I woke up Lazy - We decided to go into the town and do a little more investigating -- we happened upon the Ojai Museum, they were exhibiting Otto Heino a master potter that passed away last year - His work is very abstract and practical at the same time - Really beautiful - we ended up buying a beautiful pottery plaque - $900 lets hope its worth more some day -Nah -it's beautiful and well worth it! wine tasting was next on the agenda - Oh Boy! Michael my swigging partner barely let the wine touch the sides before he was on to the next one - and i have to admit after an hour I was pretty buzzed - Casa Barranca on the main strip is the place to be - We tasted about 8 flights for $20 really good - our guide Ricky, was awesome, amazingly informative but informal - There are a lot of flies in Ojai (don't know why) but he was a master at catching 'em - 5 out of 11 dead, not bad in an hour. - He liked us a lot - Not just because we spent $400 on wine - A good day for those guys, no doubt, but well worth it - Buy the arts and crafts red ($25 a bottle) 59% cabernet sauv, 32% cab franc and 9% Sangiovese - it's delicious! Whats best is their wine is all unfiltered and no sulfites - which results in no hang over. result!
A few hours at the pool followed - reading 'The girl who played with fire' - I'm a fan of reading the books before the movies. A little snooze fest followed by dinner at night at Paul Newman's favorite restaurant 'The ranch house' great wine list but the food and ambiance leaved a lot to be desired. over priced and not worth it.
I couldn't wait to get back to the hotel and pick up my book.
When British Nationals realise that their passport is about to run out, what can they do?
Overseas British passport applications must now be applied for ONLINE via gov.uk website. The British Consulate says “don’t leave it until the last minute to apply for your passport. You can apply up to nine months in advance and any unexpired time will be added to your new passport” This applies to new passports and renewals.
You will mailing your passport to the following address
Durham Passport Office Milburngate House Durham DH97 1PA We advise getting a tracking number when you mail; you can send through the USPS for about $16
You can also book a same day appointment in the UK for a renewal passport. However if you have lost your passport and go home on an emergency document, it can take a week for an expedited renewal:
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