Argh, my license came through and I have my Advanced test on Saturday!
Spent this lunch time frustratedly searching for parked cars to practice parallel parking behind. There were only two spaces within a five-minute drive of my workplace; one was on a bottleneck where I kept getting thwarted by passing lorries, and the other was behind a car which contained a woman in conversation on her phone. She must have thought I was mad.
Hint to would-be burglars wanting to case a joint*: pretend to be a driver practicing manoeuvers. Attach L-plates if you must! It also helps greatly if you’re a woman.
(*n.b. This is meant to be a joke, not an actual hint for burglars. I was just aware, during my to-ings and fro-ings, that I probably looked quite suspicious. I definitely saw one man loitering on the pavement with his phone giving me funny looks.)