Grumpy Old Menopause – Carol E. Wyer Blog Tour & Giveaway!
Hello and welcome to the Grumpy Old Menopause blog tour! Having taken the world by storm and rocketed up the charts to become the #1 best selling book on Amazon, this light and humorous guide to beating the more unpleasant symptoms of the menopause is essential reading for anyone going through or simply preparing themselves for this unavoidable change. So buckle up and let Carol E. Wyer show you how it’s done!
What they say:
‘Have you started to write post-it notes with your kids’ names on them? Do you need to change your underwear after every sneeze? Guess it’s time to read this book then. It’ll help you get through “that” time in your life with a spring in your step and a smile on your face.
With numerous suggestions, sensible advice and amusing anecdotes, Grumpy Old Menopause will help you sail through that tricky part of a woman’s life with ease and humour. It should prevent you from turning into Mrs Crabby or worse still, a demonic monster.’
“An excellent mix of humour and sound advice. This book is a must-read for all women … I highly recommend Grumpy Old Menopause. It is the perfect blend of humour and excellent advice to help all women sail through the menopause.” – Nicky Snazell, Fi STOP Consultant Physiotherapist in Spinal Pain, Fellow of Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain. International Lecturer in Pain and Health.
Guest Post by Carol E. Wyer
(To be sung to the tune of Feeling Groovy by Simon and Garfunkel)
I’ve slowed down, can’t move too fast. I’ve got no energy that lasts
Just kickin’ round my kitchen drawers, lookin’ for chocolate, feelin’ moody
Hello biscuits, what cha doin’, I’ve come to munch and do some chewin’
Ain’t cha got no remedy for me, do-it-do-do, feelin’ moody
I’ve got lots of deeds to do, promises to keep
I’m spotty, forgetful and ready to sleep
Let the morning clear off, so wine time is on me
Life I hate you, all is moody
The menopause can be a tricky time for us women. (And fellas.) Don’t worry because not only can you put strategies into place to combat some of the pesky symptoms you might suffer but there is light-hearted stuff that will make you laugh.
Five tips to combat stress and moods:
Get a punchbag, hang it up in your garage and when you feel frustrated or tense go and give it a good thumping. Give it a name for added effect. (Someone who is testing your patience) then take it out. Careful you don’t hurt yourself though. I’m still undergoing physiotherapy after whalloping Mr Grumpy with gusto.
Drink wine. True. Wine improves brain power. Okay, a bottle every night isn’t to be recommended but a small glass…
Laugh. Do you really need convincing about this? Laughter, even faked laughter produces mood-enhancing hormones. I bang on about this all the time. Read a joke a day, watch a comedy video, laugh at life, read a funny book or even have a go at stand-up comedy yourself. They will all make you feel much better about yourself.
Dance. Go on! You can do it in the privacy of your home. No, not breakdancing or ballroom. Let your hair down. Have a go at belly dancing. Join a belly dancing class. They are becoming extremely popular. It provides a great workout and will get you fitter. Also guaranteed to make you feel more feminine and sexy. Excellent for you who, like me, have a wobbly belly.
Learn to play the drums. I’m not joking. Rhythmic drumming brings down stress levels. Plenty of middle-aged women are now taking it up. Leaves you calmer. Besides, who would dare annoy a menopausal woman wielding drum sticks?
I have always written stories. My early stories were for children and sported silly titles like Humphrey and the Dustbin Cats, Hurrah for Hugo! and Noir and Blanc – Two Naughty Cats. They taught French language to younger children and were accompanied by a tape of French songs, mercifully not sung by me.
I began writing for adults after my son left home. I converted his old bedroom into an office and set about writing humorous novels largely aimed at women of a certain age.
The rest is history. Following much media success with Mini Skirts and Laughter Lines, I signed the Amanda Wilson novels with Thornberry Publishing. In 2012, I was lucky enough to be offered a three book deal with Safkhet Publishing. They have published How Not to Murder Your Grumpy and Just Add Spice, and released Grumpy Old Menopause, the sister book to How Not to Murder Your Grumpy, in December 2013.
My books aim to encourage as many people as possible to age disgracefully and enjoy life. After all, life is short and ‘he who laughs…lasts!’
A Grumpy Old Success
Since its release, Grumpy Old Menopause has been featured on no less than 28 radio stations and the Staying Young Show over in the US. Magazines have come-a-knocking too, with articles in Take a Break, Women’s Weekly, Women and Golf Magazine, Wolverhampton Magazine and Staffordshire Life, while the bright lights of prime time TV also beckoned when Carol was interview on BBC Breakfast Television in November 2013 – click here to watch the interview.
Win a signed copy of Grumpy Old Menopause and an edible Chocolate Scrabble board game – ‘helps improve your brain and when you’re angry eat the pieces,‘ says Carol.
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