Everything just went too well really. Or so I thought. Marf pointed out to me that my in page comments box is not showing. Damnit Damnit Damnit. It seems I must manually insert the code for such a comment box. While I contemplate performing such keyhole surgery on my blog I am going to change the settings so that a comments pop up appears ( changed my mind - have reverted to full page comments). I am really keen to hear what folk think about my new layout. Now I need to figure out the easiest way to track down the code I need for the in page comment box. Damnit damnit damnit.
SORTED! Actually it was very easy. I just renamed the blog post widget to another name so that blogger reset the post widget and hey presto embedded comments again!