Awwwww, thank you all for commenting. Deb R, I guess you're right - I read your blog every day but don't always comment. I guess my comments as a proportion of blog visit numbers make me "average" then! Janet, I only look at my stats cos I can see these red spots on the Clustr map, and they intrigue me. I still don't know who all those exotic visits are from, as these people haven't revealed themselves.
And I agree with you, Pixie, about how good blogging is. Living alone, as I do, and in a town where I hardly know anyone, I have relied on my blog friends for social contact. Not that people are unfriendly here, but with 3 months of being housebound, my plans of joining clubs and groups at the beginning of the year didn't happen. I would have gone crazy alone all day (apart from the critters, but they're not great conversationists) if I hadn't been able to "talk" to others on the net.
Viva la blog!