Call it pride or whatever but at long last I have admitted that perhaps I am not as mobile as I once was. It has taken years to accept I needed to use a stick, then arm crutch and then a rollator on really bad days. Anway I decided to apply for a Blue Badge - felt a bit of a fraud as I realise some people are worse off. I had found myself not going out as I could not cope with the walk from the carpark to the shops. I duly filled the form in and waited. I was called for an interview with an occupational therapist. What a delightful person and after watching me walk and after talking about home and what I could and could not manage I was told I would have to wait a couple of weeks for the decision. Well I am know the owner of said Badge and I cannot believe the difference it has made to me. Should have applied ages ago. Should never have been so stubborn - we are all wise with hindsight!