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Me on stage at NSFC at Torrance, singing my “Liverpool” songs.

Here's my latest "Friday Offering"

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Here’s the latest "Offering" for 14-09-2018

Greetings,

 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 titles.

     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.

 Enough, to business:-

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Graffiti from the Italian word “graffito”  =  a scratch, first used to describe Pompeii wall markings.

             “ FREE ACCESS.”  To which had been added, “Until the bull charges.”

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Some  more of  The World’s Stupidest Signs

             “THIS GARMENT DOES NOT ENABLE YOU TO FLY.” On a child’s Superman costume.

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Notable Quotations

            “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

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Best One-Liners

             My dad said, always leave them wanting more. Ironically, that’s how he lost his job in disaster relief.  -  Mark Watson

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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.

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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  bobhambleton@aol.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

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Bob | Reply 04.11.2017 15.54

Hi Maureen, thanks for the message, nice to hear from you.

Maureen Pugh | Reply 04.11.2017 11.20

Sorry no message lately. I seemed to have lost items on my laptop. Aileen keept me posted on your activities and have now picked up your Friday offering

GINA GRAHAM | Reply 16.02.2017 18.36

Hope you feel better soon and we see you next Wednesday at Nova Scotia Folk Club. Take care. Gina x

Bob H 16.02.2017 19.30

Thanks for that, wecerytainly hope to be ther. Bob x

Gina Graham | Reply 08.07.2016 12.31

Thank you for your mention of Nova Scotia Folk Club. It's a pleasure having you and Helen visit on a regular basis and hearing your great songs Bob. C u next wk

Peter Tiffany | Reply 05.02.2016 08.34

Hi Bob, I hope life is good for you. It would be great to know you are OK, you should have our email address somewhere Park Street NW.

Bob hambleton 08.07.2016 15.59

Sorry not to have replied sooner Peter. Yes we are fine and I do have your email address. We are happily ensconced in Scotland surrounded by Helen's family.

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04.11 | 15:54

Hi Maureen, thanks for the message, nice to hear from you.

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04.11 | 11:20

Sorry no message lately. I seemed to have lost items on my laptop. Aileen keept me posted on your activities and have now picked up your Friday offering

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16.02 | 19:30

Thanks for that, wecerytainly hope to be ther. Bob x

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16.02 | 18:36

Hope you feel better soon and we see you next Wednesday at Nova Scotia Folk Club. Take care. Gina x

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