Yes I have arrived in the UK -- safe and sound. I actually had a fantastic flight (it would only have been better if i could have slept a bit). I also had the smoothest and quickest pass through customs ever. Tamsin collected me up at Gatwick Airport and I have been staying with her and her family for a few days. I have been settling in and getting over jet lag.
I will head up to London on Tuesday (as tomorrow is a bank holiday and several of us are going to have a cook out on the beach) and Wednesday I will start looking for a flat.