Thanks for all the best wishes and advice.
I took the test last night and I passed
Other than Sensei pointing out that Ikkyo did not involve putting uke head first into a brick wall
everything went very well.
Note no uke was actually injured
during this demonstration
(he did not actually hit the wall but sensei did use the moment to explain the importance of surroundings
I did get some video of the test and will post a few clips on You Tube if any of you are interested in watching me fumble around.
Again thank you for all of your help and hope to meet you all on the mats some day.