New passport to possibility

January 15, 2014

new passportThis is my brand new passport, which arrived on Thursday (it only took a week, how brilliant is that?) OK, it doesn’t LOOK exciting, but it’s what the passport represents. Because for me, a passport is full of possibility; the chance to travel anywhere I want in the world.

For me, a passport represents total freedom. My last passport had visas from Russia, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand; it showed I’d entered the US many times. This one is completely blank, every page. Next week I’m off to Norway to see the Northern Lights; in February, Miami; in March, France.

Imagine not being able to get a passport, to have no official identity. Makes you think, doesn’t it?

This little document, apparently so insignificant, is the item I’d save in a fire (apart from our Sky+ box). Have new passport, will travel.

(The new passport cover was a gift from Disney Cruise Line – isn’t it fab?)

*This is my entry to The Gallery and the theme this week is ‘new’.

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  • Vivienne January 16, 2014 at 11:02 am

    You’ve reminded me I need to get a new passport….and one hopefully with a better picture this time!

  • Jacq January 16, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Good luck with seeing the Northern Lights. We went to Tromso last February for a week and saw them 4/7 night- they were magic 🙂

  • Molly January 15, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Oh wow lucky you. I wish I could travel more. It is my dream to do that one day.


  • Tara January 15, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I’ve always said to my kids, always keep your passport up to date; it MAKES you want to travel to get your moneys worth out of it!

  • Lou's lake Views January 15, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Ahhhh the possibilities! Envious of your Norway trip, the northern lights is on my bucket list 🙂

  • HelpfulMum January 15, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I am so jealous you are off to see the northern lights. I wanted to go for my 30th but the funds weren’t available. I love Miami. It was the last holiday we had before we had children, so it was one to cherish!

  • Lesley Ann January 15, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Just think of all the exciting things that one tiny book of paper allows. How awesome!

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom) January 15, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Enjoy all your travels, how exciting!

  • Trish January 15, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I was so grateful to get a new passport a few years ago. I had suffered for years with the most hideous photo. I made sure I looked presentable the next time.
    Lots of adventures for you ahead. I still have no idea where we’re going this year.

  • Kelly Wiffin January 15, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Really need to get myself a passport! Want to do some travelling!