The good news is, I don't need a new camera or XD storage card. The bad news is, I've lost all the photos I took around Wales. Having purchased a USB card reader and downloaded several pieces of data recovery software, nothing has worked. It's so frustrating. When I scanned the card I was finding all the pictures and I thought everything was going to be OK, but then the PC crashed. Tried again with another piece of software and the same thing happened. Obviously the data card had become corrupted and the only way to rectify this was to do a full 'checkdisk' and recover the 'Bad' sectors. This however required reformatting the card, which in turn meant losing all the pictures. I said "Oh dear, Oh dear" as you can imagine! Never mind, onward and upward!
Pictures taken from Wikipedia Commons.