HEALTH & FITNESS - A
A Harley street doctor, Mr Edward Bach, in the 1930s created what we like
to call 'The Bach Flower Remedies'. These are 38 specially prepared remedies for you to
choose from. The remedies, each devised to treat a different feeling. They help you to
overcome the affect of everyday life by stimulating the mind and body.
Dr Bach created a system of seven major emotional groups, all of which consist of
different remedies. The seven groups are; fear, loneliness, insufficient interest in
present circumstances, despondency or despair, uncertainty, over care for the welfare of
others and over sensitivity to influences and ideas.
There is one particular remedy, which is Bach's utmost popular, the rescue remedy. This is
a combination of the five favourites, Rock Rose, the terror, Impatiens, for impatience,
Clematis, for dreaminess, Star of Bethlehem, for shock and Cherry Plum, for fear of mind.
This particular bottle is for life's ups and downs. This is used by celebrities, models
and by countless number of people in times of stress.
The little cat whose owner died has finally been caught and is now safely
in care. The mother cat and her four kittens have adjusted to their new situation. Two of
the kittens have already left us and the other 2 have already been booked. Efforts are
still being made to catch the other cat from this household. The "kitten
season" has finally arrived and at one stage recently we had 35 in care (23 of which
were with Stephanie). Several of these kittens have now left us for their new homes.
However, other kittens quickly took their places and we have another 14 waiting to come
into care as soon as there are spaces available. 23 of these kittens will have joined us
(or are waiting to come in) because their previous owners' did not get their mothers
neutered and abandoned them when they moved home. Fortunately caring neighbours who had
contacted us will take responsibility for the mother cats, which have all now been
neutered. With several of the kittens being female, the number of unwanted cats would have
soon become unmanageable. Willow the little cat mentioned last time has now been
re-homed in Sheringham and has settled very quickly into her new home. Moon and Myrtle are
both still with us.
At present we have several kittens available for re-homing, some of which have had their
first vaccination. These include:
* Jess, Sway, Reggie and Ronnie - all Black and White
* Memphis and Ella - both tortie and white
* Sisters Katie (tortie) and Velvet (black) - ideally we would like to re-home these two
All kittens over 9 weeks old will have had their first vaccination before leaving us and
will leave with a voucher to cover the cost of the second injection. This, together with
the promise new owners sign on our "Homing Form" to have the kitten neutered,
gives the kittens we re-home a good start in life.
When people find sick or injured cats they are often unsure what they should do and
contact us. As we do not have the necessary expertise to deal with the problem we advise
people to contact their local vet, and they will be able to advise or help them.
Unfortunately, this very often happens "out of hours". Veterinary practices do
however offer an emergency service and on calling them you will be given a number to ring
to enable you to contact the vet on call. We recently received a call from a gentleman on
a Sunday afternoon who was very concerned about a cat that he believed may have been in an
accident. We were able to advise him how to proceed and he was able to take the cat in
question to the vet on emergency duty, (although this was not his local vet). The cat was
taken into care to receive appropriate treatment and will be handed over to the RSPCA if
its owner does not come forward.
If you are looking for a cat or kitten, call Stephanie on 01692 535858.
Many thanks to everyone who has replied to my previous letters about traditional music
making in Norfolk. I am still very eager to hear from anyone who has information about the
music and dancing that went on in pubs and village halls across the county, in particular
in the North Norfolk area. The coastal areas around Wells, Sheringham and Cromer were
lively places for nights of singing, music making and step dancing in the pubs and other
social places, and this spread far inland. I am very interested in people's reminiscences
in these nights of music, and the musicians, singers and dancers who took part.
In particular, I am very keen to hear from anyone who remembers Briston musicians Arthur
"Artie" Wright, who played the concertina and Herbert Remmington who made and
played various instruments, including fiddle and dulcimer.
Yours, Chris Holderness
Rig-A-Jig-Jig: A Norfolk Music History Project
18 Providence Place