Firstly thank you for the good wishes and hugs for Joseph. It really does help.
and you're all lovely.
ok, now the soap... continued from yesterday.
My concerns about getting it out of the mould were correct!
It wasn't budging one bit. So I did a wee internet search and came up with putting it in the freezer for, well anywhere between a 'couple of minutes' to 4 hours. ( so the web said, so it must be true)
Mine needed to be in for over an hour but it came out! Result.
I was warned that it would be a bit moist doing it this way so to try and not get finger marks all over it.
It is now cut up into pie shapes and has started it's cure. ( on top of the bedroom drawers) Now to begin the long wait.
It looks rather less like lovely lavender flower encrusted soap and more like mouldy blue cheese, but who knows, maybe I'll start a trend!
I'm rather delighted with it, and will definitely be doing it again.