4 fun facts thingy!

Four names people call me other than my real name?
ok well…people shorten our bodys name shirley to shir, or shirl, then my partner calls me carol anne munchy, and sometimes she calls me babe.

Four jobs that I have had?
Thats hard. I’ve never worked a real job. Others I’ve had? Been on the bord of directors for a local mental health charity, fundraised for guide dogs, baby sat my niece and nephew, thats 3 and that will have to do.

Four movies that I have watched more than once?
i now pronounce you chuck and larry, its hilarious

annie, its a classic

the harry potter movies

the twilight movies

Four books or authors Id recommend?
cathy glass, her books are amazing

rosie lewis, similar author to cathy glass

shane dunphy, another amazing author

torey hayden

Four places I have lived?
I’ve only lived in two places, dublin, and cork

Four places I have visited?
new york, paris, florida, chicago

Four things Id rather be doing right now?
Sleeping
Be at the beach
singing

shopping

Four foods I do not like?
green beans

tomatos

potato salad

coleslaw

Four of my favorite foods?
chilli

spaghetti bolognes

lasagna

fried chicken

Four shows I watch?
big bang theory

britains got talent

x factor

2 and ahalf men

Four things I am looking forward to this year?
summer

having some time off of college

spending time with family during the summer

working even if it is work experience

Four things I am always saying?
whatever!

omg, seriously?

no kidding!

what a fucktard!

Book review-Run, mummy, run by cathy glass

i’ve just finished reading run mummy run, it is a novel by cathy glass, one of two novels that she has written.
the book is about a woman named aisha. It starts out with aisha being single, and wanting to find love. So in order to do that she goes to a dating agency. She is apprehensive at first but the lady at the dating agency assures her that she hand picks all the men and reassures her that it is going to be fine, she takes aishas details and a few days later gets back to her saying she’s found a perfect match. His name is Mark.
Mark and aisha go on a date and are immediately taken with each other. They continue to date and eventually they start going out with each other. Mark is charming and aisha is smitten with him. After a year of going out they get married.
After the marriage things are fine for a while. But slowly mark begins to take control and aisha finds herself becoming more and more isolated. They are trying for a baby and eventually after many months aisha becomes pregnant and they have a little girl named sarah. When aisha comes out of hospital after having sarah, on the day she goes home from the hospital, she goes home to find mark there, and she had wanted to surprise him, so she goes into the kitchen with sarah in her arms, and tries to get his attention to tell him they are home. Mark appears cold and distant and ignores her and continues to wash dishes. Eventually he spins around and faces her and with coldness in his eyes and voice he says he knows they’re home. Aisha is crest fallen and wonders whats wrong so tries to ask him. It is only then that he brings up his hand and smashes it into her face. She falls to the ground and just as she is about to hit the ground Mark takes sarah from her arms. He carries on as normal oblivious to what he has just done. After aisha comes around from being unconscious she goes to find mark to try and talk to him. He acts very sorry and cries and begs for forgiveness. Aisha forgives him and puts his outburst down to stress.
And so it goes, the beatings continue and for seven years aisha is beaten almost daily. Mark has complete control. She has no friends. She is cut off from her parents. She is made to sleep downstairs. Mark verbally and physically abuses her. When sarah is 2 years old she has another child named James. Her and the children have a miserable life. They have hardly any clothes or food and have to live by so many rules.
Eventually after putting up with it for so long, aisha tries to go to a munk for help. She tries to get advice from the munk, and he eventually persuades her to bring the children and come to his retreat where she will be safe. He gives her the money for their bus fare and says he’ll have a room ready for them that night. She collects the kids from school, tells them of her plans. Then as they turn into their street she sees marks car, he came home from work early. she cautions the kids to act normal. they go in to the house and mark is really angry. she makes up an excuse that she has been out walking. mark says he wants to show her something. she is very frightened but she follows him and he takes her to the garage where he unwraps a brand new motorbike. he starts telling her about the bike and is really excited and she feels that maybe in realising his lifes ambition of buying himself a motorbike that things have changed and he is turning over a new leaf. she is just about to try to talk to him and see what the best way to go forward now is when he attacks her. he throws her to the ground and begins beating her and trying to kill her. she hears her children shrieking and screaming for her and she somehow summons the strength to throw mark off of her. She rushes into the house and her daughter tells her to run and they all run out of the house and climb into marks car. she drives and is trying to get to the munks house to safety. she goes onto the motorway and is happy to have gotten away finally. but then while they are on the motorway she sees the headlamps of marks motorbike and realises he’s following her. she panicks and the children are terrified in the back of the car. he keeps drawing up beside them and then overtaking. Eventually aisha calculates the speed she’d need to go to finally end it for mark. she judges it and pulls out just as he is overtaking and there is a huge crash.
there is chaos. but eventually she is pulled out. and mark is dead. she has killed him. however she doesnt tell the police that. she gives them a different story. i wont give away the ending but it was a fabulous read. i have to hand it to cathy she can really tell a good story. i really enjoyed the book. there were so many twists and turns in it. if you’ve never read one of cathys novels I highly recommend this one. Usually Cathy writes memoirs about her foster children so this is a totally different direction for her and well worth the read.