I've just started to put together the template for my business, and i've put some some text on. It's getting some of the blue background underneath (which looks kinda cool, but I want to get rid of it)
and the code (which I'm sure is rubbish).
I'm assuming you're talking about the 1st image where there is a blue strip behind your menu items? If thats what you want to get rid of, Line 36 of your code, 'background-color...', get rid of that line.
On a sidenote, avoid using inline tags for <p align... Assign a class and append it to p - something like <p class="right"> and then style .right in your CSS any way you want.