It’s been a bit of a stressful week, in fact it’s really tested my positive thinking attitude.
I won’t bore you with the details but briefly my other half had a court summons for withholding driver information after being caught speeding. He didn’t withhold the information, by the way, he just couldn’t prove that he’d sent it and the police were saying that they had never received it.
So he had to appear in court on Tuesday and I went along as a witness as it me who had posted his driver information to the Police.
So along we went, happy and safe in the knowledge that we had done everything we could to ensure that the response letter had been returned and how could anyone possibly find us guilty when we are quite obviously good, law abiding citizens!!!
Three hours later other half exited the court with 6 points on his licence and a £500 fine! I was at a loss as to how this could have happened! We told our side of the story, yet we were basically being accused of lying. It was absurd!!!
I practice the Law of Attraction every day, yet somehow I had attracted this horrible situation to myself?
Once home I began pondering how this had happened when oldest son reminded me that he needed his Passport for school as he’s off to France with them on Sunday.
I’ve recently implemented a new filing system for all the vast amount of paperwork that we as a family produce, so I felt very proud and organised as I instantly lay my hands on his passport. As I handed it over he flicked to the back and announced…’It’s out of date!’…..’Pardon’ I said……’It’s expired’ Eldest replied and thrust it back into my hands.
Now, if I had been animated, my eyeballs would have stood out on stalks at that point. Instead I went cold and excused myself for a good cry in the downstairs loo!
After pulling myself together, I telephoned the Passport hotline where I spoke with a young Irish gentleman who was incredibly helpful and efficient.
He got me an appointment at the nearest passport office, one and a half hours away, for the very next day. I now had less than 24hours to get photos taken, signed and form completed. I suddenly turned into Jack Baur as we raced around Coventry collecting all the necessary information.
Before I knew it the next day arrived and I was off on my day trip to Peterborough with youngest in tow. And do you know what? We had a really good day! It was sunny and everyone that dealt with us was smiley and efficient and happy. What a great experience and it wasn’t long before I was back home with a brand new passport.
That was yesterday and today is my Birthday!! Hurray!! I’ve had a great day being pampered by other half and getting fab gifts from all my lovely friends and family. I couldn’t be happier, because Law of Attraction aside…..Life sure is what you make it!