Thanks for the quick responses!!!
I am quite patient and I can cope with the waiting - It's the not knowing if I have done it right that could get me panicking!
I think I will keep myself busy by planning what extra equipment I will need beyond my basic fermenting bucket, and possibly sample some of the less commercial style ales they have in the supermarket near me - to get some ideas about what to brew next. (stuff like black sheep etc)
Thanks again - and I'll keep you updated on the progress of my 1st batch