A New Chapter In The Unique Young Mum Household.

At the beginning of this month, a new chapter began in the Unique Young Mum household - Spud started his journey into Secondary School, something I'm not too sure either of us was ready for, but a few weeks in and things seem to be going good, fingers crossed it last. I'm sure I'm not the only parent out there who worried about their decision, choosing the right secondary school is important, the secondary school we choose for our children is going to be the school who helps them the most with their important GCSE exams, the school is going to be a place where new friendships begin and when the bigger part of the world starts becoming a reality.

My mini once stood small - this was him a few years ago, and now he's nearly as tall as his mum!
Choice wise, I'm fortunate enough to live in a large town with no end of secondary schools, actually, there's a secondary school right over the road from us, literally no further than a three minute walk down the road, however it wasn't a school that once crossed my mind, it is an academy school and receives no end of bad press, and so I had a task on my hand, considering at the time of applying for Spud's secondary school place I didn't drive, I'd never so much as started a car - turned the key in the ignition or anything, and to get him to a better school further afield, this involved a hefty and timely cost on public transport or taxis, or I had the task of learning to drive.


At the end of January this year I sent off for my provisional driving licence, I received it back in the post on the 17th of February, and booked my theory test that day, for the 22nd of February, giving myself 5 days to practise - I wanted to get my theory out of the way before doing a practical driving test, as I knew it would be better for me to concentrate on one thing at a time! I passed my theory test first time, scoring 49 out of a possible 50 on the theory part of the test, and 60 out of a possible 75 on the hazard perception part of the test. 

I then had my first lesson on the 27th of February, and had 16 lessons between two instructors and passed my test first time on the 21st of July - it was the day Spud had his last day at his primary school and I kept it a surprise from him, just incase I didn't pass! Picking him up from school was a mixed set of emotions, Gareth went in to collect him as usual, and he presumed I was at home working, only when he come out of school, a bag of emotions, he had a new wave of emotions to deal with as his mum was sat there in the car (I got the car in June!) with shiny brand new P plates! 

So really, we've had two new chapters in the household, and one wouldn't of been possible without the other. Our lives have changed for the better, we've already benefited from having a car in the household, we've been on holiday - as we do every year, but this time we wasn't crammed into someone else's car or travelling via train, we don't have to rely on people to take us food shopping, or use the online services, and we can go to any park we want too, and not just the one on our doorstep!

The house movements are also back on plan, Spud's room is getting plastered next month, then it'll be my room, followed by the bathroom and finally the kitchen - then the whole house has been plastered - at a costly expense! Then its time to decorate and get the flooring down, we're getting closer and closer to making our house a home ♥

Here's to a brighter future, and a back to work one with that!

Jada x

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