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Sunday, 21 June 2009

Ouch...

...ouch, ouch!!!

Yesterday I took Kristy to Basildon to collect the photos she had ordered on-line from the various pics that folk took of the wedding...just a few photos...202!!!

As she also wanted to take a look around to start getting a few bits & pieces for her and Dan's new home I decided the normal car park I use wouldn't be suitable as it has a 2hr limit.

Basildon claims to have a specific car park for disabled use - anything less suitable for disabled folk I have yet to see. Only a handful of parking spaces have an area blanked out for ease of getting a wheelchair user in & out (the blanked out area is only on one side so the bays are not overly wide). Worse still are the remaining bays...unless you are about 2ft tall and drive a Noddy car there is no way you can get a disabled person in and out of the vehicle - it is hard enough for an able bodied person. So Kristy had to get out of the car before I could park it.

Fun & games...huh...that was just the start...

I went to get the ticket from the machine and as I turned to go back to the car I tripped and went flying - what I thought to be an uneven area turned out to be the start of a sloped area of paving (unmarked). Luckily I had trousers on but it was still very painful.

Here are some pics of how the damage looked this morning (sorry they are not best quality but it was a little difficult taking them LOL).

Grazing to the heel of my right hand...

Bruise on right hip...

Graze & bruise on left knee...

To top it all off, the shopping trip wasn't that successful - so we went and had lunch at Barleylands...followed by a little retail therapy..................

1 comment:

ffroggie said...

Ouch, ouch,ouch indeed Toni, I hope that you have complained loud and clear! Then backed it up with a written complaint as well.
The older I have got, the less tolerant I have become, so am looking forward to aging even more, so I can become a right grumpy old woman lol.