Oh dear, that's scuppered it and now I know what happened to the one I had as a gift! Do you have anyone in UK whocould take it and send it on to you here? If not, you could look up Helping hands - space available forum and get Louloubelle to accept the packet for you for them to fetch back (you will need to contact them for terms etc.) However, there is some urgency, timewise for this visit. Good luck, whatever you decide.