Bake Your little heart out!!

No, I haven’t lost the plot. What I say is the truth!!

From the Queen of the yeastie beasties:)

This could be yours!!

I remember reading a little while ago that Marian Keyes (the author of the great irish chick lit books) found while she was depressed that baking helped her immensley.She wrote a book about it with all her recipes in it.

After pondering it and reflecting back myself, she is BLOODY right!!  Continue reading

Smoking News 17/07/2012:

evening!!

Well its almost hump day…………..after 12, wednesday, we all know its all downhill till friday!!

Looks pretty quiet on the smoking and tobacco front today:)

WHO AWARDS CHINESE OFFICIAL AN AWARD FOR BATTLING SMOKING:

http://www.newsday.com/news/world/who-awards-china-official-for-battling-smoking-1.3842509

ANOTHER WIN FOR NON-SMOKERS:

http://www.langleytimes.com/news/162657066.html

Just the 2 today….

Be good until tomorrow:)

Have a great smoke free day

 

 

Grrr ..Who’s Hungry???

Bloody hell, I am!!!HUNGRY, HUNGRY, HUNGRY!!

Never used to get this hungry when I smoked……..

It’s not often now but every now and then, for 1-2 days, I feel like if I let myself then I would eat and eat and eat and I never seem to get full……..

I go to make toast and I am almost dribbling, even though I have eaten 10 mins before or had my dinner half an hour ago?? Go figure……….and its just toast, we aren’t talking elaborate food, special chocolates or some gorgeous cheese…

I have become almost obsessed with food.You can imagine how I get in Paris (pastries,cheese and bread everywhere) or Italy (salame, cheese, bread)…..and Istanbul was exquisite torture. Mezze, Baklava, kunfa, Kebabs, oh the list was endless…Even Poland which on the face of it can look quite austere, isnt!! And don’t even get me started on here at home. I remember streets because of particular food shops.

So today, I go in search of the CHOCO-ADE biscuits that were re-released in NZ after a 20 year absence and NONE NONE NONE to be found!! Old mother Hubbard!! VERY distressing……….So i had to eat the 2nd most fav thingy , JAFFA CAKES………..

For those unfortunate people who have not had the pleasure of a Jaffa cake, they are very yummy but you can eat them until the cows come home as they are so light.

If I used to feel hungry when I smoked, well I would just have a smoke and you know, I never remember being that hungry or food making me salivate so much. Is this because I can taste it better since there is no smokes ‘blocking’ the true taste of the food?

which one?

I liked food, I always have but now I feel at times, it is almost bordering on obsessive. It’s not that I eat heaps, but i think about it and what I could make, and what I will make and then maybe what it will taste like……..Has Food taken the place of my smokes?

You know they say, we usually swap one addiction for another…………

What do you think?

Smoking News 10/07/12:

Evening, its as cold as here:0

It is weather like this that makes me glad not to smoke so i don’t need to go outside 🙂

Lets look at todays smoking news………..

Hope you are all having a great smoke free day:)

Been AWOL…. Smoking News 09/07/12:

Evening, Sorry, I was AWOL for a few days……..

But here I am refreshed and raring to go…..

Love this……….

So todays smoking news………….

SMOKERS POLLUTE AIR ON STREETS(NZ):

http://www.odt.co.nz/campus/university-otago/216314/smokers-pollute-air-streets-study

ON SCREEN SMOKING MAY TURN TEENS ONTO THE FAGS:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/09/us-onscreen-smoking-idUSBRE86804J20120709

INDONESIAN SMOKING ORANGUTAN FORCED TO QUIT:

http://www.citizen.co.za/citizen/content/en/citizen/eish?oid=291320&sn=Detail&pid=146826&Smoking-Indonesian-orangutan-forced-to-quit

CALL TO BAN SMOKING FROM SHOPPING SPOTS:(NZ)

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/7245075/Call-to-ban-smoking-from-shopping-spots

Now I hope you are all having GREAT GREAT GREAT smoke free day:)

You can do this!!

Stay Strong and smoke free!!

 

 

Smoking News 05/07/12:

Evening.

Hope you have all had a Fabulous smoke free day or one in contemplation of stopping:)

yay, its almost FRIDAY!!

Lets have a lookie at todays news……..Some unusal ones today…

SMOKING BANNED IN PLAYGROUNDS:

http://www.sthelensreporter.co.uk/news/local/smoking-banned-in-playgrounds-1-4705511

SMOKING MOTHERS EMBRYO’S DEVELOP MORE SLOWLY:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18689728

DECRIMINALISE SMOKING GANJA NOW:

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20120705/cleisure/cleisure2.html

ANTI SMOKING LEGISLATION A MENACE TO SOUTH AFRICA:

http://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/opinion/anti-smoking-legislation-the-real-menace-to-sa-1.1334361

So have a great SMOKE FREE day and stay strong!!