"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Saturday 5 July 2014

Wales Online : He's from Wales, she's American, so why can't their romance blossom?


'Self-confessed 'artist-type' Steve Andrews is 62 and partner Melissa Houghton is 32, but it's not the age gap that's causing them problems - it's visa restrictions.'

'Writing about their plight, the Bard of Ely said: “Our age difference causes no problems, but our nationalities do.

'“I couldn’t believe my luck when I found out that despite the fact that I was twice her age and a starving artist-type, Melissa was as attracted to me as I was to her.”

'The couple met and fell in love in Tenerife where Steve had been for nine years. Melissa, who was born in Korea but adopted by American parents, was touring Europe and  moved into Steve’s apartment in  San Marcos.

'Steve said: “Sadly though, the course of transatlantic love was not set to run at all smoothly. Melissa had a tourist visa and this only allowed her to stay in the Canary Islands until the beginning of May. The UK was a logical choice, as she could stay six months on a tourist visa.”'


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