I've just published a bunch of comments that had slipped under the radar. I can only assume that they fell into spam and I happened across them just now when I was tinkering with my Blogger settings.
Sincere apologies to those of you whose comments were so belatedly published. Like most bloggers, I LOVE getting comments and feel awful that I left some lingering in comment limbo.
I'll try to be more vigilant in future!