With my daughter's wedding now looming large on the horizon next month I thought it was a good time to try to slim down to fit into my waistcoat.
I make no secret of the fact that I am a foodie so the task here was to find a way to continue to eat loads of food, have fun preparing it and lose a lot of weight in the process. Suffice to say that I found the answer and so have far managed to shed over half a stone.
My secret? Well mindful of Mr. McGuire's words to Benjamin in 'The Graduate':
Me: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.
You: Yes, sir.
Me: Are you listening?
You: Yes, I am.
You: Exactly how do you mean?
Trust me it works. Buy the melons of your choice. Slice one in half. Cover one half in cling-film and put in the fridge for next time.
Slice and chop your remaining half melon discarding the seeds. Add a couple of chopped glacé cherries to taste. Arrange in a dish like a small mountain. Enjoy.
Of course, you are free to think of other things to put with your melon. How about a gentle drizzle of vodka for instance?