TWES 18 years ago today

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528 years ago King Henry VII of England was crowned. He had just one wife, the rather well connected Elizabeth of York. Oct 30 was also auspicious for Helena of Montana in 1864; John Logie Baird, who created Britain’s first television transmitter in 1925; Orson Welles, known for having no wine before its time and for broadcasting the Martian invasion in 1938

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and birthday girl/actor Juliet Stevenson, who I first saw weeping copiously in Truly, Madly, Deeply.

In 1995 my wife and I arrived in England thanks to her Training and Work Experience visa [TWES], good for a year. It was extended for another. We managed to parlay that into a more useful piece of paper.

Apparently this weekend we’re celebrating by buying a new refrigerator.

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