Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Face Painting the Result

I have been contacted by numerous people these last few weeks regarding the outcome of the tests on the face paints that were used on my children's face that caused very nasty reactions.

To re-cap,  I took my children to a family fun day organised by the City Council where both my children had their faces painted.  To my horror when we awoke the next morning both children where left with angry burn like marks as a result of the black face paint used.

The face paints in question were obtained by Trading Standards and sent away for testing. I have now been contacted to advise that the results are inconclusive.

So, I am left in limbo and I have no answers as to why this happened.  It was suggested to me that it may be the way that the face paint was removed at the end of the day but as different methods were used, (one used a face wash in the shower while the other used a make-up remover face wipe of a different brand,) I struggle to believe this.  The humidity of the day was also mentioned but again I struggle to understand how that could have an effect.  The day in question was rather chilly so I wouldn't have thought that would have made a difference.

Both my children have had their faces painted on previous occasions and never suffered any type of reaction nor do I class them as having sensitive skin.  I guess I will never know why this happened and where the finger of blame, if any, should be pointed.

All I can say is that I will be certainly apprehensive to allow them to have their faces painted again and this is a real shame as it was something they have previously enjoyed.

Numerous face painters have contacted me regarding this and I know this this has upset them greatly as they take their profession very seriously and the health and well being of the children they deal with is paramount. I can only hope that this is an isolated incident. My only concern is that my children weren't the only children effected at the event and I only hope that correct procedures have now been put in place for future events.

http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Hull-mum-Jayne-Baker-threatens-legal-action-face/story-20714415-detail/story.html

http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Tests-face-paints-marked-children-s-skin-safe/story-20917665-detail/story.html

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter Everyone

Happy Easter everyone.  We certainly have loads of chocolate eggs in this house again this year and I can't wait for the children to come home from their dads so that we can get our little Easter egg hunt underway.  Looks like the diet is out of the window for the time being and the bit of weight that I have managed to lose these last few months won't take long to go back on by the time I have finished with this little lot.

So, it's been a while since my last post but finally I have a little time to catch up with things.  Unfortunately I caught the decorating bug.  Yep, it's been building for quite some time and bang it exploded.  I have been through the house like a whirlwind.  In a period of  4 weeks I managed to complete the living / dinning room, the hallway and the kitchen.

It's been hard hard work especially when I have work and my normal everyday tasks to fit in, not to mention the various school events that took up valuable free time.  I found myself staying up till all hours of the morning, yep not night, morning.  The latest record time I get to bed was 3am and I was back up at 7am with paintbrush in hand.  It has so been worth it. I almost feel like I have moved into a new house.

My walls and ceilings are lovely and fresh looking.  I have had new carpets laid and even a deliciously comfy sofa delivered.  So comfy in fact that now I have finished and have a bit of free time I find myself falling asleep really swiftly with my feet up and my new comfy soft cushions.

Have a good day all and enjoy all the lovely chocolate.  I'm sure I will.