Revisiting The FLR(M)

It’s nearing that time. In October 2014, much to our surprise, our FLR(M) visa was granted, permitting me right to reside in the UK for 2.5 years. Two years have almost come and passed us by in a whirlwind of life and we’re in the process of gathering documentation for the extension. There are two […]

NHS Part 8

Without trying very hard, I’m certain that, by now, most people have realised that I have given birth already and this is at the heart of why I have not updated until now. For those who are curious: yes baby is happy and healthy and their parents are too – to say nothing about being […]

NHS Part 7

Antenatal classes in the UK are like Every-Flavour Beans (Harry Potter reference FTW) – you can never be sure exactly what you’re going to get. This is, I believe, largely in part to the effectiveness of the ones teaching and the overall willingness for participation from those attending. Sounds kind of damning, doesn’t it? It […]

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 […]