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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:-
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
Some more of The
World’s Stupidest Signs
“ABSOLUTELY NO BOTTOM WASHING PERMITTED” - unattributed.
“I’m not Jewish – It’s just that a tree fell on me. - Spike Milligan
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
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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The origins of my “Friday
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.
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