I’ve since moved my hosting and email over to FastHosts and took up their hosted WordPress.
Unbeknownst to me the hosted version is the distribution from http://wordpress.org which is not quite the same beast. Cue quickly learning the world of plugins, Google Fonts and also taking a peek at a bit of CSS. Still, I do love a challenge.
Last night, from a hotel room in Newcastle, I finished all the decorations and moved content over from the WordPress.com site. Surprisingly easy.
I may have a few bits to add and, no doubt, as I learn more I’ll keep tweaking.