I'm not sure what did it but I upgraded the firmware on my phone last week and this week I noticed the "My Location" option now works on Google Maps while running on the phone. I haven't been able to find a Changelog for the firmware version (Dave/Sheila/Jo?) but I'm guessing it was a fix to the info about current base-station exported to the J2ME environment. Either way it's a cool feature, now I just press 0 and the map centers on where I (more or less) am.
Fliss' dad has arrived from the land of Oz this morning. At some point we shall start our heading towards the wilds of Birmingham for Maelstrom.