All I Want for Christmas is a Pencil, Paper, Penknife and a Whistle!

Not your usual letter to Father Christmas I know and if my family happens to read this it’s not what I really want (hints will be dropped) but a pencil, some paper, a penknife and a whistle or all item on a list that the British Red Cross is recommending as part of a winter survival kit.

Fortunately down here in Poole on the South coast we don’t normally catch the worst of a UK winter but elsewhere the kit could indeed be a life saver. The full list will make it clearer as to why these recommendations make sense:

  • A list of emergency contact numbers
    Battery-operated torch and spare batteries (or a wind-up torch)
    Any essential medication, some toiletries and a first aid kit
    Three days’ supply of bottled water and ready-to-eat foods that keep
    Copies of important documents like insurance policies and birth certificates
    Pencil, paper, a penknife and a whistle

Already this year the North of England and Scotland has been hit with some severe weather, snow falls and freezing temperatures so I reckon some good warm clothing could be a blessed addition to that list, in fact I think I would swap the birth certificate for good pair of thermals, but Hey perhaps I’m just a Southern softie!

Seriously though with our winters seemingly getting colder and colder it does make good sense to be prepared when we go out on our travels, especially by car; not the warmest of places to spend a night when stuck in the snow.

So, yes please Father Christmas can I please have all these things for Christmas, but don’t forget the BMW 335i (Arsenal red if possible)!





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