19 January 2013

Snow Survival Kit

I am a wuss when it comes to Ice. Snow I love - Snowmen, Snow Angels, Snowball fights, Sledding; I'm in. Ice? Not a chance.

The Highways Agency have said anyone travelling in icy conditions should take a shovel, blankets, sleeping bag, extra clothing, including a scarf, hat, gloves, 24 hour supply of food and drink, de-icer, rock salt, torch, safety triangle, tow rope, petrol can, first aid kit and jump leads.

 
I propose an alternative. You will need:

- A local home (your own or a family/friends is preferrable, strangers may not take it the same way)
- Warm clothes
- Thick Winter Coat & Waterproof shoes for Snowman, Snowball and Snow Angel Making
- Mittens and Marigolds for the Snowman and Snowballs
- Heating
- Pyjamas
- Movies/DVD sets you have been meaning to watch, that unfinished craft project lurking in the back of the cupboard or that book you've been meaning to finish
- Soup, Stew or a nice Roast
- A few naughty nibbles (perhaps Lolly Cake or Ginger Crunch)
- Water, Juice and your favourite winter-time beverage
- Carrot and decorations (for the aforementioned Snowman)
- First Aid Kit (always be prepared, Crafts can be surprisingly vicious)
- Moggy or Dog (optional)

Do not be tempted to video call your antipodean family and friends. Their gorgeous weather will only make you jealous.

Anything I've missed?

4 comments :

  1. Thanks for commenting, I second your list for snowdays sounds perfect.

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    1. Back at you, really enjoyed your post!

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  2. As much as I feel as though I should enjoy playing out in the snow, I much prefer an indoor snow day, perhaps venturing outside very briefly to make a snowman! I don't like driving in the snow (the last time I did someone went into the back of me) so if I can I stay at home!

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  3. I think you have to be prepared when playing the snow, and I must admit that the best play for snow is outside whilst you are warm and snug inside!
    I simply don't drive in the snow. Not a chance.

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