Tuesday, 28 June 2011

'Summertime and the living is easy...'

Toby Toshiba is in the computer hospital having had a very lengthy operation. He is now recovering nicely and thanks everyone for all of your get-well wishes. It was touch and go for a while but he is out of intensive care and should be home in a few days- which is just as well, because Hubby and I are squabbling over his computer like two crabby children.
We shall be away for some of the Summer, and because Hubby claims he has so much gardening to do that he can’t blog much, we have decided to give this blog a holiday too.
I shall of course keep you all fully up to date with our adventures over the next few weeks on my regular blog – Facing 50 with Humour.
For those of you who really need a massive fix of wit and humour or just a hilarious summer read then click the book title and download a copy of MiniSkirts and Laughter Lines onto your Sony, iPhone, computer or Kindle.
If you do it today it will only cost you $1.00, yes $1.00.
You need to type in the following code when you purchase the book and check out- TV38A

So, for the moment we’ll bid you all a wonderful summer and leave you with an advert that we discovered that made us chortle.

Monday, 6 June 2011

'We're all going on a summer holiday...'

Not quite a summer holiday but I shall be away for ten days. I shan’t be languishing on a tropical island sipping Pina Coladas though, oh no, not Facing 50! Naturally, I shall divulge all when I return.

However, I hate leaving you all and so as a treat (hopefully) I am going to leave you with the first chapter of my precious book to read and enjoy. There is a catch though. The book is in a competition to be noticed and published which means it needs reviews and good star ratings over the next two weeks. If you think you’d like to read it and are willing to help me out then please click on the link I’ve provided HERE The details of my book will then come up. Click ‘read sample chapters from this book’. You will then be able to read the chapter.
     If you enjoy it would you please, please, pretty please, sign up and write a brief review of what you have read. You will need to go back to the page before and click on ‘review this work’. You’ll only need to provide a name – your blogging name is great and an email and some fictitious birth date!
     The review only needs to be 100 words or more. You can write whatever you like about it. It was funny. It was rubbish It made you laugh. Please feel free to criticise. I already have one scathing review and I only cried for five days. More importantly you will have to mark my work out of 5 for several categories, 5 being the best.
I cannot tell you how much I would appreciate your help.
     And so, I must leave you for a while. I shall be able to read your blogs but unable to leave comments. I’ll still be there in the background. Bye bye my bloggy friends - I’ll bring you all back a stick of rock!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Wednesday Wit

I have not been on form this week. What with a nasty cold, a bad back through attempting some gardening -I knew it would be bad for my health - and a disgusting cold sore on my face, I haven't felt too much like finding something for us all to giggle at. (Hubby says I should have posted a photo of my carrot cake I baked this morning - it's fallen and looks like a carrot cake mousse!)
I am therefore indebted to one of my followers for this week's 'Funnies'. Fishducky doesn't have a blog of her own. If she did, she would be inundated with followers as she is an extremely amusing lady. I have been fortunate enough to receive lots of jokes, anecdotes and very amusing pieces from her in recent weeks.
This week's funnies bring to mind my years of teaching. Exam howlers were always read out in the common room (no names mentioned of course). As for my own howlers, well when I was little and at junior school we had end of year exams. I was very bright and my parents expected much from me. They wanted me to do well and be put up a class the following year.
I read the questions through very carefully.
One asked  'Can you name ten fruit and ten vegetables?'
I held my tongue between my teeth in concentration and got my pencil ready. I wrote down all the vegetables I could think of - carrots, peas, beans, cauliflower, cabbage, leek, turnips, onions, potatoes, squash.
I then puzzled about the fruit: bananas, apples, oranges, pineapples, kiwi, peaches, cherries, strawberries, plums and raspberries.
Happy with my selection, I took out my eraser, rubbed out all the answers and wrote 'Yes, I can!'
Hope you enjoy the funnies. Thank you fishducky.