Well, not exactly Pimlico as the passport office is in Victoria but never let the truth get in the way of a mediocre title. And so for the third time in thirty years (passport renewal cycle of course) the Brilig holiday was in severe jeopardy as the passport renewal dates had been ....unobserved. With the threat of actual physical harm from the Brilig clan, I was ordered to take a day off and 'get it bloody well sorted' - my eleven year daughter's language is really developing.
Hahahahaha (evil laugh). Little did they know this was all part of my elaborate scheme, plotted over many months to give me an excuse for a Beatles Fest day out in London in the brilliant sunshine ! With the Beatles London book hidden at the bottom of the rucksack (I did not want to give the game away) beneath the mountains of passport paperwork and multiple copies of mugshots signed by upstanding members of the community, I headed north to the metropolis. A fine Mad Day Our was on the cards....
Having queued and queued and queued at the Passport Office I was well and truly ready to make the most of the 4 hours between submitting the paperwork and the passports being ready. I had the said book open on pages 108+, the anticipation was building and several Beatle related watering holes were calling out to me.
But wait, what do you mean the photos of the beautiful children are not acceptable ??? What do you mean they they are not supposed to smile so much ?? What do you mean they were not all supposed to signed on the back ?? Dear God - don't I ever get a break !!!!!
Despite the misery of the passport situation, I managed to get a few Beatle snaps....not quite what I had planned but hey-ho....
|36 Lyall Mews - Book page 111|
|25 Pont Steet - Drug Man - Book page 112|
|San Lorenzo Restaurant - 22 Beauchamp Place - Book page 109|
|Borshtch 'n'n' Tears Restaurant - 45 Beauchamp Place - Book page 109|
|Parkes Restaurant - 4 Beauchamp Place - Book page 108|
|Pattie's Place - 15 Ovington Mews - Book page 111|
|Apple HQ - 27 Ovington Square - Book page 112|
|Blue Post Alley - Book Front Page|
|Blue Posts Pub - inside|
And look at that picture on the wall of the Blue Posts Pub......it all leads back to the same thing.