Sunday, 20 January 2013

Create Your own fairy Garden - guest post

You may be reading this and thinking to yourself, “what the heck is a fairy garden?!”  Well, a fairy garden is a place that you can build to give fairies a wonderful place to live.  The most important part in making your own fairy garden is to make your garden inviting and pleasant for the fairies to live in.

A great way to attract fairies to your garden is through wind chimes.  Once they are attracted to your garden, you need to make certain that they have a nice place to live.  Fairies are very small so it is necessary to make sure that the plants that you use in your garden are not too overwhelming for the fairies.  I highly recommend using small plants such as bonsai trees to make your fairy guests feel at home. 
Many small plants are delicate so it is a good idea to find a space in your yard where the plants along with the fairies are protected.  For example, good spots for the gardens are against hills, under trees as well as along the side of your house.  All of these spots will give the fairies a sense of protection as well as protect them from being stepped on by humans.
Fairies also need a house to stay in.  You can make one on your own or you can search the web to buy one. I encourage making your own so you can add your own creativity to the house.  Fairy gardening is all about your creativity, honestly.  The more creative you are, the happier the fairy will be.
There is no straightforward way to make a fairy garden which in my opinion is a good thing.  This allows you to have fun and do what you feel is best to make your garden look beautiful as well as inviting for the fairies. To generate some fairy garden ideas, visit http://www.fairyinagarden.com/

 

 

How to best handle a car accident and the aftermath - guest post by Mark Harris

 
Hopefully you are reading this in preparing for a car accident that might happen…or better yet, never happen. It’s best to have some prior knowledge on how to handle a car accident both at the scene and after the dust has settled.

Fortunately, I have only been in a couple minor car accidents. But, it was enough to make me want to learn more about what should be done when and if one happens again. It’s a stressful time, and completely unexpected. So, to say that we should be prepared seems rather odd, right? But, we should be, as best we can for the unknown.

I am going to break the information down to what you can do before anything ever happens, when it happens, and also when everything is cleaned up and everyone has left the scene.

Prepare for the Unexpected

Having a few items in the car before you even start it up will help you in the chance you get into a car accident… or the car breaks down. We should be considering that as well, because people driving by a broken down car can often cause an accident simply by watching you instead of the road.

A set of cones and reflective warning triangles will help to warn traffic to move over and avoid hitting you, or any other cars involved. Emergency flares will work better at night so they can see you better. Keep these in the trunk and out of the way. Hopefully you will never need them. Also, keep an emergency card in your wallet… and another one in your glove compartment in the vehicle. On it, list your doctor, emergency contact name and number, and all important medical history and information for anyone treating you medically. 

Immediately Following the Accident

First thing you should do is take a deep breath, and then find your phone. Call the police and report the accident and any injuries you are aware of for everyone involved. If you have any doubt of how severe the injuries are, call an ambulance immediately. People have died from injuries, when they walked away thinking they were fine. Next, turn on your hazard lights and place the cones out on the road to warn traffic coming your way. If you are unable to get out of the car, sit and wait for emergency crews to come to you. Keep yourself and your passengers calm. With a minor accident and no injuries, move the vehicles out of traffic to avoid another accident. However, make sure you still call the police, no matter how minor it seems. You never know if the person you were in the accident with will call when they leave, or not. It’s best that it doesn’t appear as though you left the scene of an accident.

When the police and ambulance arrive, be cooperative with them, and follow their advice, especially if they recommend going to the hospital. If you are not with your family, call someone to let them know what happened, where you are, and where you will be going.

Finally, take photos of the damage to the car, position of the cars, and any visible injuries. A friend of mine, who lives out west, was recently in an accident. I gave her the same advice, because you never know if you will find yourself in court as a result of the accident…no matter who was at fault. So, she did all this, and then looked into contacting a reputable Sacramento personal injury lawyer. In the end, she was glad she did.

After You Leave the Scene

After the cars are towed…or you can (luckily) drive off, there are several things to do after you leave the scene as well;

  • Take a look
  • Call your insurance agent,
  • Get estimates for damage
  • Follow up with your doctor if you have injuries
  • Contact the police department for a full report
  • Watch for depression to set in

You might be surprised to see depression mentioned. However, if there is a major loss of income, or major expenses incurred as a result of the accident, it could affect you emotionally. If you find that happening, do something to counter it such as counseling before it spirals out of control. Finally, try not to discuss the accident too much with anyone except the legal and medical experts involved in your ‘case’. This will help protect you in court, should you find yourself in a battle with the other driver, or drivers.

In Closing, I sincerely hope you will never have to use any of this information I just shared. But, in case you do…or you know of someone to share it with, then you are further ahead with this knowledge.

Mark Harris is a successful Internet marketer and freelance writer, working out of the comfort of his own home. He loves research and it often inspires him for future projects. In fact, when looking up information for a friend on personal injury cases, he used many online resources including  www.travisblacklaw.com and then got the idea to write a series on auto accidents and how they can affect a person’s life. Mark is married and lives in White Rock, B.C. He enjoys spending time on the local beaches, hiking, kayaking, and touring Vancouver.