One of my current students has got me green with envy ! I always fancied a Fiat 500 for teaching, although they are rather confined in the back. So it'll be a delight to ride in one again as she's picking it up on Saturday and we'll continue our learning using that. (As you draw nearer to test, we can of course "go for a real drive" to look some possible cars, if you want my help sourcing and/or negotiating).
The article with the Darth Vader pic, on p20; that's me. To quote the blurb: "Another new series of articles track the trials and tribulations of a new member of the driving instructor fraternity. Following on from our series last year looking at the challenges and honest impressions of a learner driver, here we look at the trainee driving instructor, why this industry, what he expects, and what is actually delivered on the road to becoming an ADI." I hope it can help others considering this career.
When going backwards, why do many people stick their tongue out? Or at least shove it against the inner wall of their mouth? No, I haven't a clue either. But it bears major investigative effort, would you agree? Watch this space ...
Big beefy, wrought-iron congratulations to Pat Cox and his band, who recently won the "Battle of the Bands" competition. They are now set for a second recording album, this time for UK release, and possibly some festival gigs next year. Pat is nearing taking his first Practical Test, having gained his Theory Certificate last month.