Not sure why, and I must apologise, but somehow my plain old template has got completely gored by Google. Why can't they leave things alone ?
Anyway, the upshot is the site looks a mess, and I can't add any comments at the minute.
Will try to resume normal service soonest.
If I find a cure for their mess I'll let you know nut I believe it is todo with old widgets - I had an Amazon ad widget which they banned but never cleaned out and I think that may be causing it.