When it snowed last year I couldn’t even get into work, as it suddenly dawned on us that the new house we had bought was on a rather long steep hill and we were stuck in for nearly three days. So when it snowed on Sunday, we went out in the morning looking at all the abandoned cars left stranded on the hill and, as I was working that night, I began to panic.
As the day wore on, and seeing as I wasn’t due to be in QVC until late evening, I decided I could get down the hill but I probably couldn’t get back up it! So my husband thought he would take his mobile to bed and I’d call him when I got to the bottom of the hill, which would be about 3.30am. What exactly we were going to do at that point I’m not really sure, but off I went.
I whizzed in to work without a problem. The centre of London was like a ghost town, but at the back of my mind I kept thinking how on earth I would get home. Then the gorgeous Phil Parker asked if I had seen his Tyre Grip and I have to say it’s a product I had no idea even existed. Bless him, he raided his area at QVC where he keeps all his demonstration samples and kitted me out with a supply and advised me to get to the bottom of the hill, spray my front tyres, wait just three minutes and then drive up in 2nd gear.
By the time I got to the hill it had just gone 4am. I had taken it easy all the way home as the temperature had dropped considerably and it was really icy. I followed Phil’s instructions, waited what seemed like the longest three minutes of my life and then went for it!
I was absolutely amazed, I felt like I was in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as I snaked around even more abandoned cars on the hill than were there previously. It felt incredible to feel so safe on what really is such a dangerous piece of road when it snows. So I shall never be without a can of Tyre Grip in the back of my car. No wonder it is recommended by the AA and Phil Parker really is my QVC hero!
Thanks Phil x