But I just tried a call on my mobile - and the network was down. Hopefully that's just people doing what I was trying - letting next of kin (in my case, my sister Bridget) know we're OK.
UPDATE: I have successfully contacted Bridget by email.
... to everyone reading this, and best wishes for 2020, from Peter Wilkinson
In something which has developed into a tradition of many years' standing, I have set up a temporary public friends group of LJs and…
to everyone reading this, from Peter Wilkinson.