Kara took a break from working hard for the NHS and studying hard at college to visit the driving test centre today. She came away with a rare distinction – no faults at all! Well done Kara – a very well deserved pass. Thanks for learning to drive with me and thanks to Mum and Dad for helping you practise.


Thankfully we both managed to wake up today, Krishna : – ) A test at the crack of dawn was no problem, apart from setting alarms… It’s been a pleasure helping you get your licence. Enjoy your 2^5 birthday and your upcoming trip.


Instead of taking the train to London Mathilda drove to Basingstoke and took her driving test. No rail replacement service today, instead Mathilda stayed on track to an easy pass! Enjoy driving Mathilda, and stay safe. ATB!!


Well done Sam! You’ve got a nice new driving licence to go with your nice new job. I hope you enjoy driving now you’ve passed, and I’ll keep an eye on the traffic lights when I’m behind the wheel ; )

Motorway Breakdowns

Do you know what to do if you break down on a motorway? This section of the Highway Code is well worth a read – especially if you have a theory test coming up!

In particular, there is advice about breakdowns and emergency refuge areas like these:

You have to await instructions to rejoin the main carriageway as there is no hard shoulder on some modern motorways. You will see signs like this:


Just last week Yuliya got some stellar A level results, and she’s followed up this week by passing her driving test. I hear a rumour that the nightlife in Basingstoke might be quite lively tonight, too! I hope you have a lot of fun tonight Yuliya, and enjoy driving your nice car. It’s been a genuine pleasure : )


Well done Olive!! A new job, a nice car waiting for you and a new driving licence! It’s been a bit of a journey what with lockdown test cancellations and virus fun but it’s all behind you now. I shall miss your lessons – there was never a dull moment : )

Joe Ulysses

Lessons with Richard was a pleasure! I had 2 previous instructors and Richard taught me more in 1 month than I learnt with them over 2 years.

Richard was very calm and never made me feel under distress. He gave clear instructions and made me feel confident driving, I couldn’t recommend him more. 10/10

Thank you Richard 😁

Joe Ulysses July 2021