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Nutkin33
Nutkin33

Now that I FINALLY have my UK Driving Licence (a 14 month battle), I had a driving lesson yesterday, and was told I am quite capable and didn't need another lesson. Yay! I am currently borrowing my mums car, and have been driving every day!

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Excellent... Thats fantastic news. XX

Well done Debs. It's such a good feeling when your finally allowed to drive again. Am not surprised to hear that every day your finding a reason to get behind the wheel! Enjoy!

great news nutkin

So pleased for you Debs. It's such a feeling of liberation getting behind the wheel again.

Time to make a serious purchase soon ?? xx

Nutkin33
Nutkin33 in reply to cat3

Perhaps, but I am not in any hurry!

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Thanks everyone!

Excellent enjoy the new freedom

Yes Thanks!

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Brill! I am sooooo jealous! Car sitting outside and me inside- really frustrating! Upside? Finally applied and got free bus pass....not the same but will open up another lifestyle...once I use it but having only been on a bus twice in over 25 years think it will be a while...but at least it's an option! So enjoy your freedom and keep on giving mum's car a daily workout! Really pleased for you!! X

moo196
moo196 in reply to Balaton52

Oh yeah - know it's frustrating not to be able to drive .... I gave my car away to my son for the 8 months I wasn't allowed to - it not being there to wink at me every morning was a little better . But I also now miss the bus pass for being able to get to the centre of Cambridge and no parking worries !! grass greener and all that saying :-) x

Nutkin33
Nutkin33 in reply to moo196

Yup. I'm still not sure about getting a car!

I've got very used to my bus pass!

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SAMBS
SAMBS in reply to Nutkin33

We don't have them here (:-(

Nutkin33
Nutkin33 in reply to SAMBS

Before I came over to the UK, I never caught buses! They were too dangerous! :( :)

SAMBS
SAMBS in reply to Nutkin33

Sorry I meant no bus passes not that there is a us service to my village either. The county Town of Le Mans has train station trams and taxis, not to mention not much parking and too many cars! It's almost like the U.K. When I was a kid!

London of course has the DLR Paris has thenMetro and rural Britian suffers from not good public transport just like much of rural France!

Public money goes to the Touristy areas, building new Autoroutes to take the holiday makers there!

Nutkin33
Nutkin33 in reply to SAMBS

No worries. Thanks xx

That's great news. It's great to feel a bit more independent again.

Have a great day

Sue xx

Thanks folks!

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We'll done :) great news

Thank you!

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Yay !! :-) good to be able to drive x

Nutkin33
Nutkin33 in reply to moo196

Thanks xx

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Congrats

Its must feel great to have your independence

Nutkin33
Nutkin33 in reply to Hidden

Too right. And it makes me feel more normal again!!!

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Well done you! I contacted DVLA in Nov 2014 and am still receiving letters saying 'sorry it is taking us so long to make a decision in your case'. Glad you are enjoying hitting thenroad!

Nutkin33
Nutkin33 in reply to malalatete

It was November 2014 when I first submitted my application to change my SA and Zim Licence for my UK one.

Lots of letters back and forth, from specialists, surgeons, doctors and myself! Finally, a result!!

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Congratulations on your driving, it took me about the same length of time but I had to have more than one lesson, not driving instructor choice, my families choice.

Lisa1985 xxx

Hi Nutkin, that's great news, I just my Licence back yesterday! Now to face the future again and try and start from where I left it 3 years ago next month!

Happy Driving, Shirley xxxx

Nutkin33
Nutkin33 in reply to SAMBS

Awesome. Good luck! Xx

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