So, it has been a while. I won't ask if you missed me because no one reads these except me but one day someone will stumble along and read them.
There are a lot of sayings with regard to making life changes, in with the old, out with the new.... that's not right? Anyhow you may have noticed the nice new shiny car I have, yes indeed a 17 plate C3 mk3, lovely little technological marvel that it is. Should this mean as I'm now in the "jet set" (really?) I should change everything else I do? No. Many people make changes to their lives, especially around new years, but change isn't always good.
But I just changed my car!?!
Well for marketing reasons it is a good thing, keep the business fresh but also as a driver you have to get used to driving new vehicles, my day to day driving usually involves two cars, work & family, so I'm used to jumping out of one into another. Many years ago a friend had bought a new car but had taken ages getting used to the one he had. So he asked me to drive his new one first, explaining all the differences between the two as I went, what we now know is "commentary driving", but making changes such as this does cause people a considerable amount of anxiety. I know of one person who kept their new car parked on the drive as they were just too scared to drive it. Change is good but sometimes the thought of change fills us with dread.
Some of my previous blogs have mentioned the changes to the driving test coming this December, there is also another change due, learners may be allowed on the motorways again. Horrah! However only once they have met the required level and only, only with a qualified instructor.