This is the account of a memorable voyage undertaken by the author and his friend and 'First Officer', Anto, from the Netherlands, through inland Europe, and out to Istanbul in Turkey, by river. Portraying the Danube as a 'C road' compared with the motorway of the mighty Rhine, the author describes his entertaining, exhilarating and at times plain hairy trip 'up the Rhine and down the Danube'. The trip, which took two and a half years, saw actual travel time of only sixty-seven days...which gives you a pretty accurate idea of how much trouble they ran into.
The Ups and Downs of Middle Age is the author's often-humorous experiences and reflections of life. In her eyes she sees herself as fairly typical, with a loving partner and grown-up children. She observes the comical differences between men and women which are more prominent at middle age with an admirable acceptance on both sides. The emotional roller coaster and hormones are talked about with sections on true love, stress, romance and insomnia. Also, the physical and visible signs of aging are covered in a light hearted way and, how to get the best from what we have.
Born and educated in Switzerland, the career of August Kobler-Reinfeldt was truly exceptional. He has gained valuable experience in banking with the Swiss Volksbank, St. Gallen, followed by auditing with Price Waterhouse & Co., Zurich, and W.R. Grace & Co., Chile.
Life at sea was agreeable and I had no complaints except that in really rough weather I followed Nelson’s example and was seasick. Fortunately after the first few voyages I avoided actually throwing up and just felt nauseous.
A space hopping alien nation requires a new home. On Earth, global warming increases beyond all expectations; populations are decimated by natural and manmade catastrophes and our planet is teetering on the precipice of World War III. The Verguide is an unsuspecting sailor tossed into the winds of destiny caught between the two worlds.- The story is futuristic, covering a time span of some 150 years between 1960 and 2111; iconoclastic, in that it partially challenges religious beliefs and customs.
Voyage of the Redeemed tells the story of Noah's call to build the Ark, and the opposition he and his family endured in a world riddled with depravity. Interwoven in the historical facts of the tale is plenty of intrigue, treachery and romance. The story culminates with the Great Flood and how the family of eight miraculously survived it.
Stephanie is adjusting to the normal student life of living in halls and going to lectures. At the sports clubs she even gets the attention of the mysterious and seemingly dangerous Fraser. It all seems to be going well, yet strange things are starting to happen. People are being attacked around the campus and Fraser keeps on appearing when she least expects him. Can Stephanie figure out what is going on in her new life? Does she really want to know? It could be more danger than she can handle.
Ruth David did not have a very good start in life, her father left the family before she was born and her brother who was four years older ran away from home when he was eleven to live with the family of a friend. Ruth was left in the care of her abusive mother and her only respite from her spitefulness was when she attended school, but even there she was subjected to ridicule as her clothes were shabby and she was a very shy child with low self-esteem.
It is the summer of 1944. For eight-year-old Jack Donaldson and his friends living to the East of London a new danger has emerged. Doodlebugs have created the extra hazard. Nevertheless the bomb sites created by these rockets provide the excitement of more places that eventually can be explored. There are also the American convoys to be intercepted and perhaps a stick of chewing gum to be gained. However, one Doodlebug brings tragedy to the road where Jack lives. Some houses are destroyed. Others just have doors to be repaired and windows to be replaced.
The Cleveland Way is one of Britain’s oldest long distance walks. The 100 mile route starts in Helmsley skirting the western edge of the North York Moors National Park. On reaching the coastal town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, at its northern extremity, the path turns south-east and then goes down the coastal section of the National Park, finishing up at Filey.