May Blog 2021

This month has been an absolute scorcher across our region until the social distancing restrictions were lifted… then we got overnight frost, snow, and rain. Typical! Most of our members have been enjoying the weather, either basking in the warmth or getting a bit of gardening done. I had some trees pruned in my garden, they were well overdue the pruning, to be honest, then for a bit of fun and frivolity, I bought a garden shredder and slowly over about a fortnight I shredded all the branches and twigs to be used as mulch on my garden. A job well done I think. My two rescue terriers have discovered

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April 2021 Blog

I’ll start with the Committee’s many thanks to John Bell for all his work and his interesting, informative and entertaining blogs on our behalf. He has needed to step down, so Eileen and Annie will take over the Blog and bring their extra flavour to it along with our usual Facebook page news and article links from the past month. We are always pleased to have contributions from members, as from Steve this month, and for any feedback about the content of the Blog.  Wishing you all an uplifting month with the onset of Spring. Take care and stay safe     Paul  Springtime in Langholm – photos by Eileen  NICE

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March 2021 Blog

John is taking a break this month so the March blog won’t have his usual flair………. ………but here are some of the issues discussed and links posted on our Facebook pages this last month. Hopefully John will be back soon. Take care and stay safe 💜                                                                                                                     Paul Local Group News: Much of the

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February 2021 Facebook Blog.

Local Group News:       The Network has been successful in our grant application to Foundation Scotland @FoundationScot for 6 months funding given for covid resilience. This has given us the funds to contract Senga Armstrong as a self-employed development officer part-time to help us widen awareness of the Network and build stronger partnerships with other agencies, as well as helping with and building on some of our current activities. Senga will introduce herself to the group via our Newsletter next month. Self Advocacy Training:                                      Action for M.E have extended their self-advocacy training

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January 2021 Facebook Blog.

The Committee would like to wish friends,family and members a HAPPY NEW YEAR and lets hope 2021 will be a better year  !! Local Group News: The Network has been successful in our grant application to Foundation Scotland @FoundationScot for 6 months funding given for covid resilience. This is going to give us funds to contract a self-employed development officer part-time to help us widen awareness of the Network and build stronger partnerships with other agencies, as well as helping with and building on some of our current activities. One project we can start very soon is an online crafting project. This will be held by Zoom and aimed at teaching

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December 2020 Facebook Blog.

December Birth Flower: December Birth Stone: Local Group News: The Christmas Elves are working morning, noon and night to get the December Newsletter finished in time and ready for posting. So please keep an eye out for it.  Cannacares CBD products. In the last Blog I did say that would be it for a couple of months. But there were more posts this month that were worth sharing with everyone. Eileen Sangye Longworth. I came to the conclusion that the patches are not worth the expense for me. The effect is negligible on my level of pain. The cream is better, i find that works on specific areas such as

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November 2020 Facebook Blog.

November Birth Flower: November Birth Stone: Local Group News: Don’t panic that you’ve missed the month of October. We have decided that the blog should match the month it’s posted in. Just like your favourite magazine.  It’s sad to think that we’re heading into another lockdown situation to try and combat the rise in cases of Covid19. Please be safe and follow the guidelines whatever they may be. OMG ! We’ve been a busy bunch with all our crafting activities this month. Have to say a big thank you to Eileen and Samantha for contributing craft articles and Irene Goodrum for the updates on how she is getting on with

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September 2020 Facebook Blog.

September Birth Flower: September Birth Stone:   Local & Group News: Scotland Test and Protect App: protect.scot Fibromyalgia / Cannacares: Over the past month or so Fibromyalgia UK have had many posts from Cannacares.co.uk  regarding various products containing CBD including patches, spray and topical creams . So I decided to order some patches and other products.  The reason is that previously I had tried CBD drops and CBD coffee from another supplier. It is the patches which interests me the most, 24hr slow release. Other members of the group have also purchased products. Below are some of the posts from the Networks Facebook Page. Fibromyalgia UK.               

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August 2020 Facebook Blog.

August Birth Flower: August Birth Stone:   Local & Group News: Notice of AGM We will hold our AGM on Thursday, 15th October at 2pm.We will not be able to hold it in person due to Covid-19 so this will be conducted online by Zoom. See the September Newsletter page2 (paper version only), or our Facebook page, for the Zoom ID and passcode. We would usually table copies our Annual Reports. However, as we will be meeting virtually we can issue these prior to the AGM instead. Please email our admin if you would like copies sent to you before hand. admin@dgmefm.org.uk          We wish to  change

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July 2020 Facebook Blog.

July Birth Flower: July Birth Stone: But we also have: Onyx is a traditional birthstone for July, and is the ancient July birthstone going back to the old Roman, Italian and Hebrew calendar. Before the gemstone materialized in these ancient calendars as the birthstone of July, onyx was the main zodiac stone for Leo, which falls partly on the month of July. I like to mix things up a bit makes, to make it more intersesting. So I`m trying that with the blog. Honestly I put something in and await the reaction. If it works fine, if not I`ll try something different.  The most up to date information regarding M.E and

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