One More Week...

Erm… Really?

One more week till Christmas and that means not many days to get all sorts of stuff done. Not just for Christmas!

I have been a little quiet on here. The last few weeks, well months if I’m honest, have really flown. So of course that means that ‘one more week’ will fly too.

2020 really has been a different year and December is not as many love it to be.

That doesn’t mean that we can’t have fun though.

Whatever you are up to, whenever you finish work, there is every reason to enjoy Christmas and the magic of this time of year. Health and safety never needs to be used as an excuse, take a look at The HSE’s 12 Myths of Christmas for some of their previous stories busting Christmas myths.

WIth one more week to go there is still work to be done here, it’s not quite time for the out of office or reflections of 2020 just yet.

So as ever, stay safe and if you need help or support – I’m here…  ...

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It’s Christmas 🎄

There’s no escaping it now!

Excitement and apprehension are building in equal measure, depending on your individual perspective of this time of the year. Travel chaos or nesting at home, family fun or nightmares – there are so many ways to look at it.

For us it’s a time to recharge, reflect and be content in a slightly quieter bubble. Less structure to the diary and time to choose how and when we do things.

For some Christmas is a tough time. Let’s remember that many around us might need support. We have seen these numbers shared all week and we thought we would share them here too.

You are not alone 

For anyone who is struggling at this time of year please call:

 Childline: 0800 11 11

 The Samaritans: 116 123

 The Calm Zone: 0800 585 858

Womens Aid: 0808 200 0247

 Mind: 0300 123 3393

 Age UK: 0300 169 6565

Whatever you do, wherever you are and whoever you share your time with this Christmas – from our Hundred Acre world to yours, we...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like……

Whether you are a little bah humbug or bouncing around like Tigger. With Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Christmas tree farms well and truly arrived there’s no escaping it – It’s almost Christmas.

Every year we get more amazed by how quickly the months pass and every year it’s time to remember those few things to stay safe through the festive season. It’s sobering to remember it’s not the most wonderful time of the year for many and as accident numbers rise throughout December it can be a difficult time for many reasons. Just like each time the clocks change, here in our Hundred Acre world we want to do all we can to keep everyone safe at work and at home.

Decorations

Decorations made of paper and light materials can burn easily. Don’t attach them to lights or place them near candles or other heat sources. And keep them out of reach of little ones as they can be pulled over and cause all sorts of damage and problems.

Christmas trees

Lots of...

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Christmas Celebrations

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It’s a time for joy and happiness, when memories are made and laughter is heard everywhere you go. Although this is true for most of us, not everyone has such a lovely time.

Sadly, December is recognised as one of the most dangerous times of the year as we see accident numbers increase significantly year on year, both at home and in work. We would hate your Christmas memories to be tarred by disaster this year, so we’ve compiled our guide to Christmas safety. Our tips are easy to carry out and can potentially be lifesaving.

Test your smoke alarm

Before you do anything this Christmas, test your smoke alarms. With Christmas feasts being prepared and candles being lit, it is crucial that you check your smoke alarm is in full working order.

Christmas decorations

Place Christmas decorations and cards away from fires and other sources of heat, such as candles, radiators and any burning scents you may have. Remember to keep Christmas...

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