Monday, April 23, 2012

Joyous News!

I seem to be delivering information only blogs at the moment, but I don't think that's really a bad thing. In depth thinking isn't my forte at the moment.

Any way, I have joyous news. Firstly, my own, the medical I had for my visa was clear. This is really good news, now we gain affidavits and get paperwork all ready for the interview, which will be within 8 weeks. The medical is non-invasive, only one tiny vial of blood taken. I'm happy, now on to the interview.

In other news, here's the new Mr and Mrs Gosseling, with Robert and I.

Here I am doing bridesmaid duties.

We had a lovely time, it's been a while since I've been on the oval at Harpenden, but it was nice to see some familiar faces and even nicer to have a vicar I know lead the ceremony.

It was such a brilliant day, and we wish the new Mr and Mrs Gosseling all the best as they settle in their new home.

There you have it, the last week was crazy busy, what with work and wedding. Now we settle into the last 12 weeks routine, we've been here nearly 12 weeks, so we're half way through a stay. Soon we'll be packing up to leave Blighty for American family and careers.

Monday, April 16, 2012

One Step closer

Promised I keep you all updated as to where we were and what was happening. Today I became one step closer to moving to the States; I had my medical in London, which puts us closer to the interview.

As normal, I was pretty nervous about being in a doctors office. Many people (including my husband) had said that I shouldn't be nervous, it's just a regular check up and a little blood test. It kinda worked, a few literally and figurative deep breaths later and it was done.

As far as the doctor was concerned, she could see nothing to worry about. And the test results will be through on Wednesday and they'll ring me if anything is wrong. I know it won't be, but Wednesday might be a longer day than normal!

Trips into London are uneventful nowadays, it's much easier taking one American who looks after himself than 5-8 Americans who are awaiting your every instruction as the 'expert' (we went in circles more than once). One more trip to go, and I'm not sure we'll be visiting Chipotle on Baker Street again, this last trip will be for interview and visa granting if all goes well.

Friday is a big day, 2nd time taking up bridesmaid duties, this time for Christine and Chris, who will become Mr and Mrs Gosseling.Very excited about this! Then after that, Life will be normal, with work and sleep until interview day.