site resurrected with Ghost blog CMS thingie!
and the https://en-au.wordpress.org/plugins/ghost/ plugins to do the export
minor amount of manipulation of the exported xml file to get it working in Ghost - for some reason divs around some of the images was causing the images to not display
find/replace fixed that
oh, yeah. hosted by Google Cloud Platform using a pre-rolled config https://console.cloud.google.com/launcher/details/bitnami-launchpad/ghost?q=ghost on a micro instance, appears to perform pretty damn well considering