Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Food and more - ICELAND

A culinary journey to Iceland
- Nordic country cooking and more

This is a journey to the land of fire and ice.
Yet not a geographic, but a culinary and cultural journey which brings the nature, the myth and the story of the people into your home, as well as the best of Nordic country cooking.

All the photographs and recipes make this rough and barren land come to life, and the plenitude of links will lead you to new places and many more things to discover and explore. This is a cookbook, unlike any other, since it doesn't only provide recipes, but tells you a little bit about the country as well.

HOW to deal with CRIRICISM

Criticism is a very powerful tool that can be a great help or a completely devastating blow, depending on how it is used.
Sadly, not many people use it with the intention to help, but rather with the intention to cut others down.

If you find yourself repeatedly at the receiving end of such destructive acts, this book is for you.
Because you haven't deserved it.
And there is no reason in the world why you should put up with it.

In this book we look at what different types of criticism exist and examine their nature.
We look at what can be done about it, and how you can come out on the winning end, in spite of what anyone else may do to you.


The Feel-Good Book

Do you feel things aren't quite as they should be?
Or perhaps you wish you had more time for yourself, more time to enjoy life and do what you want to do?

Do you feel that there are so many things in the world that would be nice to do, but for one reason or another you never get round to doing them?

Do you feel that you're missing out, or that there is no-one to help you or spend time with?

Now there is no need to wait any longer for the right people, or for your lucky break to come along!
Feeling good and doing what you love to do are things that you can do here and now – without being fortunate and without having the right person on your side.

This book will give you a plenitude of different ideas and constructive suggestions that will help you to start off in the right way. You will become able to create the life you have always wanted to have, and most of all, enjoy life on a daily basis, doing what you love to do!
The exercises, ideas and suggestions in this book help us feel good every day of our lives, because happiness isn't just for special occasions, or for those who get lucky.
Happiness and fulfillment don't come about by magic. They are in fact “just” the natural result of simple things, that we ourselves can easily bring about, to make our daily lives more enjoyable.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Forget New Year's Resolutions – Just Follow Your Dreams!
What do you do when New Year's resolutions lack resolve? When your plans never come to anything?
How do you get success in life?
What does it take to be happy?

This concise, but very different, booklet on “positive thinking” and much more shows you the surest road to achieving what you want in life.
You can have it all: all you've dreamed of and everything that makes you happy!

But beware: this is not a book for the lazy dreamer.
It's for the ambitious dreamer who wants to make real changes in life. This booklet shares the secrets and exact steps which will get you there.
Whether you have big dreams, want to save the world or just yourself.
Whether you're looking for answers in life or just want a little more depth and peace of mind, this booklet is for you!

A Year on the Island

January 3, 2014
It's almost a decade since teenage Mia moved from Solkrogen, the harbor of her childhood, to follow her dreams, leaving behind her family and a safe way of life.
She is now on her way back to Scandinavia, with both her dreams and her worst nightmares having come true.

The memories of her idyllic childhood in Solkrogen draw her back to the Danish isle of Fejø.
She feels ready to start up a new career and a brand new life on an ancient farm with an enclosed orchard, in the heart of the Danish Kingdom.

Yet, as idyllic and peaceful as her surroundings are, the battle is still raging inside her. As a landmine-victim, her daily life isn't exactly easy.
Perhaps buying an old farmhouse that needed so much attention was being a little too optimistic? Perhaps she should have settled for living humbly off her pension, rather than investing it all in an attempt to make it on her own once again?

While the challenges seem endless, so are the surprises and the rewards, once she dares to give things a chance!

This moving story is a journey into the heart and mind of someone who has been through hell, set in one of the most idyllic islands in Scandinavia. A journey in which - in spite of all the odds - she still manages to win back a life that is not only worth living, but once again is sweet and full of promise for a bright tomorrow!

The diary-like entries make the story a very personal experience, and special additions, such as a plenitude of photographs and occasional recipes, help to convey the feeling of being on the island with Mia.

Each Solkrogen-book is an individual story. The books don't need to be read in order. All you need to know is explained along the way and in the back of the book.

Thursday, August 15, 2013


ICELAND – food, myth and nature

This is a journey to the land of fire and ice.
Yet not a geographic one, but a culinary and cultural journey which brings the nature, the myth and the story of the people into your home.

All the photographs and recipes make this rough and barren land come to life and the plenitude of links will lead you to new places and many more things to discover and explore.
NVP-Travel Guide Scandinavia 3
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A football story about the 1958-9 F.A. Cup

A nostalgic football novel
You are invited to follow the reminiscing of Mayor Sid Shufflebottom, Chairman of Upper Nozeley Athletic, as he recalls the Lancashire Combination club's dramatic and extraordinary run in the 1958-9 F.A. Cup. 

How does the new manager, and ex-professional, Joe Megson, drum a bunch of talented amateurs into giant-killers? 
What are: "Harold's Hammer", the "cave", and the "Witches breath"?
Is a sense of direction actually necessary for a good dribbler?
Can Dick Digglesworth really be trusted?
Where does the laughing gas come in?

Not everything is done by the book, but as Sid says, "It's all part of the game, tha knows."

If you haven't had your fill of hot pot and hot vimto today, you haven't read:
"Real Footy - the English edition"

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is the "English edition" of "Real Footy". Should you prefer the original version in Lancashire dialect, go to:
The English Edition of "Real Footy" includes a glossary of slang, but otherwise the content is identical with "Real Footy – th'original", Lancashire edition.