Well I made a list last night of things to do today, it had four things written down on it:
1. Apply for passport
2. Sort out Car Tax
3. Join BMC
4. Invoice Plas Y Brenin
These four simple things should have been easy, they should take less than a day to achieve, so i got up at 9am after a but of a lie in and headed to Bangor DVLA office to get a replacement Tax disc. Failed miserably as i didn’t have the necessary paper work. So one strike out there.
I then went to get a passport application form, and failed to find the new post office in Bangor, which was in the WHSmith store, however not the WHSmith store that has been there for the last 15 years but a new small and inconspicuous one that I walked passed twice, before giving up, and deciding to go to get the photos take instead.
Now if you have tried to get a passport then, you will be aware that the photos have a very strict set of rules that need to be obeyed. No Smiling, no hair in front of eyes and no glasses. I took me £30 of photos to achieve that for various reasons. Suffice to say I am bored of automated photo Boothe’s at the moment.
To console myself I went to Blue Skies in Bangor as it had been recommended as a nice lunch spot, and in particular the Onion Bhaji Ciabatta (pictured). Which was just as good as I was hoping. I also ran into a friend out with her kids, so quickly mellowed out and got the direction to the Post Office that I had walked past threes times that day already.
So I got my application form, photos so now i went home to invoice the Brenin, fill in the forms get a photo signed, pick up the DVLA paper work, head back into Cearnarfon post office then bangor DVLA office, before heading back to join the BMC.
I ran into Kath who filled in the form and signed photos, she managed to get one date wrong which meant that when I got it checked at the Post Office to speed up the process, I was about to scream as the return trip to llanberis wasn’t going to help me relax. However the post office said I didn’t need a signed photo! For the loves of god, why is it never simple.
Anyway I got the Car Taxed till November now, and even joined the BMC (Half price if you set up a Direct debit), just got to send my proxy vote tomorrow, to vote for Rab. Although I will be there on Saturday, I am hoping to duck out at voting time, and go climbing!
Anyway, hopefully tomorrow I will get to go climbing or at the very least enjoy the sun! Those four things took all day to complete.