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Another rite of passage

Eliza passed her driving test today, at the first attempt. It was twice as long as a normal test as they became stuck in traffic following an accident halfway through the test. I must emphasise that Eliza was in no way connected with the accident.

It’s been quite a week for Eliza, who received an AS level result yesterday too, which should be a good basis for next year’s real A levels. I must say that I was far more nervous about the driving test than about the exam. It’s a big thing: her independence.

Photo creds: James Beecroft

Another rite of passage

Eliza passed her driving test today, at the first attempt. It was twice as long as a normal test as they became stuck in traffic following an accident halfway through the test. I must emphasise that Eliza was in no way connected with the accident.

It’s been quite a week for Eliza, who received an AS level result yesterday too, which should be a good basis for next year’s real A levels. I must say that I was far more nervous about the driving test than about the exam. It’s a big thing: her independence.

Photo creds: James Beecroft

Not in Kansas anymore

This little chap scuttled across my path on my way back from supper this evening. We’re a long way from the sea but we’ve had some tempestuous weather so perhaps he was sucked up into the air and deposited here. I hope it’s not too arduous for him.

Buddleia globosa

Colds are miserable

Mondays

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    I was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous wedding of @emproji and @lukephilosophy last weekend. Agonising about what to wear, I came across this gorgeous dress from Bombshell. Even better news: they had my size and it was reduced! It would have been rude not to!

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    I know these doors are supposed to be the ultimate in high security but I despise them. I mean look how ugly they are! White UPVC, no definite sense of style nor era and the opening is both tiny and a trip hazard. How on earth are you supposed to transit safely with a pushchair or a wheelchair or two over-enthusiastic or muddy dogs?

    You can’t slam them if you’re for flouncing out of the house in an inchoate rage. The most sound you can hope for is the wheezy, squeezy sound of UPVC against UPVC. They never look nice. I say ban them

  • Excellent long read article.

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MsAlliance

MsAlliance

I live in Beckenham, suburban London and, having worked in travel, industrial materials, recruitment advertising, and diversity consultancy, I have devoted the last decade or so to raising my children, of whom I am incredibly proud. Latterly, I have spent time developing my singing; caring for my two dogs and expressing myself through my blog and, especially, on Twitter.

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