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
34 thoughts on “Are you ready for Storm Elsa?”
Love this! Wishing you a safe winter too.Thanks for the great tips 🙂 #TheList
I wish Elsa would spread some snow here, just for a few days! My youngest hasn’t been in snow yet. I don’t like the cold though ha ha. Great blog I’ve just been looking around…first time here! Came via You Baby Me Mummy.
Thanks for popping over to our little blog! We’re big fans of the cold….that’s why we live in the UK!! 😉
My mum has been giving me daily updates about the big freeze (I live in Dubai now), and I can’t say I miss the frozen feeling, though I adore the snow! Do wrap up warm and take care! #thelist
Thanks! It’s not here yet in the South but expected this weekend! Enjoy the heat xx
I would love just a little bit of snow, an inch or two just for Bear to see it and have a play in it. We hate more than that though because we live on an estate and the roads never get gritted and we live at the top of a really steep hill so we get stuck indoors. We do have a great community spirit though and we all get out to clear the snow together.
We’re in a similar situation! It’s a nightmare in our road to get out! We all chip in and help the neighbours clear it though x
Great post! Although I now have ‘let it go’ stuck in my head..again. I am definitely up for hibernating, I don’t fancy driving on icy roads. These are really useful tips though, will keep them in mind for when I have to face the cold and leave the house. And hey, if storm Else is really coming then, do you wanna build a snowman?xx #TheList
Hahaha! That will be the first thing we will say if we see snow!! 😉
I hate the cold & January is my worse month. Great tips. #the list
Great tips. I’m in australia till March so thankfully ill be missing this. Going to the other side of the world is taking hibernating to the extreme lol. I am gutted my daughter will miss the snow though x
These are some great tips and it’s all about planning. I’m hoping for snow but only on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday then gone by Monday please haha! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
Yeah we would be quite happy if it was just for a weekend too! 😉
They seem to say we are going to get the ‘worst weather in ** years’ a few times, but we never get it (luckily!). When it snowed 2 years ago, my girls said Elsa did it!
Thanks for linking up with #justanotherlinky
I am off food shopping later and will be buying bulk items such as beef and veggies to make a stew that will last a good few days so I can, if needs be, hibernate x
La la la la! I have my fingers in my ears and I can’t hear you. I think it’s very unkind of the weather to let me get through Christmas and then knock me down in Jan! #justanotherlinky
Love this! I wish the cold didn’t bother me – the heating’s been on the blink the last few days and I feel like I’m living in my duvet, only unravelling it long enough to go to the bathroom and back, lol. #justanotherlinky
We’ve been wrapping ourselves up like sausage rolls!!
Oh Baby would love to meet Elsa and Olaf, but Anna is her fav! It is getting very cold here now, so we have been snuggling lots. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x
They have been saying the weather is going to be freezing for months and have been so wrong. Please Elsa bring us some snow
….I know!! Where’s the snow?!
Some great tips here thank you so much for sharing. I would love some snow if I am honest. I love it when it’s all fluffy and white hate it when it begins to melt.
Stay home and eat soup is my plan – not that we have any snow, much to my kids disappointment!
Oh my word, is it really going to be this bad. Thanks for the great tips. Will be bearing these in mind when the cold weather kicks in
….if it ever arrives in the South! We’re still waiting for snow!!
I want more snow! I moan when it’s cold but this is ridiculous, where is all the snow!
lol! Love your post! Serious notes but with humour – what can you ask more! Thank you for linking up with #FabFridayPost x
Great tips – we have rain. And rain. And more rain. If it gets colder, we will have ice. But we never have snow 😦 Ickle Pickle x
😦 our friends had snow 18 miles away…. Nothing here! Boo!
We had a covering of snow on Saturday night and I must secretly admit that I loved it! The sledge was out with the tots first thing on Sunday and great fun was had. Fantastic tips for travelling though. Thank you x
Some good tips here…
The cold used to bother me but since the meno kicked in with it’s hot flushes, I quite like it lol 😉
Brrr….I wish I could experience snow! Good tips though! We travel quite a bit and always useful to know especially when we don’t have much experience with driving in the snow. Thanks for sharing with #abitofeverything