As this Virus is no doubt going to spread, I'd just like to say to all you folk out there...
... Stay safe as you possibly can
Common sense, Good hygiene, Limiting travel, Social Distancing, Isolation if necessary... You know the drill.
There's not much more we can do really.
Vitamins B6, C, D3 and E are quite good for helping the immune system and.. .. Garlic is quite a good all round blood cleanser and immune booster. Lemon, Ginger, Tumeric and Honey in hot water is also a good daily drink.
Have you got Catweazle's book of herbal remedies Chas lol
Seriously though, you are quite right in what you say, and thank you for your post. It is a very worrying situation and I just hope that it doesn't interfere with the summer fete in June. if gatherings are banned or such like then we could be stumped, it's only about 13-14 weeks away.
I'd say it's pungent / bitter to taste, but you would add, maybe, a little ginger, lemon and honey to it.
Some add a little black pepper.
.. but you can, apart from making it yourself, buy tumeric tea from many outlets.. Prices range from a couple of quid to around £15, depending on what recipe it is, which company or whether it's organic or not. You can buy it in bags too!
Hope this helps.
Last Edit: Mar 11, 2020 22:08:39 GMT by ChasWeazle
I can't have honey or sugar though as I have diabetes, but it's worth a try. I used to love tea but I went off both tea and coffee when I was feeling really bad last year. I am trying to find an alternative taste to see if it makes a difference as I am still not enjoying the usual. xx
Just a message to ask how fellow Weazlers are doing..
I've been doing a thorough spring clean.. Plenty of reading, catching up on DVDs, etc.. Also, for anyone who likes Scrabble, I've downloaded 'Wordfeud free' a cross-platform app for mobile that allows you to play with others. Try it -
Well, the lockdown has been extended for at least another 3 weeks, with all the isolation/social distancing/etc rules to continue to apply...
... so this is just a shout-out to all Weazlers..
I trust everyone is well and you're all following the guidelines..
If anyone wishes to post a message here about how you're coping with the lockdown, how it's affecting you personally, maybe with regards to your employment, or any other issues.. please feel free to air them here..
Girls and I are all fine. Marnie is home from college and Bebe is working from home. However, they are mainly playing kick the football into the wheely bin and other football related activities. Unfortunately, Millie and I still have to go to work. Millie works at Proctor and Gamble keeping the country supplied with sanitiser and I work at Costco. It is quite scary, as it is surprising how many people have still not got the message about keeping their distance and only shopping for necessities. A member of staff had a trolley rammed into her yesterday because she stopped a family of 4 all trying to enter the warehouse (not the requested 1 or 2)and last week an elderly couple (who were over 75) told me they were only there to measure up for a tv and not to buy food.
I do have a garden, of sorts.. and it is good to be able to get out there, weather permitting and take in some fresh air.
Unfortunately, I can't get to my allotment, so that's up the swanny! .. but I am growing some herbs indoors.
I've done all my spring cleaning and I am doing 3 jigsaw puzzles at the same time!
Plenty of reading and back catalogue of DVDs to get through.
I do catch up with the news to hear the latest, maybe once or twice a day, but I zone out of the news otherwise, also zone out of all social media and electronics TV music, mobile phone, Internet .. In fact everything for an hour or 2, so as to just sit (or lay) quiet and peaceful, just to recharge the body and mind batteries. Very therapeutic.
Then, of course, prep and cooking to be done..
Baking bread, pastries and a few cakes..
So, not doing too bad.. .. Just can't get out and do all the things that we take for granted.
I think the world, people's lives, etc will be a lot different after all this is over.. Maybe not.. How humans forget!!
It is nice to hear from you to see what you are up to and how you are all coping. I hope that all your families and relatives are also safe
Please be careful Julie and Millie. It is amazing how marvellous the majority of people are being and doing, but equally amazing how down right idiotic, rude and totally selfish people are also being. It was utterly incredulous to hear that people have actually spat at nurses calling them virus spreaders!! Are these people even human to do this? Just vile! Thankfully, these "people" are in the minority and to hear about people who are doing their utmost to help and care for their neighbours and strangers a like is heart warming and gives a sense of hope for the future. I hope that the whole country will have massive street parties everywhere when this nightmare is finally over. Keep safe and busy folks and do let us know what happening in your households during lockdown. xx
I've been keeping busy - to begin with finishing the editing and proofing process on a new book by a dear friend of mine, and then publishing it for him (Cabin Relese and the Secret of Myton, should anyone be curious), have finally found time to produce ebook versions of a couple of his books plus of course Tis Magic! Our Memories of Catweazle, and have spent the last week updating my website about It's A Knockout (another happy memory like Catweazle and fun to research).
Meanwhile, Alys has been creating a vegetable patch in our garden, teaching herself guitar via some online tutorials, and painting - as well as working from home and controlling computers at her workplace, 30 miles away, from the comfort of our own home. Now that tis really magic!
It's a horrible situation but I've tried to distract myself from the full horror by being creative and by spending my time doing things I love doing.
Like Chas, I've been social distancing not only from people but also from social media, not least because people are sharing a lot of misinformation without checking its veracity. Our instant-reaction modern society could do with taking a breath and thinking before acting. You know, like we used to before the internet!
Last Edit: Apr 19, 2020 22:15:17 GMT by Alan Hayes
Hello everyone I am Jürgen from Germany, I am an inspired Catweazle fan all my life and since more than ten years I am a member of the Catweazle fanclub. Although I have not yet posted anything on the "new forum", I would like to say what a great job the fanclub is doing - planning the events etc. and without the fanclub I/we would have never had a chance to met our beloved childhood heroes.
Considering the current situation, we are in the same boat, in the same situation in Germany and I can only confirm what Carol said. I myself work in a hospital and I can say that we feel a lot of solidarity, gratitude and support by the majority of people. For the patients the worst thing is that they cannot get visits from family members. Yes, there are still a few idiots blaming us for spreading the virus but I can say that up to now nobody of the staff has caught the virus. In the streets you still see mostly younger people gathering in groups without keeping a distance or wearing mouth protection (young and stupid = immune??) But as I said that is just a minority.
At home I am glad to have a garden where I can forget the crisis for a while and I am sure that this nightmere will also pass.
Looking positively into the future I and my dear friends Elkin and Sandra hope very much that we can come over again next year to celebrate the postponed 50th anniversary with all the other weazlers.
Great first post, Juergen. We are indebted and grateful to people like you who are working on the front line during this pandemic. I am so glad to hear that no staff in your hospital has been infected. Sadly, many lives of health workers are being lost in the UK due to insufficient personal protective equipment. I hope that you are over the worst in Germany. Stay well and thanks.
I can confirm also that Jurgen Elkin and Sandra are wonderful and generous supporters of the Catweazle Fan Club and if the club has done nothing else it has bought together some lovely and wonderful people. I do not think that there is one event that these kind trio have not taken part in and given most generously to appeals. I really do hope that we will all meet up again next year and that this dreadful situation is well and truly behind us. Please take care of yourselves and all our members etc. Love Carol xxx