23 April 2013

One L of a Girl

Today is noteworthy of a celebration. Kay has just passed her driving test today - first time too. She's been learning on and off for the last two years... mainly off as she has had little time in-between her time-demanding university studies and raging social life to fit in lessons. Occasionally she and I have been out together with her at the wheel  (all those warnings of not teaching a relative to drive are true - we nearly murdered one another). She took the theory test just under two years ago, so the pressure was on to take the practical test before that two years was up, or else she had to resit the theory test - thus costing more time and ever more money over and above the arm and a leg it has already cost. One driving instructor down here in London, used to get Kay to drive to the part of London where the instructor lived and nip in and fetch things from the house. Not quite sure that was kosher, but never mind. The instructor who has been teaching her up north seems a bit more on the ball.  This week she's been juggling her driving test with finishing her dissertion and revising for end of year exams. She seems to thrive on pressure. She's just got to do the pass plus test now to get her up to speed, so to speak, with motorway driving and then I suppose I've got to conjure up a car with car insurance!!!  Now where's my magic wand?


7 comments:

Irene said...

My experience with my kids was, that the sooner they started driving, the quicker they caught on and they both became routined and fearless drivers, my daughter especially. All the women in my family are good at it. It is a skill we have. I hope your daughter has it too.

Furtheron said...

My daughter has been learning since just after Christmas she is getting there slowly :-)

Nota Bene said...

Hurrah! The Boy takes his test soon too...

Kelloggs Ville said...

Oh well done Kay. It's a good job see thrives on pressure with going into medicine. Horses for courses and all that :)

Flowerpot said...

Clever Kay - nothng like a good burst of adrenaline!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Brilliant news!!! Well done Kay. A life time of independence awaits - and a taxi for mum...!

CJ x

Ellen said...

Congratulations to Kay, and to pass first time, fantastic! Here's to happy motoring.