Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Hurrah! Stay off the roads...


Calfy passed her driving test today. It was 6th time lucky :-

12 comments:

Scrobs... said...

Great news, and she can whiz past the speed camera on the Tonbridge By-pass at a squillion miles an hour now, as some wag has clobbered it very severely, with what may well have been a hammer or something heavier...

Big relief though, passing tests like that - well done that Gal!

Blue Eyes said...

Congratulations Calfy!!

lilith said...

Don't say that Scrobs! She is already quite speedy enough for me. It is a huge relief, after three years. Previous attempts were not helped by taking the test in a different city/town each time, with months in between with little driving. I am pleased she has gained so much experience :-)

Blue Eyes :-)

rvi said...

Well done to Caalfy, but do remember to keep an eye on your garage door.

rvi said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCzjZ0c0bco&feature=player_embedded

Sorry original link did not seem to work. I'll try again. if this fails - I give up.

Bill Quango MP said...

Congrats. Good to get that out the way.

Woman on a Raft said...

Congratulations.

Ha! payback time. Now she can do the sitting around in the freezing cold, waiting to pick you up from the yoga/crochet/French club.

lilith said...

Thank you so much Rvi, luckily we have neither gates, nor a garage :-0

It is such a relief Bill, especially as she is off and away now for 9 months. And as Mrs Raft says, a huge advantage. She can go and pick up her own mates from the station, she can visit her granny without missing the bus, and she can drive us out to dinner!

Can I just note here to all parents with teenagers learning to drive...National Farmers Union insurance. Whilst she was learning I could insure her on my car for £36 a month. Now she has passed I insured her for the four days she had left before going away for £10. They will let me add her for a day or a fortnight or as many combinations thereof as I wish. Non profit making mutual.

Electro-Kevin said...

It took me 4 attempts.

rvi said...

Kev: How long did it take you to learn to drive a train safely?

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

congrats Calfy! I assume this means you will be able to get lifts to wherever you want instead of having to be chauffeur/taxi service?!

lilith said...

Kev, that is some comfort. I passed first time, borrowed my dad's 5 series BMW, and crunched it on a bollard in Kennington, having reversed into a white van.... I took some more lessons to learn how to steer and park....

RVI...we all know, as informed by Beast, that driving a train involves pulling the start lever and later, engaging the brakes...and staying awake in between.

Mermaid :-) Sadly no. Calfy has buggered off to sunnier climes where people drive like there is no test to pass and where they like to bounce off other vehicles, four vehicles across a two lane road...I have her driving licence hostage.