I see that Blogger is no longer addressing me in German after a lengthy period of commanding me to ‘Blog anzeigen’.

This has come as a considerable relief as I had begun to have some uncomfortable dreams about Frau Merkel and a pair of particularly shiny black leather boots and catching a nasty dose of the EuroPox.

Quite why Blogger had adopted so crisp a Teutonic tone has remained unexplained but I had begun to sympathise with the rather eccentric Polish Twins Kaczyński about the sensation of having tanks parked on the lawn.

So, everything has ceased to be ‘alles in ordnung’ and a little English disorder reigns once more.