It's been one and a half week since I moved and time has been running by pretty fast. Luckily it's going really well so far!
Me and Nitzan celebrated 1 year of knowing each other on the 14th of February - I know it's Valentines Day, but we actually met each other at that date in 2017, so what can we do haha! Anyway we went out for dinner and ate at this really amazing Italian restaurant. I had a chestnut/pumpkin soup as a starter (picture above) and then I had ravioli with beetroot inside and a gorgonzola sauce. I am normally always going for the classic dishes like Bolognese or Carbonara but it was a special course only available on Valentines Day, so I thought I would give it a go and I'm so happy I did. It was delicious!
Not only did he invite me out for dinner, but he also bought me the most beautiful necklace with a seashell from this Israeli artist. It was a perfect evening and it made me very very happy.
The visa application is also moving forward. Today me and Nitz had our first meeting with the immigration office. I was kind of nervous before we went, because I didn't really know what to expect. As soon as we arrived and I saw the place I got calm about the procedure because it was really a messy place. Even though Israel feels like a European country in many ways, this was definitely not a European immigration office haha! Everything was super old and small. There was no real structure of the place and everyone was confused and running around like chickens to get ahead of each other in line. Also official papers was just lying around in the offices in stacks taller than Mount Everest. I was seriously thinking that so many papers must disappear all the time, because it didn't look like anyone really cared about having them in order haha! We were lucky because we had an "invitation" to come today at 9AM, where many others just has to show up, take a number and wait a lot of hours in line. It didn't take more than 45 minutes and in the end she told us that there was still some papers missing. But it's okay, because it will be fixed easily. So now we just have to deliver the last papers and then we have to schedule for an interview! Which by the way is the hard part, so we need to prepare ourselves well :)
Also I was so happy to finally meet the newest little member of the family when I arrived. Little Omer came into the world the 30th of December, so she is almost 2 months old now. She is still at the age where she is sleeping most of the time, so she is not much fun yet - but very cute. I'm speaking English to her, so hopefully she will know how to speak a bit when she gets older (or maybe I will know Hebrew by that time!).
Anyway, Thursday = weekend and we are traveling up north to explore a bit and enjoy the days off. Nitz is studying every weekday for 8-10 hours, so we don't have a lot of time to enjoy each others company. But it's okay, I'm just very happy that he started something and that we are busy with life. I hope it's nice for you to read a bit about my everyday life as well, and I will keep you updated along the way.