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Seriously Mum, Where's that Donkey? Kindle Edition
**THE AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER IN TRAVEL & ANIMAL BOOKS**
“Absolutely amazing and wonderful!”
"Another Delightful Tale of Life With Animals"
“A book you just can't put down!”
“'Donkey' has to be a must-read”
“You really do need to read this one for yourself - I highly recommend it”
SERIOUSLY MUM, WHERE’S THAT DONKEY?
Could you give up everything you have worked for and do something completely different?
Would you give up and go home if it all went wrong?
"Seriously Mum, Where's that Donkey?" is Alan Parks' follow-up book to "Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca?" This book continues the story of Alan and Lorna's induction into Andalucian life and fills in some of the blanks.
In this book, Alan and Lorna discover that their local town is not quite as sleepy as they had first imagined and that the local ladies will stand by you once their friendship is won.
Alan and Lorna make some great new friends and have a few more unexpected adventures along the way. Add an appearance on Canadian TV into the mix, plus the trials and tribulations of alpaca farming, and this sequel will bring you bang up to date with the lives of two British expats in rural Spain.
"As you can imagine, their stories of adjusting to life in Spain just keep getting better, and in comparison with Driving Over Lemons, Alan and Lorna's tales seem more contemporary, and still as true of expat life today as when they arrived in Spain.
This really is a ripping tale of authentic Andalucia, from a family known and loved within the expat communtiity, precisely because they chose to remove themselves and breed alpacas. If living the expat life appeals to you, or you are already doing it, then Seriously Mum, Whats an Alpaca? should be considered a must read."
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- ASIN : B00SX9G5TU
- Publisher : Alan Parks (January 28, 2015)
- Publication date : January 28, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 1243 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 322 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,514,618 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #2,453 in Travel Writing
- #7,415 in Travelogues & Travel Essays
- #10,828 in Traveler & Explorer Biographies
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This was a great and easy read.
I bought this book in both Kindle edition (easier for me to read) and in the soft cover because the cover art deserves attention in and of itself. We always hear you can't tall a book by its cover and to some extent that is correct but in another way, when chosen carefully, as this one was, you can tell a lot. You can see by the cover that there is going to be whimsey and love under the front cover. You can see that the roads are not all paved and smooth and that obstacles still get in the way but most of all you can see that there is going to be fun and fun there is.
By the writing of this book Alan and Lorna have truly left the UK and established a new life at The Olive Mill in southern Spain. They obviously love animals and can't stand to see any neglected or in distress....the fact that they have to drive over non existent roads to collect the vet to bring him to their house to treat the animals never seems to create tension or anger.
They made their move at a very inopportune time in the life of most people. At a time when we were all having to batten down the hatches to endure a lengthy and painful financial recession they embarked on a new home, a new language and a whole new life involving alpacas, dogs, chickens and some awesome feral cats.
You will get to know more about their neighbors and the things they have had to do in order to keep their new life afloat all the time knowing in the back of your mind that despite the hardships they are going to make it. Be it the love and compassion that reaches out...the ability to find humor in the antics of man and beast alike or just plain "stick to it ive ness"......any way you look at it it is a delightful book leaving the reader wanting not only to want more but also scrambling with your own finances to see if you could afford a brief visit to this place they call home.
PS Alan I love the insights of your animals very much
Top reviews from other countries
Moving to warmer climes for Lorna’s health they have settled in and despite some terrible mortalities for some of the babies, the Alpaca family appear to be starting to adjust. Written as a series of short chapters about events in and around the plot of land for their Alpaca venture and the Friendster have garnered around the locality, this book is light and frothy, so a perfect summer read.
This is much the same territory as “ Seriously Mum , What’s an Alpaca” we stray not a jot from the style or format of the former book in the series, but that is no bad thing. The animals still get a little voice over at the end of every chapter, rather like Arkwright at the end of “open All Hours”. There contribution is always endearing.
This is not high drama or high farce, but normal lives being lived out in a extraordinary locale. It is but a tiny casement window into the life in that area of Spain where olive growing and stray dogs are part of everyday life! But it is nice to peek in every once in a while.
This is a gentle book that does not try to be anything more than a personal story of anecdotal vignettes, but it is wonderful to read with a glass of something chilly and crisp as light starts to fade on a summer evening as you sit and wonder if the solar panels at the mill have managed to store enough residual power to allow Alan to turn on the washing machine!?
A thoroughly enjoyable little read.
I read Alan's first book Seriously Mum, Whats and Alpaca and looked forward to reading the next chapter in their lives, I was not disappointed. Well worth a look at.
The final paragraphs are narrated by Barb (the cat)and I found it slightly alarming that she seems to be suggesting that she is moving on. She has been a fixture throughout both books and I found the final sentence 'however, for me it is time to say goodbye' really sad - I'm not sure if this is what the author intended? We need a book three to clarify!