Curse of the festive bogofs

C hristmas now feels like a distant memory. The decorations are already gathering dust in the attic and I've spotted Easter eggs in the shop.

Tuesday, 12th January 2016, 6:00 am

But there is still something stopping me from moving on from the festivities and that’s the Christmas food that still remains in my kitchen.

I didn’t really need to buy two tins of Christmas chocolates, but they were on offer at the supermarket and temptation got the better of me.

But those chocolates still require eating.

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OK, it’s only the boring coconut ones left, but I won’t let them go to waste.

Then there are the two lonely mince pies sitting in the cupboard approaching their best before date.

They may be getting old but my taste buds know that they’ll still be tasty.

Once I’ve got through them I’ll need to finish off the two packets of giant peanuts and cashews.

For this dad, the ‘new year, new me’ diet will just have to wait a little bit longer.