Thursday, 16 August 2018

A Fail, but No Surrender

I failed my driving test.  It was epic.  I rocked the hill start, swept around left turns like a boss, turned right, reversed two car lengths and obeyed all traffic signals while remaining roughly two miles under the speed limit.  Then I got completely stranded in the wrong lane at a set of traffic lights and stalled!  The traffic was backed up for nearly a quarter of a mile.  Four of us took a test at the same time, and only one passed, so I'm not too downcast.  Besides, no casualties.  I've taken a brief break but my next lesson is Saturday.  I am going for it with gusto!

Bear has suddenly decided that he needs to go out more.  This is the child that has steadfastly refused to go beyond the end of the street for anything except a very good reason.  Last summer I couldn't get him out without serious, sustained and well planned effort.  He has decided we need to take him out more and he has also decided that he and I are going out next week - twice!  I'm not complaining, but it's a shock.  He and DH have also expressed a possible interest in going away for a weekend.  I hope this continues.  Once I can drive (I am not giving up!) I can take bear to all sorts of places around here. 

The driving test fail hasn't been the toughest thing I've dealt with, so I've taken a few days down time but I am back and feeling a lot more optimistic.  I am giving one last chance to enter the give away for a signed copy of Tales from the White Hart (details at the end of this post here) then I will be picking a name, packing them up and sending them out, details to be announced 21st August.

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