A facade of beauty and smiles, this country is a paradise for the short-stay tourist. A haven of seemingly affordable pleasure. But, is it a place to relax? These 96 provocative and entertaining anecdotes capture the joys and frustrations of those people who remain in this land for a much longer sojourn. They were originally written as 'pen-to-paper' therapy for the author; to clear the mind, to start each new day with a positive outlook, a kind of stress relief with a laugh. Enjoy these realities experienced on a daily basis.
This book paints an encompassing picture of food. Ignorance feels secure with meals on the table, but links directly to human wellbeing and the planet's resources. Even while the food products of the modern diet had its constituent natural parts processed beyond recognition, the origin of what people eat is not some theoretical subject. It is the force that shapes ideas and choices on eating.
Good frend for Iesus sake forbeare
to digg the dust encloased heare
Blese be ye man yt spares thes stones
and curst be he yt moves my bones.
The Epitaph on the grave of William Shakespeare,
Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Helen Gillespie-Peck's second book is a comprehensive guide to life in Bergerac. As a successful winegrower she takes us on a virtual tour of Bergerac's finest foods and wines. Along the way we are offered a vision of a beautiful region and its kindly people. The history recounted is anecdotal and amusing and gives the work a conversational tone that brings the reader to the heart of Bergerac's charm.
Helen Gillespie-Peck is a British wine writer and educator who has lived in Bergerac, France for more than thirty years. Winewoman@Bergerac.France is a culmination of her many years of experience in the world of wine and life in rural France. Winewoman@Bergerac.France begins with the purchase of a 'new ruin' farmhouse in Bergarac. Chasing the French rural idyll, the author soon discovers that her dilapidated home would benefit more from a rebuild than a simple restoration.
Story of a pilgrimage on foot to Santiago de Compostela, there and back in nine months, a distance of 6000 kms. The story contains three elements derived from reflections on the way: a history of Western Philosophy; reflections on the Christian religion; the travelogue as a framework. Readership:Those that see life as a pilgrimage, more specifically those interested in Compostela. Author is a Catholic priest and philosopher.
Wye Valley Railway Story Vol 1. 1855-1995 records the efforts made to restore 50 miles of Brunel engineered railway linking Gloucester – Ross – Hereford and Ross – Monmouth – Chepstow with modern facilities. Operated by the Great Western Railway it had connected local towns and villages to London via day trips, plus commuting services which enabled economic and social development from the Victorian era to 1965 when Western Region closed the lines for controversial reasons.
After experiencing a lifetime of ups and downs, adventures and misfortunes, Isobel explores the fictional life of a family and its descendants. Covering almost a century of the family's history, her thorough research lends the story an air of authenticity. Many historical facts, places and events are true but used only to enhance the story. Once drawn into the book, characters and episodes are so clearly illustrated that one can easily imagine the traumas and joys that beset the lives of those portrayed.
The Attack of the Invader Space Craft is about a race of humanoid people called 'blobs'. They live in our solar system, amongst the outer planets. Zappy himself is a young blob who lives on (or in) Io. The story opens with Zappy taking delivery of a 'Blue-Pip 300', a sort of space vehicle resembling a small, open-topped car. It has arrived in time for him to travel to Pluto for his Auntie Greeny's birthday party. He sets off from Io, leaving behind his best friend Pads, who is suffering from an illness known as Pop-Spots.