Matthew has never really wanted to learn to drive and gain his independence - a real 'home-body' - he has always been happy to catch a lift from us or just stay at home. But ... at nearly 20 he has saved enough money for a deposit and chosen a beautiful new car.
Matt's car was all ready to be picked up with a great number plate - "Number One Tease" - it is so appropriate. It is a Hyundai Accent and he is so proud of it.
With lots of hard work and research, Matt and I did a number of test drives and to finally share this moment with him - was just special.
Elizabeth was certainly celebrating - as she would no longer have to be Matt's chauffer!
Now we all just have to stay off the roads when Matt takes his new car out for a drive.
Well done Matthew - Dad and I are very proud of you. Be safe and drive carefully and enjoy your freedom.