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Re: Do you LOVE the UK compared to USA, or is life keeping you here?
« Reply #60 on: July 17, 2019, 08:46:53 AM »
I have been here for fifteen years and no one has said happy birthday to me. Not once.

We are friendly, not psychic!  ;D
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.


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Re: Do you LOVE the UK compared to USA, or is life keeping you here?
« Reply #61 on: July 17, 2019, 09:10:18 AM »
I have been here for fifteen years and no one has said happy birthday to me. Not once.

We are friendly, not psychic!  ;D

Happy (belated|upcoming) birthday, sonofasailor!

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(Larrabee, no need for psychic powers... just cover all the possibilities.)
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!
22/11/2018 - Citizenship (online, with NDRS+JCAP) -- approved!
14/12/2018 - I became a British citizen.  :)


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Re: Do you LOVE the UK compared to USA, or is life keeping you here?
« Reply #62 on: July 17, 2019, 10:10:16 AM »
We are friendly, not psychic!  ;D

^ This!  :D

We're good, but not that good.

Happy Birthday sonofasailor, whether that's belated or upcoming!   [smiley=balloon.gif] [smiley=hug.gif]


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Re: Do you LOVE the UK compared to USA, or is life keeping you here?
« Reply #63 on: July 17, 2019, 10:18:29 AM »
In 5 days time, we can wish you a Happy Joiniversary (as that's the day you joined the forum) :D Does that help? lol
My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

**CITIZENSHIP APPROVED July 4, 2019! Formal ceremony on August 28, 2019!**

HEY MOM, I'M A BRIT NOW :D


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Re: Do you LOVE the UK compared to USA, or is life keeping you here?
« Reply #64 on: July 17, 2019, 10:23:31 AM »
And may I wish everyone a Merry Christmas in anticipation of the season.


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Re: Do you LOVE the UK compared to USA, or is life keeping you here?
« Reply #65 on: July 17, 2019, 10:24:57 AM »
And may I wish everyone a Merry Christmas in anticipation of the season.

Halloween first please! hahah (I honestly have people in my office that are already talking about how many weeks until Christmas)
My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

**CITIZENSHIP APPROVED July 4, 2019! Formal ceremony on August 28, 2019!**

HEY MOM, I'M A BRIT NOW :D


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Re: Do you LOVE the UK compared to USA, or is life keeping you here?
« Reply #66 on: July 17, 2019, 10:26:33 AM »
Halloween first please! hahah (I honestly have people in my office that are already talking about how many weeks until Christmas)

For Blossom, every day should be Christmas.  She's making up for missed Christmasses past.
9/1/2013 - "fiancée" (marriage) visa issued
4/6/2013 - married (certificate issued same-day)
5/6/2013 - FLR(M)#1 in person -- approved!
8/1/2016 - FLR(M)#2 by post -- approved!
8/5/2018 - ILR in person -- approved!
22/11/2018 - Citizenship (online, with NDRS+JCAP) -- approved!
14/12/2018 - I became a British citizen.  :)


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Re: Do you LOVE the UK compared to USA, or is life keeping you here?
« Reply #67 on: July 17, 2019, 10:29:02 AM »
Halloween first please! hahah (I honestly have people in my office that are already talking about how many weeks until Christmas)

Same here.  I've already heard Christmas songs in a store. 


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Re: Do you LOVE the UK compared to USA, or is life keeping you here?
« Reply #68 on: July 17, 2019, 10:30:13 AM »
There are 12 months in the year.  That means you go away from Christmas for 6 months - and then you start heading towards it again!  So yes, from June we are heading towards Christmas.

Bingle Jells, Bingle Jells, Bingle all the way!




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Re: Do you LOVE the UK compared to USA, or is life keeping you here?
« Reply #69 on: July 17, 2019, 10:34:50 AM »
Well, I just have to add... it's a shame that this has all happened.  When I see something on a BBS, I try to remember that not everyone is "the same". Even people in the USA have very widely different cultural/educational/technological universes.  As there is so little background information on a forum that can be really verified, one has to kind of cut people a lot of slack.

America and Americans seem to be becoming just a bit more edgy (not in an artistic sense) and ready to expect the worst in the last several years.  In a way understandably so, but still very sad.  I hate to see us moving back to an "us" vs "them" thing, especially when it's focused internally among us.  Everybody will have their own personal biases, of course, and that one is mine.

I'm sure I've posted on here a lot of redundant messages - half the time because I've forgotten I posted something in the first place, the other half because I can't find the original post, and that third half because I'm looking for a different set of answers (i.e., having it seen by new eyes). Kind of like a little kid who hits Auntie up for a cookie if Mom has already said no, in a way. Sometimes to triangulate my thoughts against other's realities.  In the long run, what does it matter to anyone but me?

Lighten up, people.  ;D It's not Ft. Apache - you don't have to circle the wagons and protect anything. Just ignore what you don't like and go on with life. This is probably the one place that you can actually do that without there being any actual repercussions. "Here" is not real. If someone comes onto the board and you think they want to stir up "trouble" .... ignore them. Or if you feel a great need to do so, report them to the censors. Otherwise, watch and wait. Nobody is required to respond to any post here.  Or believe anything anyone says, really.

Try, try, try to lighten up and have a better day, ok?  It's not worth getting riled up over.   ;)


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Appropriate Festive Season (whichever) Greetings to All.
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Re: Do you LOVE the UK compared to USA, or is life keeping you here?
« Reply #70 on: July 17, 2019, 10:45:04 AM »
There are 12 months in the year.  That means you go away from Christmas for 6 months - and then you start heading towards it again!  So yes, from June we are heading towards Christmas.

Bingle Jells, Bingle Jells, Bingle all the way!

hahahah nooooooooooooooooooo I mean..I get your logic but...NOOOOOOO

Same here.  I've already heard Christmas songs in a store. 

This is just way out of order lol I'm surprised they aren't already getting the decorations out.
My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

**CITIZENSHIP APPROVED July 4, 2019! Formal ceremony on August 28, 2019!**

HEY MOM, I'M A BRIT NOW :D


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Re: Do you LOVE the UK compared to USA, or is life keeping you here?
« Reply #71 on: July 17, 2019, 10:46:58 AM »
Happy Hallo-Fawkes-Giving?  :D


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Re: Do you LOVE the UK compared to USA, or is life keeping you here?
« Reply #72 on: July 17, 2019, 10:48:57 AM »
Happy Hallo-Fawkes-Giving?  :D

I like this one best.
My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

**CITIZENSHIP APPROVED July 4, 2019! Formal ceremony on August 28, 2019!**

HEY MOM, I'M A BRIT NOW :D


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Re: Do you LOVE the UK compared to USA, or is life keeping you here?
« Reply #73 on: July 17, 2019, 01:11:33 PM »
As long as we are clearing the air I might as well tell you all that Jimbo and I are lovers. He was a bit reticent about telling you guys at first, but now we want the whole world to know!

 
I just hope that more people will ignore the fatalism of the argument that we are beyond repair. We are not beyond repair. We are never beyond repair. - AOC


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Re: Do you LOVE the UK compared to USA, or is life keeping you here?
« Reply #74 on: July 17, 2019, 01:14:24 PM »
As long as we are clearing the air I might as well tell you all that Jimbo and I are lovers. He was a bit reticent about telling you guys at first, but now we want the whole world to know!
I think we already knew :)

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My, how time flies....

* Married in the US and applied for first spousal visa August 2013
* Moved to the UK on said visa October 2013
* FLR(M) applied for  May 2016. Biometrics requested June 2016. Approval given July 2016.
* ILR applied for January 2019 (using priority processing). Approved February 2019.
* Citizenship applied for May  2019

**CITIZENSHIP APPROVED July 4, 2019! Formal ceremony on August 28, 2019!**

HEY MOM, I'M A BRIT NOW :D


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