In January 2015 Alan Parks was looking for a challenge. Overweight and in need of adventure an exciting opportunity presented itself and he grabbed it. Alan was going to jump out of an aeroplane to raise money for donkeys that had been mistreated or abandoned. After signing up for the skydive, it became apparent that as things stood Alan would be unable to take part in theIn January 2015 Alan Parks was looking for a challenge. Overweight and in need of adventure an exciting opportunity presented itself and he grabbed it. Alan was going to jump out of an aeroplane to raise money for donkeys that had been mistreated or abandoned. After signing up for the skydive, it became apparent that as things stood Alan would be unable to take part in the jump and he was over the weight limit allowed, so a new regiment of exercise and eating had to come into play. This book is Alan’s story. Full of pictures and stories about the donkeys that he is trying to help, at least €1 from every sale or download of this book will be donated to El Refugio del Burrito in Andalucia, Spain....
|Title||:||dive for donkeys|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||40 Pages|
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dive for donkeys Reviews
A lovely little book.I've read all of Alan Parks' previous memoirs and I love his and partner Lorna's story of moving to Spain and breeding alpacas. Each new book is eagerly looked forward to. This is slightly different in that it's a shorter read, a little in-between bonus book. It's an enjoyable quick read and I read it in one sitting as soon as it arrived on my kindle on release day. It's good concise writing which details Alan's challenges to himself in diary format. Not content to set one difficult challenge-he actually sets himself two! He intends to do a skydive to raise money for a Donkey Sanctuary and in order for this to be achievable he needs to lose weight. His diary tells of how he does it and many wonderful photos are included throughout the book. This is a great addition to the series. It is briefer than his other books but the main object with this project is to raise money for the donkeys-a portion of the proceeds from sales go to the El Refugio del Burrito in Andalucia, Spain and the book length is clearly stated on the listing-48 pages-so what you see is what you get. There is quite a lot of information packed into these pages though-well presented and a lovely little book.
Nice one, Alan!A short, entertaining read by Alan Parks, who embarks on a parachute jump to raise money for a donkey sanctuary in Spain, where animal welfare organisations need all the help they can get. Every book downloaded means a contribution of at least 1 euro to El Refugio del Burrito.But Alan's adventure is not quite as simple as it sounds, because unless he loses a considerable amount of weight first, the plane will not be able to take off.No, that isn't true really; I made it up.However, he admits that at over 18 stone he is rather overweight and decides that in the six months prior to his sky-dive, he will lose three and a half stone (50 lbs. or 22 kilos).This account chronicles his fitness routine, his diet, and his thoughts up to the moment of truth when he hears: "Alan Parks to the Briefing Room. please," where he is comforted to learn that nobody in the UK has ever died during a tandem sky-dive.However, a downturn in the weather may prevent the jump. Will he do it? You'll have to read the book to find out.Just buy it, enjoy the journey, and smile because you have helped a donkey in distress.
Feeling a little under the weather with a sickness bug, thought I'd have a nice gentle read of Alan Parks book that raises money for the donkey sanctuary El Refugio Burrito in Andalucia. I had enjoyed all of Alan's previous books about life on an alpacan farm in Andalucia. I had sponsored Alan and pre-ordered the book but hadn't got around to reading it. The clue was in the title though 'Dive for Donkeys' that is all about Alan's sponsored skydive raising money for the donkey refuge, so it wasn't the ideal choice of reading for anyone feeling a bit sick! All I can say is what Alan was thinking just after he exited the plane at 15,000 ft "OH MY GOD!!!" My heart was in my mouth, stomach somersaulted, palms were sweating. I felt every minute of that jump! Bravo Alan. I could never do that!! I now need a long lie down
I enjoy Alan Parks' Memoirs and I just couldn't resist pre-ordering this one - There are less pages than his previous Memoirs about his life in Spain with his partner Lorna. This sweet little book takes us along with Alan in his preparation (losing weight & getting fit) for another of his passions - helping out The Donkey Sactuary - El Refugio del Burrito. A proportion from the sale of each of this particular Memoir goes direct to the Sanctuary in Southern Spain - what's not to like - you get Alan's great writing - he actually does a Sky Dive!! and you get to do a little bit to help the lovely folks who in turn help the Donkeys & Mules. Some lovely pictures and a good addition to his other Memoirs - yes it's short but it's sweet and why not just get yourself a copy and do something to help.