I am a technological idiot. All I knew was that my new tablet did not work and it was mostly in Chinese - not a clue did I have how to fix it. The IT guy at work said it needs 'rooting' but didn't know how to do it.
I searched this website to try and find out how to 'root' my android- most threads I read might as well have been written in hieroglyphics (no offence meant).
So for anybody unfortunate to be as dumb as me here's how to do it :-
1. Go to Settings
ii)Unknown Sources - make sure there is a green tick (touch to change if not)
Return to main menu
2.Go to Browser
i) Search for Applanet
ii) Download - the download will appear in 'Notifications' (black drop down bar at the top)
iii) from Notifications, touch the download notification and Install
iv) Run Applanet
3. Return to Browser Search
i) Search for z4root
ii) Download (as above)
iii) as above
iv) Run z4root - it will give you 3 options, temporary root, permanent root or uninstall - take your pick.
4. There isn't one - you've done it.
Now you can download apps until you turn purple and explode.
I cannot take any credit for the above - Jani gave me the answer (cheers mate - if I'm ever in Finland I'll buy you a drink) I just did the idiot bit.