thanks for the reply and info about the skills test, seems Ricky and Tom seem to be fairly similar work wise so glad he found it ok despite his journey to get there. Il tell Ricky to get on with thinking about theory stuff and hopefully he'll get a nice examiner!
so glad to hear there are other families doing this without knowing anyone, it's something that I'm quite apprehensive about but good to know that others have done it and are doing it. You'll have to let us know how your reccie goes in august, it will be so handy to see everything and get your bearings before moving out permenantly. You'll also get to judge things for yourself, like prices, rentals etc. will Tom have a look at any garages while you're there? Think Ricky will email his cv to some places before we go, would be great to have a job to go to!
We're in Reading so not too far to go for the skills thing, hopefully he won't get there late!
where abouts are you from?