Hopefully got ICE reworking. The error message from ICE flashed up for ca 20ms. So I used screen capture to try to trap it. Took me 20 minutes and about 30 tries but at least I had the cricket to watch (it’s stopped raining).
It seems the problems were because Windows has two directories for programs:
C:\Program Files (x86)\
ICE and OpenOffice install in the second. By copying the directories into the first I can now post again.
So I hope the technical qualities of the blogs will improve.