Yay! After weeks of ever-decreasing internet availbility, coupled with an increasingly crackly 'phone line, I'm back in the blogosphere.
We finally had the line sorted out today. Apparently various vital wires had been corroded by pigeon droppings.
The internet connection is still a bit "on again - off again" in the evenings (I suspect this has to do with the broadband supplier) but, really, who'd have thought that pigeon poo could cause such havoc?