We’re scheduled to get married at Bournemouth Townhall at 2:00pm on September 20th. Next Friday we have to take the train up to Winchester so we can give notice the 15 days in advance. I have a feeling September is going to be a busy month for us. Between my birthday outing to Bath and getting married, we will also be taking a trip to visit Dan’s dad and his wife at some point during the month before they head back to Australia.
Now that we have our marriage scheduled, I had to start looking into booking an appointment to get my FLR, the next step in getting my dual citizenship. I had already heard horror stories online about how there are never any appointments available for a premium appointment, but after some frantic back and forth calling and texting with Dan while he was at work today we managed to get an appointment on October 1st for my application.
It costs quite a bit more to do an in person appointment (it costs quite a bit to begin with anyway…), but it means I will get a same day response and be able to start working right away rather than waiting 2-3 months for my application to process. Something that will make both Dan and I much happier, haha. So exciting things!
On a side note, I did some shopping/browsing on Tuesday in some of the shops around the centre. I wanted a new pair of skinny jeans and maybe some flats. It was quite the experience, first off the saleswoman converted my US size wrong and gave me a UK size that was actually 3 sizes too small. Once I figured out my actual UK size after much trying of things on, I couldn’t find longs anyway. Then I realized most UK fashion shops don’t carry shoes sizes over a US 6, I’m an 8 1/2. I know my feet aren’t the smallest, but I didn’t think I had overly large feet where I wouldn’t be able to find my shoe size in a store. Oh well, I like my gigantic man feet England, they keep me from falling over 😛