Two weeks! Thats right. It’s been over two weeks since my last cigarette. I’m bloody happy with that, and I intend to carry on.
I’m slowly reducing my nicotine intake with each purchase of the e-liquids. I started on 18mg and I’m currently down to 12mg. I will be buying some more e-liquids early next week, and again will be reducing down to 6mg in the triple menthol flavour I like.
Hopefully within the next couple of weeks I shall be completely off of the e-cigarette. What a bonus that will be!
As you know I have been trying to give up smoking recently and I seem to be failing miserably. I bought a e-cigarette. It was going well for about a week, and then it decided to leak on me. I eventually had time to go and buy a replacement top that holds all the liquid and that one breaks apart too! I can’t believe it. It’s like the universe has something against me, and doesn’t want me to stop smoking.
I will keep trying though. I’m not going to give up giving up – I want to do this!
All I want to do is quit smoking :-(
After trying to complete the Three Peaks Challenge and failing due to my lungs I have taken it upon my self to finally quit smoking – again!
At first I tried to go cold turkey and completely stop smoking. That didn’t last too long. By 4pm that day I was outside smoking again. Failure. So I decided to go down another route.
I have been speaking to people who are now smoking those e-cigarette things. Asking such questions as how do they compare to proper cigarettes / tobacco. Do they provide the same type of hit that normal fags do etc, and they sounded quite positive about the whole thing.
I wasn’t too convinced at first, but I thought fuck it. I really want to quit smoking and this seems like an option, and by this point I’m willing to try anything to quit, so I went and bought one. It cost me about the same as a pouch of tobacco, which is good.
The lady in the shop help me set it up and showed me how it worked as I have never tried one before. She understood that I was new at it and was very helpful. She asked me to bulk e juice online as it would cost me cheaper and I could choose the type of flavour I wanted to smoke — Undoubtedly one among the best investment I have made till date.
I am now three full days without smoking a single cigarette, and I’m feeling good for it. I still get the craving every now and then, but as long as I’m busy and I chug on this e-cigarette thing I’m generally ok.
They say after 28 days without smoking you’re a hell of a lot more likely to quit for good, and this is what I want. Lets hope that I can achieve it! Wish me luck.
Have you ever tried to quit smoking? Do you use one of the e-cigarettes – if you do how are you finding it compared to a proper one?
The other day I decided to treat myself to some new clothes and trainers. I had it delivered to work as I knew I was working nights, and didn’t want to be disturbed at home. I have had stuff delivered here before and it was fine, so I thought I would do it again.
Around 11am this morning I received a text message and email from the delivery driver saying that my stuff had been delivered so I was excited to get to work and look at my new stuff.
I arrived at work, opened my package only to find it had already been opened. I was greeted with the following.
Needless to say, but I wasn’t too impressed that my package had been opened and my trainers hidden. Nevertheless I followed the clues and kind of enjoyed it.
Clue 2: “If finding your shoes is painful seek medical attention”
Clue 3: “Are you a FAN of treasure hunt?”
As you know I was going to attempt the National UK three peak challenge with several of my colleagues from work. July 4th was the date picked for the challenge, but we decided to head up to Scotland on the 2nd to have some social time drinking and having a look around the local area.
We left from work at 6.30am, which was just after I finished my 12 hour shift. I was quite surprised by the lack of traffic on the journey. We hit the morning rush, but even that wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be.
We hit the border of Scotland at 4.20pm after a couple of stops to change drivers / breakfast and fag breaks, and arrived at our chalet shortly after 7pm.
Our first port of call after checking into the chalet was to find out where the local shop was, and to grab some drinks for the nights entertainment.
After dinner the drinking games began. I ended up drinking close to three quarters of a litre of vodka, half a bottle of Mikey Finns, and a glass of Disaronno and God only knows what the others drank!
Needless to say it got very messy. None of us got any sleep until around 6.30pm the next day.
A charity was picked for our three peaks challenge next month and as you can probably guess from the title of this post it’s to help a little girl known as Molly.
Molly has cerebral palsy, which causes the muscles in her legs to become tight and very painful. At the moment Molly is using a walker or a wheelchair to get around, but she has one single wish – to be able to walk without pain.
There is an operation available for Molly in the USA that will fulfill Molly’s wish, but she needs your help. The operation, travel and after care is quite expensive and costs around £60,000. You can help Molly’s dream become a reality. You can support her by donating to her just giving page.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and decide to donate to help Molly’s wish become a reality. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
On July 4th I will have the opportunity to take part in the three peak challenge with some friends from work. It has been in the planning stage for a while, so I didn’t really want to post about it until it’s all confirmed.
This is a huge opportunity for me to tick a couple of things off of my bucket list. I get to travel to Scotland, and I get to climb a mountain – three in fact!
The total round trip will be approximately 1360 miles, and we are doing it in my car!
We will use our place of work as the base for everyone meeting up, and from there we will continue forward on our journey up to Scotland. We have found an amazing location to stay and prepare ourselves for the first climb in Scotland.
I am really excited and pumped to be doing this challenge. It will be a real test of stamina and perseverance not only for me but the others in the group as well. The best thing is we are doing this to help raise some money for charity (one has yet to be picked), so if you would like to help then a page will be set up so you can donate if you wish to.
Throughout the entire journey I will be documenting it, but have yet to choose the method so others can view everything we are doing, when I need to save my documents I use sodapdf.com I can edit the content of my documents, create custom forms, annotate my files. At the end when we finally reach home I will collate everything and put it up on here for all to see.
Have you ever done the three peaks challenge? How did you find it? Is it something you would like to do again? Did you manage to complete all three peaks in under the 24 hours? If you didn’t what held you up?
I’ve never understood why in the commercial world there aren’t proper considerations for the enormous amount of waste packaging.
I bought some food today where the packaging was exceptionally large for what was inside, and this isn’t the first time I have come across this when buying something either online or from the shops.
Take the below bit of meat as an example.
All of that meat fit into roughly one-third the size of the original packaging. I understand that no one wants to see all their meat bunched up as it’s not “aesthetically pleasing”, but should that matter in the modern-day world? It shouldn’t, but evidently it does.
Amazon is a huge culprit of oversized packaging. Take this chap who posted a photo on Reddit of his recent purchase of batteries (yes you read that right – batteries) from amazon.
This happened to me when I ordered something from Amazon a couple of years back. It’s all good and well getting a customers product to them in a safe condition, but at some point the company have to realise what they’re doing is causing huge amounts of waste even if it is recyclable. Does it really need that much packaging?
What are your thoughts on the subject? How many everyday objects do you buy that are covered in excessive packaging? Do you think its acceptable?
You should all know what’s been happening with Top Gear by now, and if you don’t then you’ve been living under a rock! It’s been all over the news, in the papers, and all over social media!
As the main incident has now been dealt with by the BBC (the “firing” of Jeremy Clarkson) I thought I would give my two pennies on the whole situation.
I would have to agree with the decision of the BBC to “sack” Jeremy over what he did. It wasn’t professional and nor was it the right thing to do, and it was over something so stupid, however in saying this it is a sad thing that he will no longer be part of Top Gear.
Fortunately there are rumours floating around stating that all three of the boys (Clarkson, May and Hammond) will have another show not on the BBC but on Sky 1 under the name Top Speed. How true this rumour is for sure I can’t say, but if the rumour does come to fruition I will be most happy that the show is not going to die with the BBC, as I’m sure many of its fans will also be.
Image credit: bbc.co.uk
What are your thoughts on the subject? Do you think it should of been handled differently? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.