Breaking News..

Those of you who have me on Facebook will already know, but I recieved my passport and documentation back in the mail today, unexpectedly.

I'M GOING BACK TO LONDON!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes! I am now the holder of a 3-year Tier 1 Visa - I'm a highly skilled worker!

Of course, the package arrived back while I was out of the house having lunch with a dear friend, and my Dad called me up to tell me. I told him to open it, and sat there with my hand over my heart in the restaurant, because a package back with a prior approval email = doom. For five minutes I sat in silence while Dad pored over the paperwork, eventually announcing that he couldn't find a declination letter. I asked him to flip through my passport for the elusive sticker, and wouldn't you know? THERE IT IS!

I'm in absolute shock. Just last night, I heard about another person being declined for having similar evidence to my own, so I had worked myself up to the fact that I shouldn't expect too much. To have this happen today has totally thrown me. 45 working days to be precise. I've been here for nearly ten weeks. And it's actually happened. It's happening. It's good news! I can stop writing out alternatives for my future and actually plan on LIVING it abroad now. I'm so thrilled, I can't even explain it.

Now it's time for the reality to set in.

I need to rearrange my flight. I need to pack my life back into a suitcase again. I need to say goodbye to my family, my friends, my Bailey-pup. I need to get myself organised and back into work mode. I need to get my head screwed on straight.

For now though - it's celebration time! Break out the champers, yippee!!


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29 comments:

The Casual Perfectionist said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! Congratulations!! :)

Viviane said...

Congrats! That is amazing!

Jessy said...

Yay! So exciting!

Dayna said...

Congrats! Visa stuff is frustrating so I'm glad you got it!!

Mrs. Higrens said...

Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! Go you!

nancypearlwannabe said...

Yay, Aly!

Operation Pink Herring said...

HOORAY!

cady said...

yay!!

Jewls said...

Yayhay!!! Congratulations! So excited for you! :)

kirby said...

yaaaay aly got it!
boooo aly's leaving.

Britt said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations!!

-R- said...

Congrats!!!

julie said...

HOOORAY!!!!
Soooo happy for you.

I'm planning on being back to London in the fall, but I want to do a little travelling. I hope to see you again..

When do you leave??

Beth said...

Yay Aly! Tell your Mum that I said 'katoomba' and she'll tell you what I mean :) Weird S4A scrappers! Beth

heidikins said...

Yay!! i'm so excited for you!! Love ya!

xox

Michelle & the City said...

yayayayayay!!! so excited to hear that!

Brie said...

Yay!! Congrats!!

Kirsten said...

Yay! Congratulations! I can't wait to hear more about life in London - one of my favorite cities in the world.

Lara said...

congrats, chook!

Chiada said...

Congratulations! I'm soooo happy for you! I'm sure your boys miss you lots and will be glad to see you.

Jacinta said...

Congratulations! Now you can relax, enjoy the rest of your stay, get yourself organised and look forward to a more settled life in London again!
Yay!

Erin said...

Yay! This is wonderful news!!!

TeacherA said...

Wooo!!

Katie said...

Congratulations! That's great news! :)

Ree said...

I know a couple of boys in London who are doing a happy dance right now, too!!!

Siany said...

Woot woot!!

Lys said...

Congrats!!! What great news!

katelin said...

congrats again that's so exciting!

grungedandy said...

Then I can un cross my fingers now! and walking has been hard with my toes crossed! LoL so glade for you & i bet the boys are very happy too enjoy the flight back at least you know we will have transport! LoL hope to see you again in london seeya hugya *G*





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