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We’re playing our own Game of Thrones.
When we moved into our bungalow five years ago, we treated ourselves to a new lounge
suit, (Helen doing her usual and spotting a real bargain at the Co-Op in Paisley.) This suit included two recliner armchairs, mine giving me the ability to raise my legs which is now a necessity. Sadly, my chair ‘died;’ it did receive
some very hard treatment which it should have been able to survive, but didn’t. It was replaced free of charge. The replacement then also suffered and was close to ‘dying.’
Five weeks ago we decided
to replace it with an electrically operated version. (Rumours that Helen leapt at the chance of getting me an “electric chair” are ill founded, I hope.) As promised, the new chair arrived this week and I am now getting used to ‘sitting
This new chair will, I hope, last a lot longer than its two predecessors. By the way, that awful wall-paper behind ‘the thrones’ is what we inherited with the bungalow and is about to be changed,
at last. Our ‘tame handyman’ will redecorate the lounge while we are ‘down south’ in a couple of weeks’ time, visiting our offspring, including the new twin grandsons, (can’t wait.)
Final stages of producing “Sarina’s Farmer” in progress.
The manuscript of book four in the Sarina series is now with my ‘live-in proof-reader’ and when she
has gone through it with a large red felt-tip it should be ready to be sent to the publishers.
Enough, to business:-
From the Italian word “graffito” = a scratch, first used to describe Pompeii wall markings.
“Passengers are requested not to use the toilet whilst in
a station.“ to which had been added, “Except at Aldershot.” Traditional
Some more of The World’s
(Some of these may be duplicates of previous examples from different sources.)
“Low self-esteem group meets Thursday at 7pm -
Please use the back door.“ - In a Church Hall
“Reader suppose you
were an idiot: and suppose that you were a member of Congress, but I repeat myself.“ - Mark Twain
Interesting little titbits
- The rat has been called the world's most destructive mammal - other than man.
- Rats destroy an estimated 1/3 of the world's food supply each year.
- 25% of all fires of unknown origin are rat-caused.
ONE OF THE BEST JOKES OF ALL TIME – (apparently!)
I tried water polo but my horse drowned.
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?)
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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
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