No Room For Watermelons

Author: Ron Fellowes,Lynne Fellowes

Publisher: Ron and Lynne Fellowes

ISBN: 1925280209

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 308


In 2012, while others his age were enjoying quiet retirement, Ron Fellowes set off on the challenge of a lifetime. His dream to ride a 102 year-old FN motorcycle across the world - to the Belgian factory where the bike originated - had all the hallmarks of an epic adventure: one that was never going to be easy. For eight months Ron rode 14,600 kilometres through 15 countries under grueling conditions, into some of the world's most hostile territory. He faced desert sandstorms, mountains too steep for the motorcycle's capability, the threat of rockslides and bombings when he took a detour, and pressure from armed police through conflict zones. He was robbed, and when held at gunpoint, Ron came face-to-face with his own mortality. The motorcycle's limited capacity - no gears, inadequate brakes and pedal assisted - made it a daily struggle. Breakdowns were common, and only Ron's ingenuity and single-mindedness, Lynne's logistical support, and the generosity of others kept him going. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout, No Room for Watermelons is co-written by Ron and Lynne. It is an engaging, and entertaining account of one man's stoic determination to fulfill his dream. You will be carried along for the ride, and inspired to achieve your own dreams... no matter how impossible they seem.

No Room for Watermelons

Author: Ron Fellowes,Lynne Fellowes

Publisher: Ron and Lynne Fellowes

ISBN: 9780646931418

Category: Motorcycle touring

Page: 240

View: 5438


In 2012, while others his age were enjoying quiet retirement, Ron Fellowes set off on the challenge of a lifetime. His dream to ride a 102 year-old FN motorcycle across the world - to the Belgian factory where the bike originated - had all the hallmarks of an epic adventure: one that was never going to be easy. For eight months Ron rode 14,600 kilometres through 15 countries under grueling conditions, into some of the world's most hostile territory. He faced desert sandstorms, mountains too steep for the motorcycle's capability, the threat of rockslides and bombings when he took a detour, and pressure from armed police through conflict zones. He was robbed, and when held at gunpoint, Ron came face-to-face with his own mortality. The motorcycle's limited capacity - no gears, inadequate brakes and pedal assisted - made it a daily struggle. Breakdowns were common, and only Ron's ingenuity and single-mindedness, Lynne's logistical support, and the generosity of others kept him going. Beautifully illustrated in full colour throughout, No Room for Watermelons is co-written by Ron and Lynne. It is an engaging, and entertaining account of one man's stoic determination to fulfill his dream. You will be carried along for the ride, and inspired to achieve your own dreams... no matter how impossible they seem.

Hog Meat and Hoecake

Author: Sam Bowers Hilliard

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820347027

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 9035


When historical geographer Sam B. Hilliard's book Hog Meat and Hoecake was published in 1972, it was ahead of its time. It was one of the first scholarly examinations of the important role food played in a region's history, culture, and politics, and it has since become a landmark of foodways scholarship. In the book Hilliard examines the food supply, dietary habits, and agricultural choices of the antebellum American South, including Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He explores the major southern food sources at the time, the regional production of commodity crops, and the role of those products in the subsistence economy. Far from being primarily a plantation system concentrating on cash crops such as cotton and tobacco, Hilliard demonstrates that the South produced huge amounts of foodstuffs for regional consumption. In fact, the South produced so abundantly that, except for wines and cordials, southern tables were not only stocked with the essentials but amply laden with veritable delicacies as well. (Though contrary to popular opinion, neither grits nor hominy ever came close to being universally used in the South prior to the Civil War.) Hilliard's focus on food habits, culture, and consumption was revolutionary--as was his discovery that malnutrition was not a major cause of the South's defeat in the Civil War. His book established the methods and vocabulary for studying a region's cuisine in the context of its culture that foodways scholars still employ today. This reissue is an excellent and timely reminder of that.

Stress Management Through Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science

Author: Umesh Sharma

Publisher: Excel Books India

ISBN: 9788174464514

Category: Stress management

Page: 390

View: 6616


To craft Stress Management Through Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science, Dr Umesh Sharma searched the world's spiritual and scientific literature to present us with his groundbreaking Kosha Model of Stress Management, unveiling ancient spiritual wisdom concealed for ages in the Vedas and Upanishads. The model takes us on a voyage of self-discovery and represents the best, most effective strategies for managing stress, the modern killer, shifting the paradigm away from its narrow western focus. The koshas are layers of spiritual selves within us, hurdles that come between us and realization of true and lasting happiness. Peeling away these five layers brings awareness, eventually enabling us to reach the innermost core our true self. Dr Sharma also explains why Adi Shankaracharya was stress free; why CEOs and their executives are usually so stressed out; why most people are unhappy most of the time; where Osama will strike next; loving, laughing and learning in the family; why our work is our joy; symbolism of the ten Avatars of Vishnu and how they help us to attain bliss; yoga for executives; and daily mental diet for a stress free life.This amazing book not only gives a unique recipe for personal happiness, achievement and inner peace, but is also a treasure of quotations and insights that combat stress and even evoke humour, the best medicine.

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: VNR AG

ISBN: 9780070791695

Category: Drama

Page: N.A

View: 5001


Ranging from the earliest drama to the theater of the 1980's this encyclopedia includes coverage of national drama and theater around the world, theater companies, and musical comedy. Arrangement of the 1,300 entries is alphabetically by name or subject with nearly 950 of these devoted to individual playwrights and their works.

Watermelon Syrup

Author: Annie Jacobsen,Jane Finlay-Young,Di Brandt

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554587131

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 1756


Lexi, a young Mennonite woman from Saskatchewan, comes to work as housekeeper and nanny for a doctor’s family in Waterloo, Ontario, during the Depression. Dr. Gerald Oliver is a handsome philanderer who lives with his neurotic and alcoholic wife, Cammy, and their two children. Lexi soon adapts to modern conveniences, happily wears Cammy’s expensive cast off clothes, and is transformed from an innocent into a chic urban beauty. When Lexi is called home to Saskatchewan to care for her dying mother, she returns a changed person. At home, Lexi finds a journal written by her older brother during the family’s journey from Russia to Canada. In it she reads of a tragedy kept secret for years, one hat reconciles her early memories of her mother as joyful and loving with the burdened woman she became in Canada. Lexi returns to Waterloo, where a crisis of her own, coupled with the knowledge of this secret, serves as the catalyst for her realization that, unlike her mother, she must create her own destiny. Watermelon Syrup is a classic bildungsroman: the tale of a naive young woman at the crossroads of a traditional, restrictive world and a modern one with its freedom, risks, and responsibilities.