So here I am, settled back in London (well, Sidcup), working on our visa for Martin. What. A. Pain. It’s so much stupid paperwork and confusion and waiting. Right now we’re trying to get copies of his criminal records from all the places he’s lived for over 12 months so that he can then make an appointment for his medical exam and then his interview at the embassy. My advice to anyone single and looking for a partner…fall in love with someone from your own country. Ha. Relationships are hard enough, and jumping through all the hoops just to legally co-exist in the same country can be a real nightmare at times. Obviously we do it because we believe it will be worth it in the end, but some days you just want to pull your hair out and jump on the next flight home. One step at a time though, and one day at a time…and I’m counting down the days until my final flight out of London, which should be in March when I go to Peru. Then, after Peru, Atlanta for a week, then Hawaii to shoot a wedding, then most likely to Czech Republic where Martin will be waiting! Cannot wait.

Last week we visited Martin’s mom in CZ, here are a few photos.
Brno
This was awesome.
Pardubice
Martin’s first operation was on this cat, good to see he’s still alive (and yes he has all his limbs).
The family’s summer cottage
Cold but pretty
I really like CZ. I wonder how I would do living there, and I’m sure I’ll find out at some point. Like I’ve said before, I really like the people and character there.
Well, maybe I’ll have more interesting news later, for now I’m just trying to be a better blogger.

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Overdue update

Well I tried really hard to be a good blogger, but it’s been three months since my last post so I have failed as of late! Since I’m so terribly behind I’ll just give a few updates:

  • We got engaged! Yay!
  • I spent 4 months in Atlanta working, which was a great thing for me since I’m not able to work in London
  • I’m back in London now, for a few more months, and we moved to Sidcup, which is close to Martin’s job
  • We still have no idea what we’re doing next, a little behind on the visa process
  • We just got back from a 5 day visit to Czech Republic to see Martin’s mom
  • Today is Christmas Eve and it’s the first time I’ve been away from my family for Christmas

All of the trains are shut down tomorrow, and the cabs are super expensive, so we may have to find a pub in Sidcup to spend part of our Christmas. I have a bunch of photos to edit from Czech, I’ll post those later!

Vesele Vanoce!