Book review: A stolen life: A memoir

I just finished a book called A stolen life: A memoir by Jaycee Dugard.

It tells the story of how she was kidnapped and held prisoner for 18 years. What this woman went through is beyond insane. She endured so much but now, that she is no longer captive, she is trying to build a life with her 2 daughters and with the family she was cruelly taken away from.

The book won’t suit everyone’s taste as some of the things she recalls from her past are horrific and vile, but I would definitely recommend this book.

Jaycee Dugard shows just how strong someone can be despite having gone through something which most people can’t even imagine.

It is a fantastic book that I found difficult to put down. I think Jaycee Dugard is an inspiring woman for being to still have a positive outlook on life and for sharing her story with the world.


Bills in China

So I’ve been living in China for almost 5 years and when it comes to bills, it’s always been the same routine. The bills get superglued to the front door, leaving behind a residue that only comes off with nail polish remover.

So my water was running almost at a standstill and I thought the pipes had frozen up. So I called my landlord he contacted the water company for me and it seems the bill hadn’t been paid. I told him the bill hadn’t come (I thought the electricity and water bills were combined.)

So while I was at work, the landlord came to the house and showed my boyfriend where to find the bill…….Under the manhole cover that covers the water pipes!!

China never fails to amaze me!