Magnificent mountains, verdant valleys, beautiful beaches and towering castles. All this is crammed into the tiny country of Wales. A marvellous place to visit then, and what better way to see it than on a bicycle? Starting just across the border in Chester, this book charts the course of a cycle ride which roughly follows the coastline of Wales.
Many parents misunderstand the meaning of high quality care when it comes to the up-bringing of their children. Is quality care about putting children in the most expensive schools? Or is it about discipline and setting boundaries? In today’s busy world, many factors hinder parents from giving high quality care to their children.
Henry Disney is a distinguished scientist (who has worked in tropical rainforests, the Yorkshire Pennines and Cambridge University). While employing regular metre and rhyme he is a thoroughly modern poet of deep insight and compassion combined with acute observation and a critical mind. These highly readable poems repay reading again and again.
This is an industrial & social history of two mills in Cheshire, dating back to 1760, where Chris served his apprenticeship between 1959 & 1966. He captures the culture of the place with stories about fellow workers at the time on his employment. It will interest followers of our industrial heritage and those seeking anecdotal and true life tales.
During the 1950s Britain’s merchant fleet was at the peak of a long mercantile history. The Red Ensign was flown with pride from the stern of mighty ocean liners and cargo vessels trading on a worldwide scale. This is the story of a steward aboard and ashore in far flung corners of the empire. His adventures are taken from real life incidents.
This is the story of what happened to me after leaving the RAF. I took up my old position in the jig & tool drawing office and tried to settle down ‘earning a crust’ but soon became bored and sought a change to the up & coming world of computer programming. This book tries to show the lighter side of work and I hope that you will be entertained it
A humorous account of a construction engineer living and working in SE Asia. The mishaps, pranks, highs and lows of steel tower erecting, from the remotest parts of Cambodia, to the more lively cities of Thailand. He finds himself face to face with a variety of wildlife on the towers, oddball characters and girlfriends, foreign infections and more.
The minor prophets are often neglected and rarely preached on. Perhaps we are frightened of prophetic texts or find them inaccessible, or perhaps we just can’t see what relevance the 2000-year-old rantings of a bunch of dead men have in the 21st Century world. Journey through this book and see a present-day application; relevant for your life today.
From Coconuts to Condors describes an eventful journey from Rio de Janeiro to La Paz, via regions as varied as the Pantanal, the Amazon basin, the Andes and the Altiplano. On the way, they experienced robbery, a stoning and having to sleep in a blood-spattered hotel room.