09 Feb 09
Name: Becs Williams
Status update: Preparing for Norway - where are my thermals?
Location: My Sofa, Wales
It is almost two years to the date that I broke my wrist in Norway. February the 13th (what a date) to be exact. I'm already starting to feel twinges; it seems my wrist knows we are going back to the scene of the crime. I have tried to convince it that such an utter catastrophe won't happen again, it's not having any of it and has insisted that I swathe it in bubble wrap for the duration of the event. In fact, I may cover my whole body in bubble wrap just to be on the safe side - not only will it protect me from slipping in icy car parks but it will go some way to keeping me warm, just looked at the forecast and its -22 degrees in Hamar. I really need to find my thermals!
We have been preparing for the snow in Norway this week as the UK has had some of its own. There is a threat of more snow for tonight which Colin and I are most concerned at as flights were cancelled/delayed last week and we want to get to Oslo on time and crucially before the rally starts! When it snows here, the whole country is thrown into chaos, everything shuts down and people go mad buying bread and potatoes. I'm looking forward to the calmness of Norway...if we get there.
Our show this weekend will have many themes A: Wintery B: Medical (hourly updates on the state of our bones) and C: Romantic. It will be Valentines Day on Saturday and we will be providing a service to all out there who want to get a 'romantical' message to someone, it has to be done in Rally speak though - get thinking now. Email us at the usual address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a bid to deal with the freezing conditions we will encounter this week we are sending Colin out equipped with enough thermal underwear to clothe a small army in the hope that he won't freeze at the end of stages. Layers are key, apparently.
We will be on air from the following local (CET) times this weekend to bring you a 'frosty slush puppie' of a show direct from frozen Norway;
Have to go now and look for my thermals....if you happen to see a human cylinder of bubble wrap with a microphone protruding from it wandering aimlessly in the service park in Norway, please point me in the direction of the WRC truck. And don't trip me up!