Visa application has been logged and I have been assured that I would know something, something in about 2 weeks. Well, since I am paying an agency to look into this, I suppose I can rely on Jack's words!
The second phase of training began today with a 5 kg backpack while working out on the cross trainer...well, I didnt manage to complete the half hour mark, byt minute 23, I was dead :-) Well, tomorrow is another day...or there is still the evening, might give it another go. The weather is getting worse, humid and hot, but if I want to sound happy, then I might add that it is just the kind of weather that I can expect under dense tree cover...so humidity, come on!!