This is the first really tangible evidence that this thing is happening, and I felt quite shaken after the booking was done - I had to go and lurk in a caff for a bit to get over it. The travel agency lady was very nice and chatty; if you happen to be in Oxford Flight Centre, I can recommend talking to Caroline.
The KitKat is a random bonus gift thrown in for anyone making a booking that day. I didn't do that on purpose - I've boycotted Nestle for the last twenty-five-odd years and see no reason to change tack so far. But hey, free chocolate!
Genki Japanese and Culture School. Slightly cheesy name, admittedly, but they seem professional, are heavily accredited and approved by my existing Japanese teacher after a fair bit of scrutiny. As there are a lot of English schools of uncertain quality around - and I've been a summer school teacher in one organisation that I wasn't impressed with - I wanted to do my best to steer clear of those. Here's hoping! And it's right over a bookshop, so that has to count for something.
I don't yet know where I'll be staying. So many things still to do...