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Mad Scientess Jane Expat

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197 Days Later [20120427|16:36]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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My friends, you are now looking at a permanent resident of the United Kingdom. For lo, the Border Agency has seen fit to return my passport (with the settlement permit backdated by a full month).

Break out the champagne, the mangoes, your tutu and the dancing monkeys. It is time to PARTY.
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[User Picture]From: jixel
2012-04-27 15:59 (UTC)
..and the lingerie helped?.. do tell ;P
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-02 13:02 (UTC)
I don't think so! :P
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[User Picture]From: becala
2012-04-27 16:08 (UTC)
I am scandalized by the cleavage, Nani. For shame.

You look effing beautiful and I really do not just mean your bewbs, I promise. (Though they are impressive. *bats eyes*)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-02 13:02 (UTC)
The cleavage is kinda hard to ignore. I find myself gawping at it occasionally. :P
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[User Picture]From: ginasketch
2012-04-27 16:18 (UTC)
YAY!!!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-02 13:03 (UTC)
WHEEEE! I'm still trying to wrap my head around the notion that I don't need a visa to work here.
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2012-04-27 20:10 (UTC)
Awesome news!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-02 13:03 (UTC)
Yes, it's such a relief!
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[User Picture]From: cheekytubemouse
2012-04-27 21:04 (UTC)
YAY! *cheers and shakes my pom poms*
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-02 13:04 (UTC)
HURRAH! *happy dance* *twirling*
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[User Picture]From: thefounder
2012-04-27 21:43 (UTC)
fantabulous. :) many, many congratulations. it's great to know you will still be around. :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-02 13:04 (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, I'm afraid you're all stuck with me now. ;)
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2012-04-27 23:23 (UTC)
Congratulations! Or at last they see sense... (-:
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-02 13:04 (UTC)
Heh. Or possibly, at last they actually *look* at my application...
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[User Picture]From: soliano
2012-04-27 23:52 (UTC)
Yay for you! Give them some Yank sense!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-02 13:06 (UTC)
Thank you! But I'm afraid the Brits don't think the primary American trait is "sense". At least, the one that I live with doesn't. :P
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[User Picture]From: leidan
2012-04-28 03:41 (UTC)
I am so pleased for you. Beauracracy can be vanquished.

The monkey doesn't fit the tutu anymore, guess the american diet was too rich for him.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-02 13:08 (UTC)
Yay! Thank you.

Poor monkey. Banana smoothies are not as healthy as plain bananas...
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2012-04-28 05:36 (UTC)
Finally you got your passport back! If only the Border Agency was on yelp or some other ratings service!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-02 13:09 (UTC)
Yes! At last. I still can't quite believe how long it took. Sheesh.
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[User Picture]From: helpful_mammal
2012-04-28 08:37 (UTC)
I have searched my flat and I am lacking in champagne, mangoes, a tutu and dancing monkeys.

I do have rum, pineapple, a pirate costume and a stuffed toy parrot. So I shall say 'yarrr!' rather than 'yay!' but the intent is the same.

Well done for vanquishing the UKBA!

I take it your passport photo isn't the same as the one above? Because if it is I think I might know why they kept it for six months. ;)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-02 13:10 (UTC)
YARRR!!!

Haha, no, the passport photo is typically awful. And they've done something even more dreadful to the settlement permit photo. Apparently they blur out mouths now? It looks appalling.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2012-04-29 08:40 (UTC)
Curiously enough, I have champagne and mangoes, but alas and alack, no dancing monkeys. Where can I get some dancing Monkeys!!!! Kahnnnnn!!!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-02 13:11 (UTC)
Yours is a well-stocked household. I suspect it would be lacking in mangoes if you did have a dancing monkey.
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[User Picture]From: void150
2012-04-30 09:01 (UTC)
Congratulations! I hate dealing with anything passport related, it's always such a headache.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-05-02 13:12 (UTC)
Thank you! And agreed. It's nice to know that I never have to do this again unless I want to. There's no obligation to become a British citizen after this.

I may be electing to wait a while...
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