So my temporary, stop-gap as it were, solution is a new front page containing the collage below which I spent all afternoon making! To me this new page gives a much stronger impression of what my style and motivations are. It is also better coded, which is important to me as I claim to know a thing or two about web design!
If it doesn't work for you, your comments are much appreciated. As always my main page is at www.sarahcraig.co.uk.