I am thrilled to say The Whip has finally come home to me, after being lost by Swiss and finally tracked down and delivered (at 5.45. a.m. today!). I must say a profound thank you to Shopmom who found it in SF Hermes, paid for it (reckless as to whether or not this weird gal in Africa would ever come up with the loot!), carefully and impeccablyre-packaged it, and had it couriered to my address in Wales. I then flew over to the UK, picked it up (with GREAT delight), rushed around for a dash of retail therapy, and flew home. The whip was purportedly on the same flight as me, but it seems to have been around the world on its own little adventure for the past 5 days - the airline won't tell me where it was, but it was well and truly lost! So finally it is home where it is settling in very nicely amongst the scarves, and preparing for a big-time photo-shoot over the weekend. And once again, a huge thank you to La Shopmom; she is food for the soul, that gal.