My candle burns at both ends
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends -
It gives a lovely light.

Edna St. Vincent Millay, "A Few Figs from Thistles", US poet (1892 - 1950)

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

The Long and Winding Road

Well it had its swerves and potholes, blind bends, hairpin turns, adverse camber, black ice, thick fog, punctures, road closures, out-of-town diversions, traffic jams, pile-ups, unforeseen Ribena slicks, speed cameras, ludicrous speed limits in rural areas and over-zealous traffic police, chicanes, sleeping policeman and dare I say it, even flooding... But Josephine tested the brakes, avoided any head-on collisions and managed - just! - to stay on the road.

Today she has reached her destination, or at least the next Service Station along the way. Exam results were released a day early and she has been commended for her map-reading efforts. She awaits the paper confirmation in tomorrow's post with some trepidation: it is entirely possible there has been a terrible mix-up. But just for now, she's going to put her feet up, have a nice cup of tea and take stock of the journey so far and where it's heading. Then she's going to check the oil, change the tyres, fill the tank up with petrol and pack a picnic before zooming off over the horizon. Josephine isn't even sure if there's a map for the next bit so she might, - Heaven forfend! - just might, ask for directions along the way.

Just please, nobody ask her to do a parallel park...

11 comments:

Accidental Lawstudent said...

See, if I hadn't already spoken to you today I would have no idea what that incredibly cryptic post actually said. But perhaps that's why I only passed and you, darling, were commended. ;)

Congratulations! Proms soon.

Josephine Bloggs said...

Hehe what, did you think I'd passed my driving test? Got my Girl Guides Orienteering Badge?

It's not cryptic. It's what you call an appalling dad-style-pep-talk analogy...

Yes, let's prom :)

Legal Lass said...

Congrats!

Hope you are going to continue to write?

LL

lisetiffner said...

Congratulations.

London Medic Girl said...

Congratulations! :)

lawyer-2-be said...

Well done you! Thrilled for you... L2B :-)

Simon Myerson said...

Well done. Onward and upward (in the style of the post...)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. I think?

Anonymous said...

Hiya Josie,

Hearty Congratulations!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Does Josephine not blog any more....?

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately,It Doesn't look like it, Anon.
Josie, if you're reading this, come back to blogland!!!