Some people just shouldn’t be on the roads…!

Like me, for example.

My first driving lesson went alright. It was a tiny 1 litre petrol Renault and I didn’t feel intimidated. After 10 minutes of chatting what is where, like wipers, indicator, etc I was put behind the wheel and on the road amongst traffic. A lot of people might have been angry cause I was going 50 in a 100 area. I would have gone faster, cause the road was straight and good, but my teacher kept telling me to stick to 50. Anyway, I left my first lesson with a lighter heart as I was still alive, right? And my teacher didn’t yell at me!

Learner drivers get a Logbook in Ireland where all their 12 mandatory driving lessons will be recorded and the teacher will write down the areas the learner needs to practice in between lessons. I need to practice starting and stopping.

Great, so this morning I thought I’ll give my newly found confidence a go and drive my husband’s 2 litre diesel up to the main road. Never made it! I conked the car 4 times and then I gave up cause I was getting late for work (I know, only fools won’t find excuses!) Yes, you may laugh, how miserable am I with this driving business, eh? 😀

Here’s to hoping that my attempts at driving will go a bit better this evening…


  1. This sounds like me driving a manual car. My first lessons were the same, if not worse. Eventually, they did give me driving license in Estonia and in the U.S. There is always hope and all you need is practice, practice, practice…

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