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My Daughter And I Needed The UK

10 reasons the grass is always greener

Author’s own — Loren’s first London theatre visit

A few weeks before my planned trip back to the UK with daughter Loren, I realised we had lost her passport.

Due to a huge backlog at the Passport Office in London, with high demand in passport applications following the pandemic, there was no guarantee I’d get her replacement in time.



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Julie van Maanen

Top writer in Parenting. Multi-lingual traveller, writer, learner, teacher. Raising my little girl in Cuba and Europe and cannot wait to show her the world.