Buggrit, buggrit, millennium hand and shrimp, I told ’em…

Got final interview date at the US embassy – Wednesday 13th December. Would have been *much* nicer to get an interview just a week before, as the visa (if approved!) will be delivered via courier 4/5 working days after the interview. That puts it at around 20th December to (hopefully!) have the visa in my hand. Any gamblers out there? Not much chance of a flight before Christmas at a day or two’s notice, and even going out between Christmas + New Year would be tight both in terms of availability and price. Not impressed, but at least it’s the last step, and surely nothing else can go wrong 🙂

Trains down to London for the interview were ridiculous – £141 return to get me there for 10a.m which was just stupid. I’m all for tackling global warming, but return flights to London on EasyJet (BYO sick-bag…) were £31 inc. all taxes and having stuck on speedy-border rights to get me onto the plane first without hanging around. Return tickets on the Standstead Express into London were £22.50 return, so even sticking on a couple of taxi rides to + from Liverpool Station to the embassy with a decent tip for the guv’nor brings it to what, £70-£75? Half the price of the train, and the government wonders why people are reluctant to use them!


Senior Content Development for Microsoft writing about Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). Model train nerd. Occasionally I play video games.

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