In a recent Waitrose magazine, they published the results of a survey of people's eating habits. To me some of the results were quite worrying.
Since having children (and before) I have always insisted on two things, firstly we ALWAYS eat together around a table, and secondly that when the children were smaller they always had a bedtime story.
In the article it claimed that 31% of Brits never sit at a chair around either a kitchen or dining table.
59% said they always, or often, eat in front of a 'screen'.
39% said their room of preference for eating was the living room, or home office.
Londoners, it seems, love to eat their breakfast in bed. Over half of those questioned said they did this up to four times a week.
And finally, the over 55's are twice as likely to eat at a dining table every day than 18–34-year-olds.
I am pleased to say that I eat three meals each day at a dining table. The table is correctly laid with the right glasses, pukka cloth serviettes, and decent cutlery. We don't watch TV; we converse. All meals are made from scratch.
Above, Kimbo (always at my right hand) was hot-foot back from Agadir, so we had lots to catch-up on. I offered a simple roast Sunday Lunch. Champagne (2), Montepulciano (2), and a bought M & S Tiramisu for dessert. Just as it should be.
I cannot imagine eating with a plate on my lap whilst watching Coronation Street. No, that's not for me!