben.

Other consequences of these side-effects.

     Since my ‘awake’ periods have been restricted to an hour or two in the mornings I have been unable to think about any evening activities and, sadly, had to miss this week’s meeting of The Nova Scotia Folk Club.  Having come off that drug I hope to be back next week.

  Enough, to business:-

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

       “Don’t vote.  The Government will get in.“  -  Oxford.

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Some  more of  The World’s Stupidest Signs

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

            “Safe to use around pets and children, although it is not recommended that either be permitted to drink from toilet.“  -  On a toilet-bowl freshener.

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Notable Quotations

           “Hollywood is Californication  “  -  James Montgomery

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Best One-Liners

            “I could tell my parents hated me, my bath toys were a toaster and a radio.” - Rodney Dangerfield

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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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All the best,

Bob, Dad, Uncle or Cousin (which ever applies!)

www.bobhambleton.com )

I have a ‘significant’ DVD collection and keep them in a cupboard in the living room.  Over a period of time the list gets added to and some stray to other places in the filing system, usually for good reasons at the time (like I’m too busy to put them where they belong.)  Consequently, the system gets out of order and the actual storage doesn’t match the DVD-Catalogue I hold on my computer.

This week I decided to completely re-organise and update the system.  This should only take me a day but in the ‘zombie’ like state I have been in, the time scale dragged out to fill three days.  It is all done now, and I have promised myself (and Helen) that I will be good and keep the cases properly filed.  We’ll see.

Highlight of the week, a family celebration.

The highlight of the week was undoubtedly the ‘Boyd’ family get-together to celebrate the 21st birthday of our nephew, Benjamin Hamilton (note the Scottish version of the name, all though we are actually only related through my marriage to his aunt.) 

 

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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