Yay, I’m bringing you good news, my lovely readers. Ben went for his driving test today and passed it at his first attempt. Amy and I are so very proud of him, especially as he was so nervous when he left for his last lesson and the test this morning.
I know that Ben’s a good driver, he’s been driving with his mum and dad for years and has the experience you need to manoeuvre a car along the narrow roads of Bristol, but sometimes his nerves get the better of him and that’s where everything can go terribly wrong. Luckily, he found a lovely driving instructor for an eight-lesson refresher crash course. The course came at a great price and gave Ben the confidence he needed to pass his test without any major slip-ups. So yay, at least one of us is able to drive now, which will mean a massive lifestyle change for us. That sounded very dramatic, didn’t it? But it actually means that we will be more independent and can go to places that are more than a stone throw away. Not that Bristol is not a great city to live in, but there’s so much more to discover and I can’t wait for it. It will be great for us to get out a bit more.
Next one to do their licence is apparently me, so I’ll keep you informed about any developments that will see me getting four wheels under my bum. I can’t quite imagine me driving a car just yet though. I can’t even handle a bumper car without giving me and my passenger a concussion, so yes, it looks like it’s getting exciting.
But how about you? When did you get your driving licence? Did you pass first time and what was your first trip as a licensed driver?