California dreamin’ and Phoenix living

Heading to California to “pick up”my Green card, was an opportunity not to be squandered. Whilst I didn’t ACTUALLY “pick up”my Green card, I managed to get a bit of site seeing in, some family time, and set up some roots in the form of bank accounts etc. Continue reading “California dreamin’ and Phoenix living”

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We won the lottery!! 

And by lottery, I mean the Green Card Lottery, and what did I win?

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A green card?

Not exactly, turns out that I have “won” the opportunity to apply for a Permanent Visa via the Diversity Visa Scheme – which literally translates to “6-12 months of form filling and compliance checking”.  I won’t go too far into what the DV Lottery is (what us peeps in the know call it), and how it came about, however I have linked to the pertinent (and legitimate) information as relevant for those that want to investigate further.

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New York, New York!

I am a big fan of birthdays. Not just mine, but friends and families birthdays are something I love to celebrate. Milestone birthdays however are something I am trying to get the hang of. This Christmas I turn 40, and to celebrate I made the audacious call that I wanted to have both my Birthday and Christmas in New York.img_9632

I can’t tell you why New York, and I need to be honest, not a significant amount of thought went into the location, but as soon as I said it, I knew it to be true.

Somewhere along the line, New York for Christmas became a two month explore of USA and Canada, starting and finishing in San Francisco (my self professed spiritual home, even though I have yet to go there). Overall, cause for much excite!! Continue reading “New York, New York!”