Jo Middleton ´ 7 SummaryNow this should be a new parent handbook because I emember motherhood being like this than any book or leaflet that I had ever been given at the baby clinic Set out like diary enteries written by Frankie this is a hilarious account of her daily life from playgroup gatherings to teen tantrums Tinder dating and best friends it is all there warts and allFrankie is a brilliant character that had me proper laughing at situations nodding along
and at other times wishing I thought of some of the things she did Frankie is a Jaffa cake addict and lover of a GLASS OR TWO OF PROSECCO WHEN or two of Prosecco when going gets tough She has a brilliant couple of mates that band together to face the new age mums at playgroup that do everything by the book from carrot sticks to no additives in their pre schools snacks It eally is a clicky place of the know alls and the no waysI howled at outings with her and her children that could have got Oscars for their acting up scenes when they knew they had an audience Still makes me giggle If you want an uplifting Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie read then this is a go to book Oh my I could havee named everyone of these characters with people that I have known through life That is what makes it so great It is just so Mein wildes Geheimnis 03 relatable to everyday life mine and than likely yours tooI wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e copy of this book which I haveeviewed honestly 4 out of 5 starsThis is the adventures of a single mum in the diary style but with the twist it s not based around Ein Goldfisch räumt auf romance Frankie starts this diary entry feeling uite solitary as she has not long moved to Devon andecently split from her husband She is so elatable as she has to fit her work around her children which so many of us have to do and the way she talks about that side is so great When she starts to make friends you see her blossom and grow Frankie two new best friends become her team and I loved that team so much The bits of her dating are so hilarious and I love that it s not the focus of the book To me this is a eal down to earth book on a single mum that all mums could The Worst Weather on Earth: A History of Mount Washington Observatory relate to Hilarious and well written made me laugh out loud Ieally didn t enjoy this book and unfortunately gave up after a hundred pages I found it very boring and A London Home in the 1890s repetitive and unbelievableIt s a shame I m sure others will find it funny and a good book but this one was just not for me What an honest down to earthead and SO FUNNYSince splitting with husband Ian Frankie is on her own with toddler Jess and teenager Flo It s hard to please everyone at the same time never mind ALL the time and this is her diary of 2018 the highs the lows the daily wine and jaffa cake count What a great The Geology And Landscape Of Santa Barbara County, California, And Its Offshore Islands read There s no whitewashing here Frankie isn t perfect but she isefreshingly honest and I suspect that deep down all mums can identify with 90% of her life The sad the funny and the downright cringeworthy moments are all here and it is an introspective and intelligent Biopower: Foucault and Beyond read I ve loved every single thing about this one her kids her friends her job her search on Tinder and the interactions with the ex as they work hard together to stay friends And yes that is possibleThis is a very easyead easy to lift and lay but why would you want to A hilarious and totally Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds relatable book about the adventures of a single mum for fans of Catastrophe and Motherland Readers of Why Mummy Drinks Unmumsy Mum and The Single Mum's Wish List will love this debut novel from parenting blogger Slummy Single Mummy'You'll end up warming to Frankie so much that you'll be wishing you could crack open a bottle of prosecco with her ineal life' MIKE GAYLE bestselling author of The Man I Think I Know January 3rd Jaffa Cakes 7 Times I Ut it aside Pulled in from the very first I have laughedAgreeing And At Other Times Wishing I
And Cried Along Withcried along with and the predicaments she has been in and I ve been Is That Even a Country, Sir! royally entertained Such a funead definitely well worth a full five stars and a hearty うそつきリリィ 3 [Usotsuki Lily 3] recommendation For a debut novel it is awesome and I meally looking forward to hearing from Jo Middleton This is Jo first book and I loved it I finished it and wished it had carried on I was chuckling at uite a few bitsFlo Jess The Prince reminded me of my friends two kids Frankie was a breath of fresh air as she didn t go around bad mouthing all men I loved Frankie selationship with everyone and think everyone needs a Frankie in their life She cares for people and is genuine and down to earthi want to write but don t want to spoil it I hope Jo writes Thanks goes to net galley and the publishers for providing a copy in exchange for an honest A Bold Carnivore: An Alphabet of Predators review Playgroups Prosecco is a delicious funny book that I highlyecommend I Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival related to this story as I have two girls myself im fully aware of the ups and downs girls can be like Frankie is thirty seven with two girls is divorced Frankie is leading a single mothers life with working andaising her two girls She spends her time drinking Proseco writing a diary and watching on Instagram about a family that has everything making her feel worse about her own life I Lifting related to Frankie watching about a family that has it all as everyone likes to watch something I like watching dynasty theich family with the huge house maid and butler It appears Frankie is very unhappy with her lifestyle as she even watches a family in their house at the bottom of her garden Sometimes someone else s life can seem much interesting than your own There s only one thing left for Frankie is to make a New Year plan to make her own life interesting Can Frankie pull this New Year plan off All I wish for now is book 2 Oh my goodness I can t Mathruhridayam remember the last time a book makes me laugh in tears like this What an absolutely hilarious but so veryelatable and feel good storyAs a new mum I honestly see myself in Frankie the main character of the book The struggle of trying
To Balance Work Andbalance work and the self double the parental pride the highs the lows and the need for a glasses or two of Prosecco This is such a honest and genuine ecount of motherhood and parenthoodI love the fact that the book is written as diary entries It just makes the whole book so fun to ead The parts about Tinder and Instagram are just too funny and again are such candid eflections of what s going on nowadays on social mediasI love Frankie This is one of those characters that you will warm up to instantly I want Frankie to be my friend I feel like Frankie and I could be the best friends Honestly this book just makes me feel so good There is nothing not to like about this book If you want a feel good story then is nothing not to like about this book If you want a feel good story then ead thisPlaygroups and Prosecco is out now on all platformsThank you so much Ellie and Ebury Publishing for gifting me this copy to eview Playgroups and Prosecco was fun lighthearted and an absolute joy to ead Full of the prattle of a single mother of two the tales of wine Jaffa cakes and amusing anecdotes kept me entertained with each turn of th. As forced to watch a small child do a dance involving a dusty piece of The House That Had Enough ribbon found under the sofa 4 Inappropriate thoughts about Zac Efron undisclosed Single mum Frankie’s whole lifeevolves around her kids But when your toddler has a active social life something has to change Forget ‘me time’ Frankie would settle for some adult conversation and watching something other than the Disney channelThe local playgroup may be uled by Instagram mums with perfect husbands. E page There were so many laugh out loud moments *and I adored Jo Middleton s writing style The pacing was spot on slow in parts but interspersed with incidents *I adored Jo Middleton s writing style The pacing was spot on slow in parts but interspersed with incidents back to some everyday occurrences Even the mundane parts were hilarious Highly ecommended and definitely worth five starsI The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division received a complimentary digital copy of this novel at my owneuest from Penguin Random House Ebury Publishing via NetGalley This Pimpinella Meerprinzessin 1: Ankunft im Muschelschloss (German Edition) review is my own unbiased opinion 35 StarsLet s deal with elephant in theoom first This novel is clearly inspired by Helen Fielding s Bridget Jones s Diary there is no getting away from it the diary format the little synopsis at the start of each entry detailing alcohol imbibed jaffa cakes eaten etc The only Das kurze Leben der Sophie Scholl real difference being that this heroine is divorced has 2 children and definitely doesn t live in London Replace big pants and a pole at the Fire Station with swimwear and a 3 Year Old in a changingoom and voila you have Playgroups and Prosecco There is the unfulfilling job the dating struggles honestly all the way through I kept seeing the parallels to Ms Fielding s book I ve never seen the film because there s something about Renee Zellwegger that creeps me outThat said it is a mildly amusing book not laugh out loud funny but enough humour to Défendre Jacob raise a wry smile Most of which for thiseader was centred around the hiding of treat foods from the fruit of your loins Admittedly I didn t go so far as hiding Elizabeth Shaw mints in packaging in the bathroom cabinet but if I d thought of it I definitely would have done itIt doesn t bode well when you can t Darfur's Sorrow: A History of Destruction and Genocide remember the main character s name and I couldn t I just had to whip the book out toemind myself she was called Frankie Maybe this is because she narrates the whole story so her name doesn t crop up that Often In The Text Maybe It Is in the text Maybe it is it is now 3 days since I finished the book Who knows Let s just say I can t Black Gold in North Dakota reallyemember any of the character names except for the awful Cassie from Busy Beavers Playgroup not even the children was the oldest LilySome fairly decent situational set pieces are to be found in the book The horrors of the six week
summer holiday The soft play centre that is something from a nightmare The incessant need forholiday The soft play centre that is something from a nightmare The incessant need for 3 year old to have your attention on them at ALL times Despite the premise of the book being about a single mother I have to say Frankie s family sound pretty much perfect the elationship between teenager and toddler is close and loving and there is no eal friction with the divorced father Frankie also seems to have Nestle Toll House Recipe Collection really good support from him and soon makes friends with other mums None of the isolation and claustrophobia that seems to be common for a lot of women in this situation and yet Frankie still seems to feel put uponather than counting her blessingsModerately fun and as it is written in diary form with eally short sections it is very easy to pick up and put down You can ead an entry or two whilst waiting for the kettle to boil Nothing outstanding but it will Wicked City: The Other Side raise a wry smile or two and is perfecteading for anyone who struggles to cram Officer, Surgeon…Gentleman! reading time in to their dayTHIS IS AN HONEST REVIEW OF A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK RECEIVED FROM READERS FIRST. But Frankie accidentally forms a splinter group of single parents After all Mummyeally needs a playdate of her own Now pass the proseccoWHAT READERS ARE SAYING'As a mum of three I could totally Barefoot through Mauretania relate to this novel on so many levels' Titian'Hilarious made me laugh out loud' Dominiue'Lots of funny anecdotes parents willecognise' Claire'With shades of Bridget Jones Frankie stumbles through life as a single mum' Ann'A very funny and Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School realistic look at motherhood' Katrina.