Friday, 22 July 2016

Why I'm Learning to Drive


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Throwing out another chatty post today and this time it's not a rant or moan, just a little chat about something I've been meaning to do for a very long time, learn to drive. Back when I was a mere pup my plan was always to learn to drive when I hit seventeen but that all changed when I moved to Spain. In Spain, you have to be eighteen to drive and as everything was quite easily accessible I never started it. My Spanish was also not that good enough to take the whole test in another language and learning in English was pricey so I just put it off. Fast forward ten years and I'm coming up twenty seven and I still don't drive and I'm really starting to regret it. 

Since getting engaged my views on driving have completely changed before I was always like meh it doesn't really matter but now if I have to go and collect something or travel further for any bits we want for the wedding, I kinda need to be driving. Especially when it comes to the day before and need to drop decorations off ready for the big day. So with that in mind, I've got two years to get my act together, order my provisional which I don't have either and finally get looking into it properly. 

I've been looking to Book Learn Pass for advice because I do not have the foggiest idea about where to go and with them having an office in Southampton it was a no brainer. I've also found their website really handy to navigate for information too. With being much older now I've also looked for booking in for an Intensive Driving Course as I just feel it would be better suited for me. First stop is the provisional after all and after one of the most daunting experiences of my life I'll hopefully be driving along with the wind in my hair and funky house playing in the back ground. 

How old were you when you passed? What are your most memorable driving experiences?

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  1. You'll seriosuly not regret learning to drive! I learnt to drive and passed my test within a year so you have plenty of time! I actually just passed my test in April this year just before my 23 birthday. It's gives you so much extra freedom, you'll love it! Sophie x

    sophiehmstewart.com

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    1. There's so much that I could do, even just random days out. Definitely need to get my act together! xx

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  2. Driving is a bit of strange one for me. I never ever enjoyed it, was always nervous about it, but I took a year out before starting college so there was no better time to learn to drive. I passed my driving test 12 years ago, I got a car, drove it for about 6 months, sold it, and I haven't driven since :-/ I really REALLY need to pluck up the courage to drive again (and I would definitely take refresher course!). x

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    1. Oh wow! I do have some friends that hate driving and will only do it if they absolutely have to xx

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  3. I wasn't bothered about learning to drive when I was 17 because I knew I wanted to go to university in London so didn't see the point as I wouldn't want to drive there! But when I finished uni it suddenly seemed much more useful ad I passed when I was 22. It is so handy!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. The more time passes the more I need to drive! Would just make life so much easier especially before the wedding xx

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  4. Good for you Alice! I have to say as soon as I turned 17 I was straight on to the driving lessons - my partner doesn't drive (he cycles most places) but having a car has been a godsend for both of us. I can't imagine not having a license, I think you'll find it super useful especially as you get older :) Best of luck with your tests! xx

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    1. Thank you! I definitely think it'll make such a difference xx

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  5. I personally wasnt interested in learning to drive but since this year i am super motivated to learning to drive because i like to be free to drive to whenever i want to drive.



    Xoxo Mel

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    1. That's how I feel, need to get out there and do it soon! xx

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  6. I think it's one of those skills that you never know if you may need. For many people it's like walking or swimming and for me I didn't really think I needed to learn how to drive but ever since getting my license life is just so much easier.
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. I regret not doing it when I was younger now but it's definitely the plan before the wedding xx

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