Monday 11 August 2014

Barnaby thinks about holidays

Holidays mean different things to different people, of course. If you are working full time, then the holiday is something precious to be anticipated, planned carefully and relished as an alternative to the routine of everyday work. For many folk, this is an opportunity to do nothing, to relax on a beach somewhere, or by a pool. For others, their ideal holiday is indulging some physical activity like sailing, walking, or climbing, and for yet others it's a chance to catch up on repairs to the house or a time to visit friends and family. The essential feature of a holiday, though, is that it's an opportunity to do something different.

For most working people, their holidays will probably be just a couple of weeks a year. For some, especially the self employed, they might be lucky to get even that. Some might think that for folk like Barnaby, who are already retired, life is just one continuous holiday. It's almost true, but there are still plenty of routine chores and financial restrictions which can make that less than an actual reality. Nevertheless, Barnaby considers himself very fortunate to have as many leisure opportunities as he has.

One activity that many people enjoy during their annual break is reading, whether lounging by the pool with a drink in hand, sitting on the beach, or, maybe, relaxing on a cruise. The advent of the e-reader has meant that you can now take a whole library away with you and still be within the 'carry on' luggage allowance. This means that you can try something new, take a risk on an unknown author for example. To this end, Barnaby invites you to sample some of his e-books. There are several that can be downloaded for FREE, including Quirky Verse, Detective Fiction, Short Stories and Humorous Novels.

You can find out more at and, of course, if you like what you read, then you could always buy one of the follow up books for your next holiday.

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