E–pub New [Playgroups and Prosecco] ó Jo Middleton
Now this should be a new parent handbook because I remember motherhood being ike this than any book or eaflet that I had ever been given at the baby
Clinic Set Out LikeSet out ike enteries written by Frankie this is a hilarious account of her daily Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood 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 properaughing at situations nodding along agreeing and at other times wishing I had thought of some of the things she did Frankie is a Jaffa cake addict and over of a glass or two of Prosecco when the 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 really 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 her and her children that could have got Oscars for their up scenes when they knew they had an audience Still makes me giggle If you want an uplifting read then this is a go to book Oh my I could have re named everyone of these characters with people that I have known through ife That is what makes it so great It is just so relatable to everyday Elena's Conquest life mine and thanikely yours tooI wish to thank NetGalley and the publisher for an e copy of this book which I have reviewed 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 romance Frankie starts this diary entry feeling uite solitary as she has not Sister of My Heart long moved to Devon and recently split from her husband She is so relatable 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 Ioved that team so much The bits of her dating are so hilarious and I King Alfred's Version of St. Augustine's Soliloquies love that it s not the focus of the book To me this is a real down to earth book on a single mum that all mums could relate to Hilarious and well written made meaugh out oud I really didn t enjoy this book and unfortunately gave up after a hundred pages I found it very boring and 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 sure others will find it funny and a good book but this one was just not for me an honest down to earth read 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 ows the daily wine and jaffa cake count What a great read There s no whitewashing here Frankie isn t perfect but she is refreshingly honest and I suspect that deep down all mums can identify with 90% of her Class of 92: Out of Our League life The sad the funny and the downright cringeworthy moments are all here and it is an introspective and intelligent read I veoved every single thing about this one her kids her friends her job her search on Tinder and the interactions with the. A hilarious and totally 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 Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story 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 in realife' MIKE GAYLE bestselling author of The Man I Think I Know January 3rd Jaffa Cakes 7 Times I
Jo Middleton ☆ 8 reviewWith incidents then back to some everyday occurrences Even the mundane parts were hilarious Highly recommended and definitely worth five starsI received a complimentary digital copy of this novel at my own reuest from Penguin Random House Ebury Publishing via NetGalley This review is my own unbiased opinion 35 StarsLet s deal with elephant in the room 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 How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead little synopsis at the start of each entry detailing alcohol imbibed jaffa cakes eaten etc The only real difference being that this heroine is divorced has 2 children and definitely doesn tive in London Replace big pants and a pole at the Fire Station with swimwear and a 3 Year Old in a changing room and voila you have Playgroups and Prosecco There is the unfulfilling job the dating struggles honestly all the
Way Through I Keptthrough I kept 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 augh out oud funny but enough humour to raise a wry smile Most of which for this reader was centred around the hiding of treat foods from the fruit of your oins 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 remember the main character s name and I couldn t I just had to whip the book out to remind 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 because it is now 3 days since I finished the book Who knows Let s just say I can t really remember 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 from Busy Beavers Playgroup not even the children was the oldest LilySome fairly decent situational set pieces 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 for a 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 relationship between teenager and toddler is close and oving and there is no real friction with the divorced father Frankie also seems to have 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 ot of women in this situation and yet Frankie still seems to feel put upon rather than counting her blessingsModerately fun and as it is written in diary form with really short sections it is very easy to pick up and put down You can read an entry or two WHILST WAITING FOR THE KETTLE TO BOIL NOTHING OUTSTANDING waiting for the kettle to boil Nothing outstanding it will raise a wry smile or two and is perfect reading for anyone who struggles to cram 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 Mummy really needs a playdate of her own Now pass the proseccoWHAT READERS ARE SAYING'As a mum of three I could totally relate to this novel on so many evels' Titian'Hilarious made me Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi laugh outoud' Dominiue'Lots of funny anecdotes parents will recognise' Claire'With shades of Bridget Jones Frankie stumbles through ife as a single mum' Ann'A very funny and realistic ook at motherhood' Katrina. Ex as they work hard together to stay friends This is Jo first book and I oved it I finished it and wished it had carried on I was chuckling at uite a few bitsFlo Jess 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 oved Frankie s relationship with everyone and think everyone needs a Frankie in their ife She cares for
people and is genuine and down to earthi want to write but donand is genuine and down to earthi want to write but don 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 review Playgroups Prosecco is a delicious funny book that I highly recommend I related to this story as I have two girls myself im fully aware of the ups and downs girls can be ike Frankie is thirty seven with two girls is divorced Frankie is eading a single mothers ife with working and raising 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 ife I related to Frankie watching about a family that has it all as everyone ikes to watch something I ike watching dynasty the rich family with the huge house maid and butler It appears Frankie is very unhappy with her ifestyle as she even watches a family in their house at the bottom of her garden Sometimes someone else s ife can seem much interesting than your own There s only one thing Alexandra, Gone left for Frankie is to make a New Year plan to make her ownife interesting Can Frankie pull this New Year plan off All I wish for now is book 2 Oh my goodness I can t remember the A Year in 120 Recipes last time a book makes meaugh in tears ike this What an absolutely hilarious but so very relatable 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 and I honestly see myself in Frankie the main character of the book The struggle of trying to balance work and the self double the parental pride the highs the ows and the need for a glasses or two of Prosecco This is such a honest and genuine recount of motherhood and parenthoodI The Devil Hath Been Raised: A Documentary History of the Salem Village Witchcraft Outbreak of March 1692; Together With a Collection of Newly Located and Gathered Witchcraft Documents love the fact that the book is written as diary entries It just makes the whole book so fun to read The parts about Tinder and Instagram are just too funny and again are such candid reflections of what s going on nowadays on social mediasIove Frankie This is one of those characters that you will warm up to instantly I want Frankie to be my friend I feel ike Frankie and I could be the best friends Honestly this book just makes me feel so good There is nothing not to ike about this book If you want a feel good story then definitely read thisPlaygroups and Prosecco is out now on all platformsThank you so much Ellie and Ebury Publishing for gifting me this copy to review Playgroups and Prosecco was fun ighthearted and an absolute joy to read 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 the page There were so many augh out oud moments and I adored Jo Middleton s writing style The pacing was spot on slow in parts but interspersed. As forced to watch a small child do a dance involving a dusty piece of ribbon found under the sofa 4 Inappropriate thoughts about Zac Efron undisclosed Single mum Frankie’s whole ife revolves around her kids But when your toddler has a active social Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience life something has to change Forget ‘me time’ Frankie would settle for some adult conversation and watching something other than the Disney channelTheocal playgroup may be ruled by Instagram mums with perfect husbands.