Just had my MIL on the phone... my FIL can't take me to the bank today after all and I'm "not allowed", according to Marie, to go into the town centre in my wheelchair to go to the bank alone even though I've been there and back twice safely alone without her permission and I'd have a reason to go this time! The first 2 times were just to see if I could do it (first time) to give me confidence to go in alone the second time!
Now that I've got the chair, I'm still not allowed to have the independence I've been craving for the last decade! :-(
I'm a fully grown woman FFS!