Not the infamous Catthorpe interchange! but the agreable nearby reception venue of Catthorpe Manor

The weather forecast app gets regularly used on my phone and of course I have no way of making any changes. That said it is always a good idea to look on the bright side of things and invariably the conditions are not so bad as forecast. For the Wedding of Liz and James - sunny and warm until around 4pm with heavy showers to follow. Exactly what happened! Liz arrived at St Andrews Church, Countesthorpe in lovely warm sun which stayed around for the couples photos etc following the ceremony. The reception venue of Catthorpe Manor is a good distance from Countesthorpe but fortunately can be reached along very quiet lanes for much of the route. Even Lutterworth was not too busy as we made our way through Shawell (lovely hidden away village) toward Catthorpe. About a mile away and we had to contend with the Catthorpe Junc. road works, but with a little local knowledge managed to take an indistinct turning along the lane to the village. Noticeably quieter now that traffic is blocked from accessing the A14 etc. All was peaceful for our arrival at Catthorpe Manor with most of the guests waiting for the couples arrival. Large dark clouds were not too far away but I did manage an enjoyable drive home with the hood down on the Beauford, before the rains came as forecast. 

Cheers at Catthorpe Manor for Liz and James! No we didn't drive open top all the way from Countesthorpe, just the last 200 yards (or should it be metres these days)? A pleasant day with a special surprise honeymoon announced on the day when the couple opened a large envelope in the car. They did have a week to pack suitable clothing!

Cheers at Catthorpe Manor for Liz and James! No we didn't drive open top all the way from Countesthorpe, just the last 200 yards (or should it be metres these days)? A pleasant day with a special surprise honeymoon announced on the day when the couple opened a large envelope in the car. They did have a week to pack suitable clothing!