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The nation’s favourite pizzas – Food & Drink | Recipes, Reviews | Restaurants, Wine & Healthy Eati – Sat, Apr 12, 2014

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The nation’s favourite pizzas – Food & Drink | Recipes, Reviews | Restaurants, Wine & Healthy Eati – Sat, Apr 12, 2014.

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Casino Honored As Historic Place

When you read blogs like the above it reminds us of stunning buildings in Dublin which have been allowed to rot like Aldoborough House at The Five Lamps, Dublin, Ireland

CBS Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The El Cortez hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman and other dignitaries unveiled a plaque at a ceremony Thursday honoring the historic building that was built in 1941 and remodeled in 1952.

The El Cortez is one of the oldest original buildings still standing on Fremont Street.

The National Register says when it opened more than 70 years ago it was one of the largest and most fashionable hotel-casinos in Las Vegas.

The 59-room hotel was built in Spanish Colonial Revival Style. The only other Vegas casino on the National Register of Historic Places is the Moulin Rouge, which burned down in 2003.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Day 17 on the Champix

Every one warned me about the ‘bad dreams’ I would be having on Champix, well I had a weird one the other night.  I dreamt I was at the Royal wedding and Adam Clayton (U2) burnt my dress with a cigarette, he then handed me his new born baby (who had the head of an adult and the body of a baby) the baby then proceeded to grow really quickly in front of my eyes until it turned into a Gay air stewart!!  It then turned out I knew the babys best friend who was an air stewart in Cape Verde!! Weird!!

I did smoke 4 cigarettes on Saturday night last.  I am very disappointed with myself.  I was drinking and tempted and I thought I would feel sick but alas no it felt wonderful, they were the nicest 4 cigarettes I have ever smoked in my life. I was on a first date and feeling very confident with myself and the big head took over.

 Today is Tuesday and I am determined not to smoke.  I have just had a Champix nowand feel very sick to my stomach.

More soon!

laurawilliamswriter

I have been sick as a dog today.  It’s day 13 on the Champix.  Getting sick on the side of the street 5 times on my way to the shops, not plesant (but good for the auld weight loss).  I haven’t posted until now as I dont really notice many changes but the last couple of days have changed all that.  Initially the main side effect for me is the insomnia – I cannot sleep until 2:00 am and its been getting worse,every night it’s an hour later,  last night it was 5:30 when I eventually got to sleep so consequentially I am not getting up until 2 pm or later.   I am tired all the time.  At night I am also sweating a lot.  New pjs every night.

I normally drink a lot of water, usually about 2 litres or more a day, it’s an old (but good) habit…

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I have been sick as a dog today.  It’s day 13 on the Champix.  Getting sick on the side of the street 5 times on my way to the shops, not plesant (but good for the auld weight loss).  I haven’t posted until now as I dont really notice many changes but the last couple of days have changed all that.  Initially the main side effect for me is the insomnia – I cannot sleep until 2:00 am and its been getting worse,every night it’s an hour later,  last night it was 5:30 when I eventually got to sleep so consequentially I am not getting up until 2 pm or later.   I am tired all the time.  At night I am also sweating a lot.  New pjs every night.

I normally drink a lot of water, usually about 2 litres or more a day, it’s an old (but good) habit from living in Cape Verde, West Africa that thankfully I have continued now that I am back in Ireland.  Since starting the champix I am very dry in the mouth and thirsty all the time.   Last night I awoke 5 times to go to the loo!!  This does not help when you are trying very hard to sleep. 

Probably for me one of the main advantages of Champix is that it has allowed me to continue smoking.   I then make up my own mind on which day between day 8 – 14 to actually stop smoking.  I didn’t actually decide on a day and just ‘went with the flo’ so yesterday I had a half a cigarette and the same the day before.  Prior to that I was smoking like a chimney,  drum lite tobacco and then decided to ‘treat’ myself to a packet of Marlboro Lights but offered a few around the local pub the other night and suddenly had an empty packet (think I smoked about 6).    I was then giving out to myself for not getting a packet of Carolls, why did I get a lighter brand than the one I actually wanted, Guilt???  Today I havent smoked so far but would’nt mind but am a bit afraid having puked up all over Fairview Bridge earlier.

To sum up I feel sweaty, nauseous, tired, irritable and generally pissed off.  But happy with myself for doing this and DELIGHTED that so far it seems to be working.