K Elizabeth

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Monday, 16 July 2018

So you've passed your driving test? Now what?

Whether your 17, 30 or 65 getting your driving license is a huge achievement and a new kind of freedom. For me, I only got this freedom this year. I'm 29. You'd think at 29 (30 in a matter of weeks) I would kind of have it together, well at long last I have and I finally overcame one of my biggest hurdles which was sitting the driving test.

So once you've overcome the biggest challenge you might be thinking, what now?

Usually, your examiner will take your driving license and send it directly to the DVLA to notify them you've passed. They will then send you your full license via post to your home address which will normally be with within 14 days.

Then, your first independent drive... it's is very strange. I did it straight away as I didn't want to build up any kind of anxieties. So as soon as my driving instructor got me home, I popped the children in the car and I treated them to a drive through Mc Donalds... it's got to be done, right?! Of course, before this could be done I had to notify my insurance company that I now had a full license as opposed to a provisional. This is really important that you remember to do this, even if you're previously insured, as soon as you have your full licence your insurance is void.

Something you will need to be mindful of is that the cost of your insurance will also increase. Mine trebled in price once I had my full license... I couldn't believe the price of my freedom! Obviously, this will eventually decrease and I believe due to my age, it's not quite a steep as it would be if I was 17.

Something else I had to take responsibility for was the maintenance of the car. I never really thought about the cost or upkeep of a car so it was a quick crash course for me. From swatting up on how to change a tire (or in my case how to use a puncture repair kit) to ensure that the car is regularly serviced. Something I learnt from my Dad, was that it cost you less to properly maintain your vehicle than an unmaintained car which will run up huge bills in the long run. Visiting somewhere like Iverson for car servicing in London, is ideal and you know you'll be looked after and your car will be running smoothly.

Lastly, enjoy and stay safe. You've come so far to get this freedom.

K Elizabeth xoxox

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Thursday, 5 July 2018

How to Prevent Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is an issue which causes a lot of discomfort for anyone who suffers from it. Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid returns to the oesophagus causing an unpleasant feeling and it can put the patient at risk of throat cancer. If you suffer from acid reflux, then you will be glad to know that there are some ways that you can prevent it from happening. Keep reading below to find out more.


Monday, 2 July 2018

5 Lifestyle Changes That Will Help You to Save More Money

Want to get financially fit and improve your health at the same time? Then you've come to the right place.


Sunday, 1 July 2018

Dread Gardening? Go Artificial

Are you a non-gardener? Prefer to relax and catch some afternoon rays instead of tirelessly searching through the shed for all the garden tools needed to keep on top of a natural garden? Not all of us are green fingered gardeners but no one wants to look out their back window to a run-down garden either. So what’s the solution? Fake it!


Saturday, 30 June 2018

Simplicity with Sacet

I have always loved jewellery, from the moment my nan would let me delve into her jewellery boxes and play dress up. I would marvel in their beauty, each piece lovingly cared for, holding precious memories or signifying special events of her life. She told me that one day they would all belong to me and sure enough, I now have them. All kept in their place, smelling of her still and something me and my own daughter regularly look at.

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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Top Tips for Storing an Extensive Private Wine Collection

There are all kinds of different collections a person may choose to invest in. Whether it is an art collection, coin collection, or even something like classic toys, collectors take great pride in the items they have and want to be sure they are stored in a way that ensures the integrity and safety of that particular item. If you happen to be someone that has an extensive collection of wine, then clearly the integrity of the items is even more important so that you can drink it and enjoy it without worrying that it’s been ruined thanks to how it was stored.

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