Driving abroad

More specifically driving abroad in a country where they drive on the left.

Bit weird the first time you do it eh? Especially in a manual car.

The first time I did it every time I went to change gear I’d end up winding the window down.

But it’s one of those things. You quickly get used to it and bar going the wrong way round a few roundabouts, I’m normally pretty good.

Well, that was until Sicily 2017. Let me tell you about it.

See there I was with my at the time girlfriend, about to get a bit historical and spend the day looking at Roman ruins and all that. Who doesn’t love a bit or Spartan history?

“Right, need to park somewhere….

…..that’ll do it, over there on the other side of the road, perfect…..

…I’ll just do a quick U-turn……”

Now at this point and I have no idea why, I seemed to have forgotten that I was on the outside of the road. That meant cars were coming up on my INSIDE.

THE TIME I USED TO “SPIN” (and I don’t mean on a bike)…

I was always a bit of a twitchy little runt when I was younger.

I had these ridiculously weird, “isms” I ‘spose you’d call them a nervous tic.

Just before I started primary school I had this thing that was properly odd.

For some bizarre reason, I’d feel the need to every so often spin round in a circle. What?!

I’d be walking along with Mum, casually strolling (does a 4 year old stroll?) down the High Street and all of a sudden I’d bust out a quick twirl.

I mean, that is an odd thing for a little chap to do right? Especially for one who was a KING….


I remember it well.

A family holiday to Crete at the tender age of 18.

You know those holidays when your folks pay for everything and you and your siblings sneak off down the hotel discotheque every evening for a night of “euro-trance”, cheap shots and ultimately end up puking over the girls feet you just pulled.

Yep, one of those.

That week my Dad and I went on a scuba diving taster session which was pretty bloody cool, but left me somewhat scarred…..and sadly not by a shark bite.

Scarred in fact by a photo…