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A busy time but a ‘final’ project is in hand.
We (i.e. Helen) are/is in the process of clearing our kitchen units
in preparation for our new kitchen being installed in two weeks’ time. This is the last of the major changes we had planned when we moved into our bungalow in Erskine. I won’t guarantee that there won’t be other projects in the
future (I’d like new internal doors,) but this is the last of the ‘must do’ things we identified back in 2014; apart that is, from redecorating every room, but that counts as ‘normal’ on-going activity.
Steady work on ‘completed manuscripts.’
I am still in the process of re-working novels #4 and #5 in the ‘Sarina’ series. Currently on the desk is “Sarina’s
Farmer” which I originally drafted five years ago, living in Bricket Wood. Back then I was still experimenting with ‘chaptering’ my work, which was a new concept for me. The first two Sarina novels were not split into chapters
when written but my then publisher inserted such breaks where I had used dotted lines to signify a variation of view point or a time change.
Now I’m finding that the final stages of “Farmer” were split into chapters
every two or three pages, (1,000 to 1,500 words) which was/is a nonsense. It’s a’ bit of fun’ correcting these mistakes. This is what comes of not studying writing at college etc, I was too busy becoming an Operational Research
The “St. Patrick’s Night” celebrations were another great night at NSFC.
We had another wonderful night at The Nova Scotia
Folk Club, this time at their ‘alternative venue’ at The Victoria Bowling Club in Torrance. This was a ‘St. Patrick’s Night’ celebration and the club members rose to the occasion superbly. I enjoyed my spot at the
start of the evening, I hope others did as well; it seemed to get a good reception.
One highlight, for us, was when Rona Thomson, sang “The Parting Glass.” This actually had Helen and me in tears, not from Rona’s
performance, which was as superb as usual, but because it brought back some very strong emotions. Our good friend Pearl O’Neill used to sing the song and we both were immediately remembering our late friend and some of the magic times when she
had sung the song. I don’t suppose that Rona saw our tears from up on stage, but afterwards I felt obliged to thank her for singing the song and to explain just why it had affected us. The folk world can affect you that way.
Enough, to business:-
Graffiti from the Italian word “graffito” = a scratch,
used to describe the wall markings found in Pompeii.
At the top of a wall, “Goodnight David”
And near the bottom “Goodnight
Some more of The World’s Stupidest Signs
“We dispense with accuracy.”
Seen in a chemist’s window.
“A woman waits
patiently until she is wooed. That is how the spider waits for the fly.”
George Bernard Shaw
Interesting little titbits
Almonds are a member of the peach family.
An ostrich's eye is bigger than its
brain. (I know some people like that as well)
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
(Sorry if some of these are repeats – Bob)
Best one liners
My wife told me: ‘Sex is better on holiday.’ That wasn’t a very nice postcard to receive.
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
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Bob Hambleton's novel, “Sarina’s Challenge,” ISBN
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