. . . arrived here a couple of weeks ago, a gift from my lovely American friend Jane. Let me explain.
Jane is an author who has written a book, "Bertha-size your life", and in order to publicise the Kindle version she held a competition, it was a very easy competition, and I was lucky enough to be the first to answer a simple question. Jane then offered me a voucher to purchase the Kindle version, so I had to explain that I neither had, nor wished to have, a Kindle - call me old-fashioned if you like, but I'm a stationery freak and a book hoarder, I simply cant imagine curling up in bed with a good piece of plastic to read!
So, instead, Jane very kindly sent me the paper-back version, signed, I might add, which of course means it will now be exceedingly valuable when Jane becomes world famous.
"Bertha-size your life" is a fun book, aimed at those of us of a certain age who are now empty-nesters, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm not a book reviewer as such, so please click here to read a review.
Bertha is available from Amazon, both as a paperback book and as a Kindle download, I urge you to read it, you will not be disappointed, in fact it may even change your life.
P.S. Since I read it I have thrown away my grey trainers, and I now wear red and white beach shoes instead!