How us 4×4 drivers get slated – until the snow comes down!
We’ve just come back from a consultation with wedding clients at the gorgeous Ettington Park Hotel where I’m very much looking forward to being the wedding DJ in April. Situated in rural Warwickshire the hotel sits in beautiful grounds with fine views for miles. Fine – until it comes to getting in and out down a windy, undulating country lane – in sheet ice and snow!
Zoe and Andy are lovely and we talked through their wedding plans, music styles, running order etc. All was fine ’til it was time to go and Andy’s beautiful rear wheel drive sports car was having none of it. Fortunately I was ready equipped with ratchet straps (us, bike racers!) and a tow was the easiest way out. Now for the fun…
Nearly an hour later and after spinning up and down hill, digging tyres out, pushing, preying and nearly losing both Andy’s car and mine, we arrived at the cleared A429. Ah, tarmac! Andy and Zoe were on their way and we used the ‘burnt calorie’ excuse to enjoy a mahoosive cooked breakfast.
Sitting here now in warm dry clothes we’re laughing about the lengths we’ll go to for our friends and clients. Still, this is what the snow is all about.