Fresh Eggs and Dog Beds: Living the Dream in Rural Ireland (Volume 1) Paperback – September 27, 2017
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About the Author
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 27, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 246 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1977611605
- ISBN-13 : 978-1977611604
- Item Weight : 13 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.62 x 9 inches
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The best part for me were Nick's characterizations! It hit me that Nick constructed his tales with the same enthusiasm he used to make the repairs to his house and property—that is, with a bit of elbow grease, ingenuity and in a “robust size” to clearly bring his experiences to life. Filtered through a unique lens of humor, of course.
If you’re an animal and nature lover, have an interest in expatriate life, local culture, and rural Ireland, I highly recommend this book to you!
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Arranging to put their house on the market, Nick books them into a rather chilly B & B in Ennis, this run by 'Mrs. Menopause', I loved their name for their landlady. Here starts their week-long search for a dream home. After a rather frustrating week, at the eleventh hour, they fall in love with a rather dilapidated farmhouse and set the wheels in motion to purchase this. The fun begins with the tribulations and joys of opening a joint bank account in a country that is not your Motherland.
Their house is sold and they are eventually the proud owners of the beloved farmhouse and now the real fun begins. Discovering there are no reliable builders around Nick and Lesley decide they will do the renovations themselves using the do-it-yourself manual Lesley had purchased.
This was a well-written, descriptive and fun book to read, Nick's wicked sense of humour comes into play throughout. His descriptive writing pulls you in and I could visualize their farm, surrounding countryside, and spectacular views, I was there standing on the edge of the property taking in the wonderful views.
I can highly recommend reading this book and look forward to continuing on the journey with Nick and Lesley.
Nick, and his wife, Lesley, decide to buy a property in a rural part of the country. Sounds simple enough, but it proves to be much easier said than done.
The reader is treated to rich accounts of the properties they visit, misadventures along the way and delightful anecdotes about their dogs. Particular highlights for me are the author’s descriptions of the various parts of Ireland they visit, and people they meet. His images conjure up pictures of a stunningly beautiful land filled with charming, often crazily eccentric, people. No wonder they quickly fall in love with it.
I found the book to be very well written, extremely appealing, and great fun. Nick has a terrific sense of humour, which comes through his writing in bucket loads. I have no hesitation in rating it as a 5* read, and look forward to the sequel.
There are plenty of heart-warming episodes, a couple of sad moments and several funny incidents. Only in Ireland could a self-confessed vegetarian be offered chicken in his cheese salad sandwich, 'just to give it a bit of flavour'!
The Irish tourist board should commend the author, as I'm sure that anyone reading this delightful book will have a yearning to visit The Emerald Isle.
Bravo Nick Albert. I am already looking forward to more!