A writer friend has let me know that she tried commenting on my blog a number of times and her message wasn't getting through.
So, I've removed the horrid Captcha and put comments on Moderated for the moment. I check my blog regularly so if you comment and you don't see your message after a couple of days please let me know, using the address on the right hand side of the page.
Sadly my blog gets frequent visits from spam websites (hence the moderation for the time-being) even though I don't click on those sites when they appear in my stats.
So thank you for visiting and reading, and I hope to read your comments soon. :)