Cyprus Life – in pictures vs Fylde Coast Musings

Our new life in Cyprus began in early March 2004. Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas spending a glorious 12 years in Limassol. Feel free to read my posts and view my many #photosofCyprus. However in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We're now living on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea in the north west of England. More places for us to discover as this part of the UK is not so familiar to us either.

It’s 91 days since…..

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my husband Clem had his last cigarette!

It was very difficult in the beginning – and not only for him. It was a nightmare for me too and he drove me quite mad on a number of occasions.

And I know to me it seems we’re now over the worst – but there are still times when he’s in the middle of doing something that he will suddenly have “a moment” when it hits him that at this specific time while doing a particular task, he should really be having a cigarette…

Apparently, it completely floors him for some considerable time.

But, gone are the times when we’re all woken up in the middle of the night because he has to get out of bed and have a smoke at the back door. What’s even better is there’s none of those really annoying little coughs he used to do while having each cigarette.

The best part of the stopping smoking for me?
When he brings me a glass of something cold after I’ve returned home from work at the end of the day – my glass doesn’t taste or smell of cigarettes where he’s handled it.

He says he’s found the Why Quit website to be of great help although many years later some of the members there still have withdrawal symptoms.

Remember though, at the end of the day stopping smoking has to all be down to the smoker and not the passive smoker who lives with them… If the smoker doesn’t want to quit well, it just isn’t going to happen. Nagging them into trying isn’t going to help.

WhyQuit – Nicotine Withdrawal Cycle

After more than 30 years of smoking let’s hope the last 3 months have been worth it and this direction will continue.

The drawback?
Hmmmm, he seems to have taken up with the nibbles but does say he can taste his food so much more and never knew carrots could taste so good!


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

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