I've already stated this on Instagram and Facebook, but it seemed remiss to go without sharing the news here as well: I have my UK visa. I've been sick with stress for a few months wondering if our visa application would get approved or rejected and the relief and joy I felt when it finally arrived is nearly indescribable. Within hours of its arrival I had booked my one-way ticket to Northern Ireland--I can't wait to get back to Thomas and our tiny gatehouse. While I'll still feel like a tourist all of my future posts from Northern Ireland won't be written by a visitor but rather an expat. Now the focus is shifting from will we/won't we get the visa to moving details and the final stages of wedding planning! And yes, in the future, with Thomas's help and guidance, I promise to start sharing some much-requested Ireland/Northern Ireland travel guides. Feel free to let me know what you look for in a guide or any questions about visiting Northern Ireland I (or Thomas as a true local) could answer.