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.PhilWordPress.com | Automattic Inc.
Needles to say they won't be getting any more recommendations from me (Ha! That will show them!)