Our readers in the more northern countries will probably smile now, but I’ve had enough of winter now. A couple of days – or even weeks – with snow and frost are fine for me, around Christmas, in January or February…
Words and photography : Alexander Boucke
But now, a few days before Easter I don’t want tons of salt on the road or keep even large flower pots with so called ‘hardy’ plants inside. So yesterday, 23 March, I set off to meet the MINI’s centenary tour in Seneffe in Belgium.
First thought was to take the Maxi there, as some of them have been built there as well as in Cowley. After the weather forecast told about the slight possibly of light snow showers I changed plans and took my Maestro, fitted with snow tyres and already caked in salty deposits. The picture at the top shows you what came when I drove past Liège… When being caught in a queue behind an accident for the second time I called it a day. I called the MINI guys, wishing them a good trip – and waited in line another 40 minutes to get to the next exit to turn around.
Just as two weeks ago, when rather large amounts of snow fell, see below, frosty temperatures seem to be the order of the day – not really feeling like springtime. Or as my younger daughter (three) has put it: a new winter has begun…
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