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YAY!!!! I'M GOING H.O.M.E. FINALLY!!!!
« on: May 02, 2013, 08:45:06 PM »
YAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!! After TWO LOOOONG YEARS, I am finally GOING HOME and we are going for TWO WHOLE WEEKS!!!!!!

YAYAYAY!!!! NYC!!!!! HERE I COME!!!!!!!

HOME SWEET HOME!!!!!!

I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE MY PEEPS!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: YAY!!!! I'M GOING H.O.M.E. FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 09:16:06 PM »
Lara

How exciting!!!  Congratulations on getting your ILR!!  [smiley=laugh4.gif]

Eat lots of New York-style pizza and Manhattan clam chowder please!!  :P
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Re: YAY!!!! I'M GOING H.O.M.E. FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 09:23:20 PM »
That's awesome, Lara! :D

I, too, hope you get your fill of whatever you most love.  My personal list would be (in no particular order):

bagel
pizza
stromboli
cheesteak w/fried onions
Italian hoagie
cannoli
wonton soup
Italian wedding soup
some fantastic Mexican food
Tastykake "Tastyklair" and "Peanut Butter Tandykakes"
and a boatload of Crystal Light :D

Just some ideas....... :D

Have a fantastic time!
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Re: YAY!!!! I'M GOING H.O.M.E. FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 09:46:48 PM »
HA HA! Everyone goes RIGHT TO FOOD... And, yes, I am going to eat my through NYC. For sure.

Hubby surprised me with the tickets!

I fear he may have robbed a bank... Actually, I'm fine with it if he robbed a bank to get the money, as long as we are not busted until after the trip!

“It was when I realised I had a new nationality: I was in exile. I am an adulterous resident: when I am in one city, I am dreaming of the other. I am an exile; citizen of the country of longing.” ― Suketu Mehta.

Married 04/13/11, in NYC.
Applied for Spouse Visa the following week, with express service, and I was approved 4 days later!
Arrived in the UK 05/20/11.
I took the stupid LIUK Test Oct. 2012.
We were granted ILR In Person in Croydon on 04/23/13.
Got BRP 2 days later, in mail box - it just appeared.

NEXT: The lil' red passpo


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Re: YAY!!!! I'M GOING H.O.M.E. FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 10:20:54 PM »
HA HA! Everyone goes RIGHT TO FOOD... And, yes, I am going to eat my through NYC. For sure.

Hubby surprised me with the tickets!

I fear he may have robbed a bank... Actually, I'm fine with it if he robbed a bank to get the money, as long as we are not busted until after the trip!

LOL!  With that in mind, both of you should also eat a full-course dinner at Gramercy Tavern in Flatiron District!!  ;)

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Re: YAY!!!! I'M GOING H.O.M.E. FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2013, 08:32:19 AM »
thats awesome chica      ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


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Re: YAY!!!! I'M GOING H.O.M.E. FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2013, 10:11:49 AM »
MEXICAN, SUSHI, BLUE CRAB, CHINESE, ITALIAN... And that is just on the first day.
“It was when I realised I had a new nationality: I was in exile. I am an adulterous resident: when I am in one city, I am dreaming of the other. I am an exile; citizen of the country of longing.” ― Suketu Mehta.

Married 04/13/11, in NYC.
Applied for Spouse Visa the following week, with express service, and I was approved 4 days later!
Arrived in the UK 05/20/11.
I took the stupid LIUK Test Oct. 2012.
We were granted ILR In Person in Croydon on 04/23/13.
Got BRP 2 days later, in mail box - it just appeared.

NEXT: The lil' red passpo


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Re: YAY!!!! I'M GOING H.O.M.E. FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2013, 01:11:37 PM »
Have fun!  :D
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Re: YAY!!!! I'M GOING H.O.M.E. FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2013, 03:24:26 PM »
It is torture... not being able to hug the people that you love... for two whole years!

Such torture... It is emotional solitary confinement.

Life is about 'the people you love' for me, and nothing else, and I love my husband soooo much, but no single person can replace everyone else you love on the entire planet.

If I had had ANY idea that I was not going to be able to afford to go back home for two years, I never, ever, ever would have come to the UK.

I would have forced his butt to move to NYC!!! And, I still might do that... This trip is a bit of a test.

I assumed I would be able to get a normal job out here, WITH A NORMAL WAGE, just like I always had, and that I would be back in 6 months, to visit.

WRONG.  ::)

We are going over there with 'moving back' in mind as a possibility. I could get really well paid work there really easily, and so could he, because of the people I know.

I'm taking him out to the Hamptons for a weekend to my friends family summer home, on a sail boat around NYC, which is owned by another friend, to all the hip club nights, and hopefully to the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island... I'm really hoping he falls in love with NYC. He has never been there in the warmer weather - he has only seen it in winter!

I'm not mentioning to him that when we live there we will not be at the hip clubs and on sail boats and in the Hamptons every week - LOL!!!

I'm so happy to be going back to MY people.

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“It was when I realised I had a new nationality: I was in exile. I am an adulterous resident: when I am in one city, I am dreaming of the other. I am an exile; citizen of the country of longing.” ― Suketu Mehta.

Married 04/13/11, in NYC.
Applied for Spouse Visa the following week, with express service, and I was approved 4 days later!
Arrived in the UK 05/20/11.
I took the stupid LIUK Test Oct. 2012.
We were granted ILR In Person in Croydon on 04/23/13.
Got BRP 2 days later, in mail box - it just appeared.

NEXT: The lil' red passpo


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Re: YAY!!!! I'M GOING H.O.M.E. FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2013, 06:01:44 PM »
Yay NYC! :) I'm glad you're getting to go home for a bit. It's hard not to fall in love with the city in the summer so I'm sure your DH will. Well, except I guess for the whole humidity thing. I wish you nothing but gorgeous, 85 degree low-humidity days.  ;D


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Re: YAY!!!! I'M GOING H.O.M.E. FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2013, 06:43:47 PM »
Lara

I agree with you 100%!  I've been here for 4 years.  It's very painful to be far away from family and friends you've grown up with  :( .  It sounds like your husband might really enjoy New York so much while visiting.  And that both of you would have better lives in New York vs. London.  [smiley=2thumbsup.gif]

Oohh the Hamptons and its lovely beaches plus New York nightclubs galore - I wish I was there!  [smiley=daisy.gif]

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Re: YAY!!!! I'M GOING H.O.M.E. FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2013, 08:08:25 PM »
Have fun it sounds like it will be a great trip
I have just arrived back from Detroit area after not visiting
For 5 years. I have grown to love this part of
The UK more so it was nice to visit but I am glad to be back here
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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2013, 08:13:38 PM »
Thanks peeps!!!

I loooove the heat, and so does Hubby, so we are hoping it is really hot and humid!

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“It was when I realised I had a new nationality: I was in exile. I am an adulterous resident: when I am in one city, I am dreaming of the other. I am an exile; citizen of the country of longing.” ― Suketu Mehta.

Married 04/13/11, in NYC.
Applied for Spouse Visa the following week, with express service, and I was approved 4 days later!
Arrived in the UK 05/20/11.
I took the stupid LIUK Test Oct. 2012.
We were granted ILR In Person in Croydon on 04/23/13.
Got BRP 2 days later, in mail box - it just appeared.

NEXT: The lil' red passpo


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Re: YAY!!!! I'M GOING H.O.M.E. FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2013, 11:33:13 AM »
Woohoo!

I hope he loves it and you guys are able to move to NYC! Drink some good coffee for me. :)


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Re: YAY!!!! I'M GOING H.O.M.E. FINALLY!!!!
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2013, 04:45:38 AM »
It was three and a half years before we were able to afford a return trip home.

Have a great time, Lara.  And good luck with testing the waters.


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