Just had to share the news, after a very long wait, I've finally got the visa!!!:D
(threated agents with MIRA and what do ya know? suddenly within 2 days I have case officer, NEXT day I have visa- Thanks for the advice guys!)
Only have 8 weeks to get out there, so it's all systems go now.
It's a hell've mixture of feelings isn't it?
Going it alone feels a bit scary now!! But very exciting.