I was a bit fed up with the old blog style - though I liked the colours - because it was not managing to deal with pictures very well. So I decided to tinker around with it. I know lots of people prefer non-white backgrounds so I incorporated that into the colour scheme and I'll probably stick with that decision but if any reader has any feedback they'd like to give on the layout or colours used just write a quick comment.
I'd quite like to have the sidebar a different colour but, for some reason, it wouldn't let me. :/ Maybe I can sort that out later on.