We have already seen the first Bank Holidays of the year pass by, but the beauty of Spring is that they now come thick and fast, with two more to look forward to in May. Add into that the lighter nights, and the brighter, sunnier weekends, and we now have lots of lovely opportunities to spend time in the great outdoors. With that in mind, I have put together a list of a few essentials that it may be worth keeping in the car – a sort of Spring tool kit if you like. These are things that may come in usual if you go out for the day.
My little lad’s love of football is well known, so we always keep a football in the car just in case we go to the park. This can be an unplanned event – the sun is shining and we happen to be driving past. Other sporting equipment could be good too – tennis racquets, frisbees, mini golf sets all take up just a little room and can lead to some great fun.
Hay Fever Relief
One of the not so pleasant things about Spring is that it triggers Hay Fever. Joe tends to get a rash, whilst both myself and Pete suffer the sneezes, itchy and runny eyes and generally feeling unwell. Pycnogenol Supplements are great in that they include natural plant extracts that work as an antioxidant, to help with itchy eyes/running nose and general well-being/sensitivities. You can buy then in formats that range from 20 tablets to 150 tablets -it is well worth keeping these in a toolkit if you are a hay fever sufferer.
A medical kit
Whether it be a grazed knee from a fall in the park, a splinter from climbing trees, or a scratch from a thorn bush when picking fruit, minor injuries and ailments often require a little TLC and a plaster. A medical kit is a great and useful item to have in your car and you can pick them up already made from places like Wilkinsons and Boots. The Mr Men kit is great if you have young children.
A picnic blanket
This is a total essential, even if you haven’t packed a picnic. Something warm to sit on when you watch the children play, or to have a cup of tea on if you made a flask, or took a trip to Costa on route. Most picnic blankets can be rolled up so again, they take up little room in the boot. I love the Joules floral one currently available at John Lewis.
What are the Spring Essentials that you keep in your car?