It seems that some of our soldiers have become too fat to fight.
National newspapers have reported that many thousands in the army have failed a basic fitness test over the past three years due in part to eating a poor diet of cooked breakfasts and too many portions of chips.
Crikey, imagine having to be subjected to a yearly fitness test.
I think I’d fail a basic homeowner one as I often get puffed at the top of the stairs (in my defence, we do have a lot).
The obstacle course that involves manoeuvring the Hoover around the sofa and the armchairs can also be daunting.
And as for painting my toe nails when I am sporting this belly?
Well, that’s a battle in itself.