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markmcclean1980

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!!!!!Ain't no party like a penthouse party!!!!!
« on: October 02, 2018, 12:59:19 pm »
So, after a long struggle - years in the making, numerous failed attempts and a general sense of feeling like I would never achieve anything more than a few months free from smoking, I HAVE FINALLY MADE IT!!!  The penthouse looks incredible.  I can’t believe I am actually here.  At 11pm tonight I am officially 1 year free from smoking but let’s start the party early. 

It has been a hard year.  The actual quitting wasn’t all that hard, but the year has thrown various tests and challenges my way that I have overcome.  Not only overcome, but I have come out the other side as a stronger, better person for going through them.  I know it won’t always be plain sailing, but I have got through a lot of downs, which means I know I can face them head on and win.

I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the support, friendship, encouragement, and the comedy provided by all of you lovely people on the forum.  I could never thank you enough for the belief and encouragement you have shown to me over the last 12 months, and the years before that.  Even back to ‘the forum which shall not be named’ my forum family have grown, stood beside me and encouraged me through every blip, slip and success.

I have loved, lost, laughed and learned with all the wonderful people here and can only encourage anyone who is lurking in the background to take that step, talk to people, make friends, and do what I have just done.  Until you have experienced this momentous milestone the feeling can’t be explained, but it is well worth it when you get here.

Now, let’s party!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Re: !!!!!Ain't no party like a penthouse party!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 01:15:59 pm »
A fantastic post @markmcclean1980 by an even more fantastic person. 008

You have so earned your Penthouse status and I for one am so chuffed to have known you over the years and been part of your journey.

Party we will, the red stuff will flow and the dancing girls and boys are ready and waiting, know expense has been spared and we even have party poppers and balloons. kk kk

Enjoy this day Mark    008 008 008  :hug:


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Re: !!!!!Ain't no party like a penthouse party!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2018, 01:29:15 pm »
Congrats @markmcclean1980 its great to see you here.  008
 
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Re: !!!!!Ain't no party like a penthouse party!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2018, 01:44:35 pm »
We're prepping the suite.....I'm getting the toilet rolls ready.

I expect you'll have plenty of guests tonight and tomorrow - it's a good thing I put the plastic sheets out days in advance.
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Re: !!!!!Ain't no party like a penthouse party!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 03:38:24 pm »
Plastic sheets???  What plastic sheets, is that the keep the carpet clean?
 

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Re: !!!!!Ain't no party like a penthouse party!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 03:42:21 pm »
Mark, I told you didn't I :D    Didn't I tell you this was your quit 006
 
CONGRATULATIONS on reaching the Penthouse.   008 008 008 008   :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer:
 
I'm posting now because I'll be asleep when it is time for you to enter. I'm sure everyone will be waiting for you to help you celebrate.
 
Just goes to show people, it make take years for you to quit, but it can be done. Mark kept on coming back until his quit stuck!
Now he is smoke free, so you can be too.
 
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Re: !!!!!Ain't no party like a penthouse party!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2018, 03:57:04 pm »
No one deserves a triumphant arrival at the Penthouse as much as you do dear @markmcclean1980 . You've worked SO hard for this and have been SUCH a trooper. It's been a privilege to share the journey with you and to cheer you on. Tell you what, I also just know for a certainty that your auntie is raising a glass to you as we speak. :hug: :hug: :hug:

The chocolate cake is fresh out of the oven, the candles are lit and the bunting is blowing gently in the breeze so let the party commence!!  007 007 007 008 008 008 :foundbeer: :foundbeer: :foundbeer:
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2018, 04:11:50 pm »
Plastic sheets???  What plastic sheets, is that the keep the carpet clean?

This Penthouse Party could involve face paint, glitter and alcohol.....I'm not taking chances with the nice carpet.
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2018, 06:55:31 pm »
This Penthouse Party could involve face paint, glitter and alcohol.....I'm not taking chances with the nice carpet.

Full body painting with glitter over the naughty bits. :foundbeer:

The corks have been popped to let the red stuff breath, I will of course test every bottle personally to ensure quality and drinkability (is that even a word).

Tonight @markmcclean1980 is your night, a night you so richly deserve  008 008 008


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Re: !!!!!Ain't no party like a penthouse party!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2018, 10:10:29 pm »
I literally am counting the minutes until 11pm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: !!!!!Ain't no party like a penthouse party!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2018, 11:10:27 pm »
Big, thoroughly well earned welcome to your Penthouse suite. Jacuzzi, queen sized bed, big wardrobes for your panto costumes, nice toilet roll......as palatial as you have always imagined.

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Re: !!!!!Ain't no party like a penthouse party!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2018, 11:24:51 pm »
Dancing men have started arriving....

Spoiler: show
Palm Springs commercial photography


(Not sure this is suitable for work but there are no rude bits on show)

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Re: !!!!!Ain't no party like a penthouse party!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2018, 11:37:14 pm »
The bar is full....





....so those'll do me, what is everyone else having?
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Re: !!!!!Ain't no party like a penthouse party!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2018, 11:46:54 pm »
I've got pink Wild Berry gin @Kat73. It's lovely.
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Re: !!!!!Ain't no party like a penthouse party!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2018, 11:58:20 pm »
That sounds interesting!  The only time I go near gin is if it's gin and pink grapefruit juice, soooo lush!

Is it my imagination or do I spy certain uninhibited male members of this fine forum sneaking on stage to strut their stuff with the professionals???  I think I need another drink!
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