I'm really out of touch with WP, being used to building CMSes myself. Just too much info at once to get where I want to be. I have a theme installed, but am struggling to get the images on the homepage. Can't remember the name now, will look it up. Probably need to do some reading to get the basics first.
The sections needed will be for (cooking) recipes, book lists (maybe) and categorized information on animals and minerals for example.