Driving Test 

I just passed a learner drivers stalling at a roundabout. ..I sympathise. 

Nearly 30 years ago I passed my test and despite all my qualifications and challenges I have had in my life, it was one of the most difficult I have ever had to do.

My first test set the scene for my nerves regarding driving tests. Back then, my family expected me to pass everything with flying colours, so at the end of my first test when I arrived home, flowers and champagne was ready for me…”I failed! ” I announced shamefully. 

I never ever wanted to drive again!

 A few years later as a sales rep travelling around on public transport, my manager declared I would have to learn  to drive to optimise my abilities. .he booked me on a week crash course in driving.

The test arrived too quickly, I became nervous and I am rarely nervous. “We are now going to do a reverse around the corner “my instructor announced.  “Stop”, he then said. Even more surprising was his next demands. ..1)open the window,2) take of my jacket and 3)undo the top buttons of my blouse!

“I thought you were going to pass out ” He kindly explained,  he spoke to me, to reduce my nerves  for the rest of the test and most importantly passed my driving test.  What a nice man.


When my children were little we had many pets, at one time we had rabbits like many families. 

I like rabbits but didn’t like putting them in cages so I used to let them use the bottom of the garden as a large run.

One day a few of them escaped. .. you have heard the phrase breed like rabbits, it’s true.  It wasn’t long before the whole of the green hill behind our home was a hot spot for lots and lots and lots and lots of rabbits! 


It feels like summer is here, long warm days.  Temperature in the mid twenties. 

In the UK, we don’t have many days like this, so on days like this when walking my dog, 50 years worth of  warm summer days memories come flooding back.

The summer of 76 when I was 10 years  old. .it was our heatwave, day after day of hot sun. 

When my children were little fun summer holidays, exploring unknown places 

Summer memories are precious 

A Social Loner 

I am very social,  I run loads of events. ..pretty much every night of the week. Yes, I love my work, I love being busy and helping people become the best they can be. 

But people who really know me know how much I also love being by my own.  I was raised as an only child and my imagination was my best friend.  I wasn’t lonely and had friends to play with when I wanted to but there was nothing I liked better than playing in the garden with my be friend. ..fast forward to now   . I haven’t changed