Turns out a friend of mine is driving to Bristol on Thursday! Excellent. I can avoid the train. I'll swing him some petrol money, and will spend the rest of the train fare on a hotel. Then I'll have the whole of Friday to unleash Capers.
If you want an extra pair of hands on Thursday night for bonnet-opening/head scratching duties, give me a shout, it'll give me summat to do of an evening in Bristol...!