Right so yesterday I went to do a drifting lesson courtesy of my husband and it was GREAT fun. If you love cars, enjoy driving and love watching films such as fast and furious then YOU NEED TO TRY IT! People always have the impression because I look quite girlie that I am not into cars. They are shocked that I am really into my cars but can I just say I have been bought up with a boy- my older brother and we are only about 18months apart so we are close. I think that definitely had an impact on my boyish side and yes I do have a boyish side which my husband was probably rather shocked with when we first met.
Back to drifting and how the hell does that relate to glasses? Again you will be surprised. We didn’t have to wear a helmet yesterday because the air field was empty so there was nothing we could crash into which works better for me because being a glasses wearer putting on a helmet is not the most comfortable feeling. Whilst drifting the car window was down to allow circulation which was fine until it started to rain then it became a problem for my glasses when rain drop keeps landing on my lenses!
As you can imagine, driving at quite a high speed and spinning the car in a circle it is probably best that I can see what I am doing clearly- I am sure you can all agree. I was so sure aswell that at one point the car was doing donut so quick it felt like my glasses could just spin off my face,my glasses do fit me properly so it was probably just me being paranoid about it because my instructor was also a glasses wearer and he is a pro drifter.
My instructor George was an amazing driver and also very good at teaching! On the other hand my husbands instructor, who was a lady (don’t be shocked) was a really good driver also but she didn’t give very clear instructions.
Apart from the rain issue I would say the glasses also acted as a very good protector of the eyes because the window was wide opened and all the tiny tyres residue were getting spun around everywhere and of course my glasses blocked it all! Perks of wearing glasses, hehe 😉
I do highly recommend it if you love cars and driving. My husband booked our lessons with a company called learn2drift and they are based just outside of north London. Everyone there was very friendly and made you feel very welcome too, as well as drifting experience days they also do corporate days so for all you peeps who work within the optical industry who fancy doing something different for your staff away day then give drifting a try!
Last but not least thank you to Blackett Photography for the amazing photos! Anyway that is my week so have a great weekend all and see you back here on Monday!