I did it!
I drove the car to work before Bev took over to drive the extra little bit to her place of work.
I reversed into the main road (illegal). Then I went to grab a non-existent gear stick (it wasn't where I expected it to be).
The deaf man who delivered the car must have used the sat-nav because suddenly a very loud woman frightened the life out of me by giving me directions to go back. I was however proud that I pulled the correct arm to make the indicator rather than the wipers work.
All in all it was a good experience...we'll get on fine together given time.
Phoned my sister to wish her happy birthday for last week. I must remember to get it right for next year.