Driving lesson 6 — take off

If I’d thought getting to 50 was a thrill, zooming up a ramp into the sky is a little more so.

Today, after weaving our way through traffic, we joined a dual carriageway, stayed there a moment, and got off.

And then I breathed.

We drove back to the start and did it again.

There is one big difference in joining a road from a ramp to any other road joining, and that’s the position of the cars you need to worry about.

They’re behind you but off to the right, and exactly where you can’t see.

The first time there was this big lorry hiding, the second time there was nothing.

I preferred the second time.

Much less nerve-wracking.

OH!

And I had to clean the front and back windows every so often — I had to flick that rod ’til they got wet and wiped.

(Technical terms, not rudeness.)

As usual, I forgot about my left wing mirror.

Well, I didn’t but I forgot to move my head enough to make it look like I was looking at the left wing mirror.

I was using my eyes ’cause they move.

Next lesson, next year!

Tomos James

3 thoughts on “Driving lesson 6 — take off

  1. Christmas is coming
    isn’t it a laugh
    We haven’t any money
    so let’s all go daft
    Come along girls
    Come along boys
    We’ll all get together
    Make a daft noise
    for Christmas
    Let ‘em all stop
    Let ‘em all stare
    Calling us crazy
    We don’t care
    It’s Christmas
    Sing about love
    and sing about joy
    Raise your hands
    and raise your voice
    Come on come on
    Make a daft noise
    for Christmas
    What if its sad
    What if it’s tough
    You’d like to buy a
    present but you
    haven’t got enough
    for Christmas
    You might as well squeal
    You might as well shout
    Show ‘em how you feel
    Let it all out
    For Christmas
    You’ve got no crackers
    and you’ve got no toys
    You got no money
    so you got no choice
    Come on come on
    Make a daft noise
    For Christmas
    Christmas
    Christmas comes
    but once a year and
    when it does it’s
    absolutely shocking
    as Tomos is here
    with a daft idea to
    stuff a little cheer in
    your Christmas stocking
    Come on girls
    Come along boys
    We’ll all get together
    Make a daft noise
    for Christmas
    Let ‘em all stop
    Let ‘em all stare
    Calling us crazy
    We don’t care
    It’s Christmas
    Sing about love
    and sing about joy
    Raise your hands
    and raise your voice
    Come on come on
    Make enough noise
    for Christmas

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