My passport arrived back from the Oriental Visa Company today, with a Chinese Tourist visa in it! All systems are now go, there is literally nothing left to stop me from going travelling!
I have to admit I was a bit nervous as they claimed that they would email on reciept of my info, but they didn’t (they got it on Monday – the joy of special delivery). I almost gave them a call, but I decided to wait until next week – I have to at least act like I’m calm and rational!