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Here’s the latest "Offering" for 21-06-2019
The year is flying past and I have noticed the way the seasons are changing.
WELL, here we are at the longest day, (where
has this year gone?) OK, I know due to my knee replacement surgery and preceding illness I ‘lost’ the last few months of last year and the first four of this one, but its slightly scary how time passes these days. Anyway,
the length of days up here compared to the south of England was something I had noticed very markedly, and it has been reinforced now were back in Scotland.
ONE noticeable event occurs when we are able to get to The Nova Scotia Folk Club. If
our health had permitted us to get over to Bishopbriggs recently we would be driving and getting home still in daylight. It’s slightly unsettling to think that in just a few months we will be setting off for the club ‘at night’
let alone coming home in the dark.
A very welcome visit from some old friends.
THIS week we were able to entertain two of our best friends from ‘down
south,’ Moira and Malcolm. It really was a very enjoyable to me being able to catch up with them; a lot has happened to mutual friends since we last saw them, and we’ve missed out on a lot of the personal news.
Some welcome news for a favourite local venue.
SHORTLY after we moved up here, we discovered a local shop that had opened up at “The Farm @ No. 12.” At the
start this was a ‘craft shop that had a small coffee bar tucked in a corner. We became ‘regulars’ and I told them that other places we had know down in England, similar enterprises, had quickly had to expand the catering side of
their activities. This rapidly became true for what we affectionately refer to as “12’s” and they soon became half shop half cafe. They then hit problems with the buildings, converted animal stalls, I think, and had
to close operations.
BUT they wouldn't be defeated and the whole enterprise underwent a major transformation and became, when it re-opened, a large café with a small shop attached, just as I had predicted. They
have always provided an excellent menu with superb friendly service. They have now expanded still further and added a ‘conservatory’ to provide much needed additional seating capacity. A year or more ago I approached them
and was delighted when they agreed to hold and advertise by “Sarina” books.
WE visited the café again this week and were delighted to discover that they have just won the award as “The
Best Café in Scotland,” a well earned and much deserved accolade. I am really chuffed that they still hold my books in stock. (I’ll have to ask if they’ll add Sarina’s Farmer when it becomes
Enough, to business:-
From the Italian word “graffito” = a
scratch, first used to describe Pompeii wall markings.
“Cuts out oven doubt.“ - Contraceptive vending machine.
of The World’s Stupidest Signs
(Some of these may be duplicates of previous examples from different sources.)
“We repair what your husband fixed.“ - Sign in a repair shop.
“Two can live as cheaply as one, but it costs them twice as much.“ - Frank Sullivan.
ONE OF THE BEST JOKES
OF ALL TIME – (apparently!)
“I've got a friend who's fallen in love with two school bags. He's bisatchel.”
Interesting little titbits
- The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
- There are more chickens than people in the world.
Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance. ( know this is a repeat - Sorry, Bob)
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’
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