Friday, 25 September 2015

Grumpies on Board by Carol E Wyer
Release Date: 21st May 2015
Publisher: Safkhet Select
Genres: Humour / travel / Non-Fiction

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!
“An excellently researched insight into the world of the truly grumpy traveller. Youngsters beware..!” Nigel Vardy AKA Mr. Fostbite. Record breaking mountaineer, author and inspirational speaker.

What can I say about this book that hasn't already been said? Each time I read a book by Carol E Wyer I know that its going to bring a huge smile to my face and Grumpies on Board did not disappoint at all. I love this series of books and I think that the writing style, hilarious sense of humour and sometimes awful jokes are such a fantastic combination.

If you thought for one moment that growing older was going to be dull well think again. In Grumpies on Board the message is clearly 'its not the years in your life that counts, its the life in your years.' I mean lets face it, how many of us would consider going to Ninja school or going on a tank holiday? This book tells us how we can do precisely these things! And, did you know there's a gap year company...........for oldies?

Grumpies on Board is an informative, funny and well researched book. Set out in alphabetical order it lists activities that are guaranteed to put the spring back in your step and give the younger people a run for their money. With jokes that are guaranteed to make you groan and an attitude that tells us we can do anything no matter what age we get to, whats not to love about this book.  After reading Grumpies on Board I was once again reminded of why Carol E Wyer is an award winning writer. Any writer who can make me laugh so hard that I snort wine out my nose is a winner in my eyes! Highly recommended! 

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Carol E. Wyer was born in Munster, Germany in 1960. She began her working life in Casablanca where she taught English and French in Language Schools and for companies. used to race around the streets on a clapped out VĂ©loSoleX bike, avoiding donkeys. She changed career to become a fitness instructor in her forties and appeared in Zest magazine as a ‘success story’. No longer able to touch her toes with her hands, she has now become a full-time writer. Having written a series of educational yet amusing books for children, she turned her attention to the adult market in 2010 when her son flew from the nest.

Her first two novels Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines and Surfing in Stilettos won several awards for humour and much attention from the media. Since then, she has won the people’s Book Prize Award with Grumpy Old Menopause and has appeared on over fifty BBC radio stations, several international radio stations, Sky News, NBC television and BBC Breakfast television discussing age-related subjects such as ‘Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Grumpy Old Menopause’. Her writing style has been described frequently by the media as 'witty' or 'humorous' and has even been compared to the acerbic wit of Jeremy Clarkson and the humour of Robin Williams.

Carol has written articles for and featured in several national women’s magazines including Take A Break, Choice, Woman’s Weekly and Woman's Own who also wrote about her journey to becoming a best-selling author.

Currently writing a series of novels and articles aimed at the ‘older’ woman and man, Carol is also engaged in writing by-line articles and posts for magazines and websites including Silver Travel Advisor and the Huffington Post.

Carol is also a regular Loud Mouth on BBC Radio Derby.

Last year, she took a crash course in stand-up comedy and is currently doing a comedy tour entitled Smile While You Still have Teeth to sell-out audiences, proving you’re never too old to try a new experience.

2 Responses so far.

  1. Oh my! Thank you from the bottom of my little grumpy heart. The Grumpies On Board tour has been incredible and we are both staggered by all the amazing reviews for this book. Of course, you know who is claiming all the glory! (Mr G) This is the perfect ending to a glorious week. Thank you very much. Love from Mr and Mrs Grumpy xx

  2. Sylv says:

    Love the Grumpy stories, definitely a laugh out loud read. Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win your latest :)

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