Well that didn't take long. The first part of my migration from a VPS to managed services is complete. You might also notice that the website has had a facelift in the process.
While I've been trialling both dotcloud and ep.io for hosting some more complex python webapps, for this simple site I decided it's just not worth the overhead and expense. Instead I've gone with hosting static HTML on GitHub Pages, using a static site generator called Hyde to manage the blog. So far, so good.
Update: after some trialling back and forth, I've decided to host the static pages with fastmail instead of GitHub, since fastmail supports HTTP redirects and I plan on moving some content around over the coming weeks.
Do let me know if you find anything broken...