Today – 72 days after my first application, 60 days after that horrible day in Croydon and 45 days after my second application – I was finally granted a 30-month leave to remain by the British Home Office. It was not at all like I had imagined... I didn't see the email come in. Edward … Continue reading Congratulations, it’s a visa!
I've never been a big fan of birthdays. Having your birthday between Christmas and New Year's Eve means that most of your presents are wrapped in Christmas-themed paper and under the still-up Christmas tree, and that it's often forgotten or pass in a blur anyway. For these reasons, I have stopped celebrating my birthday the … Continue reading Worst Birthday Ever
This time last year, I had just moved to England and was barely getting settled in. My passport displayed a freshly stamped, shiny new visa sticker and I was a few days away from picking up my BRP card – giving me the right to live and work in the UK for two years. When … Continue reading Immigration Anxiety
Edward and I just said goodbye after a wonderful holiday together. Every time I have to drop him off at the airport, I am graced with a breathetaking sunset on the way back home; like life is somehow telling me to keep smiling. This goodbye was our last goodbye. Next time I set foot in … Continue reading Goodbyes
I did it, I bought my one-way ticket to England! In a little more than two months, I will be moving abroad and starting a new chapter with the man I love. There are no words to say just how happy I am, and how privileged I feel to have the chance to live such … Continue reading One-Way Ticket