My local BGE dealer just sent 3 or 4 to a guy in England. I would be glad to check on the shipping rates etc for you.
As far as the mini goes... I have never cooked on one but it is really small. I would really try to go for a small if at all possible. I kind of think it is the smallest true Egg. By that I mean the mini is so small I am not sure you could get a hot enough fire to sear a steak, a 9 inch pizza is too small to mess with, and it is too small for a butt or rack of ribs. With the small you could do any of those (and a 12 inch pizza).
As for getting a larger one later... even though I have a XL... I would go with the large. I have been sorry I sold mine. There are more accessories made for the large, the coals are farther away with a normal set up so it is easier to do direct cooks, and the dome is taller. With a large and multiple racks I think you could probably get as much on a large as an XL.
The only accessories I think are mandatory are an ash tool, a plate setter, and a pizza stone (not necessarily the BGE one). With the ash tool you just reach in and scrape the ashes out of the air intake door. The lump makes so little ash you will be surprised at how infrequently you have to do this. The plate setter can be used with the legs up to support your cooking grate so you can cook indirect or with the legs down to provide a higher solid cooking surface for pizza and bread. The pizza stone is needed for... making pizza of course!!!
Best of luck in your search and if either of you want me to check on the shipping from that dealer PM me.
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