Quit Smoking Encouragement Without Nagging

Quit Smoking Encouragement.This is not another read nagging you to quit smoking, I am a real person and this is my quit smoking story Quit Smoking Encouragement I can offer you.I was a heavy smoker for 46 years

 You hear a lot of ex smokers success stories, you never think that one day you will be one of them. Seriously you can be

Fear Of Quitting Smoking

Fear of quitting smoking I now believe is what stops us from giving up our cigarettes and keeps us puffing away. Twice in my life when I needed to be hospitalized I was more worried about how I was going to be able to smoke. Than the operation itself. Thats crazy!

My reasons for quitting smoking

Dare I say Honestly it was the cost and I am not going to tell lies and say my health because after 46 years.  Yes I smoked for 46 years and heavy 35-50 cigarettes per day. I think it was my time.

 There are hundreds of toxic reasons to give up cigarettes,including our health I agree but that fear of quitting smoking is real.

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Quit Smoking because you can


I came back to this post today 8 months after I wrote it having just yesterday written My seriously Bad Health Effects of Smoking Cigarettes.  How to encourage someone to Quit maybe you, after reading the post above you may give it a good go please.

 Secret Of Quitting Smoking

There is NO secret of quitting smoking Please don’t waste your hard earned money on advertisers who try to give you the big sell.

It all comes back to you, there is prescription stop smoking products, tablets which I also tried. Unfortunately for me I became very depressed while taking them, I had stopped smoking but of course I came off the medication and went straight for a cigarette.

My Quit Smoking encouragement My tips to give up smoking that worked for me

I guess I must have been ready mentally and perhaps that is another helpful tip, though I wasn’t aware of it at the time.

I had not pre-planned any day or time

I told myself to see how long I could go without a Cigarette, now before you hurriedly click out of my site because I haven’t offered a miracle think about it.

I have NOT said I will quit smoking. I have not said I am having my last cigarette and I have not said I will never smoke again.

I did not tell anyone that I was trying to quit

I absolutely firmly believe it was the way I had set my thinking, my own mindset I only had to get through a few minutes at a time, an hour at a time a day at a time.

The days went to weeks,the weeks to months

 Honestly –This worked for me –Do not set a date but when you feel ready to try just tell yourself,  that you will see how long you can go without a cigarette. Sound too simple yes it does but it truly did work for me I quit smoking.

I Quit Nicotine Cold Turkey I still can’t believe it I can say I am an ex-smoker. So can you Give it a try you have nothing to lose.

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Do programs help quit smoking

I did join after a week a  government incentive program for extra support, Do programs help quit smoking well for me it was a bit of extra support. They phoned me twice weekly to start and after 3 months I felt ok to carry on.

Hypnotherapy for Quitting Smoking

Have you tried to give up smoking and failed, does hypnotherapy to quit smoking work. I honestly cannot tell you I have not tried hypnotherapy myself strangely I did not give it a thought.

I do think though that it could be the way to go for a few people


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 I was about a month along and reading a lot of books. Have you got any idea how much extra time you have when you aren’t rushing off to smoke a cigarette? Some of my book characters smoked and that really affected me so I went and purchased some gum, Nicorette Nicotine gum.

I chose 4mg and found it really helped,  here are some you can choose from. I used Nicorette you may prefer the 2mg.

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I liked the mint taste of the Nicorette gum and found I could chew a piece for a couple of hours by chewing as recommended. Then resting the gum in my mouth. I did not feel any tingling in my mouth in fact I had no adverse effects.

Nicotine Patches do they work

Nicotine patches contain about 1/3 to 1/2 of nicotine found in cigarettes and the nicotine from them moves a lot slower through your body than that of a cigarette.

Nicotine therapy will work for most smokers wanting to quit it is a case of how badly you want to quit that counts. However if at any time you slip up don’t give up just go back to what you have been doing.

If you are thinking about combining two quit smoking aids together such as the patch and gum please consult your Doctor.

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 You may like to have a look at these Harmless Cigarettes.
They will give you that feeling of having the hand to mouth habit of smoking but are nicotine and chemical free.
The Harmless cigarette gives about 2000 puffs with an estimated lasting time of 3-5 weeks.
Customers have given these a 82% 5 star reviews.

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Looking to buy a congratulation gift for a family member or friend,or a trinket for your self who has quit smoking

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Kleva Knife Sharpener Best Buy


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The Kleva Knife Sharpener is the best, easiest and fastest knife

Throw out your old knife sharpeners and yes even your electric one, Do Not throw out your old knives, Why you askThe Kleva Knife Sharpener is the best, easiest and fastest knife sharpener you will ever buy and use.

Sharpen every old knife that you have in your home,even butter knives I guarantee you won’t be sorry.

Did you know The Kleva Sharp Sharpener will even sharpen your garden tools.

Looking for a left handed vegetable and potato peeler please scroll down

Watch the video below to see how true this is.

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Kleva Sharp USA have patented their amazing knife sharpener and offer you a 30 day 100% money back guarantee , you cannot ask for more than that.

This knife sharpener is small only 5.4 x 5 x 2.5 inches which I am truly happy with because if I do not want it attached to my kitchen bench with the suction cup which is secure, I can easily fit it into a kitchen drawer.

This will be a safe knife sharpener to use for any one from teenagers to seniors

Can you sharpen serrated knives with the Kleva Sharp – yes absolutely you can, I push down a little harder and if needed do a few more pulls through the sharpener.

I give every knife 3 to 5 good pulls through the Tungsten Carbide tool and my knives are blade sharp every time.


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These are my Kleva Sharp kitchen accessories Knife set,Knife sharpener and Vegetable peeler

The Keva Chef vegetable peeler

My next purchase was the Kleva Chef vegetable and potato peeler with a ergonomic large handle that makes it a great kitchen accessory for those with Arthritis in fingers and hands.

The Kleva peeler is wonderful for left handed people and it peels backward as well as forward.

Sharp oh yes it is certainly sharp and is the only vegetable peeler I have owned that will peel a whole pumpkin

You can peel your potatoes and vegetables nice and thin to prevent a lot of waste and you can add a bit of pressure to slice a bit thicker for attractive vege strips for salads and decoration.

In addition Kleva hooks cut eyes out of potatoes and blemishes from fruit and veg. Plus you get a 60 day 100% guarantee.

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Kleva Pumpkin Peeler

I have a love hate relationship with Pumpkins I love a Pumpkin Pie, roasted Pumpkin, and Pumpkin Soup. I hate peeling them especially when I am peeling my huge Pumpkin for a batch of soup.

Yesterday I needed soup for a fundraiser and purchased a whole 9LB Pumpkin, I didn’t want to lose a lot of my weight of the Pumpkin flesh by cutting away the skin and so I used my Kleva vegetable peeler.

It was indeed a mighty job and time consuming but I can verify your Kleva potato and vegetable peeler will peel pumpkin.

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I used my Kleva Vegetable peeler to peel a 9LB Pumpkin

Best Spiral Vegetable Cutter


Turn vegetables like Carrot and Zucchini into healthy alternatives like pasta dishes by using the Best Spiral Vegetable Cutter. The Original Spiralife, When you purchase the best spiral vegetable slicer you are able to create easy tasty healthy meals.


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The Original Spiralife Questions

Cuts in two sizes Yes is cuts like Spaghetti and a flat ribbon style like Linguine.

Can I use this with Squash — Yes yellow and green squash

Can I use Yams and Potatoes-– Yes but suggest you microwave for a few minutes first to help soften.

Is there much wastage of product– answers here seem to vary depending on what vegetable you are using but you can turn your veg around if there is some left and spiralize again from the left over end.

Is there a recipe book-Yes there is an Ebook you receive by email after your purchase from Spiralife

Great Video  on the Best Spiral Vegetable Cutter from Spiralife

Create Zucchini Pasta with your Original Spiralife

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You can julienne strips of countless vegetables such as Carrots,Sweet Potatoes Turnips Zucchini try purple Carrots for a great colour combination.


Lets Party Minions Birthday Party Supplies

Lets party with the Minions Birthday Party Supplies that will make catering for all the kids a bit easier. I often wonder who loves kids birthday parties more, moms,parents,grandma or the kids themselves

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This Minions Birthday Party set for 16 children has all your basics including. 
The invitations, paper plates for snacks and dessert and paper cups and the matching paper napkins.
Plus you get your Tablecloth.
A fantastic extra goodie bag sure to please the birthday boy or girl.
There are many different Minions Birthday Party Theme sets available for you to choose from.

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Found my Great Uncles War Grave

Found my Great Uncles War Grave

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I only recently found that I had a Great Uncle injured in Gallipoli and died and was buried in a war grave in Malta.
This gave me a whole different feeling about World War 1 and Gallipoli even though I had read and watched films on the subject.
Hard to explain really,kind of a ownership of part of this war.

Great Uncles War Grave

I wanted to find out more about James Frederick Parsonage and went onto the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Here I found that James Frederick Parsonage, age 21 was a Private in the Manchester Regiment and his service number was 1821
Died 16/06/1915

He had been buried in a shared grave in the Pieta Cemetery in Malta. Grave reference A. III. 6.
I found a site via Google for British War Graves what an amazing site.

I emailed my information and asked if there was a possibility of a photograph of the grave.
In a return email this morning there it was.
This does not cost anything, I gave a donation.

I now have a most valuable sentimental photograph .

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Our family genealogy consists of the names Simpson,Parsonage,Kain Voellner,
All from around the Manchester area of Great Britain.
Should any one need more information on these names do contact me.
I am also looking for information on my Grandmother Elsie May Voellner nee Jones and a possible connection with Ormrod or Ormerods.
My dad now 86 has searched for years for his mothers birth to no avail,we feel she may have been adopted.

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Australian Boiled Christmas Fruitcake

My own recipe
My own recipe

I have mentioned before my love of cooking and collecting recipes and I like to digress from shop talk.
This recipe is my own and adapted from a recipe given to me by Mrs Audrey Hill of Tarlee South Australia about 10 years ago.
This will be one of the best boiled fruit cakes you will ever taste,why wait for Christmas.

Use a 22 cm / 8 inch cake pan greased and lined three times with baking paper
Bake in a 150c / 130c fan forced or 300 f
Make up 1kilo /35oz of mixed dried fruit -Chop coarsely.
Just a note here! I used 200gm/7oz of each of these fruits,mixed dried fruit,sultanas,dates,apricots and glace cherries. You can use what ever you like.
250 gm/ 8oz Butter chopped.
275gm/ 9oz Firm packed brown sugar
1 cup Sherry,Brandy or Fruit juice
2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
2 Tablespoons Apricot or Fig Jam
1 Tablespoon Mixed Spice
Place all these ingredients into a large saucepan bring to boil, and boil for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and pour into a large mixing bowl and allow to cool.
I heat my oven here.
When cool add these ingredients
First 2 teaspoons of Bi-carb soda.Stir well
4 eggs lightly beaten Pour into the batter your beaten eggs and stir well through
225 gm/8oz Plain flour Sifted
75 gm/ 3oz Self Raising Flour Sifted
Add both these flours a bit at a time and stir well through.
Pour batter into your prepared cake pan and gently tap pan to remove any air bubbles.
Place in middle shelf of your pre-heated oven
Cook 2 1/2 to 3 hours or when a skewer pierced into centre of cake comes out clean.
You can brush the cake with a little more Sherry or Brandy if desired,cover with foil and let cool in the pan.
Decorate now as desired.
Some people like to cover with Marzipan and Royal Icing,just the white icing or almonds or cherries.

The Best Gingerbread Men Christmas Baking Gift

Finally I baked The Best Gingerbread Men, after three failures with previous gingerbread cookie dough mixes,this is the one that worked for me. You know what it’s like when you are baking for Christmas especially if the gingerbread Men like other Christmas cookies are going to be a Christmas Baking Gift. They need to be great to look at.

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The Best Gingerbread Men

What makes the Best Gingerbread Men recipes, for me it is the Golden Syrup and the Ginger spice. If you have other sweet spices that you really like such as Allspice and Cinnamon add a teaspoon or so, I have always been known to ad lib with recipes.

Chilling Gingerbread Dough

Although not stated in the recipe you will work with your dough better if you chill it,but this is entirely up to you. You can chill overnight and then get a head start in the morning or place in the fridge 1-3 hours.This is because Gingerbread Cookie dough is quite sticky.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap,then flatten into a circle,  smooth out and chill,when you remove the dough to cut out your shapes it is nice and easy to start rolling with the circle.


Flour your work surface or board, your rolling pin and your hands and roll to about a 1/4 inch thick. Should you find the dough becomes a little sticky just sprinkle a little more flour.

You can freeze Gingerbread dough, I have a girlfriend who makes lots of Gingerbread houses and prepares mountains of dough about late October.

Recipe Gingerbread men Dough
  • 350g (12 oz) Plain Flour
  • 5 gm (level tsp ) Bicarbonate of soda
  • 10 gm ( 2 level tsp) ground ginger
  • 100g (4 oz) butter or block margarine
  • 175g ( 6 oz) Raw Sugar
  • 60 gm ( 4 level tbsp ) Golden Syrup
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Raw sugar to decorate ( Tip: sprinkle an extra layer of sugar on top just before putting in oven to give them a little armour of crunchiness
Easy Gingerbread Method

Pre heat oven Gas mark 5 (190c or 375 F)
Grease 3 baking sheets.
Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into bowl.
Rub in fat until mixture looks like fine crumbs.
Stir in sugar.
Beat syrup into egg and stir into bowl.
Mix to a dough
Take out bowl and knead until smooth.
Divide it into two
Roll out on floured surface to about 0.5cm (1/4 inch ) thickness
Stamp out figures and place apart on baking sheets.
Finally sprinkle with a little Raw sugar.
Bake for 12 – 15 mins
Cool slightly then transfer to a wire rack  Makes 12
I did not use the Raw sugar, but brown firm packed in the recipe itself.
If you find this dry keep handling and kneading,I rolled on baking paper too.

Recipe courtesy “bertiebotts” via Mumsnet Talk

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