I have just landed with a couple of nasty bumbs at London Gatwick from Dublin, Ireland by using VFR. It was a fairly good flight but the landing was still pretty tough and demanding as I had to do a steep left turn with about 10 miles to spare for a landing inline with runway 8R. Well... thats how my flight went - how all the rest of yours go and how are they going if your still flying.
My flights get better as I fly often. It's just a matter of experience, I think.
All my flights are IFR. I like to be in contact with ATC during my flight.
And the wonderful ILS really helps out a lot