Friday, 11 November 2016

Friday Frivolity - Crazy Health Advice

Friday Frivolity

Winter is on its way, and that means coughs, sneezes, and the spreading of diseases. At least if you believe the public health information bureaus. Here are some of my favourite health posters of all time, like this incredibly awful 1979 poster from The Health Education Council:

Do you hold your breath when a man looks at you?

Still in the 1970s, here's Marc Bolan telling you he won't want to kiss you if you smoke:

anti smoking

Next up is a RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) workplace safety poster from the 1940s - with lots of women entering the workforce during WW2 this kind of advice was deemed absolutely necessary to prevent women from wandering around factories in their evening gowns. (Probably.)

sensible shoes protect your feet

Sticking with RoSPA, we have the Green Cross Code - I don't know what it's called in the States, but it's the 'stop, think, look and listen' advice for crossing the road. In the 70s we had a superhero called, wait for it, Green Cross Man (played by the guy who was Darth Vader in Star Wars), who would tell kids, "I won't be there when you cross the road so always use the Green Cross Code!" In the 80s we had a funky rap based on a track by Grandmaster Flash, and when I was a kid the hedgehogs ruled supreme:

Children of all ages will also know Tufty - he's a squirrel who, in handpuppet form, goes into nurseries and primary schools to encourage kids to be safe on the roads. I was doing some work experience in a nursery once when the Tufty Lady (I assume these people have an actual job title, but they're always known as Tufty Ladies) came in and asked the kids what they should wear when they go cycling. The reply? Socks. Bless 'em! :D

Tufty with his 'friend' Willy Weasel - Willy was always the naughty one, running out in the road and generally being an idiot.

Now on to the link-up! :D

The Hosts:

Host: Jess from Babi a Fi
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Jessica is an amazingly funny and smart blogger from Wales who writes on a whole range of topics -- from entertaining vintage nostalgia, to technology tutorials, to book reviews, to raising her adorable munchkin, and so much more! This week she's writing about doll coffins, just in time for Halloween!

Host: Sarah Eliza from Devastate Boredom
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Sarah Eliza is on a mission to Devastate Boredom by living life with laughter and intention! Her blog is your spot for Capsule Wardrobe how-to's and inspiration, humor, encouragement, life-hacks, Read / DON'T Read book reviews, and more! Check out her Fall and Winter Capsule Wardrobe Inspiration.

Host: Audrey from Munofore
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Audrey is an awesome, eclectic blogger, who not only can cook up a storm over on That Recipe, but also writes at Munofore - "MUsings NOt FOod RElated." Munofore touches on humor, parenting, crafting, holiday ideas, tutorials, and more! Check out her awesome Thanksgiving Banner tutorial!

Host: Lisa from Syncopated Mama
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Lisa is an awesomely hilarious and wonderfully authentic writer who marches to her own drum on her blog Syncopated Mama, providing an "un-labelly spot" for all the happily off-beat folks out there who have been wishing to find kindred spirits. She shares her adventures building a natural home, teaching her adorbs daughter, establishing and refining positive communication skills, camping, creating, cooking, and so much more! Check out the latest on her list of games all ages can play!

Crystal is a wife and homeschooling mom to three kids and a dog. On Sharing Life's Moments she hopes to inspire you to make the most of your moments by sharing hers. You'll find inspiration about homeschooling, book and movie reviews, recipes, life hacks and more. This week she's writing about making DIY gifts from your adult colouring projects.

Calling all bloggers looking for an upbeat and supportive group of pals to join in hosting the weekly #FridayFrivolity par-tay! We are hoping to add to our ranks of dedicated hosts and co-hosts, and would love for you to consider joining the fun! Co-Hosts are welcome on a temporary basis (usually a month), while Hosts make a more ongoing commitment. :) Swing by HERE to express interest and ask any questions!

Featured Post from Last Week: 
In a fun twist, since we now have four hosts we will also have FOUR FEATURES.... but you will have to go check out the other three blogs to see if you were featured there! ;)

by Lalka Crochetka.

Just look at how adorable this little guy is! Lalka makes the most amazing crochet teddies and dolls, I'm always blown away by them.

Now time for the new stuff! 

This a link-up for all things funny, fun, encouraging, hopeful, and happy. That includes free printables, giveaways, and other fun stuff to make us SMILE and start the weekend off on the right foot.

If you're here in search of fun and uplifting reading materials, skip the rules and just start clickin'! 

Bloggy buddies, thanks for coming to par-tay! You are welcome to link up to three posts, and old posts are always welcome!

There are three rules only:

Party Rules

If you want to let others know about the linky, feel free to grab the badge!

Babi a Fi

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