I have been meaning to apply for a passport since before bear was born. I'm not planning to travel abroad but I could really do with the means of identification. If someone tries to check my ID when I buy alcohol then I would be in trouble - I have no passport and no drivers licence. Fortunately I look like an old biddy so I'm probably safe.
Stage one today was to have my hair cut (long overdue) and then get passport photos taken. I've done that. The next stage is get someone to sign the pictures and I'm optimistic I can get that done in May. On my way to get the pictures taken I called in at the new John Lewis store that opened just before Christmas.
I think that there are a few non-Brits reading this blog, so for them I will say that John Lewis is an upmarket department store with a reputation for the high end of middle value, excellent service and awesome treatment of staff. I had heard wonders about their haberdashery so I wandered in.
I did purchase a booklet of eight knitting patterns for £5, all of which look very plausible. I didn't purchase the very small pouch, say around six to eight inches high, that had an embroidery transfer on it. Even with the embroidery cottons I felt it was still over priced at £17. I think I will call in now and again, but perhaps not for the bigger purchases. On the way out I looked at shirts for DH.
DH has Views about his shirts. He likes a certain range of masculine colours, he likes his shirts plain and they have to fit in with the 'sort of smart casual' rule where he works. You can't buy plain shirts at the moment. Everything seems patterned and DH isn't keen. He is also lovely and wide shouldered, which is an issue with the fit of shirts, so some shops are ruled out for a start. As several of his shirts are getting threadbare, I'm desperate. I checked out the ones in John Lewis.
DH was not impressed at shirts for him coming up at £25. He grumbled. I think the last time he bought a shirt it was around £15 (though it was a while ago). The shirts I saw in John Lewis, just on the racks, were £115. I probably won't get DH a shirt from there.