Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Grumpies on Board by Carol E Wyer

                                      Grumpies On Board
                                Genre: humour, non-fiction
                               Release Date: 21st May 2105
                                       Publisher: Safkhet

A "book it" list like no other, with humorous suggestions for extreme active aging 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 aging. 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. Frostbite. Record breaking mountaineer, author and inspirational speaker.

1st Prize – copy of the book (uk winner a signed paperback / non UK an ecopy)
2nd Prize – Grumpy old git / cow travel mug

My Review 

"One of my friends went to Argentina on a flamenco dancing holiday and never returned. She ran off with the bare-chested dance instructor, who taught her how to play castanets. I rest my case. Book now."

Grumpies On Board by Carol E Wyer is a travel book that is well-researched, well-detailed and full of great information. A fun, entertaining little gem that had me laughing my middle-aged butt off. The author has a smart quirky sense of humor that I found exhilarating and laugh-out-loud funny.

The author makes the idea of traveling as an older adult empowering and even a little (I mean, a lot) exciting. So informational and motivating. Even with all the chuckles!

This is an enjoyable ride that I read for pure pleasure and I was not at all disappointed as it inspired me to open my eyes to some far off destinations I have never considered before. And let's not forget the Indian head massage and a visit to the picturesque town, Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val. :-) oh yes! Grumpies, no more!

Extreme Active Aging is downright hilarious. It was a pleasure to relax, sit back and enjoy the adventure while Mr. Grumpy rates some of the trip options. Too cute for words, so I will leave it at that! From his rate scale I will give Grumpies On Board a solid A.

Quote ~

Travel uphill from the town towards the direction of Montauban and you will have some of the most spectacular views of the river and gorges. It is this route that is commandeered by the Course de la Cote when for two days in August, cars race to get the fastest time.

This is a great spectator sport. Sunshine, ambience, and then a gentle meander back down to the town for wine and foie gras. Have I temped you?



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 VéloSoleX 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. 

Just a little “mood” music to get you ready for your next adventure!



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