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Here’s the latest "Offering" for 11-01-2019
Not necessarily the ‘End of an Era’ but a suspension of these “Friday Offerings”
It is with a lot of
mixed emotions that I have decided to suspend, if only for a while, the regular publication of these “Friday Offerings.” I may come back with some “Occasional Offerings” when I’m in a position to do so, and, I feel I have
something worth saying.
I have my long-planned knee replacement booked in for the 29th January 2019 (it should have been in November, thank you NHS.) Helen keeps reminding me that this is a fairly ‘major procedure’
made more complicated as it will be, by the removal of a ‘half knee replacement,’ done 12 years ago and given my under lying health situation due to my long term MS and the strokes I suffered in 2006 and 2007 which left me partially paralysed.
I know other friends and relations have had elongated recovery periods from knee replacements but I have no real idea how soon I might feel fit enough to resume the publication of my “Offerings” and will welcome the release
from the increasing pressure I have felt under to ‘get them out,’ especially during the past two months when I have been suffering from a viral infection or perhaps it has been a ‘new’ manifestation of my MS making itself known.
A bit of history of the “Offerings”
I remember starting the Offerings way back in the depths of history, when I simply passed on a few ‘funnies’
sent out by my friend Roger R, (do you remember when that was Roger?) I think it was in the late 1990’s, just after Helen and I were married. Sadly I didn’t start archiving the “Offerings until 2003.
I’m not ‘disappearing’ completely.
I quite expect to keep up a presence on Face Book, Twitter etc. so I may revert to news of my book publishing progress via those means.
May I offer a heartfelt thanks to all those of you on my “Friday List” who have 'suffered' received my Offerings
over the years; the feed back I have been sent has meant a great deal to me and made me feel ‘in touch’ with so many of you, thank you.
So, for the last time, at least for a while, Enough, to business:-
Graffiti from the Italian word “graffito” = a scratch, first used to describe Pompeii wall markings.
“I thought Home was an ex-prime minister until I discovered squatting.“ - Unattributed
Some more of The World’s Stupidest Signs
(Some of these may be duplicates of previous examples from different sources.)
“OUR SHOES MAKE WALKING TIRING “
- Advert for a Jakarta company.
“I am sorry that I cannot address the
people of Latin America in their own language which is Latin.“ - Dan Quayle.
My doctor told me I needed to break a sweat once a day, so I told him I'd start lying to my wife.
Funny and Interesting Facts (Truth
of some yet to be confirmed, some already proved false – Bob.)
- Tea is said to have been discovered in 2737 BC by a Chinese emperor when some tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.
The tea bag was introduced in 1908 by Thomas Sullivan of New York.
- Over the last 150 years the average height of people in industrialised nations has increased 10 cm (about 4 inches). In the 19th century, American
men were the tallest in the world, averaging 1,71m (5'6"). Today, the average height for American men is 1,75m (5'7"), compared to 1,77 (5'8") for Swedes, and 1,78 (5'8.5") for the Dutch. The tallest nation in the world is the Watusis of Burundi.
All the best,
Bob, Dad, Uncle or Cousin (which ever applies!)
( 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 email@example.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