This is a non-commercial site, a proprietary blog, somewhere to put stuff.
I intend to use Drupal or you can disuade me to go for anonther open-source.
I just want to have a template I can customise later.
I have found Drupal difficult and the free templates boring and impersonal.
This site I like: [url removed, login to view]
They have a free Drupal theme, SEOposition, and you can build from that.
This other site I find very nice is [url removed, login to view]
but that may be too difficult in practice.
I know I sound all over the plice, client-from-hell type, but I am pragmatic, balanced and have 20+ years in publishing. I do not have unrealistic expectations.
The idea is to work out something that is simple for you to do and simple for me to later on customise.
My budget for this is up to $100
Thanks for your time.