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November 2021

Hello everyone,

08-11-2011: Ten years ago this month was the day a new member roared up on her motorcycle and upset all my chickens. There were feathers everywhere and it was the first time I heard the saying "You must hurry if you ever want to catch a chicken" yes it was the day that Caroline arrived at Psoriasis Club all the way from In between the tulips.

You can read her introduction Here! The forum was still in it's early days then and I was never sure if each new member had arrived just to cause trouble, but I soon found out that Caroline was a friendly person and it wasn't long before I got to like her character. Since joining us here she has gone on to be one of our Forum Helpers and has logged-in almost every day in those 10 years even if it is to just polish her nails in the office

So I'm going to use my piece on this months newsletter to say thank you Caroline (Tiger) for your continued support to Psoriasis Club and it's members.
Why do I sometimes call her Tiger ? It's because she once *Word limit reached for this column*

Ok let's get on with the show.


New threads on the psoriasis boards

Daily Skin Care

What is your daily skin care regimen Is it different depending on the season being winter or summer? As it gets colder here the ..........
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Vectical (calcitrol)

I have been using Protpic on my face and my Penis, it seems to be the only thing to work down there. Does anyone know if ..........
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Psoriasis Club Compared to Other Forums

With each and every forum, I found two common things unseen here at Psoriasis Club. ..........
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Ilimetri for psoriatic arthritis Fred's journey

This is my 7th try on a Bio and although most have done well for psoriasis, I have never found one that can keep the psoriatic arthritis under ..........
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Skyrizi phase 3 data for psoriatic arthritis

AbbVie have presented results from new Phase 3 data analyses of KEEPsAKE-1 and KEEPsAKE-2, evaluating Skyrizi (risankizumab) in ..........
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Cosentyx phase IIIb data using UnoReady for psoriasis

The MATURE study assessed the use of a Cosentyx 300 mg autoinjector, versus two 150 mg pre-filled syringes or placebo. Patients using the ..........
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UK safety update for Xeljanz psoriatic arthritis treatment

Xeljanz (tofacitinib) should not be used in patients older than 65 years of age, people who are current or past smokers, or individuals with ..........
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Stelara aiming to treat children with psoriatic arthritis

Johnson & Johnson are seeking approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat pediatric patients ages 5 years and ..........
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Could an automated PASI score soon be here

This study looked at automating the psoriasis PASI score ..........
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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.

Associate the lyrics with the song

#1: Just a small town girl, livin in a lonely world #A: Like a Prayer - Madonna

#2: There's a fire starting in my heart, reaching a fever pitch and it's bringing me out the dark #B: Layla - Derek and the Dominoes

#3: Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone #C: Sweet Child O'Mine - Gun'N Roses

#4: She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene #D: All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

#5: Well she was just seventeen, you know what I mean #E: With or Without You - U2

#6: You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar when I met you #F: Don't Stop Believin' - Journey

#7: See the stone set in your eyes #G: Rolling in the Deep - Adele

#8: What'll you do when you get lonely and no one's waiting by your side #H: I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles

#9: She's got a smile that it seems to me reminds me of childhood memories #I: Don't You Want Me - Human League

#10: There must be some kind of way outta here, said the joker to the thief #J: Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

1 goes with F
2 goes with G
3 goes with A
4 goes with J
5 goes with H
6 goes with I
7 goes with E
8 goes with B
9 goes with C
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 Foreign Language
Wooley suggested: Ça plane pour moi by Plastic Bertrand
D Foster suggested: La saison des pluies by Stacy Kent and John Parricelli
Raxyl suggested: 99 Luftballons by Nena
jiml suggested: Cancion Mixteca by Ry Cooder
Grizzly Bear suggested: Autobahn by Kraftwerk
Kat suggested: La Bamba by Los Lobos
Caroline suggested: Je l'aime, je l'aime, je l'aime by Barbara Pravi
Fred suggested: Savane by Ali Farka Toure
Mrs. Fred suggested: Grone Lunden by Omnia
JohnB suggested: Guantanamera by The Sandpipers
KatT suggested: Volare by Gipsy Kings

Listen on: Deezer | Spotify

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

Johnb's Recipe Spot

Well that didn’t work out well. I have had a recipe for Marmalade Cake sat on the side for ages, it looked so good I had to try it but . . . . . . the Gremlins have been in a I cant find the blasted thing now so haven't been able to try it and worse still can’t share it with you. So what to do? It is a bit of a last minute reprieve but is really really nice – if you like fish.

Creamy Cod with Leeks and Spinach

Start off by cranking your oven up to 180ºC / 356F / Gas 4

Add a splash of oil into a saucepan and soften a large thinly sliced leek over a medium heat for around 3 minutes until softened. Then throw in 30g of Cream Cheese, 100ml of Double Cream (the closest American is Heavy Cream and in Europe 34% or higher), a teaspoon of Garlic Granules, the juice of half a lemon, seasoning with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Remove from the heat and add 50g of baby leaf spinach stirring the mix to allow the spinach to wilt.

In an ovenproof dish lay 4 nice fillets of skinless Cod that have been lightly seasoned with a touch of salt and pepper. Pour over the creamy spinach mix, evenly spread over the fish then decorate with a half a dozen halved cherry tomatoes.

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Its that simple and really good to boot. I have made it my mission to tempt those non fishy people to the dark side. If you wanted to pad it out, it can easily carry more leek ans spinach if you wished.

To serve, You could serve this with any variation of steamed veg you fancied such as Tender Stem Broccoli, lightly boiled New potatoes or as we did julienne carrots cooked in orange juice (they still want to have a little ‘bite’ left in them).

To accompany, I guess a good lightly chilled Sauvignon Blanc or even a lightly oaked Chardonnay would go quite nicely with this.


I must try to find that blasted cake recipe. I blame Mrs John for tidying up!

To read more recipes or add your own Click here

Talking gin with D Foster

Another Gin Musing for This Month:Finished off my Brooklyn Gin , very nice gin with a very big citrus taste ,very complex indeed. The glass bottle is the heaviest one I have come across all made in New York. I still have not tried my Scottish gin the Caorunn gin and the Roku Japanese gin still has’nt turned up either , been a bit of a decent gin free month.

Gordon's is one the oldest brand, having been produced for just shy of 250 years. During this time, Gordon's cemented itself as the world's best-selling gin brand. Most of their gins are not too bad as a general purpose drink if you like a dominant juniper taste. This has been my main gin this month as a couple of bottles at the right price turned up,nett zero, so I had to rough it on Gordons.

Commonly known for Yorkshire Puddings, Yorkshire Terriers and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, our beloved home county of Yorkshire has now become quite the place to distill Gin Based is Bedale, North Yorkshire Masons Yorkshire Gin was founded by Karl & Cathy Mason in 2013 which was also World Gin Day! Good friends of The Ice Co, Masons have a fabulous range of Gin’s available. From their Original Dry Gin to their Tea Edition, there’s something for everyone to try. Abbie & Curtis, Founders of Cooper King, first began their gin journey in Tasmania before returning to the UK. Sourcing the finest ingredients, today Cooper King have a range of gins available from their Traditional Dry to their Berry & Basil. What makes them unique is they plant 1 square meter of woodland in the Yorkshire Dales for every bottle of gin sold. Their sustainable distillery is also self built by family and friends, running on 100% green energy.

From Yorkshire’s Spa Town Harrogate, Slingsby Gin has been around for centuries. William Slingsby was the man who started it all back in 1571. He brought people from across the country to visit his discovery, The Harrogate Tewit Well. People visited Harrogate to ‘take the waters’ which were thought to have medical properties. This Yorkshire gin is from a place of outstanding natural beauty, also known as Nidderdale which borders the Yorkshire Dales. Whittakers distillery is a family run business with a passion for local produce. Winning a number of awards, Whittakers range consists of a range of gins including a sloe gin, navy strength and pink particular.

There are many more gins distilled in Yorkshire which I will have to have a look at, I know that very close to where I live there is a distillery that produces whisky and now they are in the process of producing gin as well.


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

Caroline's adventures

The beard of the mill

I was invited to join my grandmother to go to a mill in the north of the country. This mill previously has been the wood sawing mill of my late grandfather in the western part of the country. But after the industrialisation took place and there came a steam machine, the mill was being sold and transported to the north, however that was after the beard had been removed and was attached to the barn of the steam machine, as it belonged to the company. What is a beard of a mill? Well, it is basically a large wooden board, often with an inscription like the name of the Mill which is attached to the top of the mill. The beard that was taken off the mill before that was transported was a beautiful one. It was carved out of oak wood, with a rooster/Cock in the centre as previously the mill was called “the rooster”.

The mill in the mean time was transported and built up again serving as a grinding mill for flour and the past was forgotten, it was renamed to “The Hope”.
The wood sawing business, now by means of the steam machine, slowly lost work more and more and was later on sold to a different company. The beard ended up in the barn of my late grandfather as he felt the importance of it.

50 years passed by. My grandfather passed away and finally my grandmother on high age, she is 93 now, went to a home for elderly and sold her house, but still the beard was in the barn. In the mean time the son of a cousin of my mum had gotten interested in mills and was in contact with the owners of “the Hope”, he was told the origin of the mill and that the now owners always had been curious about what had happened to the beard and where it was….. Well this cousins son thought, “I know where it is… “ He contacted grand mum and told her the story and asked if it was possible to bring back the beard to the mill. She agreed of course.

And so it was that I went with Grandma, mum and my uncle to the north for the joining and revelation of the beard to its origin. It was a fun meeting, lots of old people.. Big Grin, a guy of 91, more or less told me he life story, he had been in the food for cows, but as the north had changed from cows to tulips (yes, over there are also massive tulip fields in spring) they had to change word and he created a business in specialised fertilisers, which is now a world wide company.

He held a presentation and there was another presentation about the history of the mill and the beard and then again my grandmother had the honour to reveal the beard again, which because it is already 200 years old is now inside the mill.

I have visited the mill and made some pictures and movies. I was in the top of the mill where the blades power a central rotating wooden shaft that can drive the mill. This looks as a very powerful thing even a bit scary. I am trying to make a total movie of it and perhaps will ask Herbert if I can show it on his site.

It was a great experience seeing this inside of the mill.


*As some will know I don't allow youtubes on Psoriasis Club but have made an exception for our penultimate newsletter. Fred.


Penultimate Newsletter:

Some of you will know I recently posted on the forum about keeping the newsletter going. Jim took it over from me April 2017 you can find his first one Here and he put a lot of work in keeping it going till the end of 2020. I took it back again at the beginning of this year 2021 and said I will give it a try for one year before deciding it's future.

Well it's getting close to the end of the year and though it was nice to get a handful of members giving some feedback to my thread, it was only those that often log-in anyway and looking at the poll and posts it was down to me to make a choice. I have looked at the figures and the newsletter doesn't bring us any new members or extra search engine traffic, also the subscribers hardly ever log-in to the forum (apart from the usual suspects) if they do they still don't post anything so the newsletter has ended up being just a bit of fun for a few that already log-in.

So next month "December" we will see the last Psoriasis Club newsletter, I won't be asking anyone to take it over as it still means I will have to work on it to get the coding right on the server. There is nothing in the newsletter that can't be or isn't on the forum, If anyone would like to add something to next months last newsletter please get in touch with me via PM or the Contact Form

It's not the end of the world and the Psoriasis Club Forum will continue to be there, in fact we could use this as an opportunity to concentrate our efforts on keeping the forum active. Though we are a psoriasis forum we also have our very active members only boards and you are all welcome to start as many threads as you like, the more you put into it the more others get involved, the more we have getting involved, the more we have here ready to support and offer advice on psoriasis. So talk about your hobby, ups and downs of life, family, projects, news, jokes, anything.

I'm sorry to the handful of you that wanted me to keep the newsletter going but it's time to put it to bed. Let's keep everything on the forum, contributors can still run their columns on a thread or even a new thread each month (there is no limit) and I encourage you to do so.

Thank you for the past support for the newsletter and a special thank you to Jim, I tried to keep motivated with it again but it's just not doing the job I intended (bring in new or existing members) I'm better suited to steering the forum rather than working at the printing press.

One more to go before saying goodbye


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Psoriasis Club Newsletter

Off topic snippets

We have a very active Off Topic Board and here we share five snippets with our lurkers.

Shall we call security to remove the rabble
Read more here

Massage therapists might be a good option
Read more here

I cant make out if I am on holiday or who with
Read more here

Big and strong like the one in your back passage
Read more here

How well do you know your Latin names of vegetables
Read more here

*You will need to be a member and log-in to read these.

Turnedlight's poetry corner


When warm autumn light
Washes over me
How rich am I
To bathe in all this gold?
No money could buy the treasure
Poured down upon my head
My grateful body
And mind immersed
I float away on lightest waves
My spirits sing
At least one octave higher
And for a time I am soaring
Above it all
Above all care

Author Turnedlight

To read more poems or add your own Click Here

Members images

Each month I invite our members to have an image on the newsletter.

This months subject is
Leaves / Leaf

*Click on image to see full size

Wooley Lovely bunch of carrots

jiml Virginia Creeper gaining it's Autumn colour

Raxyl Leaf me alone

D Foster Leaves on a branch

Caroline The leaves and mirror of the green chapel

JohnB Oy! Leaf me alone!

Forest Walker Taken in Bellingham, Washington

Grizzly Bear I’ll let you stroke my cat if you’re good

Kat Southern Georgia Palm Leaf

Mrs Fred Lambs ears

Fred Autumn on the road

* All images are property of the member mentioned below the image.

See how to include yours next month Here

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Take care.