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The “Sleeping Warrior” basking in the sun, just off the A81, 17-05-2018

Here's my latest "Friday Offering"

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Here’s the latest "Offering" for  18-05-2018

Greetings,

 A busy week but not a lot to report on the writing front.

      Not a lot to report on the writing front, other than I’m still working away at the rewrite of “Sarina’s Season,” again.  There have been a couple of details to iron out with the publishers regarding book three in the Sarina series, “Sarina’s Archer,” but they have all been dealt with so I am now just waiting to receive the proof copy.

     I am looking forward to ‘catching up’ with my friends at Erskine Writers next week at the annual garden party, the traditional end to the club’s year.

 

We’re looking forward to multiple visits in August.

      Planning our summer this year we’re delighted that all three of our children are planning to get up to see us this August, which is when we now expect my cousin Kent Hambleton, from America to see us during a whistle stop tour of Scotland.  It would be marvellous if some of our offspring were able to meet some of their American relations.

     We do now know that Kent and party will be spending a couple of days in the Trossachs and as our day out this week, Helen and I took ourselves up to that area,

      I took the above photo of the “Sleeping Warrior,” the range of hills just south of the A81 on our way home from Aberfoyle.

 

Another relaxed and enjoyable “Jam Session” at the NSFC this week.   

     The Nova Scotia Folk Club was meeting at the Victoria Bowling Club in Torrance this week and Gina had planned the event as another “jam session” in which everyone sits around the room and take it in turn to lead a song or tune.  This is a format Helen and I are very familiar with from our time at clubs down south but a bit of a novelty for the NSFC.

     I really enjoyed the evening but have decided that I really must dig out my guitar and work out what keys I am singing my songs in, so that I can give the musicians at the club a clue and and invite them to accompany me.  (I might be able to do that much with the instrument, but my time of being able to accompany myself to an acceptable level is long past.  -  Thanks MS!)

  Enough, to business:-

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Graffiti  from the Italian word “graffito”  =  a scratch,  

first used to describe the wall markings found in Pompeii.

                        “T S Eliot is an anagram of toilets.”  -  Leicester University

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Some  more of  The World’s Stupidest Signs

 “ABSOLUTELY NO BOTTOM WASHING PERMITTED”  -  unattributed.

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Notable Quotations

                       “I’m not Jewish – It’s just that a tree fell on me.  -  Spike Milligan

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Best one liners

     I got an odd-job man in. He was useless. Gave him a list of eight things to do and he only did numbers one, three, five and seven.   -   Stephen Grant

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Interesting little The titbits

     Netherlands has built 800 miles of massive dikes and sea walls to hold back the sea.

     Rats destroy an estimated 1/3 of the world's food supply each year.

     25% of all fires of unknown origin are rat-caused.  (OK, how do they know that?  -  Bob)

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All the best,

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

( www.bobhambleton.com )

( 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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