More improvements on the way we are told . . .
I just installed the Yoast plugin, so now this site will be toast.
Yesterday evening Microsoft announced that they were kindly about to send me their 1809 update. Hoping that this meant they now thought it was fit for purpose after their troubles hitherto, I let it all happen. Took a loooong time and delayed the going to bed process, but it finally finished, AND – this laptop is still working – not trashed as has happened before.