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Guest Post by Carol Wyer

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Today I have the lovely Carol Wyer on my blog.  Her new book, ‘Grumpies On Board’ is out today and to coincide with its release Carol has written a very entertaining guest post.

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I live with a genuine Mister Grumpy. He makes Victor Meldrew look like one of the Chuckle Brothers. He is very, very grumpy. Grumpy people do not like holidays. They don’t like too much sun. They don’t like sitting by pools surrounded by families and children and they don’t like getting old.

I discovered years ago, the only way to drag my grumpy guts away was to offer him an alternative holiday. He needs stimulating and entertaining on holiday. He needs to explore places, be outdoors, learn facts and most of all enjoy new experiences. Guess what? He isn’t the only one who wants to enjoy adventure or active holidays.

Over 50s are turning their backs on poolside or even rambling holidays or cruises and are seeking challenges while we are still fit and active enough to enjoy them. Many are trying out glamping or gap years, backpacking around Australia or Thailand. We are willing to consider a polar expedition, go on a yodeling holiday, crew a tall ship, climb a mountain, try out bungee jumping in New Zealand, quad biking in Morocco, travel the Extra- Terrestial Highway in the USA on a motorbike, head off for a night in a converted whisky barrel and we might even be interested in Zero Gravity trips into space. We want to grab opportunities and see the world. We want to travel further, more often and stay away for longer.

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Grumpies On Board offers a vast range of holiday possibilities—including staying in a snowball to watch the Northern Lights or learning to become a Ninja—some fascinating trivia, some super jokes (yes, honest) some true anecdotes (sorry Grumpy. I know I should have kept quiet) and comments from Mr and Mrs Grumpy about each holiday choice. It is the best travel guide you will ever have and should make you laugh.

So, I’d like to off you your own personal invitation to join the Smile High Club and purchase a copy of Grumpies On Board out today.

 

Why not add something exciting to your ‘book it’ list? After all, we only live once!

Available to order from all bookshops or

Amazon UK

www.amazon.co.uk/Grumpies-Board-Carol-E-Wyer-ebook/dp/B00XD6KSK0

Amazon US

http://www.amazon.com/Grumpies-Board-Carol-E-Wyer-ebook/dp/B00XD6KSK0

Safkhet Publishing

http://www.safkhetpublishing.com/books/select/Grumpies_on_Board.html

 

Grumpies On Board

A “book it” list like no other, with humorous suggestions for extreme active ageing trips and why grumpies should not go snuffle trunting

Fancy a holiday with a difference? Then pack your bags and get ready for some extreme active ageing. Us ‘older’ folk are heading away from the traditional hotel holiday and at last, having fun!

This humorous guide, compiled by Mr and Mrs Grumpy, offers alternatives to the usual holiday—from sensible to outrageous—to suit every grumpy guts.

Learn about Arctic boot camps, ayurvedic retreats, drumming holidays, ice blokarting, motoring experiences, skijorking, tubing, Vespa excursions, voodoo trips and discover why Mr Grumpy will never go truffle hunting again.

With over 300 suggestions of how to get the best out of your vacation and live life to the maximum, this book aims to inspire and entertain.

Read it and put some choices on your “book it” list. After all, you only live once!

Blog Tour – ‘Learning to Love’ by Sheryl Browne

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For the past fortnight Safkhet Publishing and Sheryl Browne have been celebrating Sheryl’s romance collection.  As part of this blog tour I was asked to review ‘Learning to Love’.

Learning to Love

Dr David Adams has recently moved to Hibberton with his ten year old son, Jake.  After the recent death of his wife, David decided to start afresh in a new village away from local gossip.  His relationship with his son is strained, as Jake blames him for his mother’s death.  If only David could get through to him.

Andrea Kelly has a really busy life.  She works, has three children, plus her mother to look after.  What Andrea needs is a career change, one where she can manage her time a bit better.  Jonathan, her fiancé, is less than supportive on learning about her plans and tries to talk her out of it.  Then, one night Andrea arrives home to discover much to her dismay that her house is on fire.  Luckily her children and mother have been rescued with the assistance of David.  They have no choice but to stay at David’s house until Andrea can get things sorted out.

Until now, I had never read any of Sheryl Browne’s books.  I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Learning to Love’ and wish it hadn’t finished.  I thought this novel to be very well written and was really impressed by it.  This isn’t just an average everyday romance, it deals with a number of issues including bereavement and loss of personal belongings.

Sheryl has a way of bringing her characters to life so that you feel like you know them.  Out of all of the characters I really admired Andrea.  She was one heck of a strong woman, despite everything she could still smile and have a laugh.

The picture on the cover says it all really.  David and Jake had an understandably difficult relationship, but in time and with a little bit of help they started to build bridges.  It was nice to see them getting on well together.

I give this book 5 out of 5.

About the author

Sheryl Browne

Sheryl Browne grew up in Birmingham, UK, where she studied Art & Design. She wears many hats: a partner in her own business, a mother, and a foster parent to disabled dogs. Creative in spirit, Sheryl has always had a passion for writing. She has previously been published in the US and writes Rom Com because, as she puts it, “life is just too short to be miserable.” Sheryl is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

For more information, connect with Sheryl Browne on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SherylBrowne.Author) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/SherylBrowne) or visit her blog page at http://www.sherylbrowne.com/.

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