Next month I am going to be doing an intensive driving course, because, believe it or not, I can’t actually drive. I had a series of lessons nearly 20 years ago which culminated in a crash. It wasn’t my fault, but that didn’t stop me loosing all confidence behind the wheel, and suffering from whiplash which left me in pain for weeks also didn’t help matters. But now I’ve finally decided to put my fears behind me, and take the plunge. I am going to learn to drive.
There are so many things to consider when learning to drive. Who to choose as a driving instructor? How many lessons to book? How much to spend on a car? Where to get specialist car insurance and what sort of cover to opt for? My head is almost buzzing with all these questions, along with just how bad do I look in those passport size photographs, and could I be the first person in the world to fail the theory test? So, with all these things to consider, I’m doing what I always do, I’m thinking of everything in terms of fashion!
My Driving fantasy
My mantra at the moment seems to be ‘what would Grace do’, whenever I’m faced with any issue, problem or dilemma. In terms of driving, Grace always wore a gorgeous and elegant pair of driving gloves, in ladylike white or a pastel shade. So my first stop may well be House of Fraser, who currently have some amazing driving gloves in their summer sale.
Next to consider is the driving licence. Grace would never leave that important piece of paper bare and uncovered in the bottom of her handbag. Grace would have a special driving licence cover, probably leather, most definitely designer.
And then there’s the question of scarves. Grace often wore them to cover her hair when driving, Brigitte Jones tried this look with a little less success. Ted Baker has a great range of square scarves perfect for covering the head, and also have a fabulous taxi print scarf that is a sublime gift for any pretty petrolhead.
With the accessories all sorted, let’s hope I pass the actual test!