Well, I'm back. My Typepad experience was good on the whole but I've decided I'm going to stay here for now as I have many friends on Blogger and quite a fondness for it really. So I'm redecorating as you may have noticed!
For anyone who wants to add more functionality to their blog, I can recommend visiting http://tips-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com/ where there is a positive wealth of info for the only-slightly-computer-literate like me. And many thanks to Gail for alerting me to it!