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Here’s the latest "Offering" for 06-09-2019
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:-
(From the Italian word “graffito” = a scratch, first used to describe Pompeii wall markings.)
drools, OK“ - Tonbridge
Some more of The World’s Stupidest Signs
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.
“I never forget a face, but in your case I’m willing
to make an exception.“ - Groucho Marx
When I told the doctor about
my loss of memory, he made me pay in advance.
(From an American source. – Bob)
Funny and Interesting
(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.
All the best,
Bob, Dad, Uncle or Cousin (which ever applies!)
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?)
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