Jackie Parry – author

Cruisers' AA - Jackie and Noel Parry


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Naked Cartwheels!

‘I like stripping’ and ‘naked cartwheels!’ Just what is going on? Has my blog taken on a new, raunchy category….?!

My stripping comment was due to us ‘stripping’ the inside of the boat, but it wasn’t to make room to do naked cartwheels!

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Use your imagination!
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The ‘undressed-aerobics’ is a comment from someone who has purchased both our books. And I quote.

‘My partner started reading as soon as your books arrived (two minutes ago), and twenty pages in she is laughing. Thanks Jackie, I will now be ignored for the rest of the day as my partner dives into this tale of the heart and adventure, and the only thing I will hear from her is “what are you making for lunch” and “ha ha ha I so get that”. I could do naked cartwheels through the house NOW and she would not notice me, she’s only thirty pages in and I can’t wait for my go!’

Writers live for these kind of comments. It pays for the endless twenty-hour days, the worry, the stress while putting yourself ‘out-there’ to be judged.

So hug an author, leave or review or drop them a line… it’ll mean more than you’ll ever know.

Of Foreign Build – from corporate girl to sea-gypsy woman and Cruisers’ Accumulated Acumen

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I choose happiness

I’ve neglected the part of my blog that I dedicate to positive thoughts, so here’s a few…

I could choose to moan about:

  • The weather (it got really chilly today), but the nip on my cheeks is refreshing.

  • The rather large steel water tank sitting right in the middle of our half-demolished boat – but it means we are another step closer to finishing the renovations.

  • The mess I am living in (it’s a work-site) – but its kind-of fun and a great excuse for not doing any housework!

  • The forty-five minute cycle to the supermarket – but it’s keeping me fit and healthy

I am in charge of how I feel and today I choose happiness. Enjoy your day, every day!

Choose happiness and have fun. Learn to laugh at life's little challenges!

Choose happiness and have fun. Learn to laugh at life’s little challenges! (‘Tash, my great friend and I giggle a lot!)

….. and our books are doing rather well….

take a look – there’s chapters you can peruse before you buy….. Of Foreign Build and Cruisers’ AA

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$2.99 last chance for a bargain

Price goes back up to a massive $3.99 tomorrow!

Of Foreign Build is for sale for just 2.99 cents for 24 hours!

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$1.99 today! Have your cake and eat it!

Of Foreign Build is for sale for just 1.99 cents for 24 hours! At Amazon.com (your location must be USA – you can set it there temporarily – wherever you are!)

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99 cents today!

Of Foreign Build is for sale for just 99 cents for 24 hours!

Just think about how many Christmas presents you can buy with $10!

Click HERE to read the 5 star reviews

Click HERE to read more details

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Save money, win, then lose yourself in another world!

Have you blown your budget on Christmas presents already and want to know why everyone is reading Of Foreign Build?

Of Foreign Build has received rave reviews, such as:
‘I haven’t slept more than 6 hours in two days! Loved both books. Informative, funny, intelligent writing by a talented lady.’

I’d like you to read it too, so TOMORROW – 21ST NOVEMBER, Of Foreign Build is for sale for just 99 cents!
****99 CENTS!****

It’s a perfect Christmas gift . . .

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HURRY, it is for 24 hours only
Then it goes up to $1.99 for 24 hours
Then $2.99 for 24 hours

A Bargain buy for 3 days….. don’t miss out, see what everyone is saying! Click HERE.

You can also WIN a $400 Amazon spending spree to help the budget
For a chance to win a $400 Amazon Shopping Spree, compliments of The Kindle Book Review, Digital Book Today, click HERE!To order my best-selling book for 99 cents!, click HERE.

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More Reviews:

 I just love how you turn blank sheets of paper into beautiful words.’

‘As always, she writes with honesty and humour to engage sailors and non sailors alike.’

‘A wonderful read. Jackie’s writing style exudes energy and joie de vivre.’

‘I got it this morning and I can’t put it down.. ‘

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TOMORROW I WILL REVEAL ALL – big announcement

What can it be?…. I can tell you, it’ll be worth a look….

You will have a chance to win, lose and save……

Win…… lots!

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Lose …. yourself in another world!

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Save… who doesn’t want to make a saving this time of year?!

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Positive Thoughts – special days

We’re tearing the inside of our boat apart. The two cabins are badly designed. Currently there is a three-quarter double bed and a three-quarter single bed.

At the very least we can rearrange the walls for a big (walk-around) double and a grand single or, I am hoping, another double.

This morning there is stuff everywhere, we have to live in half the boat now. Eighteen-and-a-half metres divided by two isn’t very much! It’s not so much the smaller space, but we’ve had to cram 18.5 metres of ‘stuff’ into the other half!

Wrecking the place!

Wrecking the place!

Now we are sleeping and eating in the lounge (not at the same time), luckily the galley is a good size. The wheelhouse is the store room.

We’ve done this before on other boats and in houses, and instead of getting stressed and worrisome about moving everything around and living in a work-space, I am enjoying it.

Two cabins and lots of thinking!

Two cabins and lots of thinking!

We won’t always have our health and if we do, time will catch up with us eventually… we won’t always be able to do this.

So, we laugh when the mattress becomes a live animal and refuses to be folded in half to go out the hatch.

We giggle when we walk around in circles, picking up ‘stuff’ and putting it back where it came from.

We snort with mirth, when I moved one set of shelves into another room that Noel was trying to empty.

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The corridor, part of which will become the main cabin (with ensuite of course!)

This is fun – these are happy days – these are days to enjoy. They make me smile.


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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

…coming up

watch this space….

In 2 days time…. I will announce an… erm….announcement ….. a big one… that is….

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Black Friday Giveaway – win in just a few clicks!

It’s a busy time of year, but I have to share this giveaway with you.

I’ve teamed up with The Kindle Book Review, Digital Book Today and some amazing authors to sponsor a Black Friday Giveaway.

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