Apparently a few of you have been having trouble getting onto the blog. Sorry. According to Blogger, this is a known issue which can be resolved by deleting the "followers" widget. So I've done that and hope that you can all get here now.
I'll reinstate the "followers" thing as soon as this is sorted out as I like looking at all your faces but meanwhile, welcome back to all of you who were locked out before. There's going to be a party on Sunday and you're all welcome.