Found the camera, the charger and a card reader for the computer. After much huffing and puffing, also managed to find a UK-EU adaptor and got the damn thing charged up.
Then I gave in and read the manual - and found out why the card seemed to break every time I used it. Apparently the key thing is to never delete photos or format the card using the computer. Why oh why didn't I read the manual back in 2001 when I got the camera? *sigh*
All that's left now is to a) take some photos and b) track down a special Fuji USB cable so that I can forget about the card reader altogether. I'll get on with 'a' right now - made something last night and so did my husband (seems crafting is contagious...).