I am delighted to announce that after 4 years of tooing and froing I have actually been sent a notification of grant: patent serial number GB2471467. I feel especially proud of this as have done this all by myself rather than spend the thousands of pounds that some spend on gaining legal help. So note to others, it is possible, just take your time and keep going, don’t be frightened off by reading other very complicated patent applications. If you feel one day that you are confused about what to do next, just leave it until you have the mindset to really get stuck in. The patent examiners are very patient and there to help, so give it a go, don’t give up and you too may well get there in the end! Woohoo! I have a patent!!!