Seriously Mum, Where's that Donkey?

Seriously Mum, Where's that Donkey?

by Alan Parks


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Seriously Mum, Where's that Donkey? by Alan Parks

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493670499
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/16/2013
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Alan Parks was born in Eastbourne, East Sussex in 1978. His life changed for the better (he is constantly reminded) when he met Lorna in 2003. Work consisted of fairly mundane, mainly managerial posts. In 2008, Alan and Lorna moved to rural Andalucía, Spain, and now live in an old Olive Mill, off-grid and with a menagerie of animals.

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Seriously Mum, Where's that Donkey? 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read Alan Parks' first book-Seriously Mum, What's An Alpaca, quite a while back. That was amazing. I bought this book straight after but held off reading it for a bit as I was a bit concerned that it may be difficult to equal the excellence of his first memoir. I needn't have worried at all! Absolutely amazing and wonderful! Really varied as well, this is not just a repeat of the Alpaca scenarios. The book has a great intro and gets off to a fine start. So much information and so well-written. Only Alan Parks could make an episode involving a dog being sick so gripping! There's allsorts to entertain you; vet bills and wonder pills, Zumba classes and wars, drama and panic about Santa-who ate all the......figs?, about Dolores being a pain, balls-ups with cushions, little chickens and feeling a bit fruity-comical mistakes with the lingo! Even by page 35 it was fantastic. The chapter with the awkward guests! Laugh-out-loud moments with these 'Guests from Hell'-I'm sure Alan wasn't laughing at the time though. It really does continue the high standard set in the first book, lots of variety of content; ups and downs, humour, animal stories, language gaffes, barbecue parties etc and car problems again. It was interesting to me that when they sent for a second hand car part they eventually got one from none other than-Yorkshire!-where I live-what a small world! We have a famous motor spares place around here-I'm intrigued as to whether Alan got the part from Cooper Bridge Spares or Doncaster Motor spares-you just never know what's going to turn up in a book! Again, brilliant themed names for his four kittens and he's even included a recipe for his Giant Burgers. Another superb book, I want to read more-so get writing Alan! Moving, memorable and marvellous.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously Mum, Where's That Donkey is the long awaited sequel to "Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca". Alan and Lorna's The Olive Mill is now open for paying guests, they are still farming alpacas and integrating themselves into the local culture and way of life. Join them in their remote and beautiful home high in the mountains near Montoro in Southern Spain, as they ride the highs and lows of running a holiday let business during the credit crisis, along with farming their beloved but rather delicate alpacas. Well written and edited, full of anecdotes and larger than life characters, make yourself comfortable, settle down and be prepared to be caught up in comings and going of The Olive Mill. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this account of daily life raising alpacas. Very enjoyable read.
memax4 More than 1 year ago
Good, fast easy, funny read. Read on flight to TX.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed Mr Parks style of writing. Very interesting and entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't get the high ratings for this HORRIBLE book! I didn't make it out of the first chapter it was so bad! Thank goodness it was free.