Anyway, today was Pasta Night with SCIENCE BREAD! This time we used most of a head of garlic, three large dollops of butter and a generous helping of parsley to fill a pair of tiger bread batons and the verdict was unanimous: very yummy, and very garlicky. We almost ran out of garlic butter near the end so perhaps another chunk of butter will do the trick.
After that it was time for gaming, and Paddy brought a new one: Formula D. The aim is to complete a single lap around Monaco, with attention paid to choice of gear (which affects which dice you roll for movement) and wear & tear (which affects whether you survive to the end or not). It's an interesting mix of strategy, gambling, and plain luck as you try to work out if it's worth dropping a gear to take a corner slower and ensure you stop within it, or rolling a faster die and accepting the damage from missing the corner. I came second-to-last thanks to a collection of unhelpful die rolls resulting in me losing a lot of places in the 2nd half of the lap - but not last, as Paddy went for broke on the final corner, rolled unexpectedly highly, and precisely ran out of wear points on the start/finish straight!