After a visit to Jessops locally the decision was made for the small Panasonic TZ30 so thanks for advice and comments. Ultimately it was really down to convenience and features with reasonable quality. You have to be careful when travelling Ryanair with hand baggage!
FWIW did you know that most Jessops don't actually keep anything in stock other than the demo model?! Have to go back and collect it on Friday. Could have ordered back home over the web but I would like the shop to have the credit for the sale. No wonder there are so few shops for anything nowadays!