Driving to Manchester is snow joke!
The postman has just knocked on the door to deliver a fantastic package for someone who has a habit of tripping over even if there's no snow.
Cotswold Outdoor have sent me a pair of Yaktrax Walkers which will be great for my trip to Manchester this weekend. You fit them over your shoes and, bingo, you don't slip on the ice and make an idiot of yourself.
The patented coil design gives you traction and, honestly, they don't look ugly. Great if you are hiking, walking the dog or trying to run to the tube to get to work.
They come in four different sizes from UK 1 to 12 and cost £15.
If you are going skiing over half-term or Easter, the kids will love the Arctic Force SnowBall Maker for a fiver. Bit like an ice-cream scoop! See www.cotswoldoutdoor.com