RE: Advice on Kindle Fire use in the UK
Hi Bryony and welcome to the forum.
In all honesty, nobody really knows what the Kindle Fire is going to be capable of from the UK until we actually get our hands on one. One of our members has one on order and will be reporting back to us as soon as he receives it which should be very soon after the 15th Nov. (launch date).
At this stage, our best guess is that web browsing, facebook, twitter, email etc should be fine (although the Silk feature may have to be disabled in the preferences) and along with that the Kindle Cloud Reader should also work correctly. For things that require other cloud services like Amazon's Movie and Music downloads, it is very unlikely that they will work outside the US.
Personally, I would say that buying one at this stage is risky, more so than a Kindle Touch because of the Fire's dependence on Amazon services not available in the UK. I would advise to wait until we get a confirmed report from an owner in the UK.
We should know for sure by the 20th of November or so and this should still be ok to get one for Christmas.
Barnacle Boy! We have to find those stolen Naggy Daddies!