batin down the hatches!

So the storm is almost here! The news said by midnight the winds would be really strong and there would be a massive amount of rainfall!
I am so glad to be at mom and dads house!
I think its gonna be a looong night!
I am safe though and thats what matters!
I hope there wont be too much damage from the storm. Today the sun was shining, it was 21 degrees C here! So the calm really did come before the storm!
Anyway, I’m sure the howling winds will keep me up, so I will prepare for a night of little to no sleep!
How are the storms in the USA now?
Spain had a massive one too and 8 people died in it!
I hope nobody dies in our storm!
carol anne

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A storm is approaching

A storm is coming! It will hit ireland tomorrow.

I hope the internet doesnt go out! I would hate that!

It is supposed to be worst in the west of ireland, I live in the south of the country. So maybe we’ll escape the worst of it.

We’re meant to get high winds and rain, lots of rain…

I wont be going out tomorrow thats for sure! Although I think its not meant to hit until thursday evening and then last all day on friday. I do need to go out on friday though.

So who knows I may actually have to walk in the heavy rain! I wonder if the wind is loud if I’ll be kept awake during the night on thursday night?

I hope not!

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Look at this, a fearless elderly man fights off robbers

Ok so over the weekend a book makers near where I live was robbed by 3 armed men. Watch what happens when this fearless 84 year old takes them on. He was so brave! He deserves an award for his bravery! He wasn’t afraid to fight back! He is inspiring!
The raders did not get any money because of him and what he did taking them on!
Watch this let me know what you think!

#whatif prompt 30th august

Today’s prompt over at what if we all cared is:

best spot in my town

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Well I live in a big city, I live in cork, which is in the south of ireland.

There are many great spots in cork. I love my city.

There are many tourist attractions. And many beaches. Its hard to just pick one.

My favourite beach is inchadonnie, not sure I am spelling it right, but, the sand there is super soft, it is beautiful there. Very peaceful too.

I also love the local parks in my city. I like to take nitro walking in them. There are a few big ones in the city, like fitzgeralds park, and ballincollig regional park.

Cork has a lot to offer. From concert venues and theatres, to parks, beaches, art galleries, and more. You’d never run out of things to do in cork.

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Book review: Did you hear me crying? By Cassie Moore

I just finished this book. I thought it was a very good book, very sad though, and very graphic in places, so if your triggered by talk of abuse or details about abuse and acts of violence, then this book might not be for you.
Cassie grew up in ireland. She survived physical, sexual and emotional abuse at the hands of her stepdad and her mother. At just 16 she was sold into marriage by them.
I wont spoil the rest of the book, but it was a page turner, thats for sure.
the book is available on kindle, on audible, and in paperback.
Book description is below.

Author: Cassie Moore
Title: Did you hear me crying?

In this shocking memoir, Cassie Moore gives a very open and honest description of how she suffered and survived a lifetime of abuse. She describes the sexual, physical and emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepfather and mother, who then sold her into marriage at the age of 16; the heartbreak she suffered when she naively left her 22 month old baby behind when she fled to London with the man she fell in love with, only to be abused by him for a further 23 years; the self-loathing, depression and despair she felt during those lonely years; and the enormous sacrifices she had to make to save herself and start a new life.

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Good time in Cobh, never slept so good!

as I did last night after coming home from cobh!
It was amazing!
I slept and slept and slept. I didnt wake until very late this morning, like noon!
I got home from Cobh around 7 PM. I was exhausted. The heat was getting to me! so off I went to bed!
It feels good to be feeling so refreshed again. I feel rejuvinated!
We had a blast in Cobh. We had our lunch that we brought in the park. Then we walked around the town, looking in some of the shops, there isnt much to see though, its only a small town. We walked to the museum and the titanic experience and had a look.
The heat was unbearable though! I mean it was super hot!
So off we went to a local bar, that overlooked the water, we sat in there, ate more food, and had drinks.
Well my mom had drinks, I had diet coke.
We both had chicken bbq panninis
they were soooo good! The BBQ sauce on them was amazing!
The price was good too only 7.50 for a pannini and fries and a salad!
So yep we had an awesome day! And I am so glad we went!
Tonight I’m going to visit moms brother with her and her sister. I was going to go home to my own house tonight but then I decided I could wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow in the morning I have therapy and then I’ll go home to my own house in the afternoon, mom said she’d come to my place with me for a while.
So yep a busy week ahead again this week. I’m thankful I have a busy week ahead as I know some people dont have things to do or places to go and feel lonely or alone and isolated. I’m so glad I dont feel like that.

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going on a day trip with my mom tomorrow

mom and me are going out for the day tomorrow. we are going to cobh, which is a town outside the city.
Its about a 30 minute train journey to get there.
we’re going to take a picnic lunch with us. we will also take a walk around the town, and then in the afternoon I promised mom a treat of a drink in one of the local pubs.
The town of Cobh is a touristy place, lots of tourists go there all year round.
it should be a nice day out, will be nice to have it be just the two of us. i’m looking forward to spending some one to one time with my mom.
carol anne

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