My four-year old laptop can't cope with the amount of junk code you've bodged on to your site in your DIY madness. The fan almost flies out of the box and the whole screen freezes solid for five minutes while the machine has a strop. You've got gratuitous Youtube clips all over the place, one of those sidebars that tells me your most recent visitor was from Ulan Bator (it doesn't work, by the way - it always tells me that I'm from Berkshire), a widget that tells me I can share your pictures, more pictures under every post with links to other random posts, at least five stat counters, and a bar at the bottom that offers me the chance to play space invaders. Whatever words of wisdom you've imparted to the world are hidden from me, but I do know that you were number 493 in blogodoodles rankings last month, as that was the last thing my computer saw before it imploded.
Always Hope isn't going to win any prizes for design. But it likes to think it's striking a blow for simplicity.