I'm not quite sure why both computers should get major problems (the Sony Vaio has now comprehensively died) at the same time as my car has had to go in for a major repair and I've been off my feet due to doctor's orders for three weeks.
Do you think it's infectious?
Anyway, just to say what limited computing time I have at the moment is going to be devoted to finding a new computer!
The launch of the new blog will now be delayed until I've got a reliable, stable computer.
Recommendations below please!