Little Bouquet, Hydrangea and Visa Success

30 Jun

We went to visit a friend who has recently joined the Hippie Club, having had his hip replaced a couple of weeks ago. We took a little bunch of Sweet Peas with some Pittosporum from our garden.

Sweet peas

In their garden is a beautiful blue-flowered Hydrangea bush.

Blue flowers

Blue Hydrangea

We came home to the excellent news that our Senegalese family have been granted their Visitors’ Visas and so can come to our Golden Wedding Celebrations in August! We will have all 15 of the family here! You probably wouldn’t believe the intrusive hoops we have to jump through for their Visas to be granted for a 10 day visit – our income, how many rooms in our house to accommodate the family, our itinerary, our passport details, our driving licences………


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8 responses to “Little Bouquet, Hydrangea and Visa Success

  1. valeriedavies

    July 3, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Congratulations on your success with visas, and triumph over officialdom… I could almost smell the exquisite scent of the sweet peas…

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 4, 2017 at 7:23 am

      We are so delighted, of course! Yes, sweet Peas have a very special scent – I’m glad it could reach almost all the way to you! 🙂

  2. maureenjenner

    July 2, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I had to go through the same hoops for friends from Sri Lanka. I suppose it justifies the existence of bureaucrats.

  3. utesmile

    July 2, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Glad it all went ok and they can come to your celebration. What a wonderful celebration it will be!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 2, 2017 at 11:04 am

      It’s Pirates of Penzance Day too while they are all here so we will be 15 Pirates to help swell the numbers and regain the Guinness Book of Records for the most pirates in one place at one time! 🙂

  4. commonprose

    June 30, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    So glad your Senegalese family can come for your anniversary! Hope the whole clan can gather for such a momentous occasion! <3

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 30, 2017 at 9:13 pm

      Brilliant, isn’t it? Four kids with three partners and 6 Grandbabies – 15 of us altogether! 🙂


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