I played around with the colour palette a little bit, exchanged the picture for - yes, you are not mistaken - my magic pen and here it is, the new layout for my blog. It took about 5 minutes. Since I am truly no designer nor have any idea about good design, I am sort of ambivalent about the outcome. A little help here?! If I look at it too much, I will change it again, so I better don't.