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Things feel strange, but that’s because they are getting back to normal.
In has been a great three weeks while we
have entertained house guests, and family visits from far afield. Oddly enough, now that things are getting back to normal it feels strange. But it is not just the ending of the visitations, it is also because I am ‘suddenly’ able to
indulge my self and get back to writing the next book in the Sarina series.
OK, I know the marketing of my now three published books should take precedence, but I am no salesman and this sort of activity is something I don’t
like doing. This probably comes as no surprise to close friends and it shouldn’t be a shock to me. In the past I have undergone two different sessions of assessment at “The Vocational Guidance Association” and both times they
came up with unnervingly accurate assessments of my abilities and natural talents. Due to the demanding situations that I found myself in at those times in my life, on both occasions I was forced to ignore the suggested career paths.
The real benefit I did gain, and use, from those assessments was the revelation that I should definitely avoid, quote, “Religion, The Law and Selling.” With the painful experiences of my ‘career’ I could also add
“Man-management” to that list. ANYWAY, I don’t like SELLING and self-publishing books requires just that skill.
“Sarina’s Siege” is ‘underway.’
I have been mulling over the actual twists and turns that I want to build into the overall story line of this the sixth book in the saga. I knew from the time of writing the first book what the main thrust
of this book would be, but it is the detailed plot that emerges as I write that makes writing so absorbing, well, it does for me at least. Suddenly the main characters of this book become even more real to me and they start demanding my full attention.
(They don’t appreciate me having to break off to write this “Offering”!)
A Hospital Appointment turned out to be a ‘non-event.’
Having had the ‘aspiration’ carried out on my right knee which proved I don’t have an infection, I was expecting my next appointment to be my admission into hospital to have the knee replaced. Instead I was called in to see the
consultant. When we got there we were actually seen by a ‘lesser’ member of the surgical team who didn’t know why I had been called in and agreed that my next visit should have been to have the operation.
We left the hospital, muttering appropriate comments under our breath and decided to rescue ‘our day out’ by going a bit further along the Clyde coast, down to Largs and enjoyed a visit to the ‘sea-side’ town now that the Scottish school
holidays are over. An enjoyable morning and a lunch out did much to improve the mood of the day.
Enough, to business:-
from the Italian word “graffito” = a scratch, first used to describe the wall markings found in Pompeii.
“The future is female; unreliable, full of broken
promises, pretty to look at, but horrible to face.” - Cambridge
Some more of The World’s Stupidest Signs
“IN THE CASE OF FIRE, DO YOUR BEST TO ALARM THE HOTEL PORTER” - Vienna Hotel ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
“My problems all started with my early education. I went to a school for mentally disturbed teachers.” - Woody Allen
(Funny, I don’t remember seeing him there - Bob, any St. Peter's pupils remember 'Syd?')
Best one liners
A lorry-load of tortoises crashed into a train-load of terrapins, I thought 'That's a turtle disaster'. - Tommy Cooper
o 0.7% of Americans are currently in prison.
o Saudi diplomats have 367 outstanding parking fines in Britain.
o The average criminal sentence length is 137 years in Colombia
All the best,
Bob, Dad, Uncle or Cousin (which ever applies!)
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Some years ago a friend started sending out the odd joke (some were very odd) which he called “Something
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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,
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