So this week I have had my driving test!!
Exactly two months after my very first lesson I was getting into my instructors car getting ready for my driving test, the test that could say whether I could drive on my own or not!
The night before I had an early night (and many nights before that my poor neglected blog) and I slept amazingly apart from a really freaky dream!! My instructor was picking me up at 9 for an hours lesson before going in for the test at 10:44. Whilst I was waiting for him to arrive I went into the garden and read a book, the next thing I know its 10:15!!!!! I ran outside to find my instructor sat in a bright blue wagon type thing, the car I drive is white. I asked him why he hadn’t knocked on and he said he was just letting me do my thing, then went on to inform me that we had to go to the garage before going for the test, so we went to the garage and then got into his car and to the test centre just in time, then I woke up.
Strangely the morning of the test my instructor said he would be about 5 minutes late he was going to wash and check the car, he knocks on my house and say that one of his tyres had a puncture so we had to go to the garage get another one on and then we had to go back after an hour to get the spare put back in the car. So we got to the test centre in time and managed a good practice around town. Throughout the whole time I was so chilled and calm it didn’t quite seem right, and all the way to the test centre I was calm too, and drove almost alone – instructor was in the car but he didn’t have to say anything to me at all I just seemed to know what I was doing, no thinking about it, no over thinking anything. Just getting on with it!! As if a penny had dropped and was telling me you are so ready for this!!
So we get to the test centre and there are five others already there so we had to pull onto the road as there were no spaces and we went into the waiting room. There were six of us waiting for five examiners!! One of us wouldn’t be taking out test, four instructors came in and said the names of four of the candidates and there was me and another young man left, the final instructor came in and said my name PHEW!! Panic over! So we did the sight test – no problem, and I had to answer two questions – show me was how do the washers work, and tell me was how do you know that the ABS isn’t working – wooo I knew those ones, then off to drive the test.
I drove down roads that I have never drove down before, a lot of it was all new, I had to drive up a hill – making sure that I was in 2nd gear to do it, and then on the way back I got reverse left round a corner – MY WORST MANOEUVRE!!!! I knew I would get it though as I have been asking my instructor to keep going over it again and again and again, so part of me knew I was getting reverse left, I DID IT!!!! No minors on that woo!! Was so pleased!
Then we came to the end when he is adding up all his little marks!
I passed!!! I got 12 minors so high, but I still passed!!!!!!
Yes I’m kind of a big deal on my blog 😉