Like so many before me and so many who will come after me I have lurked in the shadows for a considerable length of time but feel it's time I came into the light! I started the whole application process about a year ago and discovered this site and its wealth of information in about October. Did my AIB in December and was assured by my board president I had a very good pass and I head to BRNC in a little over three weeks now. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has posted on here whether it be AIB information or BRNC information or just amusing little dits that give me a bit of an insight as to what to expect! Also, thanks in no small part to RR I am fully clued up on a number of quite frankly vital subjects including the make, model colour, water tank capacity, power cord length, handle diameter and soleplate area of the iron I should take and the precise specifications of the luggage I am bringing with me. Thanks to you guys I know if if should be a suitcase or a bag or a holdall, wheels or no wheels and what kind of straps I should get on it (straps is an important one, there are just so many combinations - hand straps, shoulder straps, back straps, airline trolle-style extendable handle)! This site really does leave no stone unturned! :tongue: Anyway, thanks!