So off I went to the post office with a 39 page application plus two copies (117 sheets in all), to post it by recorded delivery.
"Is it worth less than £30?" enquired the man behind the desk.
"Well, a lot of blood, sweat and tears have gone into it," I replied with a smile.
"But is it worth less than £30?" he asked again, without a smile.
I wondered if it was the fact that North Wales is not going to be involved in tomorrow's postal strike that had put him in such a bad mood.
Anyway, watch this space, because it will only take the powers that be until the end of November to decide on my application...