but there was no jiggity jig.

He returned home yesterday. I was so sad I decided to skip out on a birthday party invitation and spent the entire evening watching the BBC version of Emma. Jane Austen is my comfort food of choice.

The visit was lovely, even though we spent way too much on the Car2Go and boiled in the heat. He suffered through flea bites and I through cramming for my finals, which were the day before he left! When he got home today there were three, count them 3, letters waiting for him from the INIS. It seems we were correct the first time. I need to be in the country before applying for permission to remain based on our Defacto Relationship status. It certainly makes sense that the application be submitted once I am there. They requested two things we hadn’t included, or thought of previously. We sent copies of each of our current bank statements, but they have requested, “Evidence of all finances available to both of you (i.e. 6 months bank statements, payslips, etc)”. They also requested, “Details of your partners future intentions in the State”. The last one is easy, as he clearly intends me to be unpaid house keeper/cook/chauffeur, in addition to office manager and creative partner when he starts his business. Of course, while the pay may be lousy, I hear the benefits are excellent! 🙂