THE child of a smoker is excited about his sturdy new walking boots and ‘military-style’ compass.
Seven year-old Kyle Stephenson was surprised to receive the gifts, but stressed they were ‘really cool’, even if they did seem ‘very practical’.
He added: “I can’t wait until I get to school tomorrow. I’ll step out of my mum’s car and I’ll be like ‘check out my new boots and this amazing compass thing’.”
Kyle’s mother, Rosalyn, said: “The boots cost £85 which is a lot more than I usually spend. It may mean I have to cut down on cigarettes, just not the ones I have in the car.
“Those are some of my favourites.”
She added: “I will eventually explain to him why the government won’t let him in the car anymore. In the meantime, I’ve also bought him this fleece-lined, Gore Tex parka, as worn by the Norwegian Army.
“It’s going to be a very cold winter for Kyle. Because of ‘El Nino’.”