Tuesday, 26 August 2014

I lost my driving licence

I have a drawer in which I keep important documents, like my passport. I needed my driving licence (I've incurred three points for not conforming to the variable speed limit on the M1) and I could find the plastic that had my photo, but not the paper part, and you need both. Ugh.

I searched high and low. I can't imagine how I lost it - it lives in that drawer and it only ever comes out when it's needed, which is, like, almost never. Eventually I gave up, and phoned the DVLC in Swansea.

I expected a major performance, but once I'd got past the menu system, I spoke to a very nice man who asked me my name and address, and then started addressing me as "Dr", which meant he'd found me on his system. He relieved me of £20, and I'll get a new licence in the post in a couple of days.

Last year, I lost my passport. Again, I don't know how that could have happened. In future, if ladysolly (or anyone else) needs to borrow either of these temporarily, I'm going to get a receipt.


  1. Dr Solly
    You keep loosing these things are you sure you will be able to find you're way home from one of your caching trips .just an idea. Get lady solly to get you a disc engraved with you name and phone number :-)