We decided to extend our quick trip to Melbourne for the Bloggers BBQ and turn it into a fun family weekend away by spending two nights at our favourite holiday park in The Grampians: Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park. Instead of blogging and answering emails we are enjoying the beautiful scenery, exploring the mountains, admiring the wildlife and going for a splash in the pool, it’s the perfect mini-holiday. If you’ve come to read today’s hip find here’s a quick and simple giveaway for the boys (and girls, before I get in trouble!):
Walk Tall (RRP $16.99) is a special younger readers’ edition of the Jim Stynes autobiography My Journey, adapted by Warwick Green. Part football autobiography and part coming-of-age story, Walk Tall is an inspirational and unforgettable account of a man who continues to inspire through his life and his legacy. If you have a young AFL fan at home this tribute to one of the biggest Australian AFL legends of all time would make a fantastic read.
There were men in strange jerseys on the TV, running around with some kind of rugby ball.
I turned to my father. ‘What’s this, then, Dad?’
He looked up from his paper. ‘Australian football.’
What’s the big deal about that? I thought.
At first, Jim Stynes didn’t understand Australian football at all. But once he accepted the challenge to play, there was no stopping him. Jim never took the easy road, on or off the football field. He pushed himself, and he worked hard to help others realise their potential. In this special younger readers’ edition of his bestselling autobiography My Journey, Jim Stynes shares his early life as a knockabout kid growing up in Ireland, his move to Australia as a teenager and his rise to football stardom, with all the trials and tribulations along the way.
To find out more about Walk Tall by Jim Stynes and Warwick Green, published by Penguin Books Australia, and to order online visit www.penguin.com.au.