Thanks Ari-elf, I think you are right, I probably overworked it - a failing I have had with bread. I'm also thinking that it would be good with your potato soup recipe you just shared, and also with the Norwegian Salmon Soup (chowder to me) I just put up. I think I would like the bread toasted with either of these.
Do you do things like fish chowder in Merry Old Scotland?
Oh - with your admission about the lethal weapon thing I don't feel quite so embarrassed!