It's not my connection as I've done a speed test and other sites load perfectly (both UK and US sites), or my computer as I've tried it on three different ones. It just seems to be LJ.
I'm guessing it's either my cluster or a Brit thing.
If it carries on I'll be vanishing as I really can't put up with pages taking over five minutes to load.
ETA: I surrender for now - I'm off to write!