Tony, the last time I was sent over the pond for work I ended up in Eastern Europe for a bit. My wife has an uncle over in the UK, and I have some guys in Lightning Scientific Arnis that I have talked with over the years and with whom I would love to meet up with and do some cross-training (one is a "copper" and really good stick fighting man). The wife and I were planning on going over to see her uncle awhile back, but, with four active kids (the oldest 11 years old), my work, and other issues, it is not happening for awhile. If I do get over for work (which is always a possibility), I will definitely look you up and we can train a bit. Since I never could get the hang of driving on the side of the road you Brits seem to favor, I'd need a good cabbie to drive me around anyway, that is if I did not want to drive a rental car into somebody's new Jag or Bentley
If you or Henry Ellis ever make it to Northeastern Ohio, look me up. I always have extra room in the house. It is a big rambling place filled with kids, dogs, and cats, (and a gun safe full of blades and other sundry devices).
Take care and keep training hard,
A second thought Jon, cabs can be quite expensive especially at night for example it costs:
£3.80 FOR THE FIRST MILE AND £2.00 FOR EACH SUBSEQUENT MILE.!! Day time, After 23:00 hrs till 06:00 hrs add half again!!
So belting up the back of a Bentley , Roller or Jag could work out cheaper!!
As for driving on the left apparently the story goes that is how one came to pass other people on horse back, bearing in mind your meat cleaver was worn on the left..... Maybe that's why the Japanese also drive on the left too, many things in common....
You take care to ......