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December 2021

Hello everyone,

Time to say goodbye to the Psoriasis Club newsletter. Yes you will have read last month that this edition will be the final newsletter, I'm not going to repeat anything I have already said so let's move on and do what we do best in keeping the forum active.

For the final edition I'm going to put some links to the most useful parts of the psoriasis boards (see below) and further down you will see ways of still getting all the latest news that we publish on the public boards.

The Psoriasis Club Forum will always be there as long as our members keep using it, so though the newsletter may be finished there is nothing here that can not be posted on the forum. Log-in and use it and it will be there for you, remember it's our members that make it what it is.

Printing press dumped in the cellar, I will see you on the forum (probably in the Bar)

Ok let's get on with the final show.


Psoriasis boards

Psoriasis In The News:

This is where you will find all the latest news in the world of psoriasis. All information published in this section is checked to make sure it is from a reliable source, it's mostly medical studies or pharmaceutical company announcements.
Read more Here

Prescribed Treatments For Psoriasis:

In this section you will find information on the most commonly prescribed treatments from creams to oral and injections, it's also a place for our members to share their experiences or to ask for and get advice from others that understand.
Read more Here

Natural Treatments For Psoriasis:

Here some members talk about the way they handle psoriasis without a prescription, it's not a very active part of the forum and we have to be careful of the scammers. But there is some good advice about diets or natural moisturisers and you can rest assured that the scammers do get found out and will be shown the door.
Read more Here

Psoriasis And Psoriatic Arthritis Topics:

Sometimes we need top talk about psoriasis away from the treatments or the news and that is where this section comes into play. Here you can find information about psoriasis and some tips on how to cope with it, it's also a good place to ask for support and share your journey with others. *We do also have other boards where some members have a journal, but you need to register and make some posts to see those or have your own.
Read more Here

Ways to still get the news:

This may be the last Psoriasis Club newsletter, but we are still there to give you the latest reliable psoriasis news. Our members can subscribe to boards of their choice and get an email when a new thread is posted and our guests can use our RSS feed or Twitter.

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Remember you are not alone and there are others just like you that understand what it is like to live with psoriasis. Psoriasis Club is the only independent psoriasis website, we are not interested in money and we will never have advertising, sponsors or requests for donations. You will only find genuine people asking for and sharing advice and support in a safe environment away from the money driven or scam sites.

Message from Jim

I would like to add my little bit to this the last newsletter and add that I regret giving up my editorship last year. I enjoyed my time looking after it and gathering the content together, but it is a lot of work and I had other commitments and was thankful to Fred for taking it back.

I can understand why he has decided to finish this month as the lack of feedback is disheartening. I know we have the regular few of us that log in and comment, and it is an interesting newsletter and of the more than a hundred that go out I suspect that there are very few that actually read it (apart from the members that regularly log in to the forum)

So I for one would like to thank Fred for keeping it going and monitoring its use and say it was great while it lasted but wasn't achieving what it was intended for bringing members back and attracting new members. I look forward to seeing the regular contributors articles continuing in the forum instead of the newsletter.

Music with KatT

Welcome to music with KatT: Where you can test your knowledge on music and see other member's music recommendation!

Music Quiz: Score 1 point for each correct answer.

#1: Which band produced the album Dark Side of The Moon? #A: Two

#2: Whose hits include Bad Moon Rising and Green River? #B: The Police

#3: How many boys were there in the Pet Shop Boys? #C: U2

#4: Tusk was the best selling album for which band? #D: Genesis

#5: Which band sang I want to Know What Love Is? #E: Five

#6: How many brothers were there in the original Jackson family line up? #F: Fleetwood Mac

#7: Which band recorded the album The Joshua Tree? #G: The Beatles

#8: Which all time great band featured Harrison and Starkey? #H: Pink Floyd

#9: Who put a Message In A Bottle? #I: Creedence Clearwater Revival

#10: Which band included Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel? #J: Foreigner

1 goes with H
2 goes with I
3 goes with A
4 goes with F
5 goes with J
6 goes with E
7 goes with C
8 goes with G
9 goes with B
10 goes with D

Members recommendations: Each month I ask our members to come up with a music recommendation on a theme. This month it's Thinking of you
Kat suggested: Because He Lives by Elvis Presley
Raxyl suggested: Mr. Brightside by The Killers
Forest Walker suggested: At Last by Cindy Lauper
jiml suggested: Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harem
D Foster suggested: Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers
Wooley suggested: Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys
Caroline suggested: Knock on Wood by Safri Duo f. Clark Anderson
JohnB suggested: Evidence of Autumn by Genesis
Fred suggested: Re-Make/Re-Model by Roxy Music
KatT suggested: C'est bon pour le moral by La Compagnie Créole

*Kat and John B's recommendations are not available on Deezer or Spotify. You can listen to them on YouTube.

Listen on: Deezer | Spotify

If you would like to leave some feedback you can post in the Newsletter thread Here

Johnb's Recipe Spot

Marmalade Cake

Ooo! Look what I found. Last months recipe. Now I have to confess due to the fact that this recipe decided to hide itself I have not been able to try it – yet.
I think its only fitting that I finish the Newsletter Recipe Slot with a good old fashioned cake.

Start off by stoking your oven to a balmy 180ºC / 356ºF / Gas Mark 4 then grease and line a 2lb loaf tin.

In a pan bring 250ml of water, 226g of sultanas, 50g of unsalted butter and 2 tablespoons of a medium cut Orange Marmalade to the boil for a couple of minutes and allow to cool.

Once cold mix in well 198g of light soft brown sugar (or should it be light brown soft sugar?) and 2 large eggs then stir in 300g of self raising flour and a pinch of salt. For the poor unfortunates that don’t have access to self raising flour add a couple of teaspoons of Baking Powder to plain / general purpose flour. Dollop the cake mix into the lined loaf tin and stick it in to the oven for around 45 minutes to an hour - until a skewer comes out clean when its stuck into the cake.

Turn out onto a cooling rack until cold.

Now I know you are just dying to hack a lump off to try but you are going to have to hold your horses. If you try to slice it now chances are you will end up with a pile of crumbs. What you need to do is wrap the cake in some aluminium foil and put in the fridge overnight.

Allow to come back up to room temperature carve yourself a couple of thick slices, sit down with a big mug of English Breakfast Tea and enjoy. Seeing as it’s a special occasion, I would pair this with a nice Single Malt my favourite for this would be a 12 year old Mannochmore.

Enjoy folks, its been a pleasure sharing my meals with you.


To read more recipes or add your own Click here

Talking gin with D Foster

Gin and more Gin

The Caorunn Gin from Scotland was very interesting, it’s quite crisp and zingy, floral but delicate citrus and I thought a slight apple taste as an after effect. I enjoyed it and found it very pleasant with ice and a slice.

The Japanese Roku was a bit of a let down as my friend and neighbor got the gin in but had a family get together and drank it all.

I have been investigating the range of Yorkshire gins and I have found out that there's around 45 distilleries in Yorkshire which started in around 1500s. There is even one made in Sheffield called Sheffield Dry Gin with a range of botanical which includes Henderson relish, I have not tried it but it sounds a little bit of an acquired taste.

Raisthorpe Manor Oak Aged Dry Gin is another one that is probably an acquired taste , I am not keen on oak aged wine so I am not sure if this one would be for me.

The juniper-based spirit has shrugged off its reputation from the 18th century as ‘Mother’s ruin’ to become one of the nation’s favourite tipples. What might surprise you, however is that gin has some health benefits – when drunk in moderation, of course. In fact, as early as the Middle Ages, gin was used as a form of herbal medicine.

Gin is made from juniper berries, little dark purple nuggets with superfood powers. These berries can help fight infection and prevent heart disease, improve blood circulation and even help fight kidney and liver disease.

Your evening G & T can even help you achieve younger, healthier looking skin as well as keeping your waistline trim.

So there you have it, not only excellent taste ,good for you but many health benefits as well , I knew that I was drinking it for a reason !!!!

Take care and have one for me David

If you would like to leave some feedback you can post in the Newsletter thread Here

Caroline's adventures


Is this an adventure.. ? I consider it a little like that. It is the description of why I always think of my sister when hearing a certain song. So… it’s KatT’s fault that I write this.

It is already a few years ago and a lot of you know that I like spinning.. on a stationary bike that is. My sister is extremely sportive and in that time was a spinning teacher. She had set in her mind that she would like to do a spinning marathon for a good purpose and funny enough that good purpose knocked on the door and was dedicated to the theme Muscles for Muscles, in order to support people with muscle diseases.

It was in the super sports hall in Almere, which is a very large hall that could easily be filled with 450 spinning bikes. The marathon was going to be for 10 hours. My sister, eager to go there, formed a team of 5, and we were planning to go there, each doing two sessions, so each two hours of spinning. But.. my sister has an intense drive and she thought, wouldn’t it be nice to give a lesson over there? She contacted the organisation and surprise, surprise that possibility was available. They only wanted to know how she would be doing that lesson? What was the theme?

So she gathered us together and we were generating ideas and we came to the idea of choosing a different kind of music, not the standard spinning bumpy music, but music where we could express ourselves in a different way. So we choose musical/film music and with every song we would change into a different outfit. I say we, but I mean they. Sis asked if I would join her on stage, but that is not my thing, so dad jumped in together with one of the teachers of our spinning school, Isabella. I was there though, I am on the second row on the left, but you hardly can see me.

We also had the idea to break the session by halfway introducing a dancing group, who were going to dance on the music of Dirty Dancing. The group came from my dancing school. It was quite unique we found out later as none of the other 9 hours had something alike that. Funny is that in the years after the idea of something more to see was being copied.

Anyway, the final song of the teaching hour, always reminds me of my sister. Big Grin, so that is why I told KatT my choice, you can see that in the music recommendations. And I thought of a way to show that to KatT, and I knew we had a recording made by my brother of the whole session. So I took a search for the recording, which I finally found somewhere in one of the computers.



The end:

Thank you to those that had columns (regular or one off) I would have finished it sooner if not for you. I know a handful of you liked the newsletter but it wasn't bringing in new members or getting subscribers to log-in and what you read here is or can be on the forum anyway, and I encourage all the contributors to continue their columns on the forum.

I stuck to my word to Jim that I would give it a try for one year but at the end of the day I was running out of motivation just like I did before he took it over. I gave it my best shot and tried a few different things over the year to try and stimulate interest on the forum, but I'm better suited at spending my time keeping the server and software running smoothly.

Goodbye from the Psoriasis Club newsletter


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Caroline Waiting for the spring

Raxyl Reflections

jiml Gone fishing

D Foster The angel, just like me

Kat Riley

Grizzly Bear Sunrise on Exmoor, taken around 04.30 ish

Wooley Sunset on the Mersey

Fred Day before leaving the UK for good

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