Today, she and her friend are driving to Newcastle to pick up the bc. If they get there before 11:30, they will be coming home with it. If not, it will be Monday. Then it and the new photo will be sent off to the nice passport people and hopefully in a couple of weeks, she will be doing the passport dance.
So, my friends, good thoughts for Miss sparky955 for a safe trip there and back (they should be on the road now) and that she will return with bc in hand. She really, really needs this right now and surely even a snarky sparky955 deserves a bit of good luck now and again.
Break a leg, my friend, but not literally.