car journeys


Getting prepared for Winter Driving – Winter Car Checklist

Have you ever been stranded in the snow or stuck in a flood in your car?  I have and it is a scary thing, which is why each year we get prepared for winter driving and I have produced a winter car checklist.  We live in beautiful rural North Yorkshire which means that we have to be prepared when it comes to winter weather.  More so MadDad who often travels over some treacherous roads in the winter.  Since moving back to the North East we have become much more prepared for bad weather and both have emergency packs in our cars.

Getting prepared for Winter Driving - Winter Car Checklist

Days out and car packs

If you have every been unlucky enough to have a flat tyre or a breakdown with children in the car, you will understand just how much of a lifesaver having something they can do in the car is. With this in mind I have been busy putting together some drawing, reading and craft packs for the car and for when we take my mum to hospital etc. I tend to save all the crayons and pencils you get in restaurants and also all the little sticker packs and gift packs you get with children’s magazines. I have packs with dot to dots, colouring, puzzles, sticker books, maths and English books, beads more »


Things to do on essential, but boring trips out 2

We regularly take my mum to the hospital and I find that if I am prepared and plan things in advance that they go much more smoothly.So I have put together small packs including colouring pens, crayons, drawing books and a reading book in a small wallet for each of the boys.This worked really well for them both yesterday and kept them pretty entertained during the tedium of the day.I am going to do some more so that I can just grab them when we go out, any ideas of what I can put in them?




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