Expat Announcement

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.



  1. How wonderful! Congrats! That must be a huge weight off your shoulders.

  2. Wow Northern Ireland! I am jealous, I love the Irish landscape! I'm sure it's going to be amazing! I am a kind of expat too in Australia this year so I know how stressful but also exciting this must be for you :)

  3. That's great to hear, congrats! Best wishes for your wedding planning and I can't wait to see your posts from Ireland! :)

  4. Fabulous, Rebecca! Expat life is so rewarding; take it from me!

  5. This is so exciting! You'll love life there x


  6. Yay, that's so exciting! Congratulations!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  7. I am so excited for you! Congratulations!

  8. Congrats on the great news, wish you all the best of luck in that beautiful country! :)

  9. Congratulations, Rebecca!
    I'm sure that was a big relief to get it out of the way before the wedding. :)

    I can clearly recall the day I received mine but now me and my man are going to celebrate our 12th wedding anni this Friday. Where did all the time go? haha

    Anyway, I wish you all the best for the wedding and all! :)

    Sienna xx

  10. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and Thomas!

  11. Congratulations! Moving is the most stressful thing, but also the most exciting thing ever too!


  12. Oh I hate it when things are uncertain, it's so annoying.

    BUT YAY, AND CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR VISA. I bet you are so relieved.

  13. how exciting!!!

    xx nikki

  14. Congratulations! Overseas logistics can be the pits, so I'm glad your visa worked out just fine. Words cannot describe my excitement for your future outfit/exploration photos in Northern Ireland--it holds a special place in my heart (traveled solo there after graduating college and fell in love). Anything you can share about traveling in western Ireland would be fantastic, I had to bail on my Galway plans due to time and would love to go back there someday!

  15. This is so exciting! Happy to follow along, as always.


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