It’s been a scary week

I can honestly say I don’t want a repeat of this week. Its probably been mostly in my head but everything just seemed to become really emotional  and I got upset by it all. As you know, I went for my Visa interview in December.  My medical was in November and at my interview I…

Beautiful weather

  It’s absolutely freezing but lots of sunshine most days. This week has been mainly sorting stuff to take to the US  and to dispose of.  Our loft is being emptied bit by bit and it’s amazing the things we have found.  I think I mentioned before that my kids have always been against disposing…

So the snow came …and went

We had warnings that the snow was coming…. and to be honest I didn’t think it would.  But on Thursday it was very cold ..too cold for snow my Mum would have said..and all of a sudden it hit..thick and fast…it settled briefly…but then it was gone… left with a light dusting.   I don’t…

January blues?   Not this year !

So we have started the new year and usually I’m getting the blues by now. I’ve never liked January and usually spend the first month of the year waiting for the second.  This country’s weather always seems worse after Christmas and summer seems so far away.  We don’t get much snow  in this part of…

New year.. the adventure begins ! 

What a brilliant New Years Eve was had by our family.   It’s our tradition to go to my brother Martin’s house to see in the new year.  He cooks ..very well I will add….lots of little dishes..all home made….chorizo in fancy dressings…prawns in garlic…asparagus in Parma ham in delicious chilli and garlic ..are just…

This Christmas 

The run up to Christmas is upon us.  Alex and Nick  have finished college for the holidays and we are getting prepared. On Sunday one of the Pings had a Christmas movie afternoon.  There is only one Christmas movie I’ve ever watched all the way through and that’s National Lampoons Christmas vacation.  Never fails to…

Embassy …. just a formality ? 

So….today was the day. My interview at the US Embassy was this morning. I’m guessing you’ve got to know me a little by now and would absolutely know I was nervous !   My friends said the interview would just be a formality.. the fact that my husband is American and my children have American passports…

Thinking ahead

Just about a week to my interview and as it’s getting nearer, I’m getting more apprehensive.  I find myself thinking of what the interview will entail so  I decided to google ‘what will happen at my visa interview at US Embassy in London. ‘.   I needed  to add London as there were lots of articles…

Is it this cold in San Francisco right now ?

December has arrived.  Feeling soooo cold but at least we have Christmas to look forward to.  Before that I have my interview for my visa at the American Embassy and I will at last find out if I’m going to the US next year.  I feel in limbo until I’m actually told so Christmas preparations…

Halstead Fayre…. Christmas is coming

It’s been a lovely day in Halstead today.  The town laid on a Christmas fayre and the people of the town came together to support all that’s good about our community.  8am and the Air cadets stall needed putting together.  A clear blue sky and frosty start was  lovely and our Costa  made a killing…

Winter bites

Well it certainly seems like winter has arrived.  Went out with my friends last night..back to the car in three hours and frozen solid!    This week I have booked my interview at the American embassy in London.   Before booking there is another lot of paperwork to fill in and an online checklist.  This…

An absolute medical examination 

Another late night / early morning blog this week.  I haven’t felt able to write until now as I must admit to being petrified at the thought of the medical examination I had to have for my Visa application.  I’m not normally  bothered by that sort of thing.  I’ve been quite healthy all my life…