Bonfire Night Essentials – Coats Jackets and More

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This year has just flashed by. I can’t believe it is winter already and that bonfire night is just around the corner.

For families, it is a great event. It is a rare chance to go out together in the evening and, of course, it is a lot of fun. But, you do need to dress up warm. If you are planning to attend a Fireworks event, here is a reminder of the items you will need to have bought, in advance.

If you are planning to attend a Fireworks event, here is a reminder of the items you will need to have bought, in advance

A warm coat

Usually, by the 5th of November the weather has turned quite cold. So, everyone is going to need a warm coat. Preferably one that is wind resistant and waterproof. If it is not waterproof you will need a lightweight wet weather cape or jacket to wear over the top. Getting wet is the fastest way to pick up a winter cold. If any member of your family needs a new coat or jacket you should be able to buy what you need from Fashion World. That particular retailer sells a huge range of clothes for women, men and kids.

Hats and scarves

It is also wise to kit everyone out with a hat, scarf and gloves. This is especially important if they do not have a hood on their coat. Any part of your body that is left uncovered will let heat leave your body. So, it is really important not to leave your extremities bare.

Jumpers and cardigans

Getting everyone to wear a couple of layers is a good idea. It is better to be too hot and have to take off a jumper than it is to be too cold and to have nothing to put on. A t-shirt, followed by a shirt and a sweater or cardigan is usually the right combination

Thick-soled footwear

You are going to be standing around for much of the night, so you are going to need a pair of thick-soled boots or shoes. If you wear thin-soled footwear you will have cold feet almost immediately you stop walking. It is also a good idea to wear two pairs of socks.

fireworks at bonfire night

A torch

The area around the bonfire is usually well-lit. But, the walk to and from the car can be tricky because it is likely to be dark. So, it is a good idea to pop a torch into your pocket. If you plan on using your phone instead, be sure to charge it fully before leaving the house.

What to do if it is particularly cold on Bonfire Night

If it looks like the weather is going to be particularly chilly, don’t let that put you off. Wrap everyone in an extra layer and take something warm to eat with you.

At most events, the queue for food is long, which means someone has to miss the show to stand in it. If you take your own food to the event this does not happen. It also means that you can afford to stop for a pizza on the way home. Try this warming beef and vegetable recipe. Just add a little extra liquid and pulse it a couple of times in a food mixer to turn this recipe into a hearty soup.

 

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have found this post useful.

Please stay safe if you are attending or having your own fireworks.

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1 Comment

  1. Margaret GALLAGHER
    October 11, 2018 / 7:38 am

    The past few years have been a washout – hope its fine this year – great ideas

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