National No Smoking Day

Next month sees the return of National No Smoking Day. Back in my younger days I used to be a smoker. I came from a family who all smoked and all my friends smoked. This is back in the days when you could smoke in pubs and clubs.

I stopped when I met my Husband as he isn’t a smoker. I went cold turkey and managed to have stopped (mostly) for about 13 year. I won’t lie to you, I still have the odd cigarette now and then, socially, but I have managed to keep it in check. I have developed a handbag habit instead but that’s not quite so bad to my health!

My Mam is slowly weaning herself off cigarettes too by using an e-cig with a low nicotine liquid. I wish she would stop all together but i’m hoping some of these handy tips in today’s post might help.

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Newcastle Restaurant Week January 16th – 22nd 2017

This is the first Food Friday of 2017! No review from me, just good old advance warning of the upcoming Restaurant Week!

Whether you want to try somewhere new or get a bargain at your usual haunt, now is the time to do it!

There’s a heck of a lot of new restaurants, both independent and chain so there’s something to please everyone.Some of the deals have changed since the last time, with courses going down or cost going up but it’s still a bargain!

I have included all of the deals below for the Newcastle Restaurant Week January 2017, so click on and keep reading!

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Starbucks Gold Glitter Cold Cup

A lot of people around this time of year promise themselves to drink more water, right? Being hydrated can relieve headaches, hunger pangs

It is easier said than done though. On a daily basis while you are out and about, you might not have access to water or get sick of lugging an ugly old bottle round.

Well Starbucks Gold Glitter Cold Cup is for you!

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Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017!

I hope you enjoyed your celebrations, how ever you chose to see in 2017.

It’s time to draw a line under 2016 and make 2017 your year.

What are you New Year resolutions?

I don’t set resolutions as such, only goals but something I do subscribe to is to be a better version of me today, than I was yesterday.

I plan to travel more both in the UK and abroad as the world is a big place. I’m off to North Africa again in May and hopefully Vietnam in the Autumn. Exciting! I’m trying to fit in a couple of mini breaks in between too.

I plan to spend more quality time with friends and family. Not just a quick coffee here and there. Quality time with my nearest and dearest – it’s good for the soul!

I plan to document my life more. More photos of friends, family and adventures. Heartfelt personal moments not for Instagram. I realised I have very few proper photos of loved ones so I’m going to work on that in 2017.

I aim to move house in 2017 too. I think I need a miracle for this one as I don’t think our perfect house exists and I’d rather stay put than settle.

I plan on buying a new car too but we’d best not tell the Husband about that goal!

Enjoy your day and happy new year 2017!