The Opera team sent emails out to the address you registered Link with saying the service was going away ages ago.
This email went in to my junk folder, which opera mail evidently does not sync, so I never got it.
It was announced on the news pages too of course.
The news pages which I have had no need to check
Its been common knowledge on the forums even longer than that.
The forums that people (myself at least) only check when we need help.
Anyway... I've eventually found it, thanks (to everyone!)
Now I've either got to find some software that I can import it into or convert it to a .txt file and manually copy and paste each individual note! Suggestions anyone?