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My Favourite Chapter

Every writer has a favourite chapter, and this one is mine. I’ve been told by a few readers that this is the one that made them laugh out loud. One reader awoke the passenger next to him on the train, and another had to explain his outburst to an airport departure lounge. I don’t know […]

Day 10 of your Car Boot Tales Advent Calendar

Car Boot Tales started as a series of Facebook posts several years ago. The stories were kept short because anyone browsing through Facebook first thing in the morning is looking to get all of their information and entertainment in 300 words or less – and that’s being generous. This is one of those original stories, […]

Chapter 8 – Stories Sell

Good morning and welcome to Day 9 of your Car Boot Advent Calendar. By now, I hope you’re looking forward to these each morning with the same enthusiasm with which you push open the little flap on your real advent calendar in order to marvel at a Santa Claus shaped piece of chocolate. Today, we […]

Day 8 on your Advent Calendar

Good morning Advent fans. Today my children both woke up to the happy merriment of a micro sized packet of Haribo in their advent calendar. A small treat, but I think we can do better, as this advent calendar is sugar free and gives you up to 150% of your RDA of smiles. In today’s […]

Chapter 6 – The Pointless Agreement

Good morning Advent Fans and welcome to the end of your first week of Car Boot Tales Advent. Don’t worry – this isn’t a ‘business hours only’ arrangement – you can look forward to a new chapter both tomorrow and the next day, and the next. You know, like an actual advent calendar. Today, we […]

Chapter 5 – Dealing with Traders

Good morning and welcome to Day 6 of your Car Boot Tales audiobook advent calendar. Thanks for checking in and I hope you’re enjoying it. The full book is still very much available on Amazon – just search for Car Boot Tales and choose which option suits you best. Today’s chapter – Dealing with Traders. […]

Chapter 4 – An Understanding Partner

Good morning blog and Car Boot Tales fans (here’s hoping) and welcome to Day 5 of your Car Boot Advent Calendar. Today, we take a look at why it’s so important to have an understanding partner when venturing into the world of car boot selling. Other useful items include a spare room or comfortable sofa, […]

Day 4 of your Car Boot Advent

Good morning blog fans. I really hope you’re enjoying Car Boot Tales – The Audiobook, and I promise the wait for the full version won’t be that long. Just to be clear, I have actually finished the whole thing – it’s just that the approvals process at Audible takes a little longer than anticipated. Then […]

Chapter 2 – Some Stuff

Good morning blog fans and welcome to Day 3 of your Car Boot Advent Calendar. Today, Chapter 2 – Some stuff. Over the course of the next week this whole thing will be available as a podcast on any device that can handle podcasts, plus the complete audiobook will be available from Audible, but if […]

Car Boot Advent – Day 2

It’s a beautiful, lazy Sunday. You’ve probably already enjoyed your morning Advent treat, so whilst you allow that 5 micrograms of chocolate to work its way through your system, enjoy Chapter 1 of Car Boot Tales. You can download the book in it’s entirety at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Car-Boot-Tales-Daft-Curious-ebook/dp/B07HW4JFJ9 and there’s also an option to order it in […]