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Interview with Freddy’s Cathouse – TNR and Feral Cat Rescue Charity

Last week I met up to do an interview with Freddy of Freddy’s Cathouse in Playa Blanca, which is a small town in the west of our island of Lanzarote. His charity and him are 100% dedicated to helping improve the quality of life of approx. 130-140 feral cats, with 26 feeding stations under his care.

Read the full story about this amazing guy and his work in my Catster Article.


NO! To Oil in the Canary Islands

There has been no recent news that I have heard of regarding the proposed Repsol oil platforms off the coasts of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.  

However, the protests continue, with the next event being a “human chain“, organised for 17:00 hrs on 26th May 2012 in Arrecife, starting at the Cabildo and along Playa Reducto.  

Additionally, I would ask you to take a minute to sign the petition below – so far there are already over 15,000 signatures – and we still hope that Repsol will withdraw and the Spanish government, who are vehemently ignoring the fact that a substantial part of the waters around these islands are protected marine biospheres, and that the Canarian Government is fighting bitterly against their decision, will forget about ever even *considering* this dreadful deal…


Aloe Cooling Gel for Fibromyalgia Pains

I have tried probably dozens of different creams, gels and sprays over the years as painkilling agents for muscle pain stemming from fibromyalgia.  From natural remedies to “medicine” prescribed by my GP (i.e. Ibuprofen gel), none of them have actually helped much.

So I am rather surprised and pleased that I have finally found one that actually works for me! It´s not even an expensive one and produced by a local company here in the Canary Islands (Tenerife).

I bought the Errezil Aloe Vera Muscle Cooling Gel a few weeks ago and, luckily, haven´t had the need to try it out until today when I woke in the morning with a stabbing pain in my left triceps on any movement and not being able to lift the arm. I have applied it 3 times today and although it does wear off 1-2 hours later, the relief is amazing.  The cold sensation felt on the skin and deeper down is very pleasant and, more importantly, it numbs the pain in an effective way. It is marketed as an aloe vera gel – my guess would be that it is because what tourists love to buy and take back home from the Canary Islands – but the actual pain relieving ingredient is arnica.

We all know that different fibro meds/remedies work differently for everyone with this condition, but if you, like myself, haven´t found a topical cream or gel that works for you yet, then I would recommend trying this one out.

Direct Link to this gel on the Aloe Errezil Website
Aloe Errezil Website

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