I’ve just got my internet and phone connection back.  It sort of died on Wednesday afternoon and it has been dead ever since.  The engineer arrived at nine this morning and found the worn out bit of wiring under the carpet and now we’re back on.  The phone company diverted all calls to  my mobile, but as I said to them ‘It’s not the phone I need it’s the internet!’  I ended up camping in a friends house using their machine, which cost me the price of lunch.  What a state of affairs we are in when a day without the intenet is a disaster.