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…and welcome to the May edition of the Moreton Hall Directory. As soon as May comes around there suddenly seems to be an awful lot to do in and around Bury. We are spoilt for choice with so many outdoor (and indoor) events on throughout the Summer. Time for me to get out of hibernation I think! (well if this rain decides to clear up!). In our what’s on section starting on page 48, you’ll find just a few of the area’s offerings this May.
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Have you ever tried Joes Monthly Workout? I have. I got a bit tangled up I can tell you, but I’m getting better issue by issue, check out his latest instalment on pages 54-55. Did you know that Joe recently ran the London Marathon raising money for Asthma UK? We’re very proud of Joe here at the MHD, but I must also congratulate Robert, Jo and Adam, who also completed this year’s marathon in very respectable times. I was so impressed, it almost inspired me to want to run... (only down the shop to buy some wine, but it’s a start!).
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or those that want to indulge in one of this summer’s biggest trends, but aren’t feeling ready to dip their toes into the sea of Aztec and animal prints currently doing the rounds on the high-street, then the new season palette may be just what the doctor ordered. This summer’s cool ice cream shades come in pastel hues of pink, blue and yellow. Washing over every item imaginable from romantic dresses, to the teeniest of shorts, to headbands and bags, candy-sweet colours have never looked so good. For the paler of complexion, a pair of sprayon skinnies or ﬂoaty chiffon skirt will keep lighter shades away from the face and prevent looking washed-out. Ease yourself into the trend with choice accessories and build up from there. Mixing and matching different colours is ﬁne, but steer away from pairing two shades of the same colour together, a feat similar to the dreaded double-denim disaster. This slouchy, laid-back yellow blazer is a relaxed take on tailoring this summer. It will pull outﬁts together nicely without appearing too formal or ‘done.’ Throw over a print dress or dark jeans and a t-shirt for day and lace or leather for after-dark. Part sixties chic, part playful and girlie, this Park Avenue dress by Marks and Spencer has pocket detailing and a drop-waist, breaking up the block colour. The sculpted neckline adds a sexy edge. Alternatively, show off a summer tan in these jaunty yellow denim shorts by Next. This gorgeous midi number from New Look is slightly Olivia NewtonJohn in Grease. The length and pleat detailing both tick the on-trend box for this summer. Pair it with River Island’s clear sky blue belt to add a modern edge. Similarly, as we wouldn’t indulge in a 99’ Flake in the bleak winter months, this is one trend that will sadly disappear with the last of the summer wine. So pick a colour, or two, or three, and make the most of these jolly shades before they curdle. 2
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MORE YOBBISH DAMAGE Over the weekend of 14/15 April at about 1.30am, damage was caused to property and trees reaching along Mount Road with litter bins ripped from their holdings, a cycle sign complete with concrete base pulled from the ground and thrown across the road, followed by more damage on Manning Road with the
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LUCKY ESCAPE On the 4th April some youths had a very lucky escape. They had set up their tent in Layhill woods and had a few drinks, then for some reason they started a fire, which spread to their tent. The fire brigade was called to put out the fire and make the area safe. With not having much rain the woods were like a tinder
OUR LITTER PICK This took place on a cold blustery Saturday and my thanks to the eight people who turned out. In the two hours we collected 8 large black bags of litter and an unwanted childâ€™s swimming pool. I understand the Church is planning another litter pick. Watch out for posters.
box ready to ignite so these youngsters were very lucky indeed. There is a by-law against camping in our local woods and fires are prohibited so if you do want to drink and have parties in the woods please clear up after and not leave rubbish for others, such as dog walkers to do for you.
FAMILYS I have had some emails from people who are being harassed by their neighbours, this is not an unfamiliar problem on close knit estates. Children fall out with each other at school and bring the problem home, mums feel their child has been unfairly treated and get involved. Things
YOUTH CLUB We are trying to encourage our youngsters to partake in some physical exercise instead of playing with Xboxes and so we have purchased six gym mats. We are very grateful to Cllr Beckwith for his donation of ÂŁ500 from his locality budget. Other equipment bought was badminton sets, footballs and basket balls.
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irst off a warning. The following page contains some full on ranting for which I do not apologise, as I feel it is entirely justified. The chosen target for this months tirade is the ‘new’ Abbey Gardens play area. There are so many things about this project that have exasperated me it is difficult to know where to start. The waiting was over and early last summer the new play area was opened! Fantastic news… or so we thought. But, within 5 minutes of visiting the place I was left gob smacked as to what had actually happened. I’ll try and summarise, but sadly my memories of the original play area are fading fast, so I cannot guarantee the facts. Overall the £200k project resulted in a massive reduction in actual play equipment, including the removal of swings, large slides, toddler equipment, seesaws and several other good imaginative play apparatus. What we are left with is a beautiful but shockingly under equipped play area, with virtually nothing for the over 5’s. Consequently older children are forced to play alongside the toddlers with obvious risks.
However, this is not the most dangerous change, not by a long way. The removal of the discrete containing fence with self closing gates is almost unbelievable. Now, the living willow ‘nonfence’ around it creates perfect hiding places for small children to suddenly disappear from view. Add into the mix the proximity of the river and it doesn’t take a genius to work out that the situation could rapidly become very serious. I am told that these concerns have been dismissed, and it inferred that parents should keep a closer eye on their kids. Again, clearly comments made by someone who has never tried to entertain 2 or more children at a park. I’m not talking about an 8ft wall, but there has to be a degree of containment if the younger ones are to be given any freedom. It is clear to me that the revamp of the play area was done to ‘look pretty’, and on that front they have succeeded. It looks incredible, tourists to the gardens will I’m sure comment on its aesthetics. But, and this is a huge BUT… it is unsafe and not fit for purpose. I have yet to meet anyone who prefers the new area in real practical terms.
In fact I know of several parents who no longer go as they feel it is unsafe and their older kids find it boring. I’ve run out of time to talk about the ridiculous ‘box’ in the sand where a toddler can get in but not an adult, the risk of Weil’s disease from the play water feature next to the river, the lack of seating, the over engineered log wall/picnic area, the poor wheelchair/buggy access, the scary tree house… How so much money could be spent on so little is frankly criminal. Finally, don’t get me wrong. I love Bury St Edmunds and I love the Abbey Gardens. It’s an amazing place and I am lucky to be able to use it. In addition I’m all for letting children explore unhindered, but that is what the rest of the gardens are for. The play area was always meant to be a dedicated safe area to let them run free for a bit. If you have an opinion on this then please email or write to St.Eds Borough Council. In addition there is a dedicated facebook group, “we want our abbeygardens play area to be safe!”, where you can share your experiences.
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We find ourselves between the two most important festivals in the Christian calendar; Easter and Pentecost. At Easter, we remember when God the Father raised Jesus from the dead. At Pentecost, we celebrate when God the Holy Spirit, came down upon the first disciples in Jerusalem. With His coming, it means that every believer could have his or he own personal relationship with God. This is at the very heart of our faith and has made a huge difference to millions o people over the centuries. As an expression of all the God has done for us we are doing the following things in May. We have some very important events coming up. First of all its Christian aid week, from the 13th -20th May. Did you know where every time we
Second Then we have our Confirmation service when the Diocesan Bishop Rt, Rev. Nigel Stock comes to our church to preach and confirm people who are growing in their faith. This will take place on the day of Pentecost and we are hoping that everyone who attends will have a fresh experience of what God the Holy Spirit can do for us all. Then at the end of the month (Yes I know it will be June) we look forward to the Queenâ€™s Diamond Jubilee. On that special Sunday, Christ Church will be holding a bring-andshare meal immediately after a special service. Then the community centre will be holding a special event for young families involving games on the field. They will also have other events which they are advertising. We think this is a good time for the whole community to come
together and share in these events. So, I do hope all of you will take part and help make Moreton Hall the community that I know God longs for it to be. Remember to the Queen has always place a strong sense of community at the centre of her monarchy and has done so much for us as a nation over the years. The Queen has never made a secret of her deep Christian faith, a faith that shared by her sister and her father and mother. It enabled then all to lead our nation through many difficult and testing times. Also God long to bless us with the all the benefits of a strong faith and the presence of his Spirit sharing our lives So then, open your eyes and look around and see whatâ€™s happening. Yes, it may be an Olympic year, it may be a Jubilee year, but God is still active doing great things and He has something special in store for you. Donâ€™ t miss out join in with all that is going on here on Moreton Hall With every good wish, Yours sincerely, Revd. Canon Jonathan Ford
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We have played our penultimate league game winning 6-0 against AFC Hardwick at the Theatre of Symonds Road Dreams. We now have the Division 2 Cup final April 22nd against our title rivals Tuddenham and our last league game of the season at home against The Cock Inn with us just needing a point to win the league. We do have the final of the St Nicolas Hospice Shield to come in May against Walsham Reserves or Walsham A which should make it an exciting end to the season for Moreton Hallâ€™s Bury Bowl FC. Bury Bowl started this match well and had early chances, mclees and defew combining well down the left hand side and giving the right back some nightmares! The breakthrough came when Ash Macdonald picked out Dean Warren whose header took a slight deflection but was always sailing over the keepers outstretched hand for 1-0. Bowl again had plenty of chances. Bowl did increase the lead with a beautiful move down the left defew and ryan passing it between then to send Jarboui through who unselfishly laid the ball to Scott Rutterford on his league return after two seasons away to net for 2-0. Jarboui was unlucky not to get one himself as he broke through but was tackled just in time. In the
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Dog’s mercury is one of the most commonest plants in our older woods, and at present is one of the most visible. It grows all over Home Covert and Pond Covert, and may easily be seen amongst the nettles within the new orchard outside the front of Sebert Wood primary school. It flowers in April and May, before the shade from unfurling tree leaves reduces the sunlight it gets its energy from, and you can see the yellow/green spikes pointing skywards from the top of the plant. Interestingly, in the shadiest parts of woods female plants are more common, but in the lighter parts of woods male dog’s mercury outnumbers the females. Dog’s mercury usually spreads by growth from its roots, and colonies can survive almost indefinitely if their woodland is not cut down. Seed dispersal is probably rare, but the seeds do have fats and proteins
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Welcome to Gardening Tips a monthly feature providing you with hints and ideas of what to do each month in your garden. Along with a list of jobs that will enable you to enjoy and maintain your garden I will also feature a plant of the month. I have been a gardener for many years and run a small business called Pauls Garden Services.
What to do in your garden in May The 1st of May was traditionally celebrated and known as the Beltane festival. As a symbol of being positive and marking the transition into summer, large bonfires were held in the hope of decent crops. I am not suggesting you all do this for one moment but another tradition of decorating doors and windows of houses with May flowers might one day have a revival. Traditionally the flowers would have been branches of Hawthorn or from a Rowan tree but perhaps setting up your hanging basket would be a good modern day equivalent..
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l Lawns will need cutting every 2 weeks. Remember to keep the setting on the mower a little higher than normal now that there is a hose pipe ban. l Look out for antâ€™s nests this month in your lawn. If you are happy to live and let live the ants will disperse naturally later in the summer. If not use cold water regularly from a watering can. Boiling water will kill the ants and your grass! l May is a good month for clipping your hedges. You should aim to make the sides of the hedge slope in very slightly so that the base is slightly wider. l From Mid May you can plant bedding plants but have one eye on the weather forecasts as a late frost could still kill off tender young sowings.
l You can sow biennials such as Canterbury bells, honesty, evening primrose and foxgloves. l Plant your tubs, window boxes and hanging baskets towards the end of May. l If you have a vegetable patch then now id the time to sow swede, carrots, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, peas, chard, radish and spring onions. However you will need to keep the veg patch watered in dry spells so consider what you can realistically manage as you will be doing this by watering can and not by hose! l If you are growing strawberries in a garden bed avoid watering when the green fruits start to swell otherwise you run the risk of fruit rot. You will also need to cover your plants with some netting otherwise the birds will enjoy your strawberries and not you. l Lift blanketweed out of the pond by gently swirling it around a broom handle.
l You can plant Dahlias, Chrysanthemums, stocks and asters towards the end of the month.
l Pinch out the growing tips of young plants to encourage bushiness.
l Tie in any climbers that are making good growth before they become too heavy and pull the whole plant down. Tie in your clematis to prevent it becoming entangled.
l Pinch out lateral shoots on grapevines, two leaves beyond a good flower truss, to keep compact and limit foliage growth.
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h t n o m e h t f o Recipe Beef and Macaroni Bake Serves 4 Prep Time: 15min Cooking Time: 1 hour
This is a simple, quick and easy dish for all the family to share
225g (8 oz) macaroni
 Cook the macaroni in plenty of boiling salted water for
salt and pepper to season 1 large onion, finely chopped
about 12 mins, then drain.
 Meanwhile fry the onion, garlic and carrots until soft
1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
and lightly coloured. Add the mince and continue stirring for 5 minutes until the mince has browned.
2 carrots, diced
 Add the stock, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce and
450g (1 lb) minced beef
seasonings, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Discard the bay leaf. Taste and adjust the seasonings and stir in the oregano.
150ml beef stock
 To make the sauce, melt the butter in a pan and stir
1-2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
in the flour. If not smooth enough add a little more butter! Gradually add the milk and bring to the boil, stirring continuously. Simmer for 3 minutes, season to taste and stir in one-third of the grated cheese until melted.
1 teaspoon dried oregano
 In a lightly greased ovenproof dish layer up one-third
1 bay leaf
25g (1 oz) butter or margarine 25g (1 oz) flour 300ml (1/2 pint) milk 85g (3 oz) cheese, grated
of the cooked macaroni followed by half the meat and half the sauce. Continue with half the macaroni, remaining meat, remaining macaroni and finally the sauce. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and cook in a moderately hot oven (200 C / Gas 6) for about 40 minutes until well browned.
 Leave it to rest for 15 minutes, this helps keep it
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The all in one move An all in one move is an exercise that hits lots of different muscle groups in a single repetition. All these exercises are performed for one repetition. Start with a pair of dumbbells or water bottles (if at home).
With your feet hip width apart perform a squat, keeping your back straight, chest up shoulders back and looking for a 90degree angle from hip to ankle. Make sure to keep your heels flat and then push through the hell into a standing position.
Place dumbbells on the floor jump or step your feet out into a press up position keep your hands on dumbbell or on the floor for more support. Keep the body in a neutral position from ankle to shoulder throughout the move. Breathing in as you lower your body towards the floor allow your elbows to bend out, push through the palms of your hands breath out and extend the arms back to the starting position. Jump or step in and bring yourself into position for a Bent-over row.
health&beauty Have a slight bend in your knee, keeping your chest up, pivot over from the hips pushing your bum out and lower to the lowest point you can still keep your chest up. Pull dumbbells towards either side of the chest again looking for a 90degree angle from shoulder to wrist. Squeeze your shoulder blades together to work the muscles harder. Straighten the arms and bring yourself to a standing position. The last 3exercises in this move are a bicep curl, keep the elbows tucked into the body curl the dumbbells towards your chest, then rotate dumbbell 180degrees push arms above your head performing a shoulder press, once at the top lower the dumbbells behind your head keeping the elbows tucked in and facing forwards, breath out and extended followed by reversing movement of a shoulder press and bicep curl to your starting position. That is one repetition try 5-10 depending on your fitness level.
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45 ways to rejuvenate your life naturally: With thanks to The Rejuvenation Lounge 1: Remember to breathe. Inhale. Exhale. You have approximately 26,000 breaths a day. How many are you aware of ? 2: Un-hunch your shoulders. Hunched shoulders reduce the flow of blood to your brain, holds in stress and restricts your breathing. Drop your shoulders, lengthen your neck, part your lips slightly to release tightness in your jaw and then breathe into your collar bones, feeling them spread and open as you relax this whole area of your body. 3: Seek silence. A study found that city dwellers may experience up to 73 days with less than 5 minutes silence. Silence helps to settle, calm and nourish your nervous system 4: Eat mindfully. Arrive at your meal. Get present. Take a few calming breaths to settle yourself down. Eat in a calm space. Avoid busy places that will aggravate your nervous system and stress your digestion. Do not multi task. Do not watch TV. Do not gulp. Smell, chew, taste and enjoy. 5: Buy a metal tongue scraper to remove the build up of toxins and bacteria (ama) that have formed on your tongue overnight. It also gently helps stimulate your organs which are connected to certain energy points on your tongue. Ayurvedic medicine recommends scraping your tongue first thing in the morning. It prevents toxins and bacteria being swallowed back into the body. 6: Yogic cleansing bath. Perfect for cleansing your aura and body from negative energies and toxins. Add 1lb baking soda, 1 cup sea salt to a full bath tub. Soak for 20 minutes. Repeat once a day for 7 days. 7: Improve Your Sleep. Remove all clutter and storage from under your bed and stop sleeping on stuff from the past. 8: Sipping hot water has a gentle cleansing action. 3 to 5 cups of hot water daily is a simple yet effective cleanse. It has a hormone balancing effect and warms your digestive organs. 9: “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are” Chinese Proverb 10: By repeating ” I trust” a chain reaction takes place flowing through your body, mind & then into your life. Things start to shift and change. It’s a great mantra to
use when life becomes a little challenging. 11: Hum your stress away. Place one hand on top of your head & the other on your belly. Close your eyes, now hum. Feel the tingly vibration of your hum as it flows from your stomach to your head. Feel it clear away tight and tense energy. It has a very cooling and calming effect on both your thoughts and body. 12: If there is something worrying you, then change the way you are breathing. Anxious thoughts equals tense, tight and shallow breathing. Oxygenate your body and calm your nervous system with full belly breathing. 13: Power snack at your computer. Eat natural raw almonds, they are magnesium rich which encourages your nervous system and adrenals to relax. 14: Eat food that smiles. If fruit and vegetables could smile, I’m guessing organic and farmers market produce would always be smiling. They have traveled less and been grown with love. Processed foods are a convenient way to shorten your life. 15: Alternate nostril breathing calms an agitated mind, oxygenates your body, balances both hemispheres of the brain and balances your nervous systems. I personally find this one of the easiest way to take control of stress and tension. 16: Focusing on any part of your body (including naval gazing, organs, chakra’s or even feet) has been shown to increase blood flow to the part of your body. Improve your bodies circulation with a little focused, mindful breathing. 17: Practice keeping your life simple and uncomplicated. Your stuff takes up more of your time and money than you think. We are realizing owning more stuff does not make us any happier in the long term. In fact, our stuff can be a burden, suck our time and energy, consume our focus and cause problems for the environment. 18: Ayurvedic healing mantra. Repeating “hoom” as a mantra, dispels negative states of mind, helps digestion and clears toxins. This sound is connected to your solar plexus chakra and will increase heat into your stomach area. 19: Walk barefoot, feel grounded and feel the difference. Walking barefoot is healthy for your feet.
20: “Breakfast should not be rushed or eaten on the way out of the door with car keys in your hand. This causes the nervous system to become agitated and disrupts digestion” Kester Marshall. 21: You know you are disconnected from your body, when you care more about emails, messages, the tv and gossip magazines than your own needs. Take regular time out from technology and the media to ground yourself and come back to your centre. Remember your body and your life needs your attention too. 22: A fun clutter busting game. Pick a number between 1 - 10, write on fridge/ computer, and that’s the number of things you must clutter clear each day. Or try my favourites - pretend you are about to move overseas. 23: An affirmation is a handy tool for difficult times, and encourages you to respond with a confident calmness to a challenging situation. It’s ideal for attracting a healthier energy around you. 24: Iron energy drink for your afternoon slump. Soak 6 almonds (preferably blanched), 2 dried dates, 1 dried fig 10/15 sultanas/raisins in 2/3 cup of water, then wiz. 25: The 3 arrivals is a fabulous well-being practice that encourages your mind, body and breath to arrive - into the present moment with awareness and calm. Arrive with your body by encouraging it to unwind and chill out. Arrive with your breath by simply noticing your inhales and exhales. Arrive with your mind by not getting involved with your thoughts. If you do nothing the mind arrives. 26: The essential oil cinnamon essential oil helps fights exhaustion & feelings of depression & weakness. Perfect for your oil burner when you come home from work. 27: If you suffer from anxiety or insomnia then a warm sesame oil foot massage before bed can work wonders. Warm sesame oil massaged daily over your body is said to be very grounding & nurturing. It helps stabilize your nervous system & kidneys. It is recommended to do first thing in the morning. 28: Avoid gossip. Gossip sends your energies into the opposite direction of where you really want to be going.
29: De-stress. Grab ear lobes between your thumb & index finger. Gently allow the weight of your arms to release tension from your neck & head. 30: My personal top 5 health tips. Breath into your belly, drink plenty of water, move, eat for energy and meditate. 31: Yoga detox tea. 1/4 tsp coriander seeds, 1/4 tsp of cummin seeds and 1/4tsp of fennel seeds. Mix with 1.5 litres of hot water. Sip throughout the day. (Note: This recipe was given to me by my Ayurvedic practitioner. I make this tea in my thermos each morning, so I can carry it everywhere with me) 32: Always relax your head first. When you focus on relaxing all parts of your head your body will follow. Soften and relax your forehead, scalp, cheeks, eyes and ears. Part your lips and teeth then feel the release of tension in your jaw and neck. 33: Chewing your vegetables in a natural de-stressor. It releases four times more serotonin says David Wolfe. 34: Stop wasting energy on other people’s business. Remember Byron Katie’s rule There are 3 types of business. Your business, other peoples business and god’s business. Stick to your own business.
35: Deep breathers tend to live longer. They are generally healthier and more relaxed. Take three deep, gentle slow breaths right now. Never force. 36: Sooth your nerves by listening to the Blue Danube. Dr. Masuro Emoto has scientifically proven that whilst listening to the Blue Danube your nervous system will be revitalized. Emotionally it is nourishing for fatigue and stress whilst physical healing to the nervous system. 37: Soak your tension away. Treat yourself to a healing bath. I cup of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) added to your bath water will relax your nervous system, draw out toxins, relax muscles and even reduce swelling. 38: Calm yourself before bed. Dab the essential oil “vetiver’ onto the souls of your feet. Vetiver has a very grounding and soothing effect on your nervous system. 39: Eat your water. Fruit is 90% water. Grapes and oranges can be as high as 98% water content. Dehydration effects the brain first. A mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy thinking. Lack of water is the number one reason for day time fatigue. The brain is the first place in the body to become dehydrated. 40: Lift your worries with a Buddhist kindness prayer. “May I be free of worry,
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May I be well, May I feel safe and at ease, May I be at peace” 41: Calm yourself down. Close your eyes. The eyes are linked to your nervous system. By softening your eyes you can trigger the relaxation of your entire body. 42: Reduce caffeine intake. Swap one cup of tea or coffee a day for a delicious mug of miso soup. It is highly nutritious and can be made in an instant. 43: Push away stress and drama. Spend longer on your exhale. It will create some much needed space between you and the busyness of the outside world. 44: Protect yourself from other people’s stresses: Carry a piece of unpolished black tourmaline (crystal) with you. Black tourmaline is well known to transmute negative energies. Attached to your water bottle to help improve the vibrational qualities of the water. Put under your pillow to help with disturbing dreams. 45: Improve your sleep and health by reducing your exposure to harmful electromagnetic radiation. Remove as many electrical appliances from your bedroom as possible. Never have anything electrical (this includes chargers) within arms reach of your head at night. Never sleep against a wall which adjoins the power box for the house. Lepidolite (in mica form) is a crystal I have used for around 10 years (under my pillow) to protect myself some harmful electromagnetic radiation. I also place a piece near my computer, TV and other frequently used electrical gadgets.
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Nowton Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2BT. Tel 01284 754654. Fax 01284 706178. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website www.southlee.co.uk