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On the upside, I have bought tickets to see Philip Quast in Follies in December today.

It is going to be, one again, a logistical nightmare, and I also, once again, have to go through the hateful and uncertain process of visa applications (fingers crossed I am granted a 5-year-visa this time), but let us hope for the best, as always.

Зато я сегодня купила билеты в театр, пойду, то есть поеду, смотреть Филипа Коста в мюзикле Follies в декабре.

Логистикой поездки заниматься будет снова весело, да и визу получать — тоже. Терпеть не могу получать визы, пусть получится получить британскую на пять лет, пусть получится.


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Jul. 31st, 2017 09:56 pm (UTC)
Ой, с британской как-то очень уж сложно и муторно, насколько мне известно.. пусть получится!
Aug. 1st, 2017 04:32 am (UTC)
Скорее противно, вопросы там всякие в анкете гаденькие. Ну да я уже два раза прорвалась, буду надеяться, что и в третий раз прлкатит.
Aug. 10th, 2017 01:38 pm (UTC)
Very excited to hear that you have been motivated by Philip Quast to make the perilous journey to the UK once again. The Olivier Theatre at the National is one of my favourite venues, and I'm sure Follies will be excellent. Good luck with the dreaded visa application!
Aug. 10th, 2017 02:09 pm (UTC)
I am excited as well, but dread the application. Which is why I have decided to apply for the longest visa that I can, the 5-year one.

I am very happy to learn you still visit LJ from time to time :).

Have you ever seen Quast on stage?
Aug. 10th, 2017 07:10 pm (UTC)
Actually I was not aware of Philip Quast until you posted about him, and have certainly never seen him in anything at all. But I understand very well that feeling of being drawn to a performer/actor and being motivated to travel to see them – although for myself, at the present time, there is nobody.

I'm hardly ever interacting on social media these days. Since the UK vote to leave the EU, I've been much too angry to be able to interact online without every post or comment turning into a political rant, so it's best I keep quiet!

I hope you get your visa and travel to London this December as planned. I will look out for any posts you make on LJ about the trip... :)

Aug. 15th, 2017 02:39 pm (UTC)
Ah, now that you've said this, I remember that I have already asked this question. I am sad that you do not feel the pull right now, and hope that the situation changes soon, because the feeling is awesome.

I can guarantee that I will be grumbling about the visa application anxiety (here is one thing already: I'd thought that my one and only visa refusal happened over ten years ago, and so I did not have to mention in in the application, but alas, it happened in 2008, and so I still have to answer affirmatively to the "have you been denied any visas in the last ten years?" question). And I will certainly describe my new theatre experiences as well (if I get the visa. The usual refrain for now, I am afraid).

Oh, boy. I am very sorry that you mood has not improved! I am following several Brits on Twitter, and so I know something about what is happening in your country, but I would be happy to continue to have glimpses into your own life through LJ.
Aug. 15th, 2017 06:51 pm (UTC)
My mood about Brexit will never improve, because it is a self-inflicted economic disaster for the UK which has made my country an international laughing stock – due to the ignorance of large sections of the population and the incompetence of our current politicians. As a nation we are impoverished by it in every way. It is difficult to feel a pull towards anything other than the politics of determined opposition right now. :/

That said, I do find small things to find joy in. At the moment I'm finding escapism via Outlander – a thoroughly enjoyable set of books/tv series with historical Scottish connections. My husband and I look forward to retiring to Scotland in a couple of years time. Hopefully Scotland will become independent and then rejoin the EU...

Again, wishing you visa success. I'm sure it will be ok. :)

Aug. 14th, 2017 08:54 pm (UTC)
If you have any spare days and fancy a visit up north, I have a guest bedroom. You are most welcome. Or as its only 2hrs 4 mins on the fast train you can easily get to Sheffield and back to London if you wanted to just come for the day.

Edited at 2017-08-14 08:57 pm (UTC)
Aug. 15th, 2017 02:26 pm (UTC)
I would be very happy to visit Sheffield and to meet you, and I will plan to have a free day (or maybe a day and a night) to do so. However, we will only be able to set the exact datea much later, because I have not even bought my plane tickets yet, and have two or three other places to visit in London as well.

Right now I can only say that it will probably be somewhere during the week of 11–17 December .

Edited at 2017-08-15 02:28 pm (UTC)
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