Monday, 19 November 2012

Save a Life for Free

Gosh is it that time already?
This is what I find myself saying repeatedly these days, and here I say it in relation to a rather long gap between postings. But the exciting thing about that is that I have been exceptionally busy having interesting times. We have just had a wonderful weekend with family where LO was spoiled rotten, awarding giggles and drool-filled kisses to his entertainers, inspiring them to keep up the good work. Having pointed to a painting, and seen two real live horses today, it seems that LO now calls horses Gary, but that is a story for another day...

This blog will be about what I did last weekend -- as in the ethos of this blog, it was free. But more importantly, I think as many people as possible should learn what I learned.

Last weekend I learned something that I hope I will never need to know.
I went on an Emergency First Aid for Babies and Children course. The piece of mind this has given me is second to none although I do hope I never need to use it. The course is run for free but, those of you who can, please leave a donation and feel comfortable in the knowledge that you could have saved a life.

Delivered by cheery Alan, a first aider with experience spanning from keeper of Victoria Park to Great Grandad of 13 (I hope I remembered that correctly), and the accolade of representing the Red Cross at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day, the session was presented with ease, making it bearable for those who may be affected by what is a potentially emotive subject, especially if like me your emotions have been on red alert since conceiving and you have had to give up TV for the risk of blubbing at every seasonal-themed advert.

We all mucked in, even trying out a defribulator, but despite our best efforts, none of our plasticated models came to life. Actually I'm quite glad of that - a Steven King novel this was not! This hands-on approach made for an easy way to remember the techniques, which are actually very easy.

I can 't stress this enough, please do check it out:

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