Almost everyone, at some point in their life, feels like simply screaming, giving it all up, walking away, and starting all over again. Maybe even do something slightly crazy. Life can be like that, and every now and again somebody actually does something about it. Hurrah!
In Daisy’s Diaries, the author, Graham Ham, describes his own such experience. He did give up a successful career, he did walk away from his business and all the perks that went with it, he did do something slightly crazy. Along the way, he rediscovered family, reconnected with the kids, embarked upon a haphazard adventure, and when all’s said and done, discovered life once again by challenging it full on!
Daisy is a very old motorcycle. Really, seriously old. Graham buys her, fixes her up, and then without a care in the world and with one or other of the kids in tow he embarks upon a series of adventures in pursuit of a trophy. The landmark challenge takes them all over the country, camping as they go, and by the end of it they will have travelled 5,000 miles, overcome all manner of problems and met some truly colourful characters. All the while, of course, Graham’s old life tries to catch up with him in a myriad of ways, and at times it seems as though there really is no escape.
Can they stay ahead of the rat-race? Can they win the challenge? Will Graham stay married, and will the dog ever forgive him?
Hardback, a keeper..