Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. Contrary to popular belief, Me and Nellie do not always contribute to the addition of more grey hairs for daddy. with our antics. Sister is managing to add a few.
In New Zealand to start to get one’s drivers license you have to be 16 years old and sit and pass a theory test, which sister did last week. Sister is now 16 (her birthday was in May), so mummy and daddy thought they had better start teaching her how to drive. After all We live in the countryside and it would be useful for the family if there is another driver in the family. So off they went in mummy’s already battered little white car. She says she refuses to get any panel work done to it until both boyfriend (who she is letting drive her car for practise) and sister get their full licenses. She says it suffered panel damage when brother was learning to drive. Something about hitting the front gate when turning into the driveway, trying to avoid a large stock truck zooming past.
Daddy says sister is a good driver, for a beginner. She just has to learn how to point the car in the right direction and not get phased out by other drivers on the road. So for now all she has to do is practise driving. She has to have her learner’s licence for six months, then she can do a practical driving test and if she passes she will be in a restricted licence for 18 months. A restricted licence means she will be able to drive alone, but not carrying any passengers unless they are dependants or drive after 10 pm at night.
As long as Me and Nellie do not have to travel anywhere in a car, We are happy.
Love Nellie and Jasper, the two bestest maremmas in all the land.
PS, Its Jaspers mummy here. Little does Jasper know but I am thinking of taking him to Palmerston North for another Dogday Sunday over in Palmerston North. It means an hour car ride there and an hour back. Just don’t tell him. https://www.facebook.com/DogdaySunday?fref=ts