While procrastinating from my Berryman/Ted Hughes essay, I looked up the most popular search terms used to find this blog. Here they are in grey, and what I thought of them in red:
I greatly approve of this search term.
cyprus is growing on me wordpress
Strangely, this is the 2nd most popular search term…perhaps it’s the name of another blog. In any case, I completely agree, although the recent latest case of Euro-theft is changing my mind. Poor Cyprus.
stumbled upon a universe teregulova
I love how the internet has pretty much turned us all into stalkers. Should I be concerned or complimented?
indefinite leave to remain 10 years
Yes, you can apply after 10 years lawful residency.
I write one boat-related article and now this is the 5th most popular search term….
indefinite leave to remain processing time
It’s long. If you are applying under long residency (10-14 years) the UKBA ‘aim to complete 95% of applications within 6 months. Apparently, there is a backlog of fiancee-related application going back to 2003 right now. I repeat, it’s long. But if you are not applying under long residency and choose to fork out 1K then you can get it done in 24/48 hours (potentially). I seriously doubt the UKBA splitting/breaking up will change anything in terms of the competency of ILR processing.
the royal tenenbaums
It’s a classic. There really ought to be more Wes Anderson related stuff online.
stumbled on a universe
No spaces required between words, but still, great search term.
indefinite leave to remain ireland visa
Yes, you still need an Irish visa if you have ILR in the UK. I know, it sucks. I mean, the Irish are not even making any money out of it (at least, the visa is free for Russian citizens), so I really don’t see the point in most cases. I love Ireland don’t get me wrong, but if you have ILR in the UK there wouldn’t be much need for you to work on/overstay in Ireland… It’s this silly bureaucracy that’s harming these countries themselves. And I am still upset that they only gave me a 2-week (or was it 1 month?) single entry visa when I went for Christmas. Granted, I only stayed for 5 days and decided to come back home early to celebrate New Years with my friends. But if it was longer/multi-entry, I would have gone back after New Years to do some more tourism (a.k.a. spending). So, as always, it’s their loss. Even the Schengen standard tourist visa is a multi for 2 months. (Just to clarify, I really do love Ireland and really enjoyed my time there).
stumbled upon a universe
It’s stumbled ‘on’ a universe, no spaces. But still, good search term.
wes anderson universe house
Oh I wish. There really ought to be a Disneyworld style ‘Wes Anderson Universe’ where you can stay in a Wes Anderson-themed hotel, etc, etc, with a very strict dress code. I would live there. I think this is the beginning of a great business idea…
My, my, I have stalkers! How delightful!
essays on making sure you pick up appointment slips
Um, there really is not that much you can say about remembering to pick up appointment slips, and I really doubt my little blog can help you. Try Jstor.
origin of name teregulova
I do realise that the Cold War is over and that there must be other English-speaking people with my surname, but still. There really cannot be that many if this led them onto my blog. And for the record, the masculine version of my surname (without the ‘a’ at the end) means ‘son of God’ in some language that is not Russian. I really hope that adding the ‘a’ to the end makes it ‘daughter of God,’ but I somehow doubt it. My (proper) first name also means ‘holy,’ so overall, a great name for an existentialist, I think.
wes anderson robert louis stevenson
No, the former is not casting the latter in an upcoming tragicomedy.
russian embassy london gcse
No, the Russian Embassy in London sadly does not offer GCSE (although I did do my A-levels at a college pretty much opposite it). Also, no there is no GCSE on the subject of the workings of the Russian Embassy London, although given how much time I spent there when I was 18, I wish there was. It would be a pretty easy GCSE given how slowly everything gets done over there.
‘on the road royal’ tenenbaums
Inverted commas are in the wrong place but that’s okay. Although I am planning to write on the former in one of my exams, I must say, I really have gotten over Kerouac and the Beats (although I did spent an entire summer just reading them). Quite odd that this search term would lead to my blog- it must have taken a long time to scroll through all the other google results.
philosophy of the royal tenenbaums
Oh yes please. Someone should really write that.
importance littérature royal tenenbaum
Well, considering Margot Tenenbaum was a genius playwright who read Chekhov at age 12, I would assume it was rather important.
issue of schengen visa for a holder of cyprus pink slip
Yes, you need one, and yes, they issue them. As far as I know you can go to Cyprus through a Schengen country (with a Schengen visa obviously) without needing a Cypriot visa, but not the other way around. You also cannot go directly to Cyprus from a non-Schengen country even if you have a Schengen visa without a Cypriot visa. This is making my head spinn.
if i hold a uk indefinite leave to remain, do i have to follow long line at heathrow
Great one! Yes, unfortunately you do have to take the long queue. There are ways around this, such as not travelling economy, and some airlines do offer priority passes. Whenever I am travelling from a Non-EU country I always try to find a way to get into the priority queue, as the Non-EU one can get quite long (once it took 5 hours flying back from Moscow). Alternately, do as I did when I was younger and go to the EU/HOME queue and pretend you didn’t realise. This only really worked when I was under 16 and even then sometimes they made me go all the way back to the end of the Non-EU queue. But if the queue is that long, you might as well give it a try.
issue of schengen visa for a holder of cyprus pink slip1
Yes, you still need one.
if ilr is given do all checks get repeated when on citizenship
Yes, all checks get repeated when you apply for British Citizenship after holding ILR for at least a year. I doubt they are as stringent though.
indefinite leave to remain
Yes, I do go on about this quite a bit.
uk application processing time
As I said before, it’s (usually) long and expensive (this is England after all).
british citizenship test debacle
Yes they changed the test. Not that it was easy before ,although you could guess a lot of the questions (there is a pattern to them), but I must say the new one is really hard. But clearly necessary, because being able to list the British monarchs in order obviously determines how good a citizen you will be. No that I am complaining. At all.
hobbit dealing with bureaucracy
They don’t like it. Might make one late for dinner.
i put my title wrong on my ilr application form does that make any difference
As in Miss/Mrs? Well, if you tick the ‘single’ /’married’ box later on in the application, they would probably figure it out for themselves, based on all the other information they have on you. I would call in and ask just in case though, as they could potentially send it back and charge you the fee again. I doubt they would be that cruel thought. Of course not.
10 year lawful residence
Yep, go ahead, apply for ILR.
darjeeling limited literature
Well, Jack Whitman was a writer of (‘All the characters are completely fictional’) semi-autobiographical novels and short stories.
british citizenship who bothers
This is by far my favourite one, and I will be writing an article about this soon.
wouldnt it be ukbas mistake if they returned a correct ilr application as invalid
Yes, it would be. But good luck trying to convince them/refund the fee. Do check if it is actually correct though, and then phone up for a long and expensive chat with the UKBA enquiries lady.
brighton lawyer apply for indefinite
Yes, contrary to popular belief, they have people in Brighton other than wanna-be rockstars. Although they probably still want to be rockstars and wear a Nirvana t-shirt under there suits.
can i hand in my indefinite leave to remain application in durham in person
Yes, you can pay around 1K and hand in your application directly to the Home Office in Croydon or Glasgow (although I am not sure if the latter do ILR, maybe just visas). Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately), Durham does not have a Home Office. We do however, have a DSU which is very similar in more than a few ways, although the cafe in there is quite nice (they have beanbags). Maybe the Home Office should have a cafe and bean bags. I’ll recommend this to them when I go next (hopefully never).
wes anderson room
A room in the style of a Wes Anderson film? This is my dream (although my little hobbit-hole is starting to fit the bill).
how to make an indefinite lotr application
How to make an Indefinite Lord of the Rings application? Call, Peter Jackson, he’ll help you out.
do i need a visa to dublin if i have uk indefinate leave to remain?
Yes, yes you do.
indefinite leave to remain uk processing time
travel not to go anywhere but to go
No matter where you go, you will always be in the same place: ‘somewhere.’ And lost.