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Slight delay in progressing the new book
I’m have still been unable to get back to breaking new ground with the
writing of “Sarina’s Siege.” This week I’ve been distracted with wanting to prepare something to contribute to the Erskine Writers’ meeting on Tuesday and the need to prepare “Sarina’s Season” for the proof readers
and sending it to my chief editor, (that’s you Tina.)
Erskine Writers 2018/19 Year gets underway.
Although I have difficulty
in attending Erskine Writers’ meetings on a regular basis, I made the effort to get to the first meeting of the new ‘year’ this Tuesday. This did enable me to pay my yearly membership subscription, read an excerpt from the latest ‘completed’
book and apologise to the group in person for my lack of regular attendance.
Bless them, they were very understanding of my situation and were very helpful with suggestions about the passage I read from
the new book.
A wonderful night of 1960’s memories at NSFC.
The Nova Scotia Folk Club met at the Bowling Club this
week as the Fort Theatre was being used for a production, (they are entitled to use their theatre.) This was a theme night originally defined as “Liverpool” and I ‘booked’ two well known folk songs with the name Liverpool in their
However, when the night actually came, the theme had evolved into “The Merseybeat” and the regulars pulled out all the stops and we were treated to a walk down memory lane for those
of us old enough to remember the 1960’s. (I know, if you remember the 60’s you weren’t there. I was, and I do.)
Despite the re-alignment of the theme I sang my two folk songs
and “Liverpool Lou” and “The Leaving of Liverpool” went down very well with everyone joining in the choruses. It was a great night, well done Gina and the NSFC.
Graffiti from the Italian word “graffito” = a scratch, first used to describe Pompeii
“ FREE ACCESS.” To which had been added, “Until the bull charges.”
Some more of The World’s Stupidest Signs
“THIS GARMENT DOES NOT ENABLE YOU TO FLY.” On a child’s Superman costume.
“There are three things to beware
of, the hoof of a horse, the horn of a bull and the smile of an Englishman.” - Seumus MacManus
My dad said, always leave them wanting more. Ironically, that’s how he lost
his job in disaster relief. - Mark Watson
Interesting little titbits
- Sex is biochemically no different from eating
large quantities of chocolate.
- A man's beard grows fastest when he anticipates sex.
- Male bats have the highest rate of homosexuality of any mammal.
All the best,
Uncle or Cousin (which ever applies!)
( www.bobhambleton.com )
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