Today Steve drove on the left side of the road for the first time. We drove over to the Microsoft campus and then Steve tooled around the MS parking lot for about thirty minutes, practicing shifting left handed and turning, with me coaching on slowing down and turning tight. Our little rental has quite a bit of pep for being a tiny little thing and it is tough to keep the speed down after driving the tank of the Volvo back home. Also, one distinct disadvantage of right-side-of-the-car driving is that you have to operate the blinker and shift with the same (left) hand.
How I wish I had started with a lesson. I started in the Avis parking lot at Heathrow – and had hit a parked car in Bath within the next hours :-) Steve got us back home into Reading swimmingly.