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There can be no compromise on pool safety

  • Posted: Apr 19, 2018
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There can be no compromise on pool safety

I have had a dreadful experience of my son nearly drowning. We visited friends and they have a large swimming pool which is not covered. The children were playing around the pool, throwing toys into it and running up & down. We weren’t really worried, as we knew that we were sitting very close to the pool. There we were, 4 adults sitting outside chatting specifically about drowning and pool safety, when I heard a splash. I thought one of the children had thrown a toy in the pool, as they had been throwing the toys in the swimming pool a while back and the splash was soft. We carried on talking, when one of the adults shouted: “Oh my word! Jeadan is in the pool!”

I froze – I could not move. I saw everything in slow motion…the way he went under the water, coming up from underneath the water – gasping for air…then back under the water again. My husband reacted quickly and jumped into the pool and took him out. I ran closer and could see he was struggling to breathe as he must’ve swallowed a lot of water. My immediate reaction was to pat him on the back, and he started coughing up the water that he had swallowed. Only now after this do I understand how 69% of children who drown are under some sort of supervision at the time. This is how quickly it can happen.

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The Benefits of Kitchen Islands

  • Posted: Apr 12, 2018
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The Benefits of Kitchen Islands

If you’re feeling constrained in your kitchen even though there is plenty of floor space, you might need a kitchen island. Kitchen islands serve as extra storage space but they also enhance the design of your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of a full renovation. We share some compelling reasons why you should consider a kitchen island.

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