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 Australian Passport

Day 1990
Melbourne, Australia
19th September 2009
I received my passport this week, note under Nationality is Australian. The reason I am not smiling is that Australia has such strict guidelines on what constitutes a valid passport picture. Too close, Too far away, Too dark, Red eye, Not a neutral expression, Hair across eyes, Heavy frames and the list goes on.

I had one refused as I was showing too much of my shirt collar, you can see the full guidelines here but the funniest are the baby guidelines.

Last Sunday I woke up with the worst toothache so on Tuesday I went to the dentist before work and in the afternoon I was back having root canal treatment which did not go very well and I ended up having the tooth removed. It has been very painful this week and I am still unable to open my mouth fully and I am living on Heinz tomato soup, avocado and boiled potatoes. I am going back in a few weeks to see about a replacement tooth but on a funny note, the dentist comes from Manchester who loves football :) the only downside is he supports ManUre :(



  1. and I should also add this is what I look like at 9am on a Monday morning after a weekend watching football all night

    • Simon
    • Sunday, June 4th at 11:09pm
  2. Are they all yours?

    • Raymond
    • Saturday, June 3rd at 6:09pm
  3. Yes did you not know I had sextuplets?

    • Simon
    • Thursday, June 1st at 4:09am
  4. Congrats Simon :-)

    • Ivan
    • Saturday, June 17th at 7:10am
  5. Yay!!!!come home now Ozzie!!xxx


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