Well it's all good news, I'm sending this from my iPad.
iTunes has finally recognized it and registered my sim. I went for the 1GB of data at £10 a month as while I'm at home I'll be linking into the home wireless
I'm so relieved thought I was going to have to take it back for a while there.
Just got to sort out my diary now and get it all put over to here. Not sure if I'm going to use the Mac diary that's preinstalled on here or if I'm going to download a different one!?!?! Any suggestions?
Thanks for all your help yesterday Tom and Keith I really appreciate your patience