Yes i could end up processing it by hand, although ive never dont it before, and dont have any temperature controlled heaters to keep everything at the right temperature.
Ive also read that its quite common to get colour shifts with the tental kits in particular.
I dont know if X-rays are an issue, but i will obviously have to send to Australia if that ever happens.
The biggest annoyance for me is scanning the film, i dont have a film scanner, i get my strips scanned when processed, and that costs almost as much as the developing, whats a good model of scanner that i should be on the lookout for? I dont want to pay the earth for one since im not doing anything at a professional level yet, but would want good resolution scans.