The end of the school run
Jun08

The end of the school run

After nearly 16 years, it seems that I have come to the end of the school run. My son is in year 12, he recently passed his driving test and it makes sense for him to drive to school. I don’t need the car in the day. The only reason I need it in the day is to take him to school! But I will miss it. Unlike many people, I’ve always enjoyed the school run. It’s a chance to talk to the kids (or kid in my case for the...

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2018 – That was the year that was
Dec31

2018 – That was the year that was

2018 has been another busy year for us, day-to-day. There’s very rarely a day where I’m not rushing around somewhere after school. But it has been quieter on the ‘big stuff’ front – with no exams and no new schools. So we’ve just been ticking along with all the everyday stuff and a few highlights. This is our 2018… January was a fairly quiet month for us, as it often is. My eldest and I had a...

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Insurance for learner drivers
Oct19

Insurance for learner drivers

This post is in partnership with Veygo. Regular readers will know that my son recently passed his driving test. He passed first time and just three months after his 17th birthday. His instructor only started teaching at the start of the year and my son holds his current record for the least number of lessons before a pass – 19 and a half hours if you’re interested. We couldn’t be more proud of my son for what...

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My son, the driving test and the very good week
Oct09

My son, the driving test and the very good week

When he turned 17 at the end of June, my son told me he was going to pass his driving test first time – and he was going to do it within three months of his birthday. You’ve got to love the eternal optimism of the young. I’m not an optimist. On a good day I’m a realist, at times I’m a pessimist. I told him he should aim to pass his test by Christmas and that it didn’t matter if he passed first time....

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Learning to drive
Sep20

Learning to drive

My son turned 17 in June this year and was determined to start learning to drive immediately. He kept telling me he would pass his test in August or September and I kept telling him it would be perfectly good to pass it around Christmas. We gave him driving lessons for his birthday, although we didn’t specify how many – enough for him to pass his test in a ‘reasonable’ length of time. We weren’t highly...

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