So I finally got my Certificate of Eligibility from the university in Japan (coz that didn’t take ages….). However, getting my CoE means I can, drumroll please (!), go and get my visa – the final piece of this year abroad puzzle. It may also mean that I get a jaunt down to Edinburgh to do some shopping!! I’m being super organised this year – cue a ‘yay me!’ moment – because I’m buying all my family christmas/birthday presents before I go (^^)

So yeah….I shall do another post later (when I have my laptop and not just my phone) about the ins and outs of getting your visa! For now, though, I’ll just sit here in the melting Edinburgh…and post this pic of me in front of the Japanese Consulate (yes I’m wearing a totoro t-shirt and yes I’m posing a peace sign….)