Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Your Home

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Every year in the UK, more than 200 people go to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, and around 40 people die. Small children and the elderly are most at risk, and CORGI HomePlan is campaigning for every home to get a carbon monoxide detector, so that they can keep their family safe.

This is a critical time for boilers, most people will have had the heating switched off for the summer and will fire it up with their fingers crossed hoping it comes on so that their family will be toasty warm. But without a detector they will have no idea that carbon monoxide may be seeping from their boiler. This colourless, odorless gas is a silent killer.

In the last three years, an estimated one in six homes inspected by the Gas Safe Register was found to have an unsafe gas appliance and one in eleven has an unsafe boiler.

Corgi are campaigning for every home to have their own CO detector and they have created a microsite to help families be aware of the dangers of gas appliances in their own home: http://corgi-homeplan-how-safe-is-your-home.org/

Packed with easy to follow advice and warning signs to look out for, this site is an easy reference resource for homeowners unsure about how to protect themselves and their families and what to do when things go wrong at home.

Go on, why not check your home now! I am going too. You won’t regret it. Its better to be safe and not sorry!

I was sent a carbon monoxide detector in exchange  for publishing this post.

Wicked Wednesdays – 28th January 2015

Use your imagination….

Wicked Wednesdays

 

Wicked Wednesdays – 21st January 2015

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A shopping basket goes on your head, obviously!!!

Wicked Wednesdays

My Week That Was (W/E 17th January 2015)

On Sunday, it was Daniel’s 1st birthday. We had a little party for him with grandparents.

On Monday, Thomas started preschool. My babies are growing up! *sob*

On Tuesday, I had a busy day and forgot to take a photo

On Wednesday, we woke up to snow. It was just enough to cause hassle going to work but not enough to really do anything with!

On Thursday and Friday, I was busy again and didn’t take a photo

On Saturday, we had a cold but sunny walk to the park. Daniel went in the trike for the first time

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The Week That Was Captured

 

Wicked Wednesdays – 14th January 2015

'I am trying to be a food blogger like you mummy!'

 

Wicked Wednesdays

 

My Week That Was (W/E 10th January 2015)

On Sunday, we had a busy day and I forgot to take a photo

On Monday, I tried to take a photo of Daniel using his walker but it ended up being very blurry!

On Tuesday, I made slow cooker pork in BBQ sauce with cauliflower rice. It was delicious

On Wednesday, Daniel was not very happy sat on the Mickey Mouse push along

On Thursday, Daniel tried to start cooking like mummy!

On Friday, Thomas followed suit and starting taking food photos like mummy. Will he have a food blog by the time he is 5? LOL!

On Saturday, we went shopping and Thomas and Daniel shared a kiddy car for the first time

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The Week That Was Captured

 

Wicked Wednesdays – 7th January 2015

Why does my first picture of Daniel using a walker have to blurry? *sob*

 

Wicked Wednesdays

 

 

My Two Weeks That Was (W/E 3rd January 2015)

On Sunday we went to the park and had fun in the winter sunshine

On Monday, I had a mulled wine on the last day of the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham and tested out the Britax B-Dual through the Christmas crowds

On Tuesday and Wednesday, I was really busy getting ready for Christmas so did not take any photographs

On Christmas Day, Daniei enjoyed eating his first Christmas dinner
 

On Friday, I made a Jamaican Jerk Glazed Gammon

On Saturday, we went and visited my nan, grandad and their dog Tyler

On Sunday, I finally had time to decorate the Christmas cake and make mince pies with Thomas’ help!

On Monday, we had gorgeous red skies in the evening

On Tuesday, Thomas pretended to hide!

On Wednesday, I had some Prosecco in my pyjamas and watched the fireworks to see in the New Year

On Thursday, Daniel had fun playing with new toys

On Friday, we were all ill so I did not take any photos

On Saturday, we were feeling a bit better so went out for a walk to jump in muddy puddles

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The Week That Was Captured

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year!

 

 

My Week That Was (W/E 20th December 2014)

On Sunday, we went shopping and Thomas found Santa and his reindeer

On Monday, I shared Daniel's first shoes photo

On Tursday, I had a busy day at work and forgot to take a photo

On Wednesday, I submitted a selfie for the #pndfamily #pndhour video. You can see it here

On Thursday, Daniel enjoyed toast for breakfast

On Friday, Daniel shocked me by pulling himself up on the sofa

On Saturday, Daniel loved being at Thomas' nursery friend's birthday party. He really enjoyed seeing Mickey Mouse!

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The Week That Was Captured

 

 

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