100 Things About Me!

I’ve recently reached a bit of a milestone on my blog. Set off the party poppers, light the fireworks and do a little jig, for I am celebrating. It may be nothing to some, but earlier this month I welcomed my 5000th viewer. Woo-hoo. I know, I know, some blogs get that amount of views in a day, but I never anticipated that even one person would read my random ramblings. Thanks to all of you that have stopped by, unless all those views were from my mum. In which case, erm..thanks mum, love you.


I thought I’d celebrate with a slightly different kind of post and fill you all in on a few facts about me. It’s Friday night, pour yourself a large one and settle down for a long read. Or make like the youngsters, get your glad rags on and get yourself out for the night. No, don’t really, stay. Please.



Deep breath….

  1. My name is Tania Gammon, hence the name ‘The Gammon Kitchen’.
  2. I live in Rochester, Kent, UK.
  3. I have 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
  4. I also have 6 nieces, 5 nephews, 2 great nieces and one great nephew. So yeah, huge family.
  5. I’m a customer service manager for a female fashion company and I love my job.
  6. I live with my fiancé, Tyler, and my cat, Lulu.
  7. It’s no secret that I love Lulu more than Tyler.
  8. I love all cats.
  9. And dogs.
  10. I had a doberman when I was younger called Bracken and she was the best dog ever, I miss her.
  11. I also had a husky called Ice. She was very naughty and I do not miss her so much.
  12. I try to encourage the other neighbourhood cats into my house for cuddles. A neighbour caught me once so I had to stop.
  13. I like all animals really.
  14. I hate mice and rats though.
  15. I would love to swim with wild dolphins and see whales in their own habitat. They’re on my bucket list.
  16. I’m fascinated by sea creatures and watched Blue Planet on repeat when it was first released.
  17. My favourite colour is grey.
  18. I also like duck egg blue.
  19. I only recently discovered that duck’s eggs are actually blue, which I guess is where the name comes from. Duh.
  20. I’m hit and miss with eggs. Sometimes I’m like ‘hey egg get in my face’, other times I can’t look at an egg without heaving.
  21. I have a very vivid memory of a family holiday to Portugal when I was a child. I don’t remember playing in the sea or anything fun like that, I just remember having an omelette and crunching on egg shell. Gross.
  22. I love holidays but hate travelling.
  23. I’m very very scared of flying. I have flown pretty much every year since I was 2 years old but my fear has got worse with age and my last flight back from Turkey last year was the worst ever. I had a panic attack and demanded for the flight attendant to land the plane. I don’t know if I can fly again.
  24. One of my favourite holidays was to Crete. We stayed in a very luxurious hotel and it was glorious.
  25. Another of my favourite trips was to the Lake District last year. I climbed a mountain!
  26. Tyler surprised me with a trip to Paris for my birthday in 2013.
  27. He proposed on the second day there. altogether now…AWWWWWW!
  28. The elastic on my knickers broke when I was walking round Paris on one of the days so it wasn’t the most comfortable of outings.
  29. I also didn’t take a coat. In January. Needless to say, I was cold.
  30. I actually spent a lot of my time in Paris moaning.
  31. I get accused of moaning quite a lot, but I’m a happy moaner, if that makes sense. I think it does.
  32. My favourite thing to do is nap.
  33. I collect cookbooks and am constantly adding to my collection. I have officially run out of space on my bookshelves but I am not deterred.
  34. Nigella Lawson is my favourite person ever ever ever.
  35. Nigella and I share a birthday, 6th January if you’re interested.
  36. We also share a nickname. My parents used to call me Frank Spencer because I was so clumsy and alas that is what Nigella also goes by for the very same reason.
  37. I’m not as clumsy now I have my own home because I know if I break something I have to pay for it and if I spill something I have to clean it up.
  38. I am really house proud but also hate cleaning so I generally just don’t let anyone in.
  39. I like cleaning the toilet though as I find it satisfying.
  40. The worst job is cleaning out Lulu’s litter tray. Blurgh.
  41. I love cushions.
  42. I also love buying stuff for the kitchen. Getting a new bowl for me is like a normal 20-something getting a new pair of shoes.
  43. I’m the same with stationery, I love it.
  44. I recently referred to the feeling you get when you buy new stationery as a stationerygasm.
  45. I thought I was cool at school and told all my friends that an ‘organism’ was a feeling you get when you have sex. I had misheard something somewhere of course.
  46. I love writing and hate maths.
  47. I have this weird OCD tendency with words and I count the amount of letters in certain words. I then only like words that have 3, 5, 8, 10 or 13 letters in and my favourite kinds of words are when you have two 5 letter words and they join together to make a 10 letter word. That folks, is a wordgasm.
  48. I also have to do things in order. If I have a to-do list I have to work through from beginning to end, I can’t simply tick something in the middle.
  49. To do lists are amazing though aren’t they.
  50. I buy a lot of notebooks. Then each notebook must have a specific purpose and I can’t deviate from the notebook’s intended use.
  51. This is why I never finish a notebook.
  52. I’m noise-phobic and prefer to spend my time in silence. Constant noise like drilling or humming annoy me, as does unnecessarily loud TV.
  53. One of my favourite films is Dumb and Dumber. I like it a lot.
  54. Dumb and Dumber 2 was absolute rubbish though.
  55. I can recite almost the whole script from Titanic, I watched it so much during my teenage years.
  56. I watch videos of people picking spots on YouTube. I quite often find myself over on the dark side.
  57. Likewise, I’m a bit addicted to watching make-up tutorials.
  58. I have a very large lipstick collection, about 75 in total but I only wear a few.
  59. Sport absolutely winds me up, I hate every single kind of sport.
  60. I don’t like being naked. Like at all. As soon as I am out of the shower I put clothes on.
  61. I spend more time in pyjamas than I do in actual clothes.
  62. When I do wear proper clothes, I like nice loose fitting shirts with leggings or jeggings.
  63. I’m terrible at walking in heels. Like dreadfully bad.
  64. I’m not a big drinker but when I drink I like to get drunk. I love a nice cocktail or a glass of white zinfandel.
  65. Pizza is my absolute favourite food, especially when it’s from Dominos. I don’t like Pizza Hut or Papa Johns.
  66. Chocolate is my second favourite food, any type but I’m not keen on white chocolate, far too sickly.
  67. Steak is up there too, preferably fillet steak cooked medium-rare.
  68. Salt and Vinegar are the best flavour crisps.
  69. I used to make cupcakes to order and catered for a few parties and what-not, but stopped making them when I stopped liking them. I didn’t enjoy making them once I didn’t enjoy eating them.
  70. At one point I had a little jewellery business but got bored of that pretty quickly.
  71. I love singing but have not been blessed with any vocal talent.
  72. I wasn’t allowed to sing in my school nativity and had a speaking part instead. Cruel really. But I am that bad.
  73. On a hen do in Brighton last year I performed Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing’ to a group of hotel guests wearing Mickey Mouse pyjamas and using a water bottle as a makeshift microphone.
  74. I love depressing love songs. Celine, Whitney…all the classics.
  75. Ed Sheeran is the love of my life and seeing him at Wembley last year will always be one of my fondest memories.
  76. I also have a bit of a weakness for hip-hop and RnB.
  77. When I was younger I developed a bit of an obsession for Kanye West and my friends nicknamed me Tanye South Eastern. It was completely stupid but I sometimes still get referred to as Tanye.
  78. I don’t have many friends but can rely on the few that I do have and I much prefer it that way.
  79. I studied Fashion Promotion at university and left with a 2:1 honours degree.
  80. As a teenager, I ran a karaoke and DJ business with my parents.
  81. My signature karaoke song was Eminem’s ‘Cleaning out my Closet’. I did the rap and my mum would sing the chorus. Cringe.
  82. As much as I hate getting up in the mornings, I’m a morning person once I’m up and about. My energy levels slump in the afternoon and I get grumpy in the evenings.
  83. I used to stay up really late but I can’t nowadays and have to get 8 hours of sleep.
  84. I get teased for being a bad driver. I did once drive round a one-way system the wrong way. Twice, actually. But other than that and a few other minor discrepancies, I’m really not that bad and have (somehow) never had an accident.
  85. We’ve recently bought a brand new Suzuki Vitara and its lovely.
  86. I can’t ride a bike.
  87. I would like to be able to ride a bike as I love the idea of nice bike rides through the countryside. I just don’t like being off the ground.
  88. I’m definitely more of a country girl than a city girl.
  89. I really hate London. It scares me.
  90. I would love to live by the sea.
  91. I’m completely addicted to Vaseline on my lips. I can’t go anywhere without it and on the odd occasion that I forget to take it somewhere I have to go and buy some more or I get panicky.
  92. I like to drink through straws.
  93. I have to wear glasses for reading and driving so splashed out £300 on a pair of Prada ones but avoid wearing them as they are too heavy for my face.
  94. Likewise, I spent a fair amount of some designer sunnies last year to find that they make me feel like I have a blocked nose. Not what you want on holiday.
  95. I have a foot phobia. I can’t stand people’s feet.
  96. I don’t like having my hair done so only go to the hairdressers once a year.
  97. I recently went on my first spa day and loved it but stuck to a facial as I’m really ticklish and couldn’t risk a massage. Maybe one day.
  98. I’m really bad at doing my washing and will sometimes leave it weeks, only forced to do it when I finally run out of clean underwear.
  99. If I could afford it I would pay someone to do all my cleaning, washing etc. And I would have no shame in doing so.
  100. I love lists.


Recipe: Churros French Toast

I like churros. They’re those Spanish style doughnut things that you dip into chocolate sauce. I also like French toast. So, I thought, why not combine the two delicious things and make something that has elements of both without the faff of deep frying or making a chocolate sauce. And so my churros style French toast was born. It came into this world as an unknown, but shall remain as a heavenly figure gracing my kitchen table on lazy Sunday mornings. It’s really very good.

Serves 2

What you need:

  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • 2 slices of good bread
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Nutella
  • Some fruit, if you fancy it

What you do:

  1. Whisk the egg, milk and vanilla together in a shallow bowl until combined.
  2. Dunk the slices of bread into the eggy mixture and allow them to soak it up before turning the bread over and repeating the process on the other side. I like to use a good bloomer loaf, sliced thickly.
  3. Heat the butter in a frying pan and once frothy, add the bread in. Cook for about two minutes until it’s lovely and golden, then flip over and do the same on the other side.
  4. Once the bread is golden and crisp at the edges, it’s done. Mix the sugar and cinnamon on a board or plate and immediately dunk the hot eggy bread into it, coating evenly on both sides.
  5. Warm the Nutella in a microwave for about 10 seconds to loosen it, then drizzle over the French Toast and add some fruit on top if you wish. Strawberries go surprisingly well with cinnamon, raspberries would be good too. Now tuck in.


A Week in Devon!

Right, I’m back. My lack of posts last week was due to me taking a little holiday, well deserved if I do say so myself. Tyler and I drove down to Devon to spend a few days by the sea and enjoy some quality time together. Yeah right, we just wanted an excuse to drive the new car and eat chips on the beach. And that we did. I thought I would share with you some of our adventures, lots of them involving food of course.

We stayed in a beach hut in Ilfracombe overlooking the sea. It was beautifully decorated but teeny tiny so we had to live like hobbits for the four days we were there. It was worth it though for the stunning views. We were also blessed with glorious sunshine. Day one really just involved popping to the supermarket nearby and getting some bits to munch on. We stayed home on the first evening and ate sausage rolls, pork pies and chips and dips. I decided half way through our little picnic feast that I was going to become a vegetarian.

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I ate cereal for breakfast every morning, either Golden Grahams or Curiously Cinnamon, which was such a treat as I only ever have boring adult cereal at home. If there is ever a time to eat sugary cereal its on holiday.

This perfume from The Library of Fragrance was the most perfect choice for the week as it smelt like a nicer, less fishy (in fact zero fishy) version of the outdoors.

I love this mirror.

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The scenery in Devon is absolutely gorgeous so we spent much of our first day our in the sunshine exploring the area. Tyler made me do a load of walking, which he always does on holiday and I always then proceed to moan about.

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Obviously any walker knows that a walk must be followed by a pub lunch, and we were more than happy to oblige. The pub we visited turned out to be a Wetherspoons but the food was actually really good. As it was my first day of being a vegetarian (and also the fact that I was in serious need of some vegetables) I went for the superfood pasta salad with some garlic bread. And a pear cider, to up my fruit intake of course. I got a bit tipsy.

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Here’s some more scenic snaps and the keyring for our hut which is ever so cute.

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We took a drive to Woolacombe which has the best beach in Britain. Again the sun had his hat on and we were hip hip hooraying for a taste of summer. I can’t tell you how good it felt to walk barefoot along the shoreline even though I then had to spend the rest of the day with sand in my boots and soggy trousers. It was worth it.

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Lunch! Chips (standard)  with this oddly designed bottle of peach iced tea to complete the holiday vibe. I always had iced tea on holiday as a kid and you so rarely see the peach one in this country. Devon just knows what we want. I then had this lovely Nutella waffle which I had to protect from the flock of seagulls hungry for a bit of the action.

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Car Selfie. Because I’m on holiday so the why the hell not.

A smashing game of crazy golf was had. I won. Tyler let me cheat.

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Our first dinner outing was to a place called Hele Billy’s just down the road from the beach hut we were staying in. I wasn’t expecting much but actually the food was really good. I decided I didn’t want to be a vegetarian anymore so went out in style, having three different meats in one meal. Hardcore, me. We started with a platter to share which had ribs, some chicken strips and onion rings, then I had a beef and mushroom stroganoff with sweet potato fries and some vegetables on the side. It was all really tasty washed down with a glass of white wine and some quizzing courtesy of the trivia cards they had all around the tables for diners to use.

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We took a trip to Exmoor Zoo during our break. It was a lovely day out and we saw the Exmoor Beast which is a black leopard, he was stunningly beautiful. My absolute favourite thing though was the peacocks and peahens they had roaming around the paths. I got super excited when I saw the male with all his beautiful plumage, I never expected to see him display all his feathers but lo and behold he got excited by a sexy little female and graced us with his full beauty. It was awesome.

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When in Devon, one simply must have a proper cream tea. We went to a town called Clovelly which is a really steep village with no vehicular access. In all honesty, I hated it. It was cobbled and really hard to walk down then so steep it killed to walk back up. But I did see some donkeys and did have a lovely cream tea. The scone was warm, fresh and delicious, served with jam and good old clotted cream, my favourite.

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We saved the best culinary experience for the last evening and had one of the best meals of my life in a tapas bar in Ilfracombe called The Terrace Tapas and Wine Bar. I adore tapas anyway but this was all beautifully cooked, super tasty and each element complimented each other brilliantly. We had a meat and cheese platter with breads and salad to start, then meatballs, pork skewers, spicy prawns, patatas bravas and croquettes for mains. The serving sizes were ideal meaning we had room for dessert, a Toblerone fondue with churros, marshmallows and strawberries. I also had a mojito. Everything was so good I did a little happy dance in my chair. A must go if you are in the area.

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Our last day was met with heavy rain so we decided to have breakfast back at the Wetherspoons then head home. I went for the eggs Benedict which was actually really lovely. I shall not overlook Wetherspoons again.

We drove home via Exmoor National Park and saw so many little lambs. We had to stop and go see them. I say we, it was really me just whining at Tyler until he couldn’t take anymore and pulled over to shut me up. But how cute are they!? I decided again to try being a vegetarian once more.

We stopped at a service station on the way home (best part of any journey, right?) and I had a burrito which was delicious. Unfortunately I forgot about my vegetarianism and had slow cooked chilli beef. Oops.

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A pit stop on the way home to get this little one from the spa retreat (our own word for the cattery). As silly as it is she makes coming home from a holiday much more bearable as she is just so cute when she’s missed us.


My usual blogging schedule shall resume now I’m back to my normal, mundane life.




Recipe: 3 Ingredient Chocolate Bark

Oh dear. What have I discovered? The easy route to an early grave perhaps? Chocolate, sweets and pretzels all in one gloriously sweet and salty mouthful. It’s like fireworks going off with every bite and is entirely worth the blocked arteries that are due to follow. Just drink some green juice after and go for a brisk walk, you’ll be fine. Hey, what is life if we can’t live it on the edge? There was a time in my life that living on the edge was going out drinking and dancing three nights a week and still managing to hold down a job, now I consider it exciting when I can stay up late enough to watch the 10 o’clock news in my jimjams.

This recipe is the second in my three ingredient series. If you missed the first instalment, featuring a very naughty Oreo milkshake then give yourself a telling off and go see it here. These recipes are proving to be rather devilish and I like it.

Makes a decent sized slab, i.e. enough for two people to eat during the opening credits of a movie.

What you need:

  • 200g chocolate (I used milk chocolate, use whatever takes your fancy)
  • a big handful of M&Ms (I used the Crispy ones because, frankly, they are the best, but again, use whatever. The world is your oyster, so they say)
  • 30g salted pretzels, smashed up a little bit

What you do:

  • Melt the chocolate whichever way you prefer. I use the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until solid becomes liquid. You could temper the chocolate, but really, why would you prolong the gratification of eating this just to give it a nice shine and whatever else tempering does. Suck it up. Spread the melted chocolate onto a lined baking sheet, making it as thick or thin as you like.
  • Scatter over the M&Ms, then the smashed pretzels, ensuring the goodies are evenly distributed. Pop it into the fridge to set for as long as you can bear.

Now, admire the beauty that is chocolate bark.


Smash it up and dish it out to anyone who needs a little extra love in their lives. You will be everyone’s best friend after this. Kid having trouble making friends at school? Send them in with a lunchbox full of this. Girlfriend mad at you for spending all of Friday night on the X-Box? You know what to do. Mad at yourself for being too fat to fit into any of your dresses? Sod it, just crack on and worry about it later.


I will leave you with this gloriously chocolatey post as I am now on holiday for a week. See you next Sunday!

Tania x

What I Ate in a Day #7

I do love to be beside the seaside, oh I do love to be beside the sea! We made the most of the hottest day of the year so far and had a little drive down to Folkestone for some fish and chips and a coastal walk. And what a lovely day it was too.

Before setting off, I tried these new breakfast biscuits from Sainsbury’s. They were OK. I made myself a mocha in my posh Vera Wang travel mug to enjoy on the journey. How lovely is that?



When we got to Folkestone we took a nice walk through the coastal park and made the most of the fresh air. It was full of kids though which hurt my ears and general well-being.


Second breakfast (my favourite meal of the day) was a tropical cooler and a blueberry muffin in Costa. These drinks are amazing and make me long for hot summer days.


The sun came out properly in the afternoon and I went coat free for the first time this year. It was glorious. We had THE BEST FISH AND CHIPS EVER from a place called The Smokehouse. If you’re in the area you have to go. The chips are cooked in beef dripping which made them amazingly crispy on the outside and perfectly fluffy within. I do wonder how many vegetarians have missed the sign advising of the beef dripping and munched their way through a portion of chips in total ignorance? The thought made me chuckle.




I had the best nap when I got home as I was suffering with a tummy ache from the chips. They always give me tummy problems but alas, I still eat them. I munched through some coconut yogurt with blueberries, passion fruit and coconut flakes to settle my tummy. Plus, it was delicious and made a nice picture for my post!


I’m totally addicted to spaghetti at the moment so had a late night bowl of spaghetti tossed in a sauce made with red onions, red peppers and tomatoes, enjoyed on the sofa watching TV.


I finished my lovely day off playing Unchartered on the PS4 as apparently I’m a geezer bird now.

Recipe Review: Jamie Oliver’s Insanity Burgers

I have a lot of cookery books. A hell of a lot. And I make a lot of recipes. This, out of all the recipes in all the books I own, is one of my absolute favourite things to eat. Jamie has such an amazing talent for packing all recipes with tonnes of flavour and even as a fairly experienced cook I still get surprised and excited by the tricks and tips he shares to create the most awesome food. Like here, for instance, brushing the burgers with mustard and tabasco as they cook to create a gnarly flavoursome crust is just fab. I urge you with every bone in my body to make these burgers, you won’t regret it.

This recipe is taken from Jamie’s Comfort Food book, which is a total pleasure to read and cook from. You can also find the recipe on his website, which I have linked you to here. Or, just stick around The Gammon Kitchen and keep reading below to see how you turn a few ingredients into one of the tastiest morsels that you will ever have the pleasure of eating.

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To make the patties, get yourself some good quality fatty minced beef. Jamie recommends 800g of minced chuck steak from the butchers, I used 15% fat mince from Sainsbury’s and only 500g to feed four which makes really decent sized burgers. Simply mould them into patty shapes using wet hands. You don’t need to add anything else to the meat. Pop these into the fridge for a bit.

Whilst the burgers are resting and firming up, make all the other bits which will adorn your burger:

  • Slice up a red onion and leave to sit in a bowl with a splash of white wine vinegar and some salt.
  • Slice up some gherkins and leave these to one side
  • Finely shred half an iceberg lettuce and mix it up with 2 tablespoons of mayo, a tablespoon of tomato ketchup, a teaspoon of Tabasco Chipotle sauce, a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and a teaspoon of brandy or bourbon. I used Jack Daniels, you can leave the booze out completely if you prefer. Season it up and let it sit
  • Fry off 8 slices of streaky bacon

To cook the burgers, brush them with a little bit of oil and season with salt and pepper before adding to a pan over a high heat. Press down with a fish slice and flip after a minute. Brush with a little American style mustard and a drop of Tabasco sauce, leave for another minute, flip over again and brush the other side. Cook the burgers through, flipping every minute, then add two slices of bacon to each burger then a slice of Red Leicester cheese. Add a splash of water to the pan and put a lid on to create a nice steamy environment to melt the cheese and meld all the flavours together.

Split four brioche style buns in half and whack in the oven for a few minutes to toast, then brush with any fat you have left in the pan from cooking the bacon earlier.

To assemble your burgers, put a mound of the saucy lettuce onto the bottom half of the bun, add your bacon and cheese topped burger to it, then top with the red onions that are now lightly pickled and some sliced gherkins. Add a little squirt of ketchup to the top half of the bun, pop it on, squish it down and apply to face.



It’s a mess to cook and an even bigger mess to eat but totally worth it.



Help – I’m a Food Addict

So here I am, slumped on the sofa in my leggings and dinner-stained t-shirt, eating my way through yet another bargain price Easter egg when I catch a glimpse of myself in the switched off TV. At first I convince myself that the TV has turned itself on and I’m halfway through a Wayne and Waynetta sketch, before I realise that’s not Kathy Burke. That’s me. I’m Waynetta. Sitting there cocooned in a blanket, hair shoved up on top of my head in a bid to avoid washing it, dropping chocolate crumbs everywhere, I am a vision. A feast for the eyes.

Does this image make me want to want to change? To ditch the chocolate and start drinking green tea? Hell no. It makes me want to snatch the next Easter egg from the fridge and crawl even further under the duvet. I’m in denial you see and do my best to conceal my inner fattie, a task becoming increasingly more difficult the fatter I get on the outside. I’m in a constant state of despair about my ever increasing waist line whilst fighting a losing battle with my food addictions. Unfortunately, though, I’m not addicted to celery. Or carrots. Or cabbage. I like coleslaw though and that’s kinda the same thing right? No, you’re right, it’s not. I have issues with junk food. Pizza, McDonalds (screw you Ronald), chocolate, crisps, they’re always there to guide me down the dark path of temptation, away from the light of the chia seed brigade and towards the never ending tunnel of doom. Once I’m on that path I find it very hard to turn back, as I think is the case for most of us.

I eat well some of the time, in some cases more often than not, but I quite simply can’t say no to the bad stuff. There’s balance – porridge and fruit for breakfast, salad for lunch, chicken and veg for dinner then a small bar of chocolate as an evening snack, for example. Then there’s me – porridge and fruit for breakfast, salad for lunch, a large Domino’s pizza with chicken strippers for dinner then a share size bar of chocolate to finish it off. That’s not balance, that’s being a greedy fat pig. Oink Oink.

At the beginning of the year I vowed to not go on a diet and I’m sticking by that. Diets don’t work, at least not for me. I’m an intelligent person and I know what’s good for my body and what’s not. Domino’s, I love you, always have, always will. But you are not my friend and my feelings for you are unrequited. For you do not love me. Instead you treat me badly, making my clothes tighter and my chins multiply with every slice of you I consume. You are bad. But oh so good. Who can resist a glistening pizza, cheese oozing into the sauce with slices of pepperoni winking naughtily at you? STOP IT PIZZA!

I’m not saying goodbye to pizza, for I can’t quite summon the strength for such a commitment, but I’m really not feeling the Waynetta look right now and need to try to eat better. At least until Friday. And once this last Easter egg is finished.