I collected lots of Briton points last week on the Isle of Man.
For a whole week I started my day with a full English (breakfast). That in itself is an accomplishment I would say.
A week in a row is also about the limit of what I can handle.
But seriously: I really wonder how this type of breakfast came into existence. Did someone just empty his fridge in a sauce pan and call that a Full English breakfast or what happened?
Apart from the tea or coffee and the orange juice, I got:
A fried egg
Baked beans in tomato sauce
A grilled tomato
and with all that – butter and lots of toast. I admit that I dropped the bacon after the first day.
Heavy stuff that. The rest of it, believe it or not, I ate.
The good thing about a Full English though is that it will easily keep you going for a whole day, which was handy sometimes, as the places I went to didn’t exactly have a place to eat nearby.
The second thing that must have given me some credits is the fact that I have been driving a car on the left side of the road for a week without crashing or hitting any sheep. I got a brand new silver coloured Ford Fiesta which was a pleasure to drive and it also had this cool Isle of Man license plate.
I admit that I was pretty nervous when I stepped into the car and the drive from Ronaldsway Airport to Peel was far from a relaxed experience. But it went better when I realized that I just had to kind of align the left side of my car to the white stripes on the middle of the road. That did the trick. I have been driving around a lot and now feel quite comfortable driving on the dark side.
Good thing, as there will, without a doubt, be other trips in the near future.
Bad thing: fuel prices in the UK: £1.14 per liter. That’s €1.43 or $2.23. Which is kind of expensive.