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    Elephantbleu
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    4 years married yesterday

    Post by Elephantbleu on 07/09/16, 03:52 pm

    4th year married yesterday,
    7 years together as a couple.

    Better and stronger than ever.

    Loved and cherished ever day of it.

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    Post by gaffer on 07/09/16, 05:45 pm

    Elephantbleu wrote:4th year married yesterday,
    7 years together as a couple.

    Better and stronger than ever.

    Loved and cherished ever day of it.

    Gra

    Ok you beat me on time married (almost three months, who said it wouldn't last?) but I think our 10 year relationship trumps your 7 Wink And yes you're right, it only gets better. The immigration process is certainly a good test.

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    Post by Elephantbleu on 08/09/16, 11:31 am

    One of our big tests, was when we both got arrested and jailed in Morocco.
    The authorities decided Fay had a fake Chinese passport.

    So I asked the Moroccan immigration

    Did the USA put a visa in a fake passport
    Did the UK put visa 3 times in a fake passport
    Did South Africa put a visa in a fake passport
    Did Vietnam put a visa in a fake passport
    Did the French put a Schengen visa 3 times in a fake passport

    Detention center for 36 hours
    Then confined to a specific hotel for 7 days.

    Me for supposedly transporting an illegal.

    What a farce, ended up buying our passports back for 300 GBP each


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    Post by gaffer on 08/09/16, 11:54 am

    I can imagine that was quite scary at the time. So far we have only travelled together within China and encountered no problems even when staying in local unregistered "hotels".

    However, Yan came to the UK last year for the first time and was stopped and interrogated by immigration. I guess clean passport with only the one visa, two month visit (according to return flight), single female etc set off some alarm bells. They asked some questions, thankfully she speaks fluent English, then called me (waiting in arrivals). I think we must have given the same answers and they let her continue, but it was a worrying wait as I carefully scrutinised passengers luggage labels to see if could recognise any from her flight........ and it cost me another hour in the very expensive short term car park Mad Yan thought she was going to prison but we were thankful that we had rehearsed this scenario just in case.


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    Post by Elephantbleu on 08/09/16, 01:25 pm

    The same has happened to Fay, when arriving in Manchester airport.
    We both arrived in together on that occasion.
    Still she got the 1001 questions

    Fay had to wait, sitting on the chairs while I.O. went to discuss with his superiors.

    All was well though, just a 20 mins delay.

    We have had many holidays abroad, and some times we get held up in UK departures, some times right through no problems.
    It is all down to the desk jockey on check-in, as they have to ascertain Fay will be allowed back into UK on her return.

    But she does very well, stays very calm, seen it all before, done it all before, she can probably tell the check-in desk jockey's how all the documents are supposed to look, and how they supposed to work.
    Some check-in desk jockey's tack photos of her UK residence, etc.

    Not much phases her now.

    Gra

    ps, she got a 431.16p tax refund from HMRC a few days ago !

    Happy days.
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    Re: 4 years married yesterday

    Post by HSV068 on 24/11/16, 10:05 am

    missed your anniversary, sorry mate, best wishes to you and Faye, but you are chasing, 23/11/2011 mine LOL

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    Re: 4 years married yesterday

    Post by Elephantbleu on 28/11/16, 03:09 am

    Yeah Roger,
    You two are 12 months ahead of us.

    Keep it up good fella'

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    Re: 4 years married yesterday

    Post by chinatyke on 30/11/16, 07:47 am

    Congratulations to all of you. But you're a long way behind the Tyke - it was 12 years on 15th November and we're still going strong, I even slacken her shackles at nights.

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    Post by Elephantbleu on 01/12/16, 03:58 pm

    chinatyke wrote:Congratulations to all of you. But you're a long way behind the Tyke - it was 12 years on 15th November and we're still going strong, I even slacken her shackles at nights.


    Slacken the shackles ?

    You have it all wrong, sorry to say.

    Bedtime is when the ropes go on Smile

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    Re: 4 years married yesterday

    Post by CPRSCC on 02/12/16, 10:06 am

    Elephantbleu wrote:

    Bedtime is when the ropes go on Smile

    Gra

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    Re: 4 years married yesterday

    Post by chinatyke on 03/12/16, 02:57 am

    Elephantbleu wrote:
    chinatyke wrote:Congratulations to all of you. But you're a long way behind the Tyke - it was 12 years on 15th November and we're still going strong, I even slacken her shackles at nights.


    Slacken the shackles ?

    You have it all wrong, sorry to say.

    Bedtime is when the ropes go on Smile

    Gra

    I don't like to see her sleeping stood up in front of the kitchen sink.

    I may have said this before: Women have 2 uses, cooking and ....
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    Re: 4 years married yesterday

    Post by chinatyke on 03/12/16, 02:58 am

    ...running errands.
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    Re: 4 years married yesterday

    Post by bfarnell on 23/12/16, 06:29 am

    Congratulations. I wish you all the best for the future.

    My journey to find a Chinese partner has not been a smooth one - my first relationship failed after a year or so. However, I was fortunate that I had made a number of really good friends in China during this period. Some time later, when I was at dinner with one of these friends and her family, this wonderful woman walked into my life. Junping is the cousin of my friend and was there to visit her aunt. Anyway, we got talking and the rest is history... (In case anyone is curious I was assured that our chance meeting was not a setup.)

    Junping and I have only been married for 18 months (married on the 7th July 2015). We are both very happy and looking forward to the future together.

    She arrived in Australia in May this year after a shorter than expected visa application process. Our new life together here has been everything I hoped it could be. I often marvel at the quirk of fate that brought us together.
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    Re: 4 years married yesterday

    Post by HSV068 on 24/12/16, 08:37 am

    Gday mate, had a look where you are, but Australia is a big place, congrats on your 18 months, if you search, we all have stories on here, some are where they should be, in the vault, anyway welcome to posting on the forum, cheers, Roger and Jin (5109)

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    Re: 4 years married yesterday

    Post by Wesley143 on 14/12/17, 06:18 am

    I am going to say that all the members shared great stuff about the married life. I am sure this stuff will prove useful for me in a future life. When I also make a married person.

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    Re: 4 years married yesterday

    Post by Elephantbleu on 14/12/17, 10:17 am

    bfarnell wrote:Congratulations. I wish you all the best for the future.

    My journey to find a Chinese partner has not been a smooth one - my first relationship failed after a year or so. However, I was fortunate that I had made a number of really good friends in China during this period. Some time later, when I was at dinner with one of these friends and her family, this wonderful woman walked into my life. Junping is the cousin of my friend and was there to visit her aunt. Anyway, we got talking and the rest is history... (In case anyone is curious I was assured that our chance meeting was not a setup.)

    Junping and I have only been married for 18 months (married on the 7th July 2015). We are both very happy and looking forward to the future together.

    She arrived in Australia in May this year after a shorter than expected visa application process. Our new life together here has been everything I hoped it could be. I often marvel at the quirk of fate that brought us together.

    Congratulations.

    Hope all works out for you both.

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    Post by chinatyke on 14/12/17, 12:03 pm

    My wife is staying at her daughter's home in California for 177 days. She has been gone about 45 days and already she is so homesick. I bet she doesn't stay very long after the birth of her 2nd grand-daughter. Last time we went there the baby came early enabling me to come home 4 weeks early, and my wife came back with me, 20 weeks earlier than planned. Southern California is a nice place but I'm glad I live in China.
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    Post by HSV068 on 15/12/17, 10:03 pm

    Hope all goes well with xiaolei childbirth, so your batching again mate, don't forget to keep on top of the housework Tyke, cheers, Roger and Jin.
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    Post by chinatyke on 16/12/17, 04:10 pm

    HSV068 wrote:Hope all goes well with xiaolei childbirth, so your batching again mate, don't forget to keep on top of the housework Tyke, cheers, Roger and Jin.

    Never seen the house look so tidy, especially the kitchen. I've thrown out all the weird things in jars and you can see the work surfaces again. It isn't hard to keep the place clean with only one person living here.

    Xiaolei is on bed rest and mustn't lift anything. She was in danger of presenting early and had a cervical cerclage op and 2 weeks in hospital. Jiaping has to lift Esther and do anything strenuous that Xiaolei would normally do. She is about 31 weeks gone so every extra week is important.

    I'll pass on your good wishes to her. Thanks.

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