It appears that the whole 'Blogger' system has suddenly been hit by 'spam' comments, despite word verification systems being in place, and that some blogs are even being locked out or deleted as a result.
I have had over seventy spam comments this morning and in order to try and avoid losing the blog I have reduced comments to allow only people with Google accounts to comment on the blog.
I'm sorry for this inconvenience. If it doesn't work, I may have to disable comments entirely until the issue is sorted.
Anonymous users wishing to paste in the comments box need first to select 'preview', then close the preview box. When posting your comments please give a full name and location. Comments without this information may be deleted.