We are also waiting! OH is HGV mechanic, SS was approved on 26/10/10 and 176 visa was lodged on 14/11/10 so now desperately hoping we are on smp. Friends of ours also in same position and he is a carpenter. Hoping that see SMP before Xmas, now wouldn't that be a good prezzie??? Unless we weren't on it! But trying not to have negative thoughts!!