Today Paul and I went into town and wandered around (mostly Soho and Covent Garden) looking for a suitable salon to get our hair cut. We didn’t find one (or rather, couldn’t be bothered) so we decided to go and watch Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem at the cinema. It was quite entertaining and quite silly but better than the first Aliens Vs Predator film (which we watched on our first date! heh heh heh).
Afterwards Paul bought The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy Special Extended DVD Editions! So now I can watch them all – I haven’t seen the third film and I didn’t really like the second film because I didn’t know what was going on as I couldn’t remember what happened in the first film. I guess it must be obvious now that I haven’t read the books! So many people I know love the books. I’ve been told that the English-speaking world can be divided into two groups – those who have read the Lord of the Rings trilogy and those who haven’t. I haven’t even read the Hobbit! But maybe I will one day.
Yesterday (Friday) morning Paul and I got up rather early and got ourselves out to Croyden (south London) for our interview for my unmarried spouse visa. In the pre-interview interview we were told our documentation wasn’t good enough so we have another interview in three weeks’ time. Hopefully Paul’s Mum will be able to find some more documents of mine and send them over otherwise we’ll have to get married! Or go back to Australia! At least we didn’t have to pay. And we got a tram which I haven’t taken before in London which was kinda cool.
I love science news!
From ABC online:
A rare new species of plant that eats small rats has been discovered at the tip of Cape York.
Pitcher plants, otherwise known as flesh-eating plants, grow throughout Cape York but now a new, larger species that grows like a vine has been discovered.
The new species has been called “Tenax”.
This Friday (Jan 25) Paul and I have our meeting with immigration for my application for an unmarried spouse visa (so I can stay in the UK for another couple of years) – Paul is a UK citizen. My working holiday visa is close to running out. If I get rejected we either get married and apply again or go back to Australia. So, let’s hope they accept our application!
This is my niece and god-daughter Lily. Isn’t she gorgeous? Aparently, just like me as a child, she talks non-stop – much to the annoyance of her older sister. Above is how she answers her mother when questioned if she’s finished her food.
My sister Jo is expecting a baby and is currently 28 weeks along. Wow.
Here are the two cherubs she already has, Annie and Lily, ready to go off to the ball.