I've just renewed my passport. It wasn't actually due for renewal until next Spring, but it's possible to renew them up to nine months ahead of expiry, and I'm kind of anal about doing these things in good time. So, for your amusement, here's photographic evidence of the effect that (almost) a decade of beer and curry can have on a fresh-faced maths undergraduate:

Passport Photo, 1996Passport Photo, 2005

Fatter face, smaller glasses, same hair.  Fair enough.

Incidentally, I have to say that I'm most impressed with the speed of service provided by both Royal Mail and the Passport Agency.  I mailed my application off on a Monday afternoon, and my shiny new passport landed on my doormat on the Thursday morning.  Fantastic.

Now, where shall I travel to first...?