Friday, March 18, 2011
What do you pack in the event of unforeseen circumstances? The range of goods I could choose was limited by prison procedures, meaning that I'd be daft to try and pack anything that required listing on a Property Card. This was meant to be a bag that would both keep me sane and yet allow me to swan through any prison Reception without causing problems.
My bag contained tobacco, Rizlas and a wick lighter, coffee, sweeteners; TV aerial lead; TV remote control; plastic mirror; a dozen small screw-hooks; two A5 notebooks, including my Blog notebook; two pens and two mechanical pencils; stamps; soap and deodorant; medicines and vitamins; address book; alarm clock; two plastic water jugs; and two small Tupperware containers.
The perceptive will note vital omissions - writing paper and envelopes. What was I thinking?? Not an error I will repeat, and one that left me scrabbling around the wing scrounging, just to get word to the Editor.