Harking Back: when we were in London we were loving it so much because it's such an awesome, big city with pubs/clubs/fashion/bands/the vibe, and to be honest. - I really enjoy catching The Tube, so we organised some meetings and within our 3rd week of being there we had 2 job offers in the bag. Thank god all that standing around on corners in Soho paid off.
However the one thing we didn't have was a visa to actually get into the country and work, so within our first week of being back we put together a really anal folder with birth certificates/marriage certificates, any type of certificate we could get our hands on (my shotput ribbon from 6th grade??) and went to the British Consulate for an eyeball and fingerprint scan, and hoped that that shoplifting fiasco from year 3 wasn't on my permanent record, and that Mark hadn't raped anyone and not told me about it...
We had heard all sorts of stories about visa applications taking forever, 3 months, a year... so it was a huge surprise to us when we got our letter of approval 3 days after we sent it off.
3 days!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had 3 months in my head. So now I am looking at all the crap that is in my apartment and mentally chucking/storing/packing.. I gave 3 bags of clothes to goodwill already, and have been eyeing off all sorts of rubbish that I have accumulated over the years to put into the bin.
Lenny has already been to the vet to get the process of his Pet Passport happening, so now it's just a matter of packing our crap, telling Fuckwit Fenwick that we are moving out (that will be bittersweet) and buying our One Way Tickets to London Baby Yeahhhh.
Can't wait to be living it up in Zone 2 (sif we can afford Zone 1) drinking Fruli on a regular basis, and being able to see bands that would never come to Sydney because they think it is too far away (yes you Madonna), and catching planes to European destinations that take 45 minutes for $17.
At least I will be there by Christmas so I will be able to step off the plane and into some hardcore London weather. Note to self: get a muth'ucking warm jacket.