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The final hurdle: surmounted [20150303|16:30]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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This is my British passport.

I'm afraid my first contact with it rather lacked the reverence it deserved. I stepped on the envelope with a muddy welly boot as I walked in the door.

It's been 18 months since I became a British citizen & over a decade since I moved to the UK. I have handed over a lot of money to the Border Agency and jumped through innumerable bureaucratic hoops to achieve this. It means a lot to me. It's the last bit of documentation cementing my life here, with my large partner, chosen children & beautiful mortgage. I may have mixed up my adjectives there. Forgive me. I'm emotional & might need to have a bit of sugar in my cuppa to calm me down.

Yes, my British friends, you're stuck with me now. And I'm also now indistinguishable from you (so long as I don't open my mouth, which is unlikely).


Finally, apropos of nothing, cat and boy.

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From: cmcmck
2015-03-03 16:15 (UTC)
Well huzzah!

Welcome to complete Brititude!

I'm still getting used to the picture (well pictures now) being in the front and still want to open it at the back to show the border peeps.

I'll be making use on Friday- off to Paris for a few days. :o)

Great pic!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-03-03 16:23 (UTC)
Thank you!

The thing that annoys me about the newer passports is that the picture page is no longer on the inside cover. Having it on the first page is more fiddly than you might expect.

Bon voyage!
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2015-03-04 08:05 (UTC)
Pip pip, old chap!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-03-04 09:43 (UTC)
What ho, old bean! :D
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