Wednesday, 15 October 2014

October Wins and Hull Fair

Hi all,

October was a slow start but I've managed to win a few amazing prizes so far. Firstly I won a £100 voucher to be used at Unique Hair Salon. They have salons in Hessle, Cottingham and Willerby and offer a fabulous services and good prices. I actually went today and had my hair cut into a super stylish bob.

My second win was 4 tickets to Vue cinema. I was really chuffed with this prize as I haven't been to the cinema in over 5 years. My partner and I are planning on going to see "Lucy" and "The Maze Runner" when the tickets arrive. Hopefully we'll just take some cheap crisps and pop from Home Bargains and have a really cheap night out...always good when Christmas is coming!

My third win and the biggest this month is a  beautiful Village England Ickford Bag worth £195.

As you may remember back in September I won a Wine Cooler from AO.Com. That's Appliances Online to those not in the know. It's really easy to do a review and submit a video to their FB page and if your lucky you could also get an appliance to review and keep. They offer Fridge/Freezers, Coffee Machines, Dishwashers, Vacuum Cleaners etc. Simply upload a short video to Youtube of your appliance, giving reasons why you need a new one and what's good/bad about it etc then add it with your details to their page. Simples...

Hull Fair

It's that time of the year again when Hull Fair comes to town for 8 days. This traditional travelling fair is one of the largest in Europe and has been coming to Hull for over 700 years. It is opened by the Lord Mayor and first opened in 1278AD. You can read all about the history of the fair here.

There are an abundance of food stalls where you can get hotdogs, burgers, kebabs, noodles and the famous "Bob Carvers" Chips. Sweet stalls for your brandysnap, candyfloss, toffee apples, cinder toffee and fudges. There's even chocolate fountains!

This year there are about 250 rides. The rides range from children's rides like carousels, mini trains,cars,teacups and ghost trains to extreme rides like walzers, rota, bomber, star flyer, superbob, hopper and bungy ball.

There are also about 115 game stalls like bingo, hook-a-duck, penalty shoot out, darts and rifle games where you can win giant cuddly toys and other prizes.

I went tonight with my parents for a walk around and picked up loads of sweets for my brother, but I'm getting too old for all these spinning rides. However if your in Hull this week I recommend you go and check it out.

New Book

Earlier this month I did a post on my dad's new book "Timothy Other: The Boy Who Climbed Marzipan Mountain". I'm trying hard to help him promote it and would really appreciate your help. If you want to purchase it on Kindle Edition it's just £3.16 and available in Paperback for £10.80 on Amazon here. If you would be kind enough so G+, FB share or RT with your friends I'd be very grateful as It is very hard to get the word out when your a newly published author. 

I've also added a little video for the new book for you all to see :)

Many thanks for reading my blog and feel free to ask me any questions.


Leyan x

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Timothy Other: The Boy Who Climbed Marzipan Mountain

This is a new book aimed at "Young Adults" written by my talented father L.Sydney Abel. Available to purchase in paperback and Kindle Edition through Amazon.

Timothy Other's origins are a mystery. He has lived all his life at the orphanage where he was abandoned as an anonymous infant. Nonetheless, he's had a good life. The Dreams and Hopes orphanage, run by the magnanimous Mr Penny, is a happy place, filled with love. But Timothy's world crumbles when Mr Penny dies. The orphanage is repossessed by the bank, and comes under the draconian rule of the horrid Mr Sterner (with his 'custard-crease smile') and the scaly-skinned Ms 'Fishy' Finn.

Timothy escapes from the orphanage hidden in a basket aboard a removals lorry, which is then put aboard a cargo plane. The plane crashes, hurtling Timothy into a strange land and a bizarre, surreal adventure.  Buy it here on Amazon. 

Please share to all your friends and spread the story of Timothy Other beyond Marzipan Mountain x