Now that your car is packed and you’ve decided which children to leave behind, it’s time to set off on your well earned break. Anybody who has never left their own home will tell you the journey is all part of the fun. It is not, it is an endurance test worthy of any Japanese … More The puker and the service station. Going on holiday. (Part two).
With the Easter weekend fast approaching and a lot of families already embarking on a relaxing break away from home, it’s about time I tackled the thorny subject of holiday etiquette. Whilst some may be lucky enough to be jetting off to faraway lands, for now I’m going to concentrate on those who choose to … More The sacred art of squeezing. How to pack your car for a holiday trip.
A lot of people love their cars. I don’t mean those that dress in suspenders and diddle with the exhaust, I mean the ones whose ownership of an automobile is the centre of their life. Are you one? Maybe you are a Pride and Joyrider. The Pride and Joyrider You don’t have to own a … More Park your pride. Driving etiquette (Part three)
We’ve covered the Ditherer and the Wannabe American in our previous blog. Today we’re going to cover two more road menaces, Gerrup Man and The Passenger. Gerrup Man I like to avoid cliches in my blogs and as I’m not writing this in the 1990s, I’m not going to be discussing White Van Man or … More Gerrup Man and The Passenger (Driving Etiquette Part two)
Now that you own a car and are out on the big bad roads, it’s time for a crash course in driving etiquette. There are many categories of drivers, some more welcome than others. I will try and highlight a few major car driving breeds, see if you recognise yourself. The Ditherer In June 2015, … More The Ditherer and the Wannabe American. My guide to driving etiqeutte
Car salesmen are one of those cliched professions, like estate agents, where we are led to believe that every single one of them would sell their own granny if it made them a couple of quid. Unfortunately in the case of car salesman, it is true. Not only would they sell their granny but they … More Dead cats, Punto backseats and a car named Scat. My guide to car buying etiquette.
If anybody tells me that they are learning to drive I give them one simple piece of advice, ‘Assume that everybody else on the road is an idiot.’ Simple but true. We’re all idiots when we get behind the wheel of a car/lorry/bus no matter how sensible we think we are. Some of us might … More Hen Broon, The Pope and Lady Di. Driving etiquette part one. (What to drive.)
In the past year I have guided you on how to behave in the pub and at your Christmas party. I’ve taught you how to avoid embarassing faux pas on public transport and how to become a mildly less annoying cyclist. I’ve given valuable advice on how to make the perfect Full English and even let … More What does the future hold?