Well in answer to Heather's plea about Word Verification which I do happen to agree with, I went and checked my settings thinkng all was well only to find I had in fact got Word Verification turned ON!! EEEEK!! Hopefully it's off now!
Anyway here's what Heather had to say about it all:
This is an appeal on behalf of busy bloggers. Please spare a thought for the poor bloggers who work so hard at getting round as many blogs as possible to leave sprinkles of pixie dust and good vibes wherever they go. The terrible proliferation of this awful plague of word verification is a blight on their efforts to make Blogland a cheerier place.So please (see.. it's a pretty please! lol)... Cancel word verification on your blogs! Have blog owner approval by all means, but word verification is a pain in the proverbial (insert appropriate noun here)!!!
Definitely food for thought Heather!!!