Regular readers will already know that here, in the wilds of Lincolnshire, we sometimes have poor internet service - overhead cables, lots of trees, sleepy BT, etc. The wild winds earlier in the week seem to have caused our current problem. We have slow and intermittent connection to the internet - worse than when we used to have the old dial-up system, pages take forever to load, disappear into the ether, etc.
I will respond to all your lovely comments to my previous post, once I can be sure my responses will reach the blog.
At least I have been able to save this post, so even if the first attempt drifts off to nowhere I won't have to re-type.
Fingers crossed we get it fixed soon.