A moveable feast
When should you start eating Christmas food? Popular answers are:
- As soon as you see tinsel in the shops
- On any official festive occasion in December (like school break-ups and office Christmas parties) but not until Christmas Day otherwise.
- Christmas Day – except that you need to do a fair bit of quality sampling beforehand.
I’m mainly on the side of 2 (with a bit of 3) but I do make an exception for mince tarts: it is good to have some festive fare when there are carols in the air and I can tell you that three of my delicate beauties a day will do wonders for your digestion. (They taste like Christmas and they work like bran).
My nephew Ben mentioned he’s applying for a new job. It’s at Palmer & Sons where I used to work and he asked me if I had any contacts there. I do but they’re unlikely to be on an IT selection panel. However, I did give Ben some pointers on how P&S conduct their interviews. (Fast, furious and taking no prisoners.)
 My colleague Murray makes an exception for shortbread. In fact, he deliberately overcaters so that he has enough shortbread to last him to at least July.