I learnt to drive way back in the early 70's and although it's come in handy lots of times I really do not like driving.
I'm a nosy person and I like to look around while driving and that's not good is it? lol
Tom on the other hand is quite happy to drive and at 80 years old I consider him to still be a very good attentive driver, (I'm keeping an eye on the situation, lol)
I'm not sure what would happen if neither of us could drive, we would be housebound and that's not good.
But for now we'll just keep going until we have to stop.
For the past two days we have taken advantage of the 'Governments Eat Out to Help Out' scheme and I have not had to cook or do any washing so that can't be bad.
There's about another 2 weeks to go so will definitely do a few more eating out days.
Not sure how this equates with them wanting to eliminate obesity, I'm sure lots of people are filling up on burgers etc. but then the Government is totally confusing me lately over so many things.
Idem!! I am with you on this one!!! I do not like driving at all, I do it because my work can be situated in out of the way places which I cannot get to on time without a car. I have been driving a very long time so I am comfortable with the actual chore of driving. However, it is the other drivers that I get annoyed with, they can be so aggressive!! Sr P often says to me "I'm going out for a drive"...not my idea of fun I would prefer to walk or cycle. Driving at 80 that is good!! keep well Amanda xReplyDelete
When I was desperately trying to stop my mother driving aged in her early 90s one of my things to persuade her was that if she sold the car,( worth several thousand) therefore also no longer paying for insurance or road tax, she would have loads of money for taxis!! Don't know where you live but if no buses at least a taxi could get to you I'm sure!ReplyDelete
She finally agreed, not happily, to give up at 94 , though my bro and I were not going to let her continue. She once said to me regarding some road signs about bus lanes....." I can't drive and read signs" Aaargh !
Anyway, wishing you many more years of carefree driving. Enjoy your eating out....we went to our local for lunch a couple of weeks ago with some pals, but the menu was very basic and I didn't like what I had at all, so not bothered again.
Good thing Tom likes to drive then! You can be passenger and take a good look round.ReplyDelete
I learned to drive in 1962, and I do not like driving either, i rather ride, but Bob is a horrible driver, and the only place I ride with him is on an interstate, he is great at that. he used to be a race car driver, drag racing. he drives like a maniac, jumps out into traffic, he has no paitence with other cars..ReplyDelete
has nothing to do with his age, he has been like that the whole 36 years together... we have not eaten out since the first week of March, we did order pizza twice. here in FL the virus is rampant, so no eating out for us. but others are doing so... the thing about the commode today, is it is white and plain. the sunshine through the cardboard and the green tile and walls make it look green. just caught my eye
In the accompanying cartoon, Tom is driving so fast that the car is flying! If you had to give up the car you could take a taxi or two a week because you'd be saving money on car insurance, road tax, petrol and maintenance. Just a thought - you're not there yet.ReplyDelete
P.S. You inspired me to take Shirley out for a discounted lunch today - at "The Rising Sun". Thanks Briony. It was very nice and COVID-safe too.Delete
I haven't driven for about eighteen years so would certainly need a refresher course. That's not going to happen though as I have no desire to drive. If Tony ever decided he no longer wants to drive it would hardly affect me. I'm happy to walk everywhere or jump on our little local train. It's dirt cheap and there's one every hour straight into town. I can have fruit and veg boxes delivered and just buy bread and milk at the shop around the corner. Mr Tesco can deliver anything else I need once or twice a year.ReplyDelete
We would love to be able to walk any distance Cherie but those days are over for us. We used to walk and cycle miles once upon a time. Our car is our independence so we would really miss it.Delete
I totally understand that. When my hip was giving me pain I could hardly hobble to the kitchen and back. Annoyingly the other hip has good and bad days now. Today isn't such a good one.Delete
Yeah, the government hasn't exactly been clear about its objectives lately, has it?!ReplyDelete
Dave and I don't drive here in the UK. I have an American license and still drive there, when I visit, but here in the UK I don't miss it at all. (Though things have been harder with public transport off-limits for Covid.)
I can't drive. Living where we do, a car is pretty much an essential...goodness knows what we'll do when husband can't drive anymore. Hopefully it won't be anytime soon.ReplyDelete
I hate driving, too! It makes me very nervous. I need to get out and drive around every once in awhile to keep my skills up, but keep putting it off. Phil is 80, too. And he is a very good driver.ReplyDelete
Like you Ginny, I only drive now and again to keep my skills up in case I need to take the wheel at any time.Delete
I haven't driven in about 10 months. Can still do it and will if needed, but don't like it anymore. I've driven since I was 16 (1961), but since my car accident a few years ago, I have become a nervous driver. No one was hurt (just bruises on my arms and chest from the airbags), but it left me with the memory of the force of the collision... and I so don't want to relive that again. Luckily DH doesn't mind driving, so we're OK. And I'm with you, I don't find going out for a drive relaxing (at least not in the city). When we were little, my dad would take us for a drive along the lake at night after supper - and that was relaxing.ReplyDelete
I don't like driving all that much either and enjoy when I get to be a passengerReplyDelete
I have never liked driving and only do it of necessity. I should do it more often so that I am ready for the times I need to but Doug enjoys it so I leave it to him.ReplyDelete
My other half insists he is a far better driver than me though his drug regime means he often cant drive . Ive never enjoyed driving it bores the tits off me having driven thousands of miles for work. We managed a cheap meal in Morrisons Cafe at 8am in the morning this being one of the few places he can still access on his sticks but beyond that we cant go anywhere much because all the screens and barriers for social distancing mean he cant go most places on his wheels and he can only stand upright on his crutches for a few minutes so he cant queue anywhere , disabled access has dropped by the wayside im afraid but what else can you expect at the momentReplyDelete
I do a lot of the driving but in truth I don't enjoy it. I consider it a necessity rather than a pleasure.ReplyDelete
Enjoy your meals out.