Emma is on the Slimming World diet, and I am too, in so far as I observe many of the same principals and that I am the one who do all of the cooking, even if I don’t actually pay my £5 per week attend the meetings.

Often Slimming World meals can be nice enought but after a lot of faff. So much so that I would say that moree likely than not I would rather a little more fat in return for a little  it less faff.

This Christmas we have  been enjoying their new Festive Feasts book. Already we have enjoyed a delicious recipe of Mediterranean Sea  Bass on a bed of roasted red peppers and black olives. Tonight, for New Year’s Day we had seared duck breast with an orange sauce and a side of mashed parsnip. It was quick, it was easy, and super scrummy. And most importantly of all it was faf-free.

Watched the first episode in the new series of Sherlock which was predictably equal measures of Clever and the Incomprehensible (does Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock understand some of streams of dialogue to escape his lips?). I think my favourite moments were the text exchanges between John Watson (Martin Freeman) and the person whom I shall call ‘the girl onf the bus’. I don’t remember her haeing any spoken lines at all and would like to remember it as this being like this.