OK, with apologies for posting after my own postings but I finally got this sorted out and got the following message from Wordpress.com

 

Hi there,

Thank you for getting in touch.

Your site was flagged by our automated anti-spam controls. We have reviewed your site and have removed the suspension notice.

We greatly apologize for this error and any inconvenience it may have caused.

Phil

WordPress.com | Automattic Inc.

 

 

Needles to say they won't be getting any more recommendations from me (Ha! That will show them!)