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on September 22, 2015


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 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.

What I say
This is the first book I had the pleasure of reading by Carol wow I never laugh so much it just so funny I loved all the tongue in check humour
The book just packed with humour I enjoyed all the jokes they will make you laugh so much
I loved Mr Grumpy his recommendations were so great Carol got a fabulous way with her words that just make you smile as you read you will love all his tips and advice I bet your want to try a few for your self i did
I got to say this book been very well researched and it very well written I could picture it all in my mind
I do feel we all should try to live are life’s to the full we should just go out and do things
I can not praise enough a very entertaining read with brilliant humour and a lovely couple
I liked the bright cover of the book but I sorry to say I do not feel it does this fabulous read justice
Please enjoy reading
4 stars





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.
What I say

Safkhet Publishing: http://www.safkhetpublishing.com/admin/authors.html

Website: http://www.carolewyer.co.uk

Blogs: www.grumpyoldmenopause.com


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carol-E-Wyer/221149241263847

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolewyer

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5061207.Carol_E_Wyer

Member of Romantic Novelists Association: http://www.romanticnovelistsassociation.org/…/au…/carol_wyer


1st Prize – copy of the book (uk winner a signed paperback / non UK an ecopy)

2nd Prize – Grumpy old git / cow travel mug


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  1. carolewyer says:

    What can I say? Thank you SO much for such a fantastic review of Grumpies On Board and for all your very kind comments about my writing. I am overwhelmed. I showed Mr Grumpy and he managed to smile. He thinks the fantastic review is down to his contribution and is looking dreadfully smug now.Thank you again. You ahve made a pair of grumps very happy indeed.

  2. BrizzleLass says:

    Great review! My old grumpy father in an aim to show how manly he was took my ma outside to show her the new front door was perfectly fine and in doing so locked them both out because of course she was right and the locks were broken!

  3. Sounds like a really interesting and funny book.

  4. I entered the competition, so fingers crossed. Lovely comments from the Author too, I love when Authors make nice comments and really appreciate your review.

  5. […] what else AJ had to say at AJ Book Club Review by clicking HERE (I am still beaming at that review. It made Mr Grumpy ridiculously […]

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