Thank you Joel! Your comment here and on my site are very much appreciated
"did the mighty hand just reach out of the sky"
That must be it - as far as I am aware anyway.
I did notice that someone with a google isp was reading the story from my stats a few weeks ago, then a couple more google visitors appeared. Last night I went to check my stats - I only have a free sitemeter - there were 100 visitors online (it only records 100 at a time) and there had been over 1,000 visitors in the last hour or so! I thought it was a sitemeter error! It wasn't until I checked where the visitors where coming from that discovered what had happened.
Fingers crossed I gain a couple of new readers LOL