Tickets clutched firmly in one hand, and the OMG-this-is-really-going-to-happen feeling. Which I know is premature, but still... Tried checking on the application progress, but the phone line number I have is only for Monday to Friday, so I suspect come Monday morning, I'll have them on speed-dial.
Checked on the chances of refunds/changing dates when I picked up the tickets, but that's no go. Looks like tickets are so rigid nowadays in their being locked into certain times and places, that changes are impossible. The lady at the travel desk did say that I could get my tax back.... all sixty quid of it. *insert deeply sarcastic 'Woo' here*
But overall, still fairly optimistic at present. Thanks for all your support and good wishes, all.