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Three generations of Hambleton males, notice the similar hair styles.

Here's my latest "Friday Offering"

Welcome to the Bob Hambleton web site,  

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Here’s the latest "Offering" for 06-09-2019

Greetings,

 

Well, that’s it ‘Summer’ is officially over.

     I’m afraid that the only sure guide that I rely on that the seasons have changed into or out of ‘Summer’ is our central heating, which we keep set to come on when the temperature drops below 19.5 Centigrade.  This week it switched itself  on, several days in a row, a sure sign.  For once this coincided with the calendar changing to September, making ‘Autumn,’ Sept. Oct & Nov. (I usually feel that the seasons pay no attention to the calendar, changing half-way through the preceding or following month.)

Progress with book four, “Sarina’s Farmer.

     I am now coming to terms with my ‘new’ publisher’s systems and have been able to proof read the draft manuscript on line.  I had experienced problems in using their ‘on-line’ system, but snags have now been resolved and the next stage is for me to approve the .pdf file which, when done, will lead to getting a printed proof copy.  We will get there.

 A landmark in our grandsons' development and plans for the future.

     We recently were sent photos of Kit and Fen, our grandsons now they are six months old, and I thought of posting those, but I also was able to recover photos of our trip down in June from my camera which I thought I had lost.

 

     Because of my pending but then delayed knee operation we were not able to make our usual November, pre-Christmas trip, down to see all our children last year.  Instead we went down this June but are expecting to revert to our usual November trip this year.  We will no doubt start planning that journey in the near future.

   Enough, to business:-

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Graffiti  

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

            “Saliva drools, OK“  -  Tonbridge

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Some  more of  The World’s Stupidest Signs

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

             “Volume On Squelch. Please dial to shut whenever you want to.“  -  Sign in a Tokyo hotel bathroom.

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Notable Quotations        

      “I never forget a face, but in your case I’m willing to make an exception.“  -  Groucho Marx

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Best One-liners.

            When I told the doctor about my loss of memory, he made me pay in advance.  

            (From an American source. – Bob)

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Funny and Interesting Facts 

(Truth of some yet to be confirmed, some already proved false – Bob.)

  • Figlet, an ASCII font converter program, stands for Frank, Ian and Glenn's LETters.
  • Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
  • Every year about 98% of atoms in your body are replaced.

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All the best,

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

 

 

 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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