Learning to drive

When I was 18 I
started learning to drive. I was petrified at first, but I wanted to
be more independent, and it’s something that all my friends were
doing. My first driving lesson was OK – I say OK, well apart from
the fact I nearly drove into an oncoming bus, but we’ll let that one
pass!


As that was a
few years ago now (nearly 10!), I can’t remember exactly how many
driving lessons I had, but I think it was somewhere around 10. I did
a couple of mock theories too and passed those. Then I took a break
as I went on holiday, promising myself to start up again when I got
back. I never did. I regret it as after spending all that money and
all these years later, I still can’t drive! And it’s at a time like
now, with a nearly toddler and a husband who works all day 6 days a
week, that we could do with me driving rather than relying on
walking, buses, or other people! I posted at the beginning of the
year, but one of my resolutions was to start driving lessons again.
Anyway, it’s a good job hubby drives as his parents live a 15 minute
drive away, in the middle of nowhere to boot! And my Mum lives in the
next main town which is a 20-25 minute drive away.

When I first met
hubby he was the typical boy racer type, he had a Ford Fiesta, with
lots of sound gear, vinyl stickers on his car (!), and a body kit.
That wasn’t what attracted me to him by the way! Though it was nice
to have someone who could drive *chuckle*. I soon got into the ‘car
thing’, and he took me to a few car shows, which I really enjoyed. He
then went on to have a couple more Fords, but he’s grown out of that
phase of his life now though, and he even had a Rover at one point!
He has a Ford again now though..

For
each of these cars, obviously he had to have insurance, so it was
time to do some car
insurance comparison
.
Now before he met me he would just stick with the same insurer he had
had since he passed his test and got his first car. But me being me,
a deal hunter and money saver, I took over. 8 years later and I’m
still doing it! I like to get the best deal out there, obviously with
everything he requires too. I’m glad I do it actually, as when I
actually pass my test, I’ll need to do it for myself too! 

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3 thoughts on “Learning to drive

  1. HI honey, I know all about the driving thing lol. I never wanted to drive, it never appealed to my but many years ago, some family members bought me a course of lessons for my birthday. I actually passed my test first time, which was a big shock to me as my baby daughter was in hospital getting an operation that same day. So I was kind off on auto pilot. Anyway, that was 20 years ago. I couldn't afford a car then, so it was a few years after that I got one, and when I did, I was terrified to drive. My friend would come out with me, but my confidence was gone. Ive not driven for probably 12 years, but now I really want to lol. I keep saying im gonna get refresher lessons and get a wee runaround. Need a kick up the bum I think. You so should start your lessons again, you would be so much more independent with the wee one. Maybe we should do it together lol. Good luck x

  2. “My challenge to you today is to apply some "safe driving" skills to
    your life and your navigation.” I just got my driving license and I
    still don’t think of myself as a pro driver. I must admit that there’s
    so much that I need to learn. Anyway, I will try my best to be a
    responsible driver and never lose sight of my path!
    Reference:http://www.arenaschoolofmotoring.com/

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