We found a pair of mittens belonging to a granddaughter on the floor of our car, just after her parents had whisked her up to Fort William for Hogmanay. But they are resourceful folk – here’s one solution they might have considered:
When travelling with one-year-old tots
To the wintry land of the Scots,
It’s a wise Mum who kits
Out her offspring with mitts
’Gainst the cold in this chilliest of spots.
But oh dear, if those mittens are lost,
Will small fingers succumb to Jack Frost?
No! Be unorthodox –
A spare pair of socks
Will keep her hands warm (fingers crossed).