Tuesday, 3 June 2008


The photo at the top of my blog is me in my new car, Merlin. It is quite significant as I only passed my driving test 2 years ago. My ex husband was a bit of a bully and forbade me to drive. For a few years after our divorce I didn't have the confidence to try, I imagined it was something other people could do, not me. Then I decided to bite the bullet and go for it with an intensive course over 3 days with my test at the end of the third day. I PASSED! When I met my gorgeous boyfriend (GB) last year he was in the process of moving house. I knew I had to conquer my next fear of motorway driving otherwise getting to his house 40 miles away would be a nightmare. Well, a year ago on sunday GB moved and I drove on the motorway on my own to help him. I traded in my banger last month and bought my little Renault Clio. I am proud of the fact that I did it all on my own. It was nerve racking walking into a car showroom and negotiating a car sale, but when I saw the car with the numberplate WZD I knew I had made the right choice.
I am such a different person from the sad, lonely and unconfident person I was when my marriage ended. The photo of me in Merlin reminds me of how far I have come.


Greentwinsmummy said...

I have only recently passed(37 years old )moving to a rurual area made it a necessity.Its lovely to be independant :o) I bet you nearly popped with joy when you saw that number plate,what a fab one!!
You look very happy too sweetpea :o)
x x x x

Leanne said...

what a great story sandybeth! you are indeed going from strength to strength, its amazing what a difference can be made to life when you are now longer with the wrong person

leanne x

Bovey Belle said...

Well done you! Brilliant number plate too - not sure if I would have the nerve to go and buy my own car - nope, thinking on't, I don't think I would have the bottle - or I would be ripped off!!!

Kim said...

This is going to be a great blog, Sandybeth, and I love that picture of you, so happy and full of confidence :)

Kim x (aka,Yarrow)

Sandybeth said...

Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments

Sandy xx