So what’s new? Well, I GOT A JOB. Well chuffed, as I only applied for six, and imagined I’d still be plugging away miserably at applications.
We had a big day today as well, submitting the supporting evidence we need for the EEA family permit. We have to just wait now, although we have a nice tracking-registration-thingy online which has lots of circles which turn from red to green when the different stages of the application are completed. It isn’t exactly a blind wait which we had been expecting, but not sure it is a good thing that from my iPhone I can check every 5 minutes for the next three weeks. (number of checks must stand at about 73 already)
For those of you not in the know, if we don’t get it this time (and it would be for some spurious reason), we can apply again, addressing the concerns in the refusal. Each time it is free, unlike UK visa applications. I’m confident that we won’t have a problem getting to the UK, although I am not convinced they will give it to us on the first go. Therefore we will set up the second application as our first is on its way back to us, so that if the news is bad, we can BAM! the next application form in. You remember I moaned before about the delay getting appointments? We want a second application appointment made absolutely as soon as possible if necessary – we’ll have to wait 3 weeks just to resubmit the supporting evidence. Anyway, we’ll be ready with a second online application completed but not submitted, so that AS SOON as we know we have been refused, it can go off and we can book the appointment.
Anyway enough about that- if you are interested, I’ll be detailing the whole procedure once it is completed. No chicken-counting now; we are not there yet.
What else? Granny and Grandpa are here, and it is lovely; Granny and the girls are smitten with each other. We went to the Lennon wall and walked around in the most bizarrely changeable weather.
I have stopped detailing the girls’ new stuff; it is getting hard to keep up. Also, it is boring to read about the wonderful children of other people. Now they speak to each other- they really are little girls suddenly, playing and squabbling. They are 27 months now- my mum is convinced they are extremely bright and super-articulate, but I have no other English kids of the same age to compare them to except one and i tho k in truth they just excel in different areas (our friend’s daughter speaks less, is less confident but can use a potty- ours WILL NOT). Our little darlings are wonderful, of course, but they drive us to the edge sometimes. We have very little time to reflect and take any kind of stock.
The girls have slept well this evening, so I have watched Masterchef, posted the lovely pictures of recent days, written this and had two beers! TWO!
Ok – signing off. Good night all xxx