Swiss Navy Knife – Yesterday I was unable to enter a building because I was carrying this knife.
Today I completed all my visa application forms.
I made loads of copies and posted it all off. Now all I’m waiting for is the date for my US Embassy interview.
I’ve all the papers I need for the interview and more besides.
Because of the downturn in the UK housing market, we decided not to rely on the equity in my house and my pensions as a financial guarantee, but have instead used Ginger and her parents as co-sponsors. That means we don’t have to worry about the sale of the house going through in time for the wedding, or that someone at the Embassy is going to decide we can’t fund ourselves.
As it turned out, the embassy was quite happy to accept my house as collateral. The house sale didn’t finally go through until mid-2009, and with the drop in the market at nowhere near what it should have raised – but enough to fund us for several years.Copyright © 2008 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.
Identity Crisis – My mother’s Christian name is a little different, being a combination of two fairly common names into something a little more unusual. When Ginger was staying I told her the story of my mother’s name, producing my birth certificate with a flourish as proof I had to eat my words when I saw her name wasn’t spelled the way I thought it should be. I had to make an excuse about the story behind her name obviously being a family myth… Two-minute read