Oh unexpected, and very nice of you, thanks Nicko :cool: . Had I not found this site, I doubt very much that my birthday presents would include Larousse Gastronomique and McGEE on Food and Cooking.
It's also only since I've been here, that I've had the confidence to go on and do things like bake my own birthday cake - and be fairly confident it would be fine.
Thanks to all who have taken the time to help along the way. :)