As Scotland has taken stage in Hollywood films, we took a look back at seven of the most famous productions to have been shot here…
1. Voted the best Scottish film of all time, Trainspotting just has to take the number one spot here! Who could forget the iconic opening scene featuring Ewan McGregor and Ewen Bremner being chased by security guards along Princes Street?
2. Several scenes for Hollywood blockbuster The Da Vinci Code were filmed on-location at Roslyn Chapel in Midlothian. During the shoot, extra security was constantly added to ensure the increased interest in the chapel would not cause the medieval building any damage.
3. Many of the Harry Potter films featured scenes shot in scenic Glencoe. Potter fans from all over the world now flock to the once-quiet area to take part in organized tours.
4. Back in 1972, filming for the cult horror production The Wicker Man took place in Dumfries and Galloway. Controversially, the 2006 remake starring Nicholas Cage was shot entirely in Canada and the USA.
5. The iconic boat chase scene in From Russia With Love was filmed in Argyll and featured homegrown Scottish talent Sean Connery as the original James Bond.
6. 2007’s The Last King of Scotland won two Oscars for Best Actress and Best Actor. The drama not only featured scenes filmed in Scotland, but also ones from on-location in Uganda. Critics applauded the filmmakers for this and many commented that it added a sense of reality to the final production.
7. Sweet Sixteen, the controversial 2002 drama, was filmed entirely in Greenock. Due to the high level of interest in the film, the local council decided to drop the films certificate from an 18 to a 15 though it stayed the same in England due to the repetitive use of foul language.
Amy Anderson, Entertainment Correspondent
Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Halle Berry are the latest Hollywood stars to film scenes for their new movie in Scotland. Hot on the heels of Brad Pitt’s departure from Glasgow, the A-list pair arrived in town earlier this week to shoot scenes for the upcoming feature-film Cloud Atlas. Hugh Grant, Susan Sarandon and Ben Wishaw are amongst the star studded cast.
Passers-by have been left fascinated and confused as Douglas Street in Glasgow became 1970’s San Fransisco and The City Chambers in Edinburgh a 1930’s Cambridge hotel. Crowds of fans yesterday gathered to catch a glimpse of Monster Ball star Berry film a car crash scene in Glasgow’s city center.
The film is based on David Mitchell’s award-winning 2004 novel and is set to be released in cinemas next year. It is just one of a number of Hollywood productions that have had scenes shot in Scotland in the past two years, with Burke and Hare and One Day starring Anne Hathaway also shot in Scottish cities.
Take a look through our exclusive picture gallery to view images directly from the set!
One of Scotland’s oldest pubs is set to undergo restoration in the year of her 651st birthday.
The Sheep Heid in Duddingston village will close for around a month this winter while the works take place.
While the restoration will upgrade and add prominence to the Sheep Heid, regulars need not worry about a major change to their favorite local.
The pub, which has in the past been a drinking haunt of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Sir Walter Scott, will still retain its original features and character.
Landord David Jardine said: “The Sheep Heid is such an important part of both everyday and historical life, we have to be really careful about anything we do.”
Ross Winton, Sports Editor
Hibs new boy Leigh Griffiths is battling for fitness ahead of tonight’s SPL clash with St. Johnstone.
On-loan Wolves striker Griffiths hobbled off in Saturday’s 3-3 draw with Dundee Utd, but Hibs gaffer Colin Calderwood is hopeful his frontman can be fit to face The Saints.
Calderwood insisted: “A good bit of treatment and a bit of ice” would heal the “whack” Griffiths recieved at the hands of United defender Paul Dixon.
Should Griffiths prove unable to play this evening, the Easter Road boss has options with inform striker Gary O’Connor and Ghana international Junior Agogo, both of whom notched in Saturday’s fixture.
Agogo, who joined The Hibees in the summer transfer window said: “Garry and I have been scoring a lot of goals in training so, hopefully, we can bang in a few more in the games where it counts.
“We work off each other, we work hard in training so we can do it on match days. Things are coming together, I’m feeling good and hopefully over the next month or so I can get a few more goals.”
Hibs currently lie a lonely 10th in the SPL table, but a win this evening could see them leapfrog Dunfermline into 9th place, on goal difference at least.
St. Johnstone are sitting 5th in the league, and the Perth outfit will be in high spirits after a convincing 2-0 victory against Hearts at McDairmid Park on Sunday.
In other SPL news, Rangers last night recorded a 2-0 victory over Kilmarnock at Ibrox. Striker Nikica Jelavic and Scottish youngster Greg Wylde were on target for Ally McCoist’s men.
Scotland’s East Coast will play host to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship that starts today.
The tournament takes place over three different courses – St Andrews, Kingsbarns and Carnoustie – with the final round being played over the Old Course at St. Andrews.
The Dunhill Links is a unique format in that professional golfers team together with celebrity amateurs and guests for the first three rounds of the competition. The field is then slashed for the final round, with only the Top-60 and tied professionals and the Top-20 professional and amateur teams progressing.
And it is this special format that has prompted World No.6 Martin Kaymer to dub it ‘probably the best European tournament of the year’.
The German Ryder Cup star said ahead of today’s tournament: “It is the home of golf, it is where I feel the most comfortable. We play on three wonderful courses so it’s probably the best week of the year on the European Tour.
“Carnoustie is definitely the toughest. You can score well at Kingsbarns and St. Andrews if the weather is okay but at Carnoustie if you shoot level-par, that’s still a good score.”
Amongst this years sports stars competing are Johann Cruyff, who will be paired with fellow Dutchman Maarten Lafaber, Sir Bobby Charlton, playing with Welshman Rhys Davis and Sir Ian Botham, who will tee off Carnoustie with colourful American John Daly.
Also set to feature this year are big names from the world of film: Michael Douglas, Hugh Grant and Andy Garcia.
And in other news…
Scotland face a momentous task this Saturday when they set out to upset England and hand them their first defeat of the Rugby World Cup. After succumbing to nerves in the dying seconds of their match against Argentina, Scotland must now win by 8 points or more in order to progress and potentially kick England out entirely. England’s Delon Armitage says the team are ready to withstand the challenge of a dangerous Scottish side that needs to win big, whilst Scotland’s Nick De Luca stirred up a little friendly controversy saying that it would be an ‘added bonus’ for Scotland to kick England out of the competition due to the historic rivalry. Dan Parks will be looking to replicate his form from last years win over World Champions South Africa and leave behind the stigma of his missed drop goal.
In the other match in Group B Georgia beat Romania, Romania’s fourth loss in four matches, this morning 25-9. So if Georgia can ride that win and put in a display against Argentina it’s possible for Scotland to qualify with a losing bonus point, a back door entry to the next round perhaps, but one the Scottish side would be glad for if it means they aren’t on a plane home next week.
Shopping in town can be a bit of an adventure at the best of times, but as of the fifth of this month, it’s been less Gok Wan and a bit more David Attenborough. Edinburgh city centre has been transformed from metropolitan shopping district to the exotic climes of the Amazon … Borneo… and the African Savannah and there’s not a highland coo in sight.
Locals and tourists have been discovering the city has been invaded by herds of brightly coloured elephants, troupes of branded chimps, a buffoonery (that is the real collective noun) of protesting Orang-utans, and a tiger being ridden by a businessman scattered around the city in statue form. All 130 of the near life-sized animals are part of a campaign by Jungle City, a conservation group, which aims to raise money to save the statues’ mobile counterparts.
Various businesses such as Harvey Nichols have sponsored the statues, which were made to raise awareness of the plight of endangered species from around the globe for conservation groups such as the Elephant Family. Messages such as “Don’t climb on me, I’m endangered enough” and “Take a photo now, you may not get another chance” help to get the message across.
Each of the large statues can be sponsored, or bought outright if you have the space for a tiger and rider. Or you could just buy a miniature pet if you don’t happen to have a few acres of rain-forest in your back garden.
After a month in the cold climate of Edinburgh the animals are about to disappear from our streets, but not without one last fundraising party. The Jungle Jam at the dovecot studios this Saturday will feature a 7 piece Latino band Colomboloco who will be playing from their new album ‘Living in the Jungle’ which has been dedicated to the campaign. The show will be free, but donations are more than welcome.
All the animals have been gathered together in the dovecot studios for the final few days of the event, so if you missed seeing any of the 130 statues in the wild, you can at least wish them bon voyage in the ark-like final display.
Video by Aleks Jurczak
Christian McBride, Sports Correspondent
It might be ‘the best league in the world’ but last night’s European outing for the English Premiership sure was a lesson in humility. The Mancunian contingent of the EPL suffered at the hands of both European veterans and relative unknowns.
City suffered at the hands of a ruthless Bayern Munich side that demonstrated the hostility of the European top flight. A decent showing from Joe Hart between the sticks wasn’t enough to cope with the swift attacking play of Munich, who always seemed to have the right man in the right place, and twice that man was Gomez. The two goals just before the half were enough for Munich as City rarely seemed on the verge of scoring. With only 7 shots on goal to Munich’s 19, City’s strike force seemed lack luster, and this led to what the night will most likely be remembered for; Tevez’s refusal to play. As City looked to bring on some sort of fire power to threaten the Munich goal Tevez seemed to refuse to warm up. Mancini was furious after the match and stated “If we want to improve as a team Carlos can’t play with us. With me, he is finished.” A troubling end to a bad night in Germany for the Blues.
But at home things were no better for United, the Devils were rocked by a shock performance from relative European unknowns FC Basel. The Swiss side showed fantastic determination in the face of going 2-0 down after Welbeck scored a duo in the 16th and 17th minutes. But that brief flurry was out of character for the United display on the night, as the failed to turn up for much of the match and had to weather a Basel performance that saw them create chances regularly and this payed dividends with 2 goals in as many minutes of their own in the second half and as poor communication at the back led to a foul on Basel’s tenacious trouble making striker Streller in the box and Basel went ahead on penalties. The only player to earn his supper for United was the young man between the sticks, De Gea, who had to fend of one ambitious Basel attack after another. Young managed to claw back a last minute reprieve for United who faced only their third European defeat at Old Trafford in 54 games., and that was a generous final score.
Tonight Chelsea and Arsenal will take to the European stage to try and reclaim a little pride for the Premiership against Valencia and Olympiakos respectively. Games they will be hoping to win if they want to progress confidently to the next round.
The latest figures released by Heart UK show that those living in the east – in Lothian, Fife and Tayside – have the lowest rate of coronary heart disease (CHD) in Scotland.
However, this does not exempt the fact that Scotland has among one of the highest rate of coronary heart disease in Europe.
The snapshot of Scotland’s health illustrates a significant east-west divide, with the chance of dying from heart problems in Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Greater Glasgow strikingly higher than eastern counterparts, Tayside, Lothian and Fife.
The figures revealed that 71.39 people per 100,000 died from heart disease, in Ayrshire; compared with 45.33 people per head of the population in Fife.
The reasons for this are complex and varied. Naveed Sattar, professor of metabolic medicine at the University of Glasgow, sights that the levels of stress that people are experiencing during this tough economic time could play a significant role, as well as lifestyle and poor diet.
“For many complex reasons, individuals from poorer areas, particularly younger men, are generally less enthusiastic about engaging with the health profession and, therefore, far fewer have had their risk factors measured.
“The real future goals are to stop youngsters engaging in smoking in the first place, as well as an urgent need to improve early dietary behaviour to stem the well-documented but alarming rise in obesity levels, particularly in poorer parts of society.”
Today, the charity Heart UK is launching a campaign to persuade Scots to cut their chance of heart disease by leading healthier lifestyles.
However, members of the public, do not appear to be worried about their chance of being diagnosed with heart disease.
James White, from Glasgow, said: “There is enough to worry about without thinking about the chances of heart disease. We play the hand we’re dealt, everyone is struggling at the moment but we have just got to get on with it”.
He is not alone in point of view, research sponsored by MSD, revealed that 70 per cent of those surveyed were not worried about their hearts.
Depression rates have reached a record level in Scotland. More than one in ten people as young as fifteen, are taking prescribed medicine. Prozac or Cipramil are some the most common pills taken on a daily dose, to tackle depression.
The NHS Prescription Services prove that medical professionals in Scotland are prescribing more antidepressant medicine than in England and Whales.
Can caffeine make the difference? Harvard Medical School has released research that caffeine can decrease the risk of depression by twenty percent. The research shows that women who drink four cups of coffee a day are less likely to suffer from depression and less likely to commit suicide.
It is a well-known fact that caffeine boosts energy levels and enhances general well being. This is because it has the ability to change certain chemical receptors in the brain. The Archives of International Medicine have published research on the effects of caffeine on the brain, and are pushing for further researching on how caffeine can aid as an antidepressant.
It is to early to recommend caffeinated coffee as an antidepressant. Caffeine can also have negative effects on the body. Too much caffeine can cause anxiety and can lead to sleep deprivation. Ongoing research aims to tackle these symptoms to find a balance for caffeine to become an aid as an antidepressant.
A 69-year-old man is in serious condition after being pulled from a blaze in Edinburgh last night.
Claire White, Entertainment Correspondent
Jason Manford will take to the stage at the Edinburgh Playhouse this weekend.
The dates are part of Jason Manford’s second national tour, which started in July 2010 and runs to the end of 2011.
This is your last chance to catch the comedian up close and personal, before he embarks on an arena tour this October.
Jason Manford will return to Scotland to perform at the Glasgow SECC on October 19th.
Friday 30th September – Saturday 1st October
Over 16’s only
Nearly 300 runners participated in Edinburgh’s third Urbanathlon last Sunday, on a breezy but glorious day in the shadow of picturesque Arthur’s seat.
In this 10k run with a twist, runners scrambled, crawled, jumped, and waded their way through 11 obstacles along the track. Many embraced the fancy dress theme with penguins, where’s wally, superheroes, ninjas, pink ladies and the Tasmanian devil all turning up in great spirits to raise funds for the Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland charity.
Speaking before the event started, Melanie Queen, whose family traveled from East Kilbride clad in fancy dress, said ‘Urbanathlon is fun, a great way to raise funds, and should be good for the kids’.
Aside from being a great way for adults and children alike to let their hair down, the event was also a great training exercise for the many athletes who attended. 25 year old Chloe Cox, a Scottish half-marathon runner, recorded the fastest time of he day, crossing the finish line after an impressive 41 minutes. Ian McEwan, a sprinter from Glasgow attending the event for the second time, said, ‘I really enjoyed it, especially the bouncy castle obstacle. It was good training for me’.
The run was truly international with two runners from Chicago, one from Canada and another from Northern Ireland all joining in. ‘Rob’ Roy Davidson, the winner of this year’s Total Wipeout also completed the challenge in his trademark kilt.
Organisers are pleased that the day went well, and it is expected that they will exceed their target of raising Twenty thousand pounds.
Organiser Alison Bertram said ‘We hugely appreciate all the efforts our runners and their supporters went to for what is now the fifth outing for Urbanathlon in Scotland. It was a bit windy in places but the runners all did themselves proud and brought a great atmosphere to Holyrood Park. Many thanks to everyone who took part, came and cheered and helped us marshal the 10km route’.
All funds raised will help support those affected by chest, heart and stroke illness in Scotland via research, advice, support services and community groups.
And here are some photos from the event, provided by CHSS Fundraising.
Lori Cormack, Entertainment Editor
Whether you want to laugh until your stomach hurts, or dance until your feet fall off, there’s plenty on offer this week around the capital to keep you occupied.
First up, it’s the Best of Scottish Comedy. This monthly showcase of the best Scotland has to offer takes place at The Stand Comedy Club on York Place tonight. Performers include Jay Lafferty and Raymond Mearns. It’s usually packed, so get yourself down there early to secure seats (although maybe not in the front row, we all know where that leads). Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.30pm show, tickets are £6 full price, and a fiver if you’re a student.
How about making a song and dance of it? Any Eastenders fans will recognise Eddie Moon, real name and one time heart-throb for all of our mums, David Essex in this show. His touring musical, All the Fun of the Fair occupies The Edinburgh Playhouse from next Tuesday. Described as a drama-dey by one critic, we see fun fair owner Levi Lee juggling an ex wife, new lover and rebel son, all to his own well-loved hits. See it between 4 – 8 October, prices start at £20.50 full price and £17.50 concessions.
A change of culture could be just what you need, and the MacDonald Roxburghe Hotel has the perfect solution. This Sunday, Bollywood comes to the capital, in An Evening of Bollywood Magic. As well as a three course meal, guests will be treated to dance demonstrations, magic from Ravi Mayar and music from DJ Taz. There will also be a raffle and charity auction, where you could bid for a pair of Amir Khan boxing gloves. The night kicks off at 7.30pm and tickets cost £30.
If it’s an educational experience that you’re after, why not head for The Filmhouse this coming Monday. There will be a showing of Krakatoa: The Last Days, a docu-drama based on survival stories from residents living below Krakatoa at the time of it’s eruption. The showing will be introduced by Doctor Stuart Monro, and there will be a discussion afterwards. On at the Filmhouse, on Lothian Road, 3 October at 5.45pm. Tickets priced at £7.50, or £5.50 for students.
And lastly, you’ll want to listen up for this one because it’s…wait for it… FREE. This weekend will see the return of the Morningside Makers Market. The new-for-this-year monthly market has everything you could want to fill your flat with gorgeous goodies, including jewellery, art, clothing, ceramics and confectionery. The 30+ stalls occupy the Columcille Centre, just off Morningside Road this Saturday (1st October) from 11am – 4pm.
It started as a quiet, sunny Sunday morning…
Three solitary tower blocks in Edinburgh’s North Sighthill were leveled to the ground at 11.16 on Sunday, 25 September.
The three buildings: Glenalmond, Hermiston and Weir Courts, comprising 285 homes, were part of a residential area of Edinburgh built in the 1960s. The fourth building, Broomview House, was pulled down in September 2008.
Speaking after the demolition, Councillor Norman Work, said: “The demolition was a truly spectacular sight and all went as planned, which is a credit to all those involved in the operation. Now we can look to the future as we drive to build new homes for the 21st Century.”
The demolition is part of a £150 million investment to build 1,300 new homes across the capital. Half of these are to be low cost and council housing – the first Edinburgh council homes built in a generation.
The new flats are expected to be available from as early as next year.
The transformed North Sighthill area will see up to 310 new homes for sale and rent.
A new Chinese Dance class will be held each Saturday morning in the Edinburgh Chinese School beginning 29 Oct 2011. Students can learn traditional Chinese dancing taught by a professional dance teacher. Anyone interested in Chinese culture is welcome to join. At the end of the year, participants will have the chance to perform in the annual Chinese New Year Performance.
The Chinese dance session is one of the many extra-curricular activities offered by the Edinburgh Chinese School. Other traditional pass-times like Chinese calligraphy and Chinese chess are held throughout the school year with the aim of promoting Chinese culture and heritage.
As one of three Chinese Saturday Schools in Edinburgh, Edinburgh Chinese School has the longest history, being founded in 1971. It’s a non-political, non-religious and non-profit making registered charity. For the past 10 years, it has been situated at Drummond Community High School. The school itself has established a solid reputation in the community due to its high level language (both Mandarin and Cantonese) and high standard examination results.
For further information about the activities on offer, please call 07528 517 635.
The Rough Guide thinks Edinburgh should be usurped by Glasgow as the nation’s rightful capital.
But can such a prestigious title ever be applied to the originator of the battered Mars Bar? Or is Edinburgh just too poncey to represent the real Scotland?
Listen to the debate on tomorrow’s show or join in right now online.
Nobel Laureate and outspoken environmental activist, Al Gore, is in Edinburgh this week to attend the Scottish low carbon investment conference. The conference is a part of a government-backed initiative to address the challenges facing offshore advancements and infrastructure projects, as well as showcasing possible solutions to these challenges.
First Minister Alex Salmond, who will open the event, said, “Scotland is uniquely positioned to exploit the opportunity presented by the global commitment to renewable energy and low carbon technology.” Sustainable economic growth has been amongst the Scottish government’s central concerns since the SNP came to power in 2007. The SNP has set, what critics refer to as, “overambitious” targets to produce the equivalent of 100% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020.
The First Minister went on to add: “The world faces both a moral obligation to act against growing climate chaos and a clear economic imperative to avoid much greater future costs – a truth that is being increasingly recognised across the world.”
There is no question that the star of the critically acclaimed documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth” is well equipped with the tools demonstrate to the world the potential of a low-carbon future. However, Gore has been outspoken about his uncertainty towards nuclear power, the substitute to renewable energy, saying he is “sceptical about it.”
Although, the labour party declared in the Scottish labour manifesto that, “nuclear capacity [should] be considered on its merits”, both parties agree on pushing Scotland forward as the world leader in low-carbon emissions.
As well as reaching 100% renewable energy efficiency, Scotland’s 2020 target also aspires to:
Scotland is well on its way to surpassing its 2007 renewable energy goal to procure 31% of power generation from renewable sources by the end this year and meeting the eventual 2020 target of 100% (equivalent) power being generated from renewables. With fears regarding the over consumption of oil and the intensifying global warming debates, the subject has been propelled higher on the global political agenda, encouraging the use of biofuels.
Despite growing support from both the private and the public sectors, concerns about the effect of renewable energy technologies on the natural environment have been expressed. In addition, there has been a maturing political debate about the relationship between location and ownership of the extensively distributed technologies.
Holding the e-cigarette, and thinking quite positively about it. It’s only for five days and at least I’ll have something to smoke. Everything I’ve tried before to try and ditch smoking has taken the actual act of smoking away: gum, mints and patches, and I constantly find that I’m looking for something to do, which is smoke.
It’s not off to a good start, despite my initial optimism. It’s actually only been a half day without smoking. I woke up with a throbbing headache and apart from paracetamol I knew the only other thing that would get me through a Monday morning was a few ciggies.
After a quick puff at lunchtime I went back to work feeling better than I had in the morning, so decided to try the e-ciggie. No one else was in the office so it gave me peace to try it out.
Tolerable is my first thought, it taste nothing like a real cigarette to but I’m still feeling quite optimistic about it.
After dinner is when I normally go out for a smoke but a few chores about the house have momentarily taken my mind off smoking, but only until they’re done with. Now I’m thinking it’s about time for a ciggie so I opt for e-cig. It seems worse this time and doesn’t fully satisfy me need or my want for one.
The night drags in slowly as I think about getting a real ciggie, so I make a cup of tea and sit inside with the e-ciggie again. I try to remind myself of the positives: that I’m not out in the rain, it’s better for my health etc, but it doesn’t compare to the real thing.
After pottering about the house and looking for things to do, it’s finally time for bed and I turn in for the night thinking about smoking.
Woke up and first thought ‘Oh no! I decided I’m not going to smoke today maybe I could just have one now and then I start stopping’ but I managed to resist the urge.
Kept same habit and used e-cigarette when I would normally have had first smoke of the day. Helps a little but don’t feel I’ve had a smoke; the edge has been taken off a little though.
I used e-ciggy when sitting at desk during morning tea break. It didn’t satisfy want for a real smoke. I would normally go outside at tea break to smoke and wondered if keeping the same habit would have helped but thought I’d look pretty daft going outside with a plastic cigarette. I’ve spent the first part of the morning thinking of and wanting a cigarette.
The morning’s pretty tough and I’m having difficulty keeping my concentration on work tasks…cigarette….cigarette. So I’m trying to stop myself from smoking by telling myself I can have one after a few days….helps a little bit.
Used e-ciggie again at desk thinking the nicotine might help but as I don’t normally smoke at my desk it just feels wrong. Now I’ve got a sore stomach and I’m thinking it’s the e-ciggie that’s doing it. It does taste pretty bad, tastes like the smell of burning plastic.
Just about lunch time now and I try the e-cigarette again but I can’t take any more of it and decide to have a real one and feel much better. I’ve decided that it will be my only one today, I reckon I can manage the rest of the day without one now.
Didn’t bother with the e-ciggie after lunch not really craving a cigarette too much
Not long back after lunch and starting to want a smoke. Had a few puffs on the e-ciggie instead. It is time for the afternoon tea break I’m using the e-ciggie again. Cant get peace as a few colleagues are curious about it and are asking annoying questions. I wish they would just piss off and give me peace to try and imagine that I’m really smoking.
Between tea break and home time using the fake fag again. My stomach is a bit sore and I’m feeling a wee bit sick, I’m convinced it’s the fake fag.
Home time and convinced myself not to have a real fag by telling myself I’ll have one before going to bed.
It’s after dinner and am trying to think of other thing to eat as I’m not going out for an after dinner smoke.
Watching the football on TV, it’s pretty boring game and am thinking I’ll go out for a real smoke at half time. I’m wondering if the game really is boring or is it that I just can’t concentrate and get into it.
Half time and I’m not going to smoke as I’ve decided that I’ll definitely have one before bed and I should be able to hang on till then
Had a go with the e-ciggie…it’s not anything like the real thing. I’m thinking it would be better if it was nearer the same size as a real cigarette and the weight of it is such that you can’t hold it like you would a real cigarette I think it must have been a non-smoker that designed it. IT’S NOT A REAL CIGARETTE. Roll on bed time, I’m bored.
I’m feeling quite happy now the day from hell is almost over, I’m going for a real cigarette then bed. This is the earliest I’ve gone to bed for ages.