My father served in the Royal Navy for 37 years plus an extra ten in a civilian capacity. There were good natured jokes and rivalry between the senior service, army and Royal Air Force. Here are a few that I have sourced from archives and various sites.
During a naval exercise in the Mediterranean, a signaller rushed up to the bridge and said, ‘Captain, this message just came in.’
‘Read it out,’ said the captain.
‘Well, sir, I….’ the signalman stammered.
‘Just read it out man…now!’ snapped the captain.
‘Right, sir,’ said the signalman. ‘It reads: What the hell do you think you are doing, you stupid, blundering idiot? You’re not fit to be in command!’
‘Yes, well…’ said the captain. ‘Have that decoded at once.’
Having passed the enlistment physical, Jon was asked by the doctor, “Why do you want to join the Navy, son?” “My…
Yes you can. Short books and audiobooks are the in thing right now. Lots of Indies are working with ACX to have their books made into audio to sell with Amazon’s Audible. You can either pay a narrator and keep all your royalties, or you can opt to share the audiobook’s royalties with the narrator, in which case you pay nothing upfront. Unfortunately this service isn’t available to authors anywhere other than the United States and the United Kingdom. I would definitely use this service if it was available to me, and if any of you scribblers haven’t yet explored the possibilities of audio, it looks to be well worth the effort to have a look.
I have seen a few authors who refuse to have any part of Audible, because of their seven year exclusive distribution rights and insistence on the use of DRM though, so not everyone…
So …as promised in my last post, some exciting news to share with you all …and I want to share it herefirst because, in a way, it is all down to you guys. Why? Because you have read, supported, liked, and commented on this blog for the last (almost) 3 years and because of you lovely people making it ‘popular’ it has now been published (U P Publishers) in eBook and paperback.
To be honest I am more than a little surprised that anyone ever wanted to read my ramblings. After all, what it so interesting about my little life? A life filled with shouting at Richard, picking up chicken pooh and rescuing frogs, baby birds, spiders, bumble bees and worms from Chea?
‘Two Chucks And A Tabby Cat – Book One’ starts at the beginning of the blog, in 2012, at the time when Chea arrived…
‘The Daughter-in-law Syndrome.’ Written by Stevie Turner and narrated by Wendy Anne Darling
I’ve been looking forward to this one coming out! Written by the amazing Stevie Turner and narrated by me. This was a great read and I thoroughly enjoyed narrating it. Check out ‘The Daughter-in-law Syndrome’ on Audible right here and take a listen to the sample using the link under the product photo.
“The Daughter-in-law Syndrome delves into the complicated relationship that is causing much friction between Grandmother Edna Deane and her daughter-in-law Arla. In addition it focuses on the sometimes tumultuous partnership between Arla and her husband Ric. Arla Deane sometimes likens her marriage to undergoing daily psychological warfare. Husband Ric will never voice an opinion, and puts his mother Edna up high on a pedestal. Arla is sick of always feeling that she comes in at only second best to her mother-in-law, who much…