I'm curious has anyone moved to the UK from elsewhere? I'm looking to do so but I'm wondering a few things. Mostly should I actually have a visa lined up before I go looking for a job or is it something that I would do later?
I can't actually find this sort of information anywhere.
Pretty much whoever you voted for, you've probably noticed that our voting system is a big mess. The Electoral Reform Society and Unlock Democracy are running a joint campaign to do something about it, with a petition which is to be handed in on May 18th: Make Seats Match Votes.
Still, there is hope at the bottom of the Pandorica: is there anyone who's going to the Day of the Doctor screening at the Hackney Picturehouse in London and would like to meet up before the screening? :-)
Which Android app (preferably free, but I'm not ruling out paying for it) would you recommend for bus checking? Next bus at a given stop, bus route, favourite stops, that kind of thing.
I'm fairly new to this "there's an app for that" business, and a bit stressed about phone security. I'm looking for an app that's easy to use, doesn't have too much information overload, ideally no ads.
The TfL website provides all this info, of course, but by the time it loads a page the bus has already come.
Many thanks for any help!
( Going To Work describes the current state of play )
You can ask a member of the Lords to support the motion and safeguard our NHS services, by writing a letter or email to a Peer now, at the TUC's Going to Work website:
Adopt a Peer
Edit: 1st is now moved to 8th, due to a clash with another meetup.
Can anyone here make a fannish meet in central Manchester? I can provide crash space for a few people if needed. The date isn't finalised yet, so you're welcome to have input! If you have an LJ account, the poll is in the latest post at the aforementioned community, but you'll need to join (and wait for our mod to approve your membership, she's careful about spam). If you'd rather answer this one, please do, but don't respond to both, thanks. :)
What dates are best for you?
Friday 9th December
Saturday 10th December
Sunday 11th December
Friday 16th December
Saturday 17th December
Sunday 18th December
Wednesday 21st December
Thursday 22nd December
Friday 23rd December
Saturday 24th December
Once we've settled on a date (that is, if anyone responds, as nobody did to the feeler post in manchester!), I'll make a members-only post with that and providing my address and contact details.
Hope to see some of you - thanks!
What they HAVEN'T done is edited it to take into account the bit where it's obviously silly for a woman not to be able to donate blood because she's having sex with an MSM who can (the questionnaire still asks if you are a woman who has in the past 12 months had sex with a man who has ever had sex with another man, and tells you you're ineligible to donate if the answer's "yes").
However, I've just got off the phone with the Blood Service and they confirm that in the situation I describe - a woman having sex with an MSM who is eligible to donate blood - the woman *is also* eligible to donate.
Y'know, just in case this is useful to anyone else. :-)
Yes, I know the social implications of the 12-month deferral are problematic. I'm also painfully aware that I've been using binary-gendered language throughout this post - for which I'm sorry, but the NBS unfortunately does not seem to be entirely competent at trans* people.
I've just moved to London and I'm looking for a flatmate or two. The ideal flat would be within commuting distance of Shoreditch - 40-45 minutes being a reasonable commute time. Somewhere on the Northern line would be great, or on a bus route and near-ish a bus station.
Please contact me if you're interested, or if you know someone who might be interested.
More details in my journal.
It is likely to involve fannishness, knitting, vid-watching, general geekery and much squee. Also cakes, because cakes are delicious. My place is near Clapham Junction, and has one flight of stairs so is not wheelchair-accessible
Advance warning, since I forgot to mention it before: It is a first floor flat, and sadly there is no lift, so it's not really accessible to wheelchairs. If the weather's good, we can picnic in the park opposite.