On 25th June I had another visit from Steph & Cat, who this time were joined by Emily, Cat’s sister.
It was fun times as we also made Matt Coles (founder of the MMOC Young Members Register) pop over from Wales for the day on Saturday.
We had a convoy going from Halesowen to Birmingham, which was the first Minor Convoy I have had the pleasure of being involved with, which included Derek (Matt’s Car) and Martha (Steph’s Car) as well as my Martha.
On the Sunday, we drove the Martha’s and Cat’s Car, Morrisey, to Cadbury World for a fun day out.
Seriously, how much do you need to know about chocolate? I’ll bet it isn’t actually as much as Cadbury (Kraft) World tell you. A bit of a disappointment that the packaging plant wasn’t open, yet we still had to pay full price (I found out later that it’s not open on Sundays, and can’t help but think this is a bit o a swiz!!!!). However, I did get a couple of bars of chocolate (which melted in the crazy hot weather), and I got to spend the day with some other awesome Morris Minors. I mean people.
Ashley came to meet us in the afternoon & we had an impromptu photoshoot in a pub car park.
On Wednesday, 29th June, I went over to Shirley in Solihull to sit my driving test, and guess what! I only bloody passed!!! I couldn’t actually believe it when the examiner told me I’d passed, and actually asked him if he was kidding!!
I have to say, this was the 2nd time I had sat a driving test, and has to have been one of the most traumatic 45 minutes of my life.
I think what helped me on this occasion was the fact that it took me 3 goes to get the car in the right gear to reverse out of the parking bay in front of the test centre! After this, I think I must have just decided I had failed & relaxed, which seemed to do the trick! I was driving thinking ‘oh well, better luck next time, eh?!’ maybe not the right attitude, but it also worked for my mum who passed her test after a similar kind of thing!
So now I am on the road fully, without the need for a co-pilot, though I do miss driving everywhere with someone to talk to. But, driving alone has some good points – I can listen to the music at full blast like a proper boy racer 😉