Just tried to top up my mobile phone and my card was declined. Three seconds later the phone rang and it's the fraud dept at my bank. The number on my card falls within a range that has been copied by naughty people. Luckily my card has not been used. But - for security my card has been cancelled.

I am moneyless until I can get to a bank on Monday and cash a cheque. My new card is in the post - who are on strike. I have no credit on my phone so will not return your texts - I'm not ignoring you.

Luckily Adrian is in town and will get some money from his account to tide me over.