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Good morning. How is everyone this morning? Bit cooler today and I hope everyone slept well.

Well I may not be on site for a while as I may be child minding again. Son in law rushed in to hospital again with the kidney stone saga. So don't know what is happening yet. I hope they sort something out for him, they have a holiday booked for 3 weeks time. doesn't want to cancel it if he can help.

So every one whatever you have planned enjoy your day. Right off to make a cuppa anyone wants one. :)

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Morning all

Sorry about the silence, well all went a bit wrong for a few days !! Never mind, back on track again now about 4 hrs into day 2 of being a NON Smoker. At least I will know what I am up against this time and will try NOT to go so bonkers !!

Have a great day everyone

Best wishes



Hi there Jonathan, Glad your back with us. Missed you. :( We all have to fight Mr Nic in certain ways. You can do it. Have a look at Petes distractions for the weekend and see what you think. It will give you a laugh if nothing else. :D He keeps struggling but he never gets defeated. Have a good smoke-free day. :)



That was quick !!

"Yes" I will do it this time ... real shame I picked it up again only smoked 9 silk cut and this was to get me over something I found very difficult... never mind all in the past now .... I have told the whole world I have quit so does NOT look too good if I am puffing again + chest asthma went down hill fast.

best wishes again



Best thing you can do to help you quit is to come on this site and look at the pics people spend hours putting on to distract you ( NOT ) Or you can do the amazing breathing exercises

they will defo take the urge to smoke away, ( in your dreams )

Only one way to stop Jono, and thats to stop, good luck, you can do it


Hi everyone,

Sorry to hear about your son in law Jillygirl, I hope they can help him this time, it's been going on for too long, my thoughts are with him and his family :)

It's goid to have you back Jonathan, you'll get there this time, I went through a really bad time a while ago and started smoking again, so i know how you feel, stay strong you will get there :)

Hi peppapig, I agree with you, in that you can only stop yourself through your own willpower but i find coming on here a good distraction for me, by the time i've cjatted to peoole and had a laugh the urge to smoke has passed without me noticing it had started much, so made it slightly easier, for me anyway, but everyone must do whats best for them :)

I hope ypu all have a great smoke free day :)


Hi Jonathan and Peppa pig, Yes only you yourself can stop smoking, I agree with Sue. However we are all different and whether it is physical i.e. breathing exercises or a mental thing i.e. distraction by chatting and reading other peoples comments , it really doesn`t matter as long as it helps. I feel we should help each other. I myself have been quit for approx. 15 months. I don`t need to come on to the site , but if I can help just one person to quit it is worth while.


Hey Jillygirl,

Sorry to hear about your Son-in-law :( 1 of my brother in laws had kidney stones, so I know he was in pain for quite a while, but once he'd passed them, it got easier for him :) my thoughts are with him :)

Ermmmm may I just add Jillygirl love your new pic gal, just had to put mi sunglasses on cos its a bit bright 8-) :P :D :D :D


Peppapig, or is it Madimad ????

I see you have erm, vanished again :o

Maybe this site dosnt - didnt help you, but I tell you, it flippin helps me !!!! and I know for a FACT, that its helped others to quit and stay quit :) :)

Peppapig, please come back and tell us how YOU quit smoking :o and let us into your secret, cos I tell you, I havnt got that much willpower myself, I need help to quit, and this site is helping me :) :)

Hoping to hear from you shortly :)

Pete :)


Hi Jonathan, am sorry to hear of your mishap, cos that is all it is :) and thank you for being honest with us :)

Now then pal, you got to think, what happened to make you start smoking again, then try to think of a way to get around it next time if it happens, try to get your mind ready for it :) be preprepared for it, if that makes sense !!

I see you have got strait back to your quit, which is a very good sign, cos that tells us that you mean to do it, and I know that you will :) :) You stick with it and you will quit, just may take a little longer than you thought, thats all :)

Speak soon, Pete :)


I totally agree with all the positive reasons for coming to this site. One of the things that helps me is that people who come here understand what a big thing it is to give up smoking and hopefully stay quit. When I stopped smoking it soon became yesterday's news as far as most of the people I know personally. But to me, even though it is going on for 7 months now it is still very much at the forefront of my mind and I still don't really know how long that will be the case. Most people that I know who used to smoke and have managed to stop know exactly when they stopped so I doubt that smoking ever completely goes away in the mind.

Sometimes I like to like to post comments and thoughts, other times I just read other's posts and such. However I feel, the site is here and helps me. If someone needs more regular support there always seems to be someone who has time to respond. That is a very important thing.

Jilly, I do hope your son in law is well again soon. Sue, I hope your husband is recovering well. Jonathan, your slip was just that, a slip. These are the things that help to define us as human. Pete, I hope your weekend hasn't been too challenging. Sin, I hope your time with your grandchild has been fun. Andi, I hope your friend recovers well from her surgery and that you have a great holiday. Vee, sending one of my special Sally hugs. Nixy, one for you too. EmJay, hope you are enjoying your weekend and my basil is blooming since I re-potted it.

Right, back to today's de-cluttering session. I'm nearly finished. Except for my room and that could take some doing, I can tell you...lol.

Sally... :)


Hi sally, lovely to hear from you. if you run out of de-cluttering jobs come and see our flat. I keep de-cluttering then hubby or workmen come in , well need I say more. :D

take care. xxxx


Smiles. I know exactly what you mean Jilly. Enjoy your evening. Sally.x


Hi ya Sally :)

A massive well done to you gal for getting to 7ish Months quit :) :) and I thank you for expressing your feelings about this site :)

I also thank you Sally for helping me when I needed it, cos I tell you gal, I needed it !!

Am so glad Basil is blooming, cos that was my dads name :) as for your de-cluttering session, forget your room this week, get yourself focused and prepared, and say, RIGHT, Saturday, that there room is going to get de-cluttered :P so there :) :)

Ooooor you could just let your Son in your room and leave it up to him :o :D :D erm, perhaps not eh :)

Sally, please keep popping on here now and again, cos your wisdom is much appreciated gal :) ( God, I've just spelt appreciated with out the spell checker putting a red line under it ) hmmmm they may be hope for me yet eh :o :|

Sally, enjoy gal, cos lifes tooooooo short ! Pete :) xx


Ahh, thanks Pete. You are most welcome and hope you have a good week. Sally.xxx


Good evening everyone, I finally got rid of my visitors, thankfully, it means my hubby hasn't done as many exercises though, which is annoying.

Hi Pete, how are you doing, i hope the blog Jillygirl put on is helping you :)

Hi Sally, you can come de clutter my house as well, my hubby holds on to everything :D :D hope you can put your feet up now, you deserve the rest :)

Jillygirl I'm sure you've helped more people quit than you realise :)

Have a great evening everyone :)


Hi sue. My younger son is a teeshirt hoarder. Everywhere I seem to look I keep finding them. He laughs...lol. Enjoy your evening. Sally.x


That's not to bad Sally, my hubby holds on to every box that comes into the house "cause you never know when you might need them", I could flit 3 houses :D :D


Hey Sue you ok gal :o :)


Hiya Pete, I'm great, how you doing :)


Hi everyone. well its lovely to see we all appreciate this site all but one may be. Anyway son in law staying in hospital , will see what the docs say to him tomorrow. Hope he gets sorted soon so he can still have his holiday. Tomorrow if the weather is fine enough I am going with my 2 granddaughters up to Thirsk. There is a birds of prey display there. So it will be something different.

Sally here`s something for your son. :)


Pete this is for you when er indoors starts. just wear this. :)


Sue relax with this. :)



Hi Jillygirl, I hope the docs do something for you son in law tomorrow, my spears with warriors are heading there way if they don't


Hope you have a great time tomorrow, I love these shows, i might try hiding in your bag so i can come too

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Thank you for the yummy drinks, just what i needed :) :)


Sue your welcome to come with us anytime. Hope to get photies if fine.



Thank you Jillygirl :) hope you get pics, that would be brill, I love birds of prey :)


Jilly, you mustn't encourage him...laughs.


Off for my shower now so I will wish you all a good night.

Sue take it easy tomorrow and get hubby exercising.

Sally enjoy your de=cluttering/

Jonathan have a good day and think on nope. :)

Pete you take it steady at work. what shift are you on this time. :)

See you all tomorrow. :) :) :) :) :)


nite nite Jillygirl, hope you get a brill nights sleep, see you tomorrow. Love and hugs :) xx



Great support everyone and thanks for not calling me a silly idiot (or worse!!)..... "slip" yes that's what is was and I am glad to report back that nothing in the smoke helped for more than a few seconds and then I was back in a slightly more depressed state than before the cig. I think once you have got clear, like I did for 20 days or so cigs are not the same.

Very pleased to say that as only a slip, and only for about half a day (not incl sleep) the old power of cravings has NOT got going to anything like my first week. So I will do it this time and Pete as you say I need to avoid making the same mistake ( in my case letting myself get into the same sort of mental state again).

Thanks everyone from NON smoker



Hi Jonathan, I agree with you, you will do it this time :) your stronger now so you'll be able to face anything that comes your way :)

Have a lovely evening and a great NOPE day tomorrow :)


I'm off for my shower now, I'm sorry i missed you Pete, see you tomorrow :)

nite nite all, sweet dreams :) :)


Nite nite Sue, Jillygirl, Jonathan and everybody, I hope, NO, wish you all, the most beautiful sleep ever, with the most loveliest dreams toooooo :) :)

Love you all, Pete :) xxxxxx


Thanks Sue & everyone

Got a new photo to go with my new image - looks better & stronger !!

NOPE (Seriously this time).



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