Strangeness....I'd noticed for a month now that blogger recent comments wasn't working so today I uploaded a recent comment thing from another site. You are supposed to make a copy of your blog template and then upload it to the site and they do whatever to it and then you save it and reload it. Seems when I did that I lost all the comments from the entire seven months I've had this blog. I felt sick!
I just now went into my templates and uploaded the original template and the comments are back...not sure if the recent comment box over on the sidebar is going to work now but kate...suffice to say your old comment has been resurrected!