Book review: Survivors, by Maggie Oliver

I just finished an amazing book. It was a long book, over 10.5 hours in audio. But it is so worth it, I highly recommend it to everyone!
the book is called survivors, and is written by maggie oliver.
It is the story of the child abuse scandal in rochdale in manchester in the UK, this was a huge case, it was where white girls were being groomed and sexually abused and exploited by pacastani and asian men, the men were grooming the girls first, and then abusing them.
Maggie was a detective working on the case. The story centres mainly around one family who went through the abuse, it centres on a mother and her two girls, and the majority of the book is about them.
but during the story, maggie also talks about her own life, her life story is intertwined within the book also. She openly talks about losing her husband to bowel cancer, about losing her grandaughter, and about her grief.
She also talks about her training to become a police officer, and about the different jobs she worked on while she was a police officer.
And, she doesnt shy away from the bad side of being a police officer either. She talks about how she was bullied when she first started, and then as the rochdale case was going on, she talks about how she found things done during the case to be wrong, she had a lot of misgivings about how it was being handled. But nobody would listen to her. No one in the police was taking her seriously.
At the end of the book she talks about her time on celebrity big brother, and about the tv show that was made depicting the rochdale case.
Its a fascinating story, and once you start it, you’ll be hooked, just like I was.
The book is definitely a page turner!
Its available on audible, on kindle, and in paperback.
I give the book 5 stars!

Tomorrow I can chill out, yay!

So tomorrow is going to be a chill day. I am so relieved! I’ve been so busy lately. I need a day or two to just chill out!

My moms going to come over for an hour or two and I am going to help her with her forms for disability, she says I am good at wording things, she needs to say how her COPD is effecting her life, and she wants me to help her word it correctly.

She’s bringing me lunch, some soup and a sandwich. Its homemade soup yum yum! She’s also cooking some chicken for me and seasoning it with hot korean pepper spices! I love them! I will have that for dinner with a baked potato.

I will have my PA coming in the evening tomorrow. She’ll just do some housework. Other than those two things, I can have a chill day, I will enjoy my relaxation time!

I napped again today, but that is fine, as no plans tomorrow or on thursday, so that gives me a little leeway to get my sleep back in order.

Me and Nitro are enjoying some quiet time now. I watched an episode of my 600 pound life on tv, it was so sad. The lady who was on it was 640 pounds, and she was trying to get weight loss surgery to help her lose some weight. She was only 34 years old.

Then I started watching abducted in plain sight, a documentary on net flicks, a true crime documentary. I only watched half of it, and will watch the other half tomorrow evening.

I will also watch operation transformation tomorrow evening, after my PA leaves. Ok well, I am off to make some tea! Emily wants a cup of tea and then we will read for a little while!

Its here, therapy day yay!

and its over! our therapy break is over yay! I am so glad!
We will see Eileen in less than 2 hours!
I am so excited!
It feels wonderful to be actually going to see her again!
I am looking forward to connecting and giving her a huge hug!
We’re going to bring the new book the kids got for christmas so she can read it to them.
They were supposed to do it before christmas but time ran away with us!
I am so, so happy our break is over!
Happy tuesday everyone!

Plans changed

I didn’t end up going to Normas house. She rang me and said something came up and she needed to go out. So I didn’t go. That suited me though, I’m so tired. I lay down for a while and I watched tv. I didn’t sleep though. I just watched the Mrs. Browns boys Christmas special on tv. Its an irish comedy. Its so good…really funny. I laughed a lot.

Now I have the radio on, but I think I’m going to go read. Its just gone 4 PM here. I am drinking coffee but this is my last cup. I will just chill for the rest of the evening. I booked my taxi to take me to my weigh in tomorrow morning, I booked it for 9 AM. I need the taxi driver to wait for me, I’ll only be 5 minutes getting weighed.

Right, going to go now. Catch ya’ll later.

So much for relaxing

Well so much for relaxing at home. I didnt get to do that. Instead mom took me grocery shopping. We went at 4:30. It is 8 PM now and we just got home a half hour ago. I’ve decided that tomorrow, after the friendly call christmas party, I’ll go home, I was waiting until Thursday to go home but decided tomorrow is as good a time as any to go. Mom said she’d drop nitro off and she said she’d drop off my computer and the dog food as well. So we did my groceries tonight, and we dropped them off at my house, mom helped me to put them all away, love her for it!

So now that I’m back at moms house, I am able to chill. I am exhausted. I just need to put my feet up. My back is giving, the end of it is hurting from walking around a lot and carrying a lot of heavy bags.

I had fun with mom though. We got some clothes for my dad. I decided to give him some clothes for christmas as well as money. So we bought him a sweater and a shirt and some shoes and slippers. He’ll be delighted with all that.

Now I am going to make a coffee. I need it. I doubt I’m going to get any sleep. I’m wound up. I’ve been feeling the littles close by. Some of them have been scared and upset and I am not sure why. They get scared by crowds and triggered in the store.

Time to go make that coffee now, and then read my book for a while.

Ug sigh!

Is anyone around? I cant sleep. I’ve had too much coffee! I am wired! I doubt I’m going to sleep much at all tonight.

I am hoping for at least a few hours, since I have a busy day ahead tomorrow!

I guess time will tell whether that will be happening! If not I shall read my book!

Sleepless night sorta

I had a restless night. I just couldn’t settle down. I stayed up until 1 AM. Then I was going to read, but I realised I couldn’t plug in my earphones into the case on my phone as its a juice pack and you cant plug earphones into it. So reading went out the window!

I tossed and turned for about an hour. Watched youtube videos on my phone. Listened to my dad, he was in a lot of pain with his bones, so was moaning in pain a lot. I asked him about it this morning and he said he doesn’t remember it. I honestly don’t know how my mom sleeps with him!

Eventually I fell into a deep sleep. I didn’t wake until around 9 AM! I feel better this morning, well beter than I felt last night!

I’ve no plans today. Its going to be a relaxing day. Its damp and rainy outside so I’m not going anywhere. I am just planning on doing a few things on the computer.

I think I’ll start a new book, too!