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DIY Delights by [Clavelli, Taylin]
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While renovating his first house with his partner, Mike, Duncan discovers a plethora of reasons to use his favourite word… Bollocks!

About the Author

Taylin Clavelli lives in the United Kingdom, about 15 miles south of Birmingham, and a short journey from the world famous Cadbury’s Chocolate factory. She’s married with children and loves her family with all her heart.

Her love of books has been a long standing affair, with Taylin liking nothing better than to lose herself in an imaginary world.

Until she met Lily Velden, she never considered trying her hand at writing. However, after talking ideas, Lily encouraged her to put pen to paper—or rather, fingers to keyboard. Since, with a few virtual kicks in the right place, she hasn’t stopped. Her confidence eventually led to her writing an original work for submission.

Now she absolutely adores immersing herself into the characters she creates, and transferring the pictures in her brain to paper, finding it liberating, therapeutic, and wonderful.

Outside of writing, her interests include; martial arts (she’s a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwon-do), horse-riding, and movies, all of which facilitates her love of a wide variety of genres. Her action heroes include Jet Li and Tony Jaa—finding the dedication these men have for their art combined with their skill both amazing and a privilege to watch. If pressed, she’ll admit to thinking that the screen entrance of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean – Curse of the Black Pearl, and Shadowfax in LOTR, to be the greatest screen entrances ever. Her all-time favorite movies are Star Wars and Lord of the Rings.

The simple things in life that make her day, putting a smile on her face are:

Laughter - especially that of her children.

The smell of lasagna cooking – it makes her mouth salivate.

The dawn chorus – no symphony ever written can beat the waking greetings of the birds.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3139 KB
  • Print Length: 18 pages
  • Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing (9 December 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Short Story 11 December 2014
By Rainbow Gold Reviews - Published on
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4.5 Stars

Well, what can I say about this book…… other than you will find lots of different ways that the word Bollocks can be used!!

I have to say I was crying with laughter at the beginning of the book, and the way that the situation was described, I could really imagine the mishap occurring in my house. We meet Duncan and Mike who are trying to renovate their first house together, when Mike has a slight mishap – which I would think is actually quite a common occurrence in many households – and I have to say that my reaction would be the same as Duncan……. laughter.

I was laughing even more as the author describes them while renovating their kitchen, and their considerations on work surfaces, on which there was a stress test performed and then the handles…… well……. I let you guess about these…….

I have to say this is a real feel good short story, they are a couple already, but you are with them during their mishaps with renovations, and you really do learn the different ways that Duncan can use the word Bollocks. If you want to finish a book with a smile on your face, then I would strongly recommend this book, I will confess to having read it again and again, and it never fails to make me smile.
5.0 out of 5 stars A short, funny read 8 May 2016
By Emily - Published on
This book is a riot and a joy to read. I mean come on, the book starts out with examples of how to use bollocks in a sentence and the energy and humor continue on from there.

The whole story is one man's view of his life, viewed through a very odd lense: how his usage of the word bollocks has changed over the years and over the course of a home renovation. The entire story is told through a conversational narrative from Duncan, a humorous and quirky character that I loved getting to meet. It's funny and sexy, full of tragically funny mishaps and DIY surprises and of course, lots of smexy times. All in all, this was a fun little read that I greatly enjoyed and highly recommend if you're looking for a laugh.

*I received this book in exchange for an honest review.*
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and sweet 20 December 2014
By Alina Popescu - Published on
DIY Delights is a fast, fun read that will put a smile on your face. That in itself is interesting as a DIY renovation project can be quite stressful and annoying. The mix of past memories related to the word bollocks and the current events of Mike and Duncan’s endeavors will have you relaxing and chuckling. It’s a nice change of pace from the other, heavier two shorts that Taylin has written and I had a blast reading it.