Friday, April 28, 2006

Only in South Africa

(posted by Elizma)

Taking into consideration that the UK is not allowing entry to South Africans holding emergency passports (due to the high incidence of fraud), quite a few people might be stuck back in South Africa now. Why? Because the Home Affairs department ran out of passports! Actually I find it quite funny, but I do feel sorry for people planning to travel to the UK who won't be able to do so now. If you want to read about it: SA 'runs out' of passports

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Happy Birthday Hannah!

(posted by Elizma)

Our very good friends in the UK, Colin and Lizl have just welcomed their new baby girl into the world. Her name is Hannah and we can't wait to meet her! Hopefully we'll get to see her in the next day or so. Congratulations to you both.

Quiet for a while...

(posted by Elizma)

I realised this morning we've been quiet for a while. And it's not even because we are busy. But a few things have happened since we have last blogged. Leon has started his new job and is settling in fine.

I went on a business trip to Finland last week. I spend two days in Helsinki, but the nature of the meetings meant that I did not have a lot of time to see stuff. We did have a lovely meal in the Fish Market - a very good restaurant. Bumflea - I'm really sorry I could not see you! I didn't know if there would be any time and there wasn't. I'll be coming to Helsinki again in the next few months so hopefully we can meet up then. Please send me your contact details just in case...

We are also looking forward to some visitors: Leon's parents, our friends from Australia (Pete and Lisa) and an ex-colleague of Leon's from his Liberty days. All happening in May. Very exciting!

Lastly, Leon went to the South African Embassy in London today to apply for the right to acquire dual citizenship. That's step 2 of a 5-step process to those purple passports. Hopefully we'll have the letter in the next couple of weeks.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

"Jesus made me do it."

(posted by Elizma)

I read an article some time ago about the discovery of the Gospel of Judas Iskariot in which it was written that Jesus actually asked Judas to betray him. I didn't spend too much time reading up on it, but found the following article on News24 this morning which I very much enjoyed reading. I thought I'd share it. 'Jesus made me do it'

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

First Step

(posted by Elizma)

We've taken the first step in the process of applying for British citizenship! Leon faxed a letter to the British Nationality Enquiry Team, asking for a "Letter of Non-Acquisition". We need them to confirm that we are not currently British citizens, because the South African High Commission require this before they will grant us permission to hold dual citizenship. It's a bit of a long-winded approach, but that's what the South African government wants. As soon as we have this permission, we will make our appointment to write the Britishness Test.