I suddenly have a lot more sympathy for dad's infamous rice pudding disaster. When the packet says in the oven for 2-3 hours at 160C, and you give it a half hour head start on the hob before putting it in the oven for just over an hour at 150C you don't expect it to be *quite* so well stuck to the dish. One small and very stodgy portion to share was very tasty, but I fear for the washing up.
Perhaps using fake sugar and half milk/half water doesn't help :)
Other news: new boiler went in this week, and our house is now toasty warm and much quieter and hopefully more efficient (Facebook people have had a blow by blow account of that already). And I went back to the hospital to talk to the doctor in the parathyroid clinic. They've taken another blood test and want to see me again in four months for another, to keep an eye on calcium levels - apparently they normally check people for about a year after surgery, but in my case as I'm very young to have had a problem they'll probably continue a bit longer.
Oh, and First Person Tetris is mind-boggling but rather fun: http://www.firstpersontetris.com/