The medical went just fine! Martin endured a few pokes and prods and we were on our way pretty quickly. Managing to get all of the paperwork together and putting another milestone in the process behind us felt pretty good. Now we wait for the embassy here in London to receive his results (which should be in the next day or two), and then for them to schedule his interview. Unfortunately, I’ve read that it takes around 6 weeks to be assigned a date, and then the interview might not be for a month after that, so there’s a good chance that I won’t be here to go to the interview with him, which I was looking forward to. But, progress!
Yesterday we went to Sevenoaks and saw some deer.
Today it’s raining, not much motivation to get out and about.
We have the UK police certificate in hand, and today I booked Martin’s medical exam! We go this Thursday. So excited to be taking a big step in the visa process : D
I’ll let you guys know how it goes!
From Hampstead Heath this weekend, that’s the city of London behind us..
We’ve gotten the paperwork for Martin’s UK police record submitted! Finally. Once he has the results (which of course are clean), we can schedule his medical interview! After that is the embassy interview, the last step before getting his visa. So that is exciting. The ball is rolling!
Today I’m trying to do wedding stuff. I am not a big fan of weddings and all of the girly things that go along with planning one, so it’s kind of weird. I’m looking forward to our families and friends all hanging out together in the Czech Republic, but I don’t want to think about flowers, or save-the-date announcements, or who my photographer is going to be. We are still trying to narrow down and date and venue (the end of May possibly?). It’s not so easy aligning our work schedules with the visa schedule with the weather schedule with family/friend expectation schedule. But I guess we’re not the first to go through this kind of thing. I just don’t want to look back and say “see, that is why I never wanted to have a wedding.” I just want everyone to have a fun time in Europe and for me to look awesome during it.
Anyways, that’s my update for now! I am working on a wedding registry that I’m putting together through Amazon (ok I’ll admit that part is fun) and setting up a temporary information site for our wedding (that’s the thing to do these days). Then we just have to decide what kind of invites we’ll be sending out, where we’re having this thing, what day we’re having this thing, where everyone will stay, what we’ll eat, what we’ll listen to, who will take photos….
Despite my obvious lack of enthusiasm for putting on a big frilly white dress and picking out table arrangements, I am excited to marry Martin. And for all the new stuff we’re gonna get for our kitchen. Once we have a kitchen.