Even the toning didn't go as planned. I wanted to try something i read in the Tim Rudman toning book that i recently acquired. You blue tone the print to completion, rinse then put it into selenium toner. The selenium replaces the blue in the highlights which turn a putty colour. If you rinse again and put the print back into blue toner then the blue will shift to a bright azure blue. Guess what...it didn't work. The selenium stripped all the blue back off the print (apart from a slight hint of purple in the shadows). It seems only some blue toners work well for this.
In the end i split toned in sepia and blue to get the above final image. I really don't know if i like it or not. But i guess each session in the darkroom is a lesson, sometimes a hard one.