Good news that you have your pride and joy back.
One thing, and i have taken this from DVLA website:
European Union vehiclesEU vehicles brought into the UK can be used for six months in any 12-month period. You do not need to register the vehicle in the UK as long as you can show that the vehicle complies with the registration and tax requirements of its home country. It’s the responsibility of the driver to prove how long the vehicle has been in the country. Producing ferry tickets can do this.
If the keeper of the vehicle becomes resident in the UK, the vehicle must be immediately registered and taxed in the UK.
UK residents are not allowed to use a foreign registered vehicle on UK roads. The exception is when a UK resident:
is employed or self-employed in another EU member state uses a EU registered company car temporarily in the UK for business purposesCertain vehicles will be required to display a temporary ‘Q’ plate. Temporary visitor status isn’t appropriate to these vehicles.
So might be time to get it UK registered and get UK insurance, then you can be covered for theft…?