Thanks Tony - all back safely & thanks for the return. i can get replacement poles so all good.
We found the teardrop great fun and you/diddyvans easy to deal with. Only thing that might be worth adding to inventory is small heater for cold nites. We were unfortunate with the weather.
We found the space a little constricted - i think it works for long weekends but for longer trips we'd probably opt for something bigger next time. Bed was comfortable though and more so than camper fold downs, and galley cooking is great fun!