Category Archives: Mission

U is for Urban Congestion

London suffers the worst traffic congestion in the UK and amongst the worst in Europe. Drivers in central London used to spend 50% of their time in queues and lost 3 million pounds every week in wasted time caused by … Continue reading

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S is for SAT NAV

We have a love/hate relationship with our Satellite Navigation System. We were warned ahead of time by our predecessors that we absolutely must have one, so we dutifully purchased a Garmin first thing. It’s true that we would be literally … Continue reading

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Q is for Queen

This was going to be a post on Quiet Lanes, which are areas where people could be using the whole road for a range of activities, but I happened upon a more interesting subject, which is related to Quiet Lanes, … Continue reading

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P is for Puffins and Pelicans

The British have successfully complicated the simple task of crossing the street as a pedestrian. They have at least five (and counting) different types of crossings, all named for animals. From Wikipedia we learn… A pelican crossing, as distinct from … Continue reading

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O is for Old People

Here they are referred to as Pensioners. As a “pensioner” myself, I couldn’t believe it when I drove by this sign for the first time: The Official DVSA Guide to Driving states, “Be patient around pensioners. They may take longer … Continue reading

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N is for Night Driving

The whole of chapter 13 of the Official DVSA Guide to Driving is devoted to Night Driving and I understand why– The absolute worst thing about being in England is driving at night. As the days got shorter and shorter, … Continue reading

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M is for Manoeuvring

A manoeuvre is any change of speed or position. There is a whole science as to the best way to accomplish any manoeuvre. Again, acronyms are offered up as help: MSM= Mirrors – Signal – Manoeuvre. The actual Manoeuvre part … Continue reading

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L is for Lorries

A Lorry is to the British what a truck is to an American. It came into usage in the early 1900s. I consulted the British Dictionary for this one: British Dictionary definitions for lorry 1.a large motor vehicle designed to … Continue reading

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K is for Kickdown

kickdown is a way of achieving quick acceleration when needed by sharply pressing the accelerator pedal right down causing a quick change down to the next lower gear. To return to the higher gear, ease the pressure off the accelerator pedal. This … Continue reading

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Just for fun…

Came across these signs and had to share, so today is Just for fun. Catch the irony of the first one, below? It’s next to a woman who is doing the very thing warned against.  

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