I didn't realise that so many of you were having difficulties with the word verifications that Blogger is asking you to complete when leaving comments here.
I have disabled the word verifications but will be putting all comments on moderation to avoid the blog being spammed by automatically produced adverts for property, health products and items of a less than salubrious nature from a variety of countries across the globe :-)
Your comments *will* appear, but it may take a few hours for me to receive the email notifications and manually "publish" the comments.
I too have had problems with Bloggers's bizarre verifications in the last week - on one site, I attempted to leave a comment and was informed *eight* times that I had entered the wretched codes incorrectly, even though I carefully checked each entry.
I gave up in the end :-(