Pudsey_Bear· Premium Member
2007 Fiat Ducato Ace Siena 2.2 100 Multijet, Keighley, Still in Gods County.
When I manage to get round to loosing some bleeding weight! Physio says I could have them now (or one at least first) within six months but both him and the surgeons advise I loose a lot of weight first mainly because of my age. They dont last forever and are hard to redo. Ive heard so many horrors stories also. Maybe if we get away in the van shortly for six months hopefully ill do better, I dunno. Own worst enemy. I used to do a lot of swimming and could do a mile in less than 30 minutes but Covid knackered that. Everything else apart from Kayaking is too painful and I enjoy the finer things in life a bit too much.When are you going in for new knees Barry?
Just updating this post, the new blue badge had just arrive, I think it's a bit crap that it has taken so long to send one, there ought to be a temporary one sent out from the local council while you await the proper plastic one, they have all the info needed, it could have a code visible to the ones who would need proof, I have been fortunate that I've been able to park close to where I needed to be when going out, but often this is not the case hence the need for a badge in the first place, and what do they expect us to do in the meantime for some this would mean they were housebound more or less.I'm sure I posted this elsewhere, but my blue badge went missing at the end of March, searched everywhere, rang places we'd been according to my Google timeline (useful) nothing, so I rang the council to report it lost, they send me a letter, the lady I spoke to also told me I had to report it via this website https://www.reportmyloss.com/uk/ for which there is a charge, which I do straight away, but if she hadn't told me I would have been stuffed as I didn't see it anywhere else. I fill in the letter which is only missing the number from the above website so why couldn't I just do that online or over the phone, days wasted going back n forth, I got a letter on Tuesday saying I could have a new badge, (they could have refuses it seems) £10 please (fair enough) So I ordered a new cover for it off eBay, I rang council again this morning to see how long before I would get it as we are supposed t be going away end of next week and it makes a huge difference being able to park the van closer to amenities etc, up to 12 weeks it seems, printed down south somewhere, I just think a bit of joined up thinking and better organisation would bring the lead time down and provide a better service, and I still think a credit sized card in addition, would also help.
Try not to lose this one KevBadger finally arrived yesterday, took it for a drive and it seems to work as well as the last one