I haven’t been active recently, I know and I must admit that I missed blogging very much. Reason why I haven’t been around is because of the circumstances in my life has changed. I was busy as well for the preparation for my next visa extension so that held me back as well. Anyway, I am hoping you will enjoy my recent photo collection.
Sexy Hover Fly
Rose at dark
Three lovely, different design pillars at the entrance of Lincoln cathedral in Lincoln, England
One of Lincoln Cathedral’s awe-inspiring ceiling. Massive yet amazing!
Side bit of Lincoln Cathedral from the outside.
Before you can work in the UK with a valid visa that states clearly that you are allowed to work, you have got to secure a National Insurance Number. National Insurance Number or NINo is a number used in the United Kingdom in the administration of the National Insurance or social security system. It is also used for some purposes in the UK tax system. The number is described by the United Kingdom government as a “personal account number” because it is the only number allocated to almost every adult resident of the country, it is used for some limited purposes to check identity. (Source: Wikipedia)
So what I have done to secure my NINo was I gave the job centre a ring to say that I want to apply for a National Insurance Number and they set up an appointment for me the following week for my interview. They also sent me a letter confirming that I will be attending an afternoon interview at Nottingham’s job centre.
Docus that I took were:
Job Centre’s Letter confirming the appointment
Passports of me and my husband
Driving License of my husband
My BRP (Biometric Residence Permit)
My NHS letter for proof of address
Letters from the UKBA for proof of address
Bills for proof of address
I took my folder with me where I put all of my documents so I am pretty sure that there will be no docus left behind that was needed for my interview. As a matter of fact the interview was very straight forward, the lady only asked me few questions and few documents to prove that I live on the address I provided plus few identification cards. The interview lasted more or less than 30 mins includes extra chat with her and when I was in the reception waiting to be called. She then said that they will send me a letter (used to be a card but they have stopped that already) for my NI number. After a week or so I received a letter that contains my NINo details.
At the end of the interview, I asked the lady a question of why some applicants can ring up the job centre to request a form to get NINo via phone and doesn’t need any interview in person and why some of us needs to attend the interview. She said that it depends on where the VISA was issued and its origin. For instance, the visa was issued in the Philippines (spouse, student, work) they only need to ask for a form and they will send them it by post. People that has been issued a VISA/BRP inside Britain needs to attend an interview for identification purposes.
I also live in Lincolnshire but the interview was in Nottingham so I quickly asked her why my local job centre didnt or don’t conduct any interviews for NINo applicants and she said the head office or main office that decides where an applicant goes for an interview. Also they have made Nottingham’s Job Centre Office to be the main office in the East Midlands to cater applicants for their interviews.
Eversince I have got my own mind, I have always find myself ugly. My crushes at school dont fancy or even look at me and they make fun of my personal appearance. I have never ever experience being the centre of attention apart from when I make everybody laugh and giggle. I also discover that attitude is more important than physical appearance and many said that I am a very good company and friend. My husband plays an important role on boosting my self-confidence which I am very thankful off as he continues to support and make me feel special on his own little ways.
I am very shy on showing photos of me but it gives me the courage to say that each one of us is BEAUTIFUL within and on it own way and surely I AM.
As the PHOTO CHALLENGE came to an end, I have realized that it is a hard job but looking back now I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed each and every bits of it and I hope that you all had fun as well.
Until next time!
This is one of my favourite yet not so favourite photography shoots. Why? Favourite because the outcome can be very nice and magical, not so favourite as it takes long time to capture a perfect shot, back aches are just unbelievable after. I told to myself after the shoot that I might not be able to do it again unless there’s a special request! LOL
Anyway, here’s my compilation of water drop photography.
Water Running from the Tap creating little bubbles.
B&W? Nah!! I used grey bowl for this to get this reaction.
Refreshing isn’t it? One of my favs as well. Looks like there’s a little head of dino in the middle (drop).
Wider crater (my term/I call it). I love the drops!
Same combination but different outcome.
It looks like SILK material to me. Looks lovely.
What you think? Have I passed to the standards? Maybe not but I hope you enjoyed.
I must admit that I am a footwear addict and I tend to buy shoes than clothes if I happen to be on shopping. I own more or less 20 pairs of footwear exclude those that I donated to the charity . The fact that I never had any decent shoes before when I was young triggers my feet to go to the footwear section. I have heard of the same situation like this while watching TV before. The lady stacks tins of peas, beans and any kind of food, most were out of date. She just can’t throw it away because they were hungry before when she was on her childhood and she’s scared of being hungry again. I compare myself to that, I suppose it’s not right but I do. The feeling of having no shoes and running out of shoes scares me to death.
Anyway, enough of the stories. I am about to reveal my collection. They are not expensive shoes as I can’t afford but even if they are not, they are still lovely possessions. Hope you enjoy!
My DOLL SHOES I call it. Atmosphere from Primark, Lacoste and TU from Sainsburys.
My pink Keds ans a TU sandals from Sainsburys.
My TOMS collection
My Trainers (top left to lower right): Fila, Adidas Ortholite, Nike and my dance shoes which I use on my Zumba sessions Capezio.
My shoes with heels. New Look (Brown), Marks and Spencers (pink/wedge) and my wedding shoes from Debut bought in Debenhams
My fitflop and my havaianas flipflops.
Me wearing my shoes. (Atmosphere from Primark, Nike, Crocs, Red high heel shoes from Dorothy Perkins, my Electra Fitflop, my snowboots and My walkstar fitlfop.