One month into our stay, we´d managed to dispatch most of our charges. We executed the chickens. One of the cats disappeared, clearly disgusted with our urban ways. And Lucky [the cow] was escaping almost daily. It seemed we didn´t have much of a talent for farming. And we still had eleven months to go. Antonia Murphy, you might say, is an unlikely farmer. Born and bred in San Francisco, she spent much of her life as a liberal urban cliché, and her interactions with the animal kingdom rarely extended past dinner. But then she became a mother. And when her eldest son was born with a rare, mysterious genetic condition, she and her husband, Peter, decided it was time to slow down and find a supportive community. So the Murphys moved to Purua, New Zealand - a rural area where most residents maintained private farms, complete with chickens, goats, and (this being New Zealand) sheep. The result was a comic disaster, and when one day their son had a medical crisis, it was also a little bit terrifying. Dirty Chick chronicles Antonia´s first year of life as an artisan farmer. Having bought into the myth that farming is a peaceful, fulfilling endeavor that allows one to commune with nature and live the way humans were meant to live, Antonia soon realized that the reality is far dirtier and way more disgusting than she ever imagined. Among the things she learned the hard way: Cows are prone to a number of serious bowel ailments, goat mating involves an astounding amount of urine, and roosters are complete and unredeemable assholes. But for all its traumas, Antonia quickly embraced farm life, getting drunk on homemade wine (it doesn´t cause hangovers!), making cheese (except for the cat hair, it´s a tremendously satisfying hobby), and raising a baby lamb (which was addictively cute until it grew into a sheep). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Antonia Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017558/bk_adbl_017558_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chicken Soup for the Volunteer´s Soul:Stories to Celebrate the Spirit of Courage, Caring and Community Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
Chicken Soup for the Caregiver´s Soul:Stories to Inspire Caregivers in the Home, Community and the World Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
Learn about the principles of being a player by The Full Deck. See how the other side operates compared to real players and real BBW players. Personal memoirs included. Are you a player dealing with skinny chicks, thick chicks, or BBWs? Then you want to listen to this pamphlet. So many don´t know what they´re doing or how to take a more correct stance as a player. You can be a player and not lie, cheat, or deceive the women you interact with. Just be honest. Other options are discussed in the book. The Full Deck/Julian Hill delivers easy-to-understand discussions to take place throughout the player community worldwide. Are you ashamed of being a player? Why? Come on, let´s talk about it. My Thoughts on Playerhood checkmates your stance on being player. Inferences to big and beautiful women, thick chicks, and skinny chicks are a part of the open discussion. Get involved by learning to hear what is available. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073284/bk_acx0_073284_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
According to the American Psychological Association´s Stress in America Survey, a majority of people cite lack of ´´willpower´´ as the number one reason for the inability to make the changes needed to achieve their desired outcomes in life. Who hasn´t chickened out on getting something they wanted or needed? This book is about willpower. It offers strategies to tap into self-discipline, allowing for improved follow-through on commitments and achieving what you truly want. When you don´t do what you say, when you give up or just cave, that behavior is called pulling the Chicken Switch. Rather than just offering a plethora of case studies and checklists on willpower, Don´t Pull the Chicken Switch is a fun, engaging, and relevant story. The story highlights a company´s executive team´s personal willpower challenges, some of the most frequent human willpower challenges faced, that when identified, addressed, and then conquered propel the executive team members individual productivity and power. This then propels their respective departments and employee personnel to new willpower, productive, and effectiveness heights. In story form, backed with factual data about willpower, explore the physiological and psychological stimuli that affect pulling the Chicken Switch. Pulling the Chicken Switch can be avoided. Sometimes we pull it knowingly, other times we trigger it subconsciously. To not pull the Chicken Switch takes willpower. If you understand that willpower is a product of what you believe, while managing your physiological and psychological systems, you can fend off pulling the Chicken Switch and get everything you want out of life. This book is for leaders. Organizational leaders. Team leaders. Community leaders. Individual leaders. You. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kit Allowitz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099953/bk_acx0_099953_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
These stories will deepen your Christian faith by helping you practice Christian values in your daily life: at home, at work, and in the community. This collection will open your heart to the experience and expression of more love in your life and will remind you that you are never alone or without hope, no matter how challenging and painful your circumstances may be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack Canfield, Maida Rogerson, Dawn McKay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcom/000002/bk_hcom_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lia needs ANSWERS from beyond, NOT matchmaking! When 20-something Lia’s grandmother dies, her life is knocked upside-down. In order to satisfy the terms of her inheritance, Lia is forced to move to the family’s apartment complex in the scenic mountain town of Applebarrow, leaving behind her dead-end job and long-term boyfriend, Jason. While she’s happy to fulfill her Granana’s unusual dying wish to play social director to the eclectic group of tenants, she’s surprised to discover they are not what she was expecting. Her days as an RA in her college dorm were inadequate preparation for personalities such as a jealous librarian who names her Thanksgiving turkeys, a charmingly naive mechanic who thinks New Wave is beach music, and a volatile menopausal woman who claims to be a delicate flower. To add to the mayhem, she meets Logan, an attractive young bartender with a penchant for rescuing her from absurd antics, such as losing her phone to a raccoon and thinking Long Island Iced Teas contain little alcohol. As Jason’s behavior becomes increasingly suspicious and erratic, Lia can’t help being drawn to Logan’s thoughtfulness, wit, and intense blue eyes. As she adapts to her new community, secrets and lies emerge, and Lia wonders what the deceased, AND living, people in her life are hiding. Working to uncover the evidence, Lia hopes a wacky, unexpected visitor from beyond will provide the answers she craves - before she loses her grip on reality, and the love of her life.Nobody Tells Lia Anything is Book 1 in the Spooky Matchmakers series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosie O´Toole. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/154892/bk_acx0_154892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All profits from the sales of this book will help the Hubb Community Kitchen to strengthen lives and communities through cooking. Together celebrates the power of cooking to connect us to one another. In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, a group of local women gathered together to cook fresh food for their families and neighbours. Over the chatter and aromas of the kitchen they discovered the power of cooking and eating together to create connections, restore hope and normality, and provide a sense of home. This was the start of the Hubb Community Kitchen. Together is a storybook of this West London community, showcasing over 50 delicious recipes from the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen and including a foreword by HRH The Duchess of Sussex. The women invite you to make their favourite simple dishes - many handed down over generations - from the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Eastern Mediterranean for you and your loved ones. Every dish tells a story of history, culture and family, and each has been developed to use few ingredients and easy methods so that anyone can cook these personal recipes. Together features mouthwatering recipes including Green Chilli and Avocado Dip, Coconut Chicken Curry, Aubergine Masala, Persian Chicken with Barberry Rice, Caramelised Plum Upside-Down Cake, Spiced Mint Tea and lots more. This stunning charity cookbook is a homage to life, friendship and togetherness.
The series that launched Susan into superstardom in the romance community is back after years on hiatus! A star footballer and a feisty detective play for keeps in this sporty, sexy, sassy novel.A no-nonsense sports hero and a feisty female detective go head-to-head in this funny, fresh, seductive novel from the award-winning New York Times bestselling author known for her unforgettable characters, heartfelt emotion, and laugh-out-loud humorHe´s the former quarterback of the Chicago Stars football team. She´s trying to make a success ofher very own detective agency. Her first job? Follow him. Let´s just say it´s not going well.Not well at all . . .Piper Dove is a woman with a dream-to become the best detective in the city of Chicago. First job? Trail former Chicago Stars quarterback, Cooper Graham. The problem? Graham´s spotted her, and he´s not happy.Which is why a great detective needs a first-rate imagination. ´´The fact is . . . I´m your stalker. Not full-out barmy. Just . . . mildly unhinged.´´Piper soon ?nds herself working for Graham although not as the bodyguard he refuses to admit he so desperately needs. Instead, he´s hired her to keep an eye on the employees at his exclusive new nightclub. But Coop´s life might be in danger, and Piper´s determined to protect him, whether he wants her to or not. (Hint: not!) If only she weren´t also dealing with a bevy of Middle Eastern princesses, a Pakistani servant girl yearning for freedom, a teenager who just wants to fit in, and an elderly neighbor demanding that Piper find her very dead husband.And then there´s Cooper Graham, a legendary sports hero who always gets what he wants-even if what he wants just might be an intrepid detective hell- bent on proving she´s as tough as he is.From the bustling streets of Chicago to a windswept lighthouse on Lake Superior to the glistening waters of Biscayne Bay, two people who can´t stand to lose will test themselves and each other to discover what matters most.´´First Star I See Tonight is Susan Elizabeth Phillips at her best--funny, charming and un-put-downable. Oh, and I call dibs on Cooper!´´ #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan MallerySusan Elizabeth Phillips lebt mit Mann und zwei Söhnen in der Nähe von Chicago.