Saturday, 14 February 2009

Day 137 of 365: Happy Valentine's Day!

This is what wonderful hubby woke up to...and I must say, I'm quite impressed with my presentation. Immediately following his breakfast he was subjected to a brief scavenger hunt through the flat to get to his Valentine's greeting card from me. It made him laugh to read my was even hidden in the coffee jar.

My gift from him were some lovely roses, which he gave me last night, actually. They're proudly displayed on the mantle...just in time to replace the birthday flowers.

This is also something exciting that happened today...

I had my first driving practice in one of the car parks at the Waterfront by Merry Hill. A HUGE thank you to MIL, Josie, for allowing me some practice time in her great little car (and no worries...the photo was safely taken by Matt before we even started the car).

Also, pay no attention to my chubby cheeks -- I've been experiencing some swelling from a troublesome, impacted wisdom tooth and I was actually smiling through some pain. This cut my practice time short for the night...but not before I had a go on the actual road to drive Matt and myself home.


UK Christine =^..^= said...

From the Life in the UK study book (which I will promise to post to you shortly) I can confirm that we are allowed to drive on our US Driving Licenses for the first year here without having to getting anything special. However either during that period or after we will need to take their tests and get a UK License. :) I have not driven a stick in like 10 years!! Not looking forward to learning again and this time will be shifting with my left hand.. lol

Meg said...

It's definitely weird and disorienting doing it all from the other side of the car and with my left hand. It also doesn't help that I have T-rex arms and couldn't comfortably reach the shift knob.

Needless to say, I think I may just get an automatic, hehe.

UK Christine =^..^= said...

Yeah I have mentioned getting an automatic also and it is as if I punched the Queen of something! Every time I mention it I hear things like 'they are very expensive over here' or 'you lose so much money in petrol'. lol