Monday morning and my second attempt has been curing over the weekend. I was quite excited to remove the formwork and have a look at the results but was advised to give it another day to make sure it is strong enough. It looks fairly solid and I seem to have gotten the concrete into those problem areas/ hard to reach places. I broke a piece off from the top and the material I have used has left a very nice pattern on the surface of the concrete. Kind of hard to make out here:
It is a little frustrating having to wait but such is life. I will begin work today on a new attempt and of the group of 8 of us we are supposed to start forming 2/3 man groups.