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Ludwig van Beethoven

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NOON

Two things I learned about Beethoven today.

There is some evidence that listening to classical music may raise the mood of depressed patients. Beethoven’s 3rd and 5th piano sonatas were the pieces used in the study.

And, there is a great website for musicians dedicated to Beethoven.

ALL ABOUT BEETHOVEN

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Fiori di Capri

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NIGHT

I ordered some perfume from “Carthusia” in Capri and it arrived today. Cologne rather than perfume. One was “Fiori di Capri” and he other “Aria di Capri.”

Why?

Well, for some time I’ve felt I had a fragrance sensitivity which made me sneeze, caused puffy eyes and a very mild wheeze. Since I’ve never been asthmatic before, it makes me wonder how a truly asthmatic patient might respond to such a perfume sensitivity.

I never wear perfume now and miss it!

Many years ago I bought some “Fiori di Capri” while on holiday on the island and quite liked it. I realise now that this fragrance and “Aria di Capri” are the two that are made to the original monks’ recipe from centuries ago. Assuming this is the case, I reckoned they might be more chemical free than modern perfumes and be less likely to cause symptoms.

So, I’m trying them out to see.

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Below is a link to the Carthusia Website (in Italian).

CARTHUSIA

Honey prevents wound infections.

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NIGHT

Earlier I mentioned how honey doesn’t spoil. You never see fungus on top of a jar of honey. It has even been found unspoiled after 2000 years.

It therefore seems reasonable to assume it has antibacterial properties and may be useful in treating wound infection.

This seems to be the case.

Below is a link to a 1 minute podcast.

HONEY PODCAST

Organic products are better?

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MORNING

Up till now, as far as I know, evidence that organic food is higher in nutritional value has been lacking. It has rather been a “lifestyle choice.”

Apparently, this is beginning to change. It has been shown that organic fruit and vegetables contain 40% more antioxidants which are thought to cut the risk of cancer and heart disease. The antioxidants in organic milk were shown to be 90% more in this study.

The food Standards Agency will consider this research and if necessary review their current advice.

ORGANIC FOOD BETTER

Hopscotch

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NOON

Children are getting fat.

When did you last see a child playing hopscotch in a street or in a playground, I wonder.

Or skipping ropes.

Or

“There’s a big ship sailin’ doon the Eelie ally oh, the eelie ally oh, …”

HOPSCOTCH

Removing mildew from grout

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MORNING

It’s not easy to keep the grout on bathroom tiles free from mildew.

All you need to restore tiles to near perfect condition:

A scrubbing brush
Bathroom cleaner
White vinegar
Paper towels
Bleach

REMOVING MILDEW FROM GROUT IN BATHROOM TILES

Carbon monoxide detector

NOON

I think Santa Claus is going to give all my adult children carbon dioxide detectors for all their gas appliances this Christmas.

I’m sure they’ll be thrilled when they open their parcels!!!!

Hmmm……

CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR