Fun fun fun on the Autobahn

Not quite the Autobahn of the title, but I drove on a motorway for the first time yesterday. I’ve been neglecting the driving recently, preferring to hold onto the excuse of it being too dark/wet/cold to go out. Really, it’s a lot more to do with the fact that it’s a scary proposition to jump into a car on my own and negotiate all the other drivers out there.

I know that a lot of people enjoy driving, even find it relaxing but for me I feel both cut off from other people on the road and completely exposed at the same time. That said, I made it to Falkland and the Pillars of Hercules without incident, the only “interesting” part being getting onto the A92, a feat I’m told by many drivers still gives them the willies after many years of driving.

The Pillars has a lot of great veg and I stocked up on organic goodness. You certainly couldn’t call the place cheap, but I’ve got enough ingredients to see my easily through the week and beyond and since the quality it outstanding I really can’t complain. I made an aubergine curry with some of the haul and pronounce it an almost 100% success. I’d have preferred it to be a bit hotter so with any luck the chilli will have spread through it overnight.

Home via the motorway and again it was without incident. I didn’t bother trying to overtake anyone, just stayed behind the car in front of me and let them dictate the speed. Plenty of time to learn how to take part in Wacky Races at a later date.

Soundtrack for the trip; The Gaslight Anthem’s ‘59 Sound on the way out and Katy Perry on the way back. TGA’s album has cemented itself in my heart and head, it’s the Springsteen album that he should have released rather than the turkey that is his latest.