thnx everyone, to answer your questions
- mostly I use double cream
- the only time I put sweetners in, is when the cream is a topping and that has never changed the result
Andy M - thanx for that, for some reason I didn't think that would work as well, because it would't get enough air in. Most of the time I over think the problem.
Katie E - thanx for the most excellent welcome !
jpmcgrew - I'm definately getting to the bottom of the bowl because when I lift the whisk out the cream at the bottom of the balloon and bowl is thick and/or starting the curdle, but the top is still runny.
maybe I'm just not moving the whole lot around enough and just whisking the bottom.. mmm I dunno