The BIG freeze! Welcome to the UK Storm Elsa!
Dear mummy, will it ever end? The UK has been battered by Storm Frank (some dude from up North) and now it looks like we’re due a visit from Queen Elsa in 2016!
“Let it go…let it snow!”
The UK is now braced for severe weather this month as the coldest winter in 58 years is expected to hit the country. They’ve been storing a lot of snow upstairs!
This Arctic freeze will be driven in from Siberia and the North Pole…..and Queen Elsa. She must be really mad! Are you prepared…we sure ain’t. Now is the time to follow our tips and get stocked up for the cold snap!
Here’s what to do when Frozen (for real) visits the UK.
Always plan ahead. Know where you are going, what the weather is going to be like and make sure you keep checking up until you leave. Let others know where you will be. (That includes me telling my teddies where I’ll be)
Be prepared. Drive a vehicle with good tires, check the pressure and get a winter service. Make sure you have enough squishy for your windscreen wipers.
Stock up. Take a car emergency first aid kit with you. Make sure you have food, water, blankets, a change of clothes, torch, and other essentials in case you have to stop and wait out a storm. Especially if you have kids in the car.
Safety in numbers. Know the route you are traveling and make alternative plans in case they are needed. Try and stick to main roads with everyone else. If you need to stop before planned or other issues arise, then you will be prepared.
Drive safely. Pay attention to road conditions and don’t drive too fast. (yes we’re talking to the idiots on country lanes that are late for meetings) Also make sure that if you have to drive in adverse weather that you are patient and alert.
Dress up warm. It may seem like a no brainer but hats and gloves are a must. Too often we see little babies without mittens.
Eat up. Eat well and keep your energy levels up. Drink plenty of hot drinks.
Community spirit. Check on your neighbours and the vulnerable, especially if you live out in the sticks. A welcomed knock at the door and the offer of help to clear their pathways will help them.
Your toolkit. Invest in a shovel, salt and grit for your household. Slips and trips getting into the house from the car are common in this household.
Hibernate. Be patient and wait it out, work from home and try not to travel if you don’t need to. At this time of year a lot of pressure is put on the emergency services, make it easier for them by not putting your life in danger during adverse weather conditions.
Hopefully I will meet Olaf and ease Elsa’s frozen heart and get the country back up and running again! 😉 These are our suggestions please visit the UK road safety pages and The Met Weather for more advice and guidance.
We wish you a safe winter x
The cold never bothered us anyway…
Love Bella x