Visa Saga Update

My visa application has been refused on the grounds of insufficient evidence that I am in a relationship with my partner. You know, the one I married in June. They also asked for additional paperwork that was NEVER requested on the government website or the application. They said I have 28 days to appeal. SoContinue reading “Visa Saga Update”

Under the Hot Weather

As August comes to an end, I’m having a terrible bout of sinus issues. I never had allergies before I started spending long stretches of time in the UK. Now my nose can’t seem to acclimate to England’s weather OR Louisiana’s. A most unfortunate development. Lots and lots of water and some meds are myContinue reading “Under the Hot Weather”

Don’t Sweat It

During the two weeks my husband was here, I got to play tourist in the city. We had po’boys, jambalaya, chicken and sausage gumbo, red beans and rice, fried catfish, bread pudding, Popeye’s chicken, doberge cake, Abita Amber, and many more delicious things. Yes, eating is a major part of enjoying Louisiana. We also ateContinue reading “Don’t Sweat It”

Food for Thought

We’re about three weeks away from my fiancé and future father-in-law arriving. I’ll take them around the New Orleans area to see fun things and eat good food. My fiancé and I will marry during this visit. I would have followed them back home, but my visa has been delayed. I’ll have to wait toContinue reading “Food for Thought”

Chugging Along

While the visa news certainly took the wind from my sails, I took a day to feel my anger and grief (and take an extra long bath), and now I’m feeling all right. I’m still unhappy with the situation, but embracing the bad feelings rather than bottling them up helped me get on with myContinue reading “Chugging Along”

Visa Application Update

“We are writing to inform you that due to the humanitarian crisis caused by the invasion of Ukraine, UKVI is prioritising Ukraine Visa Scheme applications.” Obviously, there’re more, but that’s the important bit. Because of Putin’s war on Ukraine, my visa application to live in the UK with my soon-to-be husband has been thrown toContinue reading “Visa Application Update”

If you go into the woods today…

The first of May, also known as Mayday or Beltane, is a day a romance and life. It’s the midpoint between the spring equinox and summer solstice, and flowers are in full bloom. Dance the maypole with a group, go a-maying with your sweetheart, or have a nice bath and remember to love yourself. TwoContinue reading “If you go into the woods today…”

Be Reasonable

I had a strange week. After posting my passport and other documents, there was nothing left to do for the visa application until they get in touch with me. Wedding invitations went out last week. Space is so limited. I hope I don’t hurt anyone’s feelings, but family alone took up most of the invites.Continue reading “Be Reasonable”

Visa Saga Update

The biometrics interview was not an interview. It was just an appointment to get my biometrics. All they did was take a headshot and fingerprint me. When they gave me my receipt for those two things, they also handed me a letter with a link and further instructions. I was then to mail the stampedContinue reading “Visa Saga Update”

Lovefool

April is just around the corner, bringing with it more springy spring weather. Hopefully it won’t be too summery. I’m in no rush for the arrival of Louisiana’s warmer weather. Just thinking about it makes me sweat. The rain and cool breezes should feel free to stay as far as I’m concerned. Visa Saga Update:Continue reading “Lovefool”