Friday, 1 August 2008


I failed. Hey ho. I think I'll re-take it in October, but I'm not sure how keen I am on that. I don't actually like driving that much and am only really doing it because Benn thinks it's a good idea. I see what he means about the driving being a good skill to have, but I have no plans to buy a car if I pass. The test was so stressful, my nerves were shot (I actually started crying at one point, at one of the 'serious fault' points. If I were the examiner, I would have got out and walked away.) Another reason he says I should get my license is that it would free up where we could live (i.e. not near a station). I've said I will quite happily buy a scooter and get to the station that way. *Sigh*, I dunno.

Anyway. I have spent *so* much money this week being off (not least in Ringtons. I love their loose leaf tea and I bought various ones and a Teafuser. It's amazing. I love gadgets, especially ones that mean I don't spill tea leaves everywhere!) I think, though, that as I'm teaching summer school next week I'll be too knackered and occupied to spend money.

Oh, and the week after that, I've decided to get the bulk of my preparation done for going back to school. I felt I should get it done so I can relax on holiday. So it'll be a day or so marking coursework and then maybe a day or two planning (although I find you can't get loads done until you actually start back at school. But I have a lovely A5 planner! And a seperate mark book!) and I have dentist and opticians appointments and I'll be knitting for the Ravelympics, so I'll be busy busy.

And I'll be in a new flat! We're moving next Saturday, so I can sit in my garden and potter, apart from the times when I will have leave the house for various reasons. So, hopefully, I should not need to spend money unless it's for the new flat. I am *so* excited, it's untrue!

Off to drink some tea so I can use my gadget now...


peri said...

Driving tests suck! Sorry you failed, this time, but most people pass at the 2nd attempt. I never managed to conquer driving (I hated it) but in some ways do regret the limitations of relying on shanksies pony and public transport at times.

Good luck with the move - how lovely to have a green space just to sit and 'be' in.

Sinta said...

Don't worry about failing. I failed spectacularly on my first attempt but was able to pass (barely) on my second. Even now I'm still not keen on driving, but at least that's over with and everyone can stop badgering me.

Hope your move went well :) I could never live anywhere that had no garden now after we moved to our current home last year.


trust me, as one who is not driving now but did for years...this sucks! o the freedoms of driving a car...scooters are nice, but cars give you protection when it is raining or sowing or hailing..unless you an drive with one hand!