Well, I arrived safely in Banja Luka after a fairly nice trip: on the 12 hour overnight Cape Town-Frankfurt leg I had two seats to myself (and there were only two seats together) so I could stretch out quite nicely, which was great! Ljilja and Dragana came up to Zagreb to fetch me in Miika's big jeep and it was really nice to have someone waiting for me instead of doing it by bus... it wasn't cheaper, but with Ljilja driving it was definitely faster! (and much more comfy!)
Yesterday I spent unpacking and sorting out stuff and visiting Dragana's family and while returning the jeep visiting with Miika's family as well. I was in bed and asleep by 8.30!!
Then this morning I got a voicemail message on my phone to say that I needed to phone the British Embassy in Sarajevo. (They had left the message on Wednesday, but the voicemail notifications take 2 days to come through!) I phoned and found out that I have my registration certificate: this means that after a little ceremony in Sarajevo, where I pledge alegiance to the Queen, I will be a British Citizen!!! And the best news is that it takes about 3 weeks to get my British passport so I will be able to get it before I have to travel to Hungary for a conference at the end of May (otherwise I would have to get a visa for Hungary, so this is indeed great news!!)
So, as you can imagine I am a very happy bunny right now!!