Weeks! Alas, I'd not heard of this issue since John's e-mail yesterday!
I've also no idea what's causing it, as it's not a problem I'm encountering myself. I'll look into it and see what I can discover.
What happens is that the pages will take a long time to download. But then suddenly things speed up. Sometimes the slow time can last a good half hour or so it seems. I thought that maybe it was from a lot of traffic at Monachos.
In Christ- Fr Raphael