never confuse the gas pedal with the brake.
luckily the nice middle class wall owners seemed quite chilled about the prospect of having a whole new wall, and L&V equally unsurprised that I’d driven into it.
the surprise it seemed was all mine, even Diana was unimpressed and apart from a scuffed bumper, unscathed. I have a bruised/strained right thumb, and a dent to my driving self-esteem. still, turns out other people have made the same error driving an automatic, possibly with less dramatic effect on a wall.