Had a surprise-surprise visit from a couple of friends - who l have not seen for years. And they have done something many of us have wanted to do - they have both written books and had them published.
David Collins - took early retirement and gave up a jet-set style life and moved to the Algarve. He and his wife bought some land and built a house. Then started growing Asparagus. Not a easy thing to grow!!! And this book tells of his life surviving bureaucracy -and flash floods.He is a very amusing chap - so you will love to read this. We had a good laugh trying to decide who would ‘portray’ him if it is made into a film.
‘‘The Algarve Asparagus Man -plus one’’- David Collins- ordered mine via amazon.
My other friend has spent 26yrs writing her book - and has paid to have it published herself.
‘‘lntegrated Thinking! The NEW IT’’ by Sue Pearson. Hope it does not take me 26yrs to read. Sue lives in Totnes - a keen gardener -and has been very active - organising unwanted gardens and waste land into vegetable plots and very attractive community gardens.The Totnes Garden Trail. l was surprised to see her on one of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalls tv programmes a few years ago. Her book will not be about gardening.
We had a lovely couple of hours reminiscing about ‘the good old days’.