Thanks for all the tips and advice etc re. pesky squirrels - I coated the peanut feeder in Cayenne pepper but despite squirrels supposedly not liking the taste (birds don't mind) they've carried on with their demolition work.
David's idea for a squirrel proof feeder:
I love the look of these 'Twirl a Squirrel' devices which are activated by the weight of the squirrel on the feeder ... but they are expensive and the reviews are very mixed about their durability. Good for a laugh though. In most videos I've seen the squirrel falls off fairly quickly ... but this one is hanging on in there LOL
Right, that really is all from me