Thanks for coming back to me on this one. I've had a long talk with my provider (O2) and between us we have come to the conclusion that the ejections could well be caused by the slowness of the broadband out here in the sticks (countryside). We are nearly 1 mile (1.6 kilometres?) from the exchange and it is all old copper line wires, We are also in a dead zone for mobile phones - sometimes we can get or send a text message, but more often than not we can't - voicemail is impossible.
We suffer from Camamorons excellent (ha ha) state of the art high speed broadband of often less than one bit (I think that is what O2 representative said) speed. The penalty for living in the UK out in the Rural wilderness.
Never-the-less, it is extremely frustrating at times, but there is no way I'll move into the town - I'd sooner do a 'Captain Oates' and walk out one snowy winters night and not come back!