Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Grumpies on Board by Carol E Wyer

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

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.





The grumpier you (or your spouse or traveling companion) is, the more you will enjoy the A to Z compilation of adventurous, sometimes dangerous, travel ideas for the mature (not necessarily well seasoned) traveler.

The author brightly tells of the fabulous ideas and opportunities that are available and her suggestions are then rated and commented on by Me. Grumpy. Both points of view will amuse you and open discussions. This is a book you must share, preferably read along with, your potential travel companions.

Well researched, along with suggestions for finding your own personalized interest related vacation or trip.  Also suggestions about dealing with other people's children.
I was given this book to review without compensation.


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. 

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1 comment:

  1. Laura, thank you so much. What a super review. I can now face old Grumpy grumbling over his Muesli bowl. You have brightened a dull morning an dput a spring in my step.


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