I had to give up my driving licence back in July. I hadn’t owned a car for a few years but I used to hire one whenever I needed to go anywhere. I loved driving. In my previous job I’d travel thousands of miles a year. Some people drive out of necessity, I loved it. To have to give up my licence was a very big deal.
I hadn’t driven for ages as I knew I just wasn’t safe. I can’t process signs and situations quick enough. I think I finally accepted I wouldn’t drive again when I was a passenger in the car with Sarah. I remember that feeling of total confusion even though we were driving through a place I’d driven a many times before.
So, if I’m not
wander walking, a bicycle is now my favoured mode of transport. I have a bright pink bicycle with a basket at the front. So you can’t miss me and the bike is easy to find in a crowd! One thing I have learned though, is that I’m fine as long as I’m going left – I’m not a danger to society! However, whenever I have to turn right, I have to get off and walk – ha!
There’s an out of town shopping centre near me that’s perfect for me and my bike as it’s ‘left’ all the way there and all the way back – one big circle – perfect!. No right turns……..
I won’t tell you about the rose tree and 2 bags of compost that I balanced on my basket one day as my daughters would only worry……………ha!