Long time no blog...

I had been intending to post up all sorts of bits of news about life, driving, programming and cats but it didn’t happen. I have been busy which is good, however it doesn’t leave very much room for blogging. This post is going to be one really quick catch up entry to try and get me back into the swing of it. I finally passed my driving test at the beginning of the summer, it was my fourth try and I passed with three minors which was a great feeling… since then I have driven once, as part of PassPlus, which didn’t really feel vastly different, although it was more enjoyable knowing that I didn’t have a test coming up....

October 10, 2009 · 2 min

Driving Test #2

Well another day, another driving test and another fail. I had hoped to say that this was a pass day today but it was not to be. I think the nerves got the better of me, I was okay for most of it although my throat kept drying up. This test actually came out much worse than last time, again I had two serious faults, however more than twice as many minor faults with 14....

April 16, 2009 · 2 min


The nervousness is really manifesting itself this time round despite taking my hay fever medication last night I am sneezing this morning, I think it is just the nerves. I woke up with a headache, the Paracetamol hasn’t really helped that much I am hoping it is going to clear as I head into town to sit in a coffee shop to relax a bit. I feel nervous about taking the test, although neither outcome has any real consequences other than spending a bit more money and having it hanging over me for a few more weeks....

April 16, 2009 · 1 min

Driving Lesson #41, #42 and #43

Like last time in the run up to my test I have not blogged every single lesson, however after a week of Holiday and the last three lessons I am going to be taking my test again tomorrow at 14:32. I think I am ready to take the test, I felt that way last time - don’t know if I was or not, I am not the person to judge that....

April 15, 2009 · 1 min

Driving Lesson #40

This post is four days late, and I have nothing to Report. Couple of weeks until my test - I have kind of lost interest in driving, I would like to get it over and done with but I am not overly worried about the test itself. Drive Safe!

March 29, 2009 · 1 min

Driving Lesson #39

Had quite an enjoyable drive today, did four manovures first time round (reverse round a corner, reverse park, bay parking and turn in the road), that’s not to say they were without error but they were passable. Almost didn’t see a car driving round the Sainsbury’s car park, Kev put his foot on the break at the same time I put the break down, he was faster though so I felt the pedal go out from underneath my foot....

March 19, 2009 · 1 min

Driving Lesson #38

It might be that I am tired, and hungry but I got a little fed up with driving. It takes quite a lot of concentration and it gets me home more tired than if I had sat on a bus for a hour and a half. It sound silly but sitting on that bus for two hours is the only time I get to relax and pray. Two things you can’t really do when you are driving, the other thing that a bus lets you do when you are on it and if you are feeling up to it is give your full concentration to the book or podcast you are trying to extract information from which is really nice....

March 12, 2009 · 2 min

Driving Test #1

Well as I have let the entire internet know via Twitter that I failed my driving test lets go through some analysis. But first a little bit of information about the Burges Hill driving test center two important things: The test center does have a toilet Don’t be tempted to touch the tap in the toilet it fell off when I used it As for the test itself the results were as follows:...

February 24, 2009 · 2 min

Driving Lesson #34, #35 and #36

Sorry to anyone who was expecting posts on Thursday and Friday time kind of caught up with me, my lessons since last Wednesday have been much better, I still made a few mistakes here and there. Drove under some pressure after one of the Pastors at my church decided to follow us along Church Street and finally left us going up The Upper Drive apparently I handled it well. So tomorrow is my test thank you to everyone who has wished me luck and said they were praying for me....

February 23, 2009 · 2 min

Driving Lesson #33

6 Days and counting That was bad, wrong side of the road and indicating far to long. Could do better.

February 18, 2009 · 1 min