But not because of the snow, oh no, because of this:
I figured, what better way to spend some of the redundancy money and make use of my free time, eh?
Also, because I no longer wish to be limited to a "good" train line when I find my next job (this is, after all, what leads to having to live in horrible commuter towns), this will widen the geographical area in which I can look for jobs.
I've just had my first proper lesson and it went quite well. The instructor said I was very good at starting up and changing gears (maybe some of those friends' lessons did help!) and he was pleasantly surprised that I had no problems with driving on the left side of the road. I told him three years in Ireland and a year here has conditioned me to thinking that cars go on the left.
I'm not so good at the stopping, mind you, but then I do come from the land of the California roll.