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 […]

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 […]

C4/2013/2086: MM -v- Secretary of State for the Home Department

By now, many of you are aware that the case I am referencing is the reason why 3,014-and-counting Family Visa Applications are on hold (partners, parents, children, spouses, adult dependents, etc…. are all effected). I’ve touched on this case briefly in previous posts, but since we’re still waiting to hear a verdict, I thought now […]

Renting – What to Expect in the UK (Part 6)

written 20/2/14 From how random strangers react to any potential sign of someone or something possibly causing an inconvenience (see: inevitably step in and advise against the actions), the impression I get is that patience is not something that is dispensed without a certain amount of cat-herding in the UK. This may also go a […]

Nothing

The title really does say it all. There is nothing particularly new to report, on the VISA front. Home life hasn’t had any real major issues to consider beyond one of the cats killing what appeared to be a baby Mole (http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/European_Mole). Though I have been told it is a Vole (http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Field_Vole), I remain uncertain […]