A rabbit in the headlights

I am reblogging this old post today as I am too tired to write my serial episode. But also to show that nothing has changed around here, in 7 years. If anything, it has got worse. Eddy, David, Jude, and some others have seen it, so they can skip it today.


As I have said before, I am used to living here now. The transition to country life has had its good and bad parts, but on balance, life here is very good, at least for those of a ‘certain age.’

I can put my hand on my heart and say that I am now reconciled with the lack of choice for eating out, although it would be nice to enjoy a Tapas, or perhaps a Greek Mezze, without having to drive into Norwich. Never mind, I have had my share before, so it’s not as if I am missing out. I have also resigned myself to the strange ‘closed on Mondays’ thing that is the norm here. I just don’t go out to eat on a Monday, unless for an Indian meal, as they are always open.

Anything I might miss as a result of choosing to no longer live…

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18 thoughts on “A rabbit in the headlights

  1. Oh no, I always drive to work on country roads and I hate driving in the dark too. It’s even worse when it rains.
    Luckily, it’s our habit to turn off the high beams when we’re approached by a car. I hope it stays that way.

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  2. Oh yes, for me it also took a very long time to accept these high intensive Xenon head lights. Wondrful to have them aboard, but in oncoming traffic, with a slightly dirty windshield (I’m a smoker 😉 horrible. So i changed to a windshield cleaning fetishist. Lol xx Michael

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  3. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that I’m “a country boy at heart”, until now I’ve only ever lived in the suburbs of large towns or cities [Bristol being the largest; York somewhat smaller], so I never got into the habit or culture of eating out, apart from very occasionally, and it’s not something I miss. As for the night driving: I totally agree with you. Headlights seem far too bright and unnecessarily numerous, and many drivers seem oblivious to the discomfort [or potential danger] they might be causing. Rear lights are also very bright, and fog lights are all too often used excessively; and why does NOBODY use the handbrake at traffic lights any more, preferring to just sit with the right foot on the brake pedal? Gaaah! 😉 Cheers, Jon.

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    1. In Beetley, we have to drive 4 miles before seeing any street lighting in Dereham. Then everywhere else is pitch dark for 20-30 miles in every direction. It’s great for sleeping, but not for driving.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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