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Erase all thoughts of passport related stress.
Two visits to the Post Office, three forms, two sets of photos. Does it really have to be this hard?
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I think there's a mail eating monster somewhere. It's the only explanation.
21 May 2012 at 15:20
i thought I had the passport sussed. Always ask the same friend to certify the photo, keep a photocopy of one filled in so she can remember her employers address without a problem, black pen, sign in the box etc etc. Only this time it was sent back with a new problem. Picture is ok but too pale to scan in for new style passport...arrrgggh, have they ever tried to balance a child in a passport photo booth.
Maybe its all an attempt to get us Staycationing?
21 May 2012 at 15:42
the flowers are very lovely though!
21 May 2012 at 16:07
Oooh but does this mean you're headed somewhere lovely?
When filing for an American passport here, you have to go to a specially approved photographer on Oxford Street just to have your picture taken! Must arrange to have it done at home next time.
21 May 2012 at 17:18
No it doesn't need to be so hard, but it so often is. Flower distactions are definitely a good thing at such times, cute posy - do the secateurs suggest that they've come from your garden?
21 May 2012 at 20:17
Oh God - my passport has expired, I really need to renew it but I can't be bothered! Do I really want to travel that much?
21 May 2012 at 21:05
I feel your pain! I got all the way to Newport last year (our nearest office) only to be told that Martha's head was in the wrong place on the photo - even though according to the booth it was where it should be. Agony.
21 May 2012 at 21:47
If it makes you feel better, you are not allowed to use booth photos over here - and the local pharmacy seems to delight in taking really awful and unflattering passport photos... oh, and the cost to order my passport from the embassy is astronomical.
I think that the worst was the immigration office, though - they used to have the requirement of photos being taken at a 3/4 face slant - and would keep requiring the pictures to be retaken if they felt the angle to be off to the most minute degree.
UK lass in US |
21 May 2012 at 22:57
listen... unless you tried spending a day at the Italian Consulate in London... you CANNOT complain about the uk system. Trust me. I KNOW.
soooo... where are you going?
22 May 2012 at 09:32
... but you do have the most perfect vase.
Hope the passport stuff gets sorted quickly.
22 May 2012 at 11:49
Admin - ugh!!!, but who would have thought a Marmite Jar could look so beautiful filled with country flowers - and isn't it great to see the SUN today?? Could this be the start of SUMMER - we hardly dare to hope!!!!
Have a great trip anyway.
Ruth Hancock |
22 May 2012 at 12:03
Oh help, you've just reminded me that both our passports expired last month! Oh well, I'm not likely to be leaving the country this year.
Lovely flowers :D
23 May 2012 at 01:23
Lovely flowers! :)
23 May 2012 at 11:35
I don't know why they make things so difficult. I filled out my passport renewal on-line, it arrived, I signed it, got a picture done in the Post Office, presented it at the PO counter and was told that the picture was too pale and that my signature had gone a nanometre outside the BOX. I had to fill out a new application and have a new picture done.
Thank goodness for Marmite and pretty flowers.
23 May 2012 at 13:55
Just wait for the humiliation when you are told that you can't go through the e-passport because the machine doesn't recognise you. Oh...maybe that's just me.
Alice C |
23 May 2012 at 22:52
Love the flowers. And where are you going, assuming all passport woes are resolved?
24 May 2012 at 04:17
You could always stay here and watch it rain.
The Coffee Lady |
25 May 2012 at 13:56
the flowers are very lovely though!
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26 May 2012 at 04:39
Oh dear, oh dear, but Flowers in Marmite is making me smile.
29 May 2012 at 17:56
Lovely vase. Lovely flowers. I'm in the process of emigrating to Canada. Forms, forms, a Phd would be easier! I will think of marmite flowers from now on!
Lynne Kovan |
30 May 2012 at 09:36
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