Wobbles spans the physical, psychological and spiritual growth of an athlete from childhood into her stature as a fierce, Olympic competitor. When Nadine Neumann decides that she wants to be an Olympic swimmer at age eight, she trades a normal life of school friends and parties for the rigours of elite sports training. With acute honesty, wisdom and humour, Nadine spins readers through the heartaches and loneliness of a different kind of adolescence. Enduring and overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, a life-threatening accident and imposed breaks from her passion, Nadine pursues her dream as only an Olympian can - with the rarest of intensity and focus. Sweeping from Perth to Germany, India to Sydney, Brisbane to Hong Kong, the reader is invited along this journey of a remarkable young woman who stops at nothing to achieve her goals.
Clementine Rose is fizzing with excitement. Her mother's marriage to Drew is just around the corner and she can't wait to be a flower girl! Preparations for the special occasion are well underway at Penberthy House and it seems that even grumpy Aunt Violet has caught the wedding fever. But with the appearance of Sebastian Smote, wedding planner extraordinaire, Aunt Violet's festive spirit soon turns a bit feisty. Add to that an unexpected letter and a very curious house guest, and plans begin to unravel. Could the big day turn into a big disaster? Clementine will need to be on her toes as love creates chaos every step of the way.
This is a spectacular book! Andrew takes readers on a sometimes dark and twisted, but often hilarious journey into his world of dealing with Friedreich's Ataxia. The thoughts and experiences he shares are honest and bare without seeking sympathy.
Essential reading for everyone facing the problems of everyday life. Life brings many cares and trouble — how can we cope with these? How can we find the strength to carry on when everything seems against us? In this book, Doreen Harrison draws on her own 80 years’ experience, and her deep personal faith in God, to offer comfort, hope and humor in life’s difficult situations.
The core of John Forester's concept of Effective Cycling is that bicyclists fare best when they act, and are treated in return, as drivers of vehicles, with the same rights and responsibilities that motorists have. In this new edition of his classic introductory work, Forester reasserts this idea in terms of practice and education as well as theory while also addressing--among much else--the two major forces that have shaped bicycling since the early 1980s: the proliferation of high-quality equipment and the seriously insufficient progress on the social, political, and psychological fronts. The book is filled with details, strategies, and tips that will be useful both to occasional cyclists and to those who enjoy cycling as a way of life--all drawn from the author's many years of experience as a cyclist, a Cycling Transportation Engineer, and the founder of the Effective Cycling Program.
Mrs Wobble LOVES her job as a waitress but, oh dear, there's one big problem - she wobbles!! And when she wibbles and wobbles and drops jelly everywhere, it's time for a new job! Luckily, Mr Wobble, and all the Wobble children have a cunning plan . . .
Funny, cheeky and crammed full of brilliant illustrations, Jelly Has a Wobble is the second book in the lively Turning to Jelly series by author and illustrator, Candy Guard. Jelly, Myf and Roobs have an exciting summer ahead. Not only are they going to be bridesmaids, but they're going to see OMG live in concert! They just need to find a not-stupid way to get enough money for the concert tickets first. Then they have to become totally pro street dancers so they can fulfil Jelly's mum's wedding dream. And then there's the small issue of Jelly not embarrassing herself in front of Roger Lovely, which is quite hard with a name like Jelly . . . Hilariously honest accounts of an ordinary tween girl's life, for fans of Dork Diaries, Tom Gates and Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
In 1879, race walking competitions, known as "wobbles," were all the rage. The death of a contender, followed by a second murder, introduces London's no-nonsense cop Sergeant Cribb who had a penchant for extreme sports. From the Trade Paperback edition.