I was feeling rather rusty today and it showed in my driving. My movements weren’t altogether fluid like they normally are and I cut out twice. I kept forgetting to check my left/right mirror before indicating and the first time I cut out, I rushed to exit a roundabout.
The high streets were incredibly busy due to Christmas shoppers. There was a big truck parked on my side of the road and really I should have waited behind the truck while traffic on the opposite direction got through.
My parallel parking was fine, as was the turn in the road. I must remember to keep observing all around me.
When there was 6 minutes left in my lesson, my instructor told me that he was going to look for a corner for me to reverse around. I told him 6 minutes wouldn’t be enough. I remembered my lesson from last week and took my time reversing and judging the space. I did it in less than a minute.
I’m going to swap test slots with one of my instructor’s students. He is ready to do his test while I could do with 10 more lessons. If I had my own little car to practice in, then I’d keep my slot, but unfortunately I don’t.
2 more lessons and then I’m going to take a break until the new year. I didn’t think I’d get this far and I’m glad I started lessons when I did.