I think that many of us will have realised how comfort food plays an important role during periods of intense stress and living through a pandemic has been hard work emotionally for the majority of us all in one way or another.
Around half of the UK population has put on weight during this difficult time and me included. I wanted to put on weight as I'd had a lot of stress with moving then more stress with buying this place and organising the work to be done and then last summer I realised that pandemic or not I'd got the main structural work done and could relax and my weight returned to my ideal weigh range.
To me we have survived thus far through this insidious pandemic which is cause for celebration rather than beating ourselves up for putting on a few extra pounds.
Here's a link for the BBC website on how 48% of those surveyed have put on weight during the lockdown and pandemic with tips on healthy eating and exercise, which we all know is the answer to maintaining a healthy body weight, please see:
Here's a photo of some of my favourite foods, I've been buying Cornish new potatoes they are expensive but so delicious and I eat lots of raspberries so I eat well even though I do like my treats...