OK - so far, so good! I guess it's now as up-to-date as its likely to be via the repos.
Now I must investigate ways of updating/installing more recent versions of Firefox, Opera, Flash, HPlip etc but that will probably need
[PS Out of interest, I revisited all versions between Helena and Maya and it reaffirmed why I did not upgrade to any of those
intervening releases - non gave the ease of use and configuration or stability of Helena (even Maya Xfce isn't quite there).]
[PPS Why isn't this word-wrapping properly?]