Today we made the trip to Salford for our visas.
Two hours there.
Waited in the Matchstick Man pub car park for half an hour.
Queued outside the visa centre for half an hour in the rain until they allowed the dozens of people, mostly young Chinese on UK passports, all with the same appointment time as us, into the building, half an hour late.
Queued inside for two hours as each one took ages to compile the right information and get the right kind of photos. The toilets were closed.
It took ten minutes to process our two applications.
Then another wait for the biometrics to be taken again.
Back home after an eight hour day.
All for a ten minute process.