I have a drawer in which I keep important documents, like my passport. I needed my driving licence (I've incurred three points for not conforming to the variable speed limit on the M1) and I could find the plastic that had my photo, but not the paper part, and you need both. Ugh.
I searched high and low. I can't imagine how I lost it - it lives in that drawer and it only ever comes out when it's needed, which is, like, almost never. Eventually I gave up, and phoned the DVLC in Swansea.
I expected a major performance, but once I'd got past the menu system, I spoke to a very nice man who asked me my name and address, and then started addressing me as "Dr", which meant he'd found me on his system. He relieved me of £20, and I'll get a new licence in the post in a couple of days.
Last year, I lost my passport. Again, I don't know how that could have happened. In future, if ladysolly (or anyone else) needs to borrow either of these temporarily, I'm going to get a receipt.