Author: Patti Trickett

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1467883166

Category: Travel

Page: 220

View: 2412

DIVING HEADLONG INTO RIB TICKLING SITUATIONS, WITH HILARIOUS CONSEQUENCES. THIS BOOK WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD!! Leading up to retirement, authoress Patti Trickett and her husband Chris bought a 2 berth motor home. Enjoying regular short breaks in the U.K; they eventually had an extended tour of Scotland to celebrate their retirement. Learning the necessary skills of touring, the experienced some hilarious situations! Returning home, they decided to do extensive planning, and drive their motor home through Central Europe to their villa in Crete! Come with them, as they drive over the Swiss Alps. Live their hippy life style, as they camp near the golden sands of the Adriatic. Beach comb for shells, and collect driftwood for the BBQ, then dance in the surf at midnight under a full moon. You are invited to take a romantic trip on a gondola in Venice, or do some sightseeing at the ancient Acropolis of Athens. The ultimate destination was to arrive at their villa in Crete, and visit the remote villages, high in the Psiloritis Mountains, where they make true and lasting friendships, and meet many colourful characters whilst out walking.

Some People Prefer Hotels

Author: Nigel Rowland Hicks

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178306143X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 355

Some People Prefer Hotels gets its title from a grumpy old work colleague's comment when the author and his wife bought a motorhome. Whilst nervously driving to Cornwall for a week's holiday during the first heavy rainfall for months and the windscreen wipers stop working, it seemed he had a point. What with the rotten weather, wobbly toilet pan, temperamental showers and being cooped up in such a confined space with Monty, their faithful Border Terrier, surrounded by dripping wet weather gear and muddy boots, they start to think that buying a motorhome was the biggest mistake they’d ever made. Luckily the weather improves, but as they explore some of Cornwall's most idyllic and historic places, some for the first time and others they’d been to before, if something could go wrong, it generally did... As well as expressing his candid and crotchety observations about their campsite experiences and life in general, the author also goes on a personal inner journey as sentimental old memories were triggered off by his motorhome holiday. If you haven't already done so, you might just be tempted to buy a motorhome and likewise take to the road. ...Or, there again, you may prefer hotels!

Tit for Tat

Author: D. Chandler

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595446957

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 5378

Retired house painter and old time biker, Aldo Chambers, is aggravated over his purchase of a used laptop computer.Aldo's old time biker buddies learn why he is po'd and this knowledge is enough for them to initiate a plan of revenge. Their plan becomes a rallying cry for other unrelated groups who have also been victimized by the seller.Aldo's elderly biker cohorts, the Hill Country Hellers, cry: "It's tit for tat time!" The Byway Wanderers Senior RV Club members agree: "It's time to pay the piper!" The Capitol Town Mens Chorus members intone: "It's just desserts time!" The staff of the Datum Associates Research Lab insist: "It's payback time!"And for Tit For Tat readers, you may enjoy 'getting back' at the seller as well. Just how often do you get an opportunity to participate in a 'get even' scheme aimed at someone who has screwed you?

Catch Mumps at the Boot Sale

Author: Douggie Barker

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1504988914

Category: Fiction

Page: 316

View: 560

I wonder how many times you’ve said to yourself, “If only I could live my life again”? Well, if you’re anything like me, then you’ve asked this hundreds of times. But we can’t live our lives over. It’s as plain and simple as that! We should all remember the best moments of our past life and enjoy the moment we are living in right now. This little book has its roots in life – the real life of me and my little dog, Mumps. Set against the backdrop of many weekends spent beavering away at the national pastime of car booting, Catch Mumps at the Boot Sale is full of anecdotes, suspense, and tragedy. A good dose of humour is thrown in for good measure. Life is humorous. If only we could see the funny side of things, no matter how bad it gets. Any doctor will tell you that laughter is one of the best medicines he or she can prescribe, so why not grab yourself a dose by dipping into this little novel? Not laughing is for your wife when you ask her if you can borrow her lipstick because your girlfriend has smudged hers on your best white collar! This novel is not one of those books where you have to plough through pages and pages of description to get to the point. The chapters in this book are succinct, single doses. They are to be injected straight into your funny bone whenever you need a dose. Enjoy!


Author: James D. Houston

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, American

Page: 124

View: 5721


Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060590319

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

View: 1295

Pocket, King Lear's fool, sets out to straighten out the mess the mad king has made of the kingdom and the royal family, only to discover the truth about his own heritage.

More RV Chuckles and Chuckholes

Author: Darlene Miller

Publisher: Publication Consultants

ISBN: 1594332150

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

View: 3900

Darlene Miller has a second book about the RV lifestyle which is full of amusing anecdotes, jokes, adventures and chuckhole experiences while traveling throughout the USA and Canada. It includes stories about the search for the white Kermodei bear in British Columbia; how to stay in touch with your grandchildren while traveling and bond with other RVers while parked in the desert around Quartzsite, Arizona. Guest contributors write about the quest for New Mexican chilies; what happens when the windshield breaks in the middle of traffic on the San Franciso Bay Bridge; or how to RV when you are born with no mechanical genes.

Baboon Metaphysics

Author: Dorothy L. Cheney,Robert M. Seyfarth

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226102436

Category: Science

Page: 358

View: 2421

In 1838 Charles Darwin jotted in a notebook, “He who understands baboon would do more towards metaphysics than Locke.” Baboon Metaphysics is Dorothy L. Cheney and Robert M. Seyfarth’s fascinating response to Darwin’s challenge. Cheney and Seyfarth set up camp in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, where they could intimately observe baboons and their social world. Baboons live in groups of up to 150, including a handful of males and eight or nine matrilineal families of females. Such numbers force baboons to form a complicated mix of short-term bonds for mating and longer-term friendships based on careful calculations of status and individual need. But Baboon Metaphysics is concerned with much more than just baboons’ social organization—Cheney and Seyfarth aim to fully comprehend the intelligence that underlies it. Using innovative field experiments, the authors learn that for baboons, just as for humans, family and friends hold the key to mitigating the ill effects of grief, stress, and anxiety. Written with a scientist’s precision and a nature-lover’s eye, Baboon Metaphysics gives us an unprecedented and compelling glimpse into the mind of another species. “The vivid narrative is like a bush detective story.”—Steven Poole, Guardian “Baboon Metaphysics is a distillation of a big chunk of academic lives. . . . It is exactly what such a book should be—full of imaginative experiments, meticulous scholarship, limpid literary style, and above all, truly important questions.”—Alison Jolly, Science “Cheney and Seyfarth found that for a baboon to get on in life involves a complicated blend of short-term relationships, friendships, and careful status calculations. . . . Needless to say, the ensuing political machinations and convenient romantic dalliances in the quest to become numero uno rival the bard himself.”—Science News “Cheney and Seyfarth’s enthusiasm is obvious, and their knowledge is vast and expressed with great clarity. All this makes Baboon Metaphysics a captivating read. It will get you thinking—and maybe spur you to travel to Africa to see it all for yourself.”—Asif A. Ghazanfar, Nature “Through ingenious playback experiments . . . Cheney and Seyfarth have worked out many aspects of what baboons used their minds for, along with their limitations. Reading a baboon’s mind affords an excellent grasp of the dynamics of baboon society. But more than that, it bears on the evolution of the human mind and the nature of human existence.”—Nicholas Wade, New York Times