This afternoon, I passed my driving test. This was my second attempt, and I pretty much kicked arse, scoring 2 minor faults (one for undue hesitiation as I pulled out from a roadworks stop on the way up Penglais Hill, and the second for insufficient use of mirrors at some point while moving out of the roundabout near Morrisons). So there we have it: I’m legally allowed on the roads.

All of the best drivers pass on their second attempts. Or so my dad tells me. Why yes, he did pass on his second attempt: why do you ask?

I have so many other things I’m overdue to blog about, but that’ll do, for now. Time for a beer.


  1. “Yay! I can legally drive! Time to drink!”

    I lvoe Britain.

  2. Katie Katie says:

    Congratulations! I would say “no driving home!” but I know you’re sensible (when you need to be…)

  3. Dan Q Dan Q says:

    Also, I don’t own a car. =op

  4. Jen Jen says:

    well done! Good boy

  5. Sarah Sarah says:

    Except me, I passed on my first attempt, and frankly I am awesome

  6. Liz Liz says:

    Congratulations!!! AND celebrations!!!

  7. Ele Ele says:

    Well done!

    It is true, I passed on my 2nd attempt also :)

  8. Claire Q Claire Q says:

    Congratulations, again!

    It’s true that at the time of passing 2nd timers are better, but I think the reason for that is simply more time and experience. I bet people taking their tests at 29 are better than the 19 year olds at the start, too. Real test of a driver is how they do after they’ve been driving a while. Why yes, I have been driving for 10 years, why do you ask?

    Still, your insurance’ll be pretty cheap and you can rent a van straight off the bat, as long as they don’t ask how long you’ve held your license!

    Glad you got there. Claire x

  9. Beth Beth says:

    Nice one Dan! I think you’ll find it’s actually third attempt passers who make the best drivers, cough cough. Congrats x

  10. Sian Sian says:

    Congratulations Dan!x

  11. Expat Expat says:

    RE: “Yay! I can legally drive! Time to drink!”
    I love Britain. lol… got to agree with that! what else could you ask for? God I miss the mother country.

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