Wednesday, May 20, 2015

[The Life of Shaun #510] (Un)Independence Day

Those of you with a keen eye will have noticed a certain someone popping up in pics in my TLOS eMails and FaceBook posts.  I met Sushil in 2011, on my first trip to Mumbai.  We kept in touch with WhatsApp and Skype, and eventually I saw him again when I went back in 2013. 
After that
, things stepped up, and the intercontinental trips have become more frequent.  We decided on his last visit here that it's time to cohabitate, so, to facilitate that, we'll be getting civilled (a civil union; though same-sex marriage is legal in the UK, neither of us want the religious undertones of marriage, so we're going for a purely civil ceremony).

The ceremony and reception will be on 04 July - I couldn't resist the irony.  :-)  It will be a very small ceremony at the borough hall with
just the family and our wittnesses
, followed by drinks and nibbles at
one of our favourite pubs
 with some
close friends.

Right after, Sushil will return to Mumbai
,
and
the tango with the Home Office for
his
 visa will begin.  It could be as short as a few weeks, or as long as several months - no way to tell or rush the bureaucracy.  Once he's over, hope to introduce everyone soon, be it here in London, or on our travels.  Whichever it is, it's a good reason to meet for a drink!

Cheers,
Shaun



At "Snow World" in Chennai, where Indians can get a taste of
Winter
.



At The George in Dublin, earlier this year.


Shaun H. Coley ~ Kentish Town ~ Camden ~ London NW5 ~ UK ~ shaunism.blogspot.co.uk



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