Roadtrippin’

I have covered nearly 550 miles in three days. It wasn’t all intentional, though… As you know, I drove from Broseley to Brighton on Thursday so that I could attend the #BrightonSEO conference on Friday. I managed to do this (the driving) without the aid of a sat nav, probably more by luck than judgement… read more →

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Hello from Brighton!

I am sat in the office of the lovely Aisling, in Brighton. Yay! I left Shropshire at 10:45am, and after two stops arrived at 4:30pm. That’s a lot of driving (aka a lot of sitting in road works.) But, the good news is that because I couldn’t get Google Maps to work on my phone… read more →

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The Year of Me: An Update

In April I declared 2014 “the year of me”. Finally, after far too many years of existing for the pleasure of other people, I decided to take control and start being a little bit selfish… start doing things for me. So far I have: January: chopped all my hair off (and again since. and again.)… read more →

Oh tits.

Just when I thought this week couldn’t get any worse: Large crack in my windscreen, right across my line of vision. Replacement windscreen: £105 + VAT I still have that kidney for sale, if there’s any takers…… read more →

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driving celica gt-four at blyton park

Firsts

I have had a most amazing week, and it occurs to me this morning that it has been a week full of “firsts”: First holiday on my own First time “glamping” First time I drove on a proper motorway (3 lanes) First time I drove to a destination on unfamiliar roads without using satnav First… read more →

The Great Car Hunt

If you’ve got me on Facepoop or twitter, you’ll have seen my recent car-hunt adventures. It’s surprisingly hard to find a car that is both small (physical size and engine) but also big enough enough to hold a rear-facing car seat. In 2010, we made the decision to keep Isabel rear-facing for as long as… read more →

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Ultimately failier than you

So, I had my second driving test yesterday. Perfect drive – probably one of my best. Remembered all the mirror signal manoeuvre crap, pulled off a perfect parallel park, avoided several knobbers driving over my side of the bloody road, wasn’t affected by the rain. All going GREAT. And then it’s the independent driving part,… read more →

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The Driving Test

Whilst bathing Isabel last week, Karl and I were playing the “what noise does … make?” game. Lions say rawr, monkeys say “ooh ooh” etc etc. Karl then asks “what noise does mummy’s driving make?” Isabel replies: nee-naw-nee-naw Thanks kid. Anyway, this seemed like an appropriate way to lead into the results of my driving… read more →