This is the body of our most recent letter to the Ombudsman:
As per our previous correspondence we had on three occasions requested a response from UKVI to our letter of review request submitted to them on September 15, 2017. We now have a copy of their letter dated October 16, 2017 that was the subject of those requests.
We had an enjoyable visit with our dear friends James and Angela, who visited while on their way to Scotland.
We had a great time showing them around Bournemouth, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Corfe, and Swanage.
A highlight was the 25 minute ride on a historic steam train through the Purbeck Hills past the Corfe Castle. The observation train car we were in has a colourful history.
The car was used to transfer injured service men during the Second World War. Then, for thirty years it resided in San Francisco as a dining car in a restaurant before being returned to Swanage and restored to the revered tourist train of today.
James and Angela are now off to Edinburgh, Inverness and Stornoway. We wish them a great journey!
Generally, clothes are more expensive in the UK than in Canada, so I have tempered my purchases here.
What is appealing is the selection here. There are some beautiful lines available only in Britain. I could not resist the jacket below that cost me about $110 CAD.
My favorite clothing store in the UK is Primark. Colourful, stylish garments and linens for the best prices you will find anywhere. See the t-shirts in the second photo, chosen to go with my new jacket, for $3.60 CAD each!
It was colder here than expected, and a $20 dollar CAD Primark sweater gave me the extra layer I needed to get through the winter.
In the third photo, another fashion splurge. This is my Mulvern hat, purchased In Ireland for about $65 CAD.