It gives me tremendous pleasure to shout today about an awesome book launch by a wonderful and outstanding author. Give it up for the one and only Carol E Wyer! I had the pleasure of meeting Carol at a book festival not too long ago and to interview her for a radio show, and I’m telling you: Carol is a funny, kind and extraordinary energy ball like no other. This is the woman who eats chocolate-covered grasshoppers (or locusts?) for a book launch. This is the woman who makes eyes at a taxi driver whilst waving an umbrella in the pouring rain outside a hotel. This is the woman who lives with GRUMPY!
Here she goes… Carol E Wyer and Grumpies on Board!
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.
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!
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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.
I wouldn’t call that being grumpy, I just call it being ‘exigent’.
Marina, believe me: if Carol says he’s grumpy, he’s grumpy! LOL! Thanks for visiting and commenting. Wishing you a glorious Friday! X
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Thank you very much, Judith! Happy Friday!
Oh Nicky, what a fabulous post and you had me blushing from the start. Thank you ever so much for posting about the book. Grumpy has been more interested in the response to this one than any other I have written…can’t imagine why! MarinaSofia, I love your comment. I might use that on the radio this morning! Judth, thank you ever so much for reblogging. Hope you’ll all join me and Grumpy in the Smile High Club. xxx
You’re so very welcome, my lovely! You are one talented author and it’s a privilege to be able to shout about you. Here’s wishing you a gazillion well-deserved sales and a glorious weekend. Good luck with the radio this morning, not that you need it: you’ll ace it! 🙂 XXX
I think we should get our grumpies together, Carol. We could leave them to their ‘grumpfest’ and we could go out and have fun.
A very entertaining, but useful travel guide!
Thanks for joining the party today, Anneli, and for your lovely comment! XX
Wishing you loads of success with Grumpies on Board, Carol! It sounds like a fun read. 🙂