As of a couple of days ago I’m officially British.

The ceremony was a bit long but nice overall, there was piper and a harpist and a couple of speeches. The mayor confirmed we are also Geordies, so I’ll have to start working on the accent. The other speech was very much a welcome to the country sort of thing. Which was well-meaning obviously, but they also mentioned at one point that the new citizens in the room had lived here between four and seventeen(!) years, so I can’t imagine that latter one felt especially in need of encouragment to contribute to the great tapestry of British life etc. On the other hand they served coffee and scones at the end, so hip hip hurrah a wot.

Next up registering to vote and applying for a passport.

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