Thursday, 5 November 2015

Lifestyle | Staying Safe On Bonfire Night


Hello World!

So tonight in the UK is Bonfire Night, and I just wanted to make a super quick post to make sure everyone stays safe around fireworks tonight and over the next couple of days. 

If some of you don't know what Bonfire Night is because you live outside the UK, Bonfire Night is basically a big celebration of Guy Fawkes. Back in the 17th Century, he tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament where the King and the Government were. There was a lot of hatred towards people of the Catholic faith, so Guy Fawkes, being a Catholic, decided the best thing to do would be to kill the King. He put a lot of gun powder in the cellars of the Houses of Parliament, however he was caught by a guard and was eventually hung drawn and quartered after being sentenced to treason.

To commemorate this, every year in the UK on the 5th November and often a couple of days afterwards, there are lots of fireworks and bonfires going on around the country. It's a lot of fun to go to a fireworks display and a bonfire, however they can quickly become very dangerous. I thought I'd quickly write a post to explain these dangers and how to keep you guys safe!
Also, I'm hopefully going to a fireworks display on Saturday so let me know in the comments if I should do some photography or something.

Staying Safe:
  • Bonfire Night can often be awful for pets and animals, as loud noises can really terrify them. Make sure to keep any pets inside and make sure they have somewhere to hide and feel safe. Perhaps play music, or have the TV on a bit louder to try and muffle the sound of the fireworks. Also, make sure you comfort them, however, leave them alone if they want to be.
  • Don't go near a firework after it's been lit
  • Don't use sparklers without gloves - they can get super hot really quickly! Also, don't give a sparkler to a child under the age of 5.
  • Don't touch a firework after it's gone off
  • Try and go to an organised display as it's the safest way to enjoy fireworks, especially with younger children. 
  • Stand well back when a firework goes off and stand back from a bonfire

So I hope you enjoyed this little post, I just felt like I needed to post something about staying safe otherwise I would've worried about somebody getting injured.

Hope you're having a wonderful day wherever you are in the world :)

Lots of love,
Marshmallow Skye
xoxo



Helpful Links:
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Fireworksafety/Pages/Fireworkcode.aspx
http://www.rospa.com/home-safety/advice/fireworks-safety/fireworks-safety-advice/

4 comments:

  1. Good idea for a post:) I definitely think you should take photos and post them on here, I'd love to see!:) firework displays are sooooo beautiful! Xxx
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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    1. Aww thanks so much Becky, and for taking the time to comment! Aww okay, I'll try and get some decent photos on my phone haha - the camera is sooooo bad on the 4S haha! Totally agree with you though, firework displays are gorgeous!

      Lots of love,
      Marshmallow Skye
      xoxo

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  2. Thanks for posting that, it is really important to stay safe on Bonfire Night - way too many accidents happen every year. We need more people like you raising awareness for these problems. x

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    1. Aww thanks so much for taking the time to comment Mira! Yes, I agree, there are way to many accidents this time of year. Aww thank you so much!

      Lots of love,
      Marshmallow Skye
      xoxo

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