Thursday 30 June 2016


The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time*. We all have glimpses into the future. But, thankfully, glimpses are all they ever can be. I look out into the front garden and see the For Sale board that went up last week - my crystal ball is a bit foggy at the moment, but I can, vaguely, make out a brand new start. And, following James' lead (and thanks to my Irish heritage) it will still be as an EU citizen; a dual passport will be so much easier going forward into this post-Brexit apocalypse. As for what happens after that, it will, as Lincoln said, unfold day by day. Because, let's face it, who would *want* to know beyond that? Not me, that's for sure.
* Abraham Lincoln (the quote meister)

Ian Dury - You'll See Glimpses


  1. It make take some time to get the passports, apparently the Irish passport service is overwhelmed by a tsunami of applications.

  2. You're right, Suzie. While at the embassy, I was told the wait time as increased from 'up to 6 months' to 'up to 12 months', due to increased demand. It's been on my to-do list for around 10 years, so I'm sad that it's come to this to incentivise my application. I did start my application process online a fortnight ago, so I'm hoping the fact that I actually got given a reference number at that point speeds things up for me.

  3. I could also kick myself for procrastinating, I got an application form after the last election then never went through with it. Of course the rest of the family also want one too.... We better get on with it! Good luck with your application.

  4. Funnily enough I was in Dublin earlier this week. And, interestingly, I was told, more than once, that if the Irish ever fuck up a referendum (which they are prone to doing), they just re-run it till they get the result they want.