Paper (and Rats part 2)

Paper plus rats. No, not paper rats, rats and paper. It’s summer holidays for those attending school in the UK, which means my husband has two weeks of… ahem “free time.” Aside from being that person who will be voted most likely to finish his summer homework the night before classes start again, he’s weekend […]

Talking Turkey (AKA: holidays sales and house types)

Just assume that, from now until the end of 2015, all posts on Transplant Monologues will have some mention of food. Sorry, not sorry. When someone mentions turkey in the United States, the holiday that comes to mind for most Americans is Thanksgiving. I think I’ve said it in years before, but if not I’ll […]

No Recourse to Public/Government Funds – UPDATE

It’s been long overdue, but as promised, I did some additional research on the matter of which forms of public funds are available to migrants and why. But before I get into that, I have to tip my hat in salute to a commenter going by the name of “Mike” who had this little tidbit […]

NHS Part 6 – Hello Discrimination, Fancy Seeing You Here.

The last appointment with the midwives that serve the area where we used to live went by without a hitch. It was a fast, clean-cut, job that had me in and out in about 20 minutes – including the time I was waiting because I was early. All that is well and good, but apparently […]

So You’ve Got Your BRP… Now what?

I created and left a lot of questions unanswered (like my wild maths skills – to name one) with my last post which I hope to put to rest with this follow up. On Monday I received the BRP, meaning that – for the next 30 months (see: 2.5 years) at least – my personal fight […]