I understand that the House of Lords is about to debate a very important issue, one that affects all of us.
-The Credit Crunch?
-Labour's donations scandal?
OK then, I will tell you.
The House of Lords is about to debate that most burning of issues, the thickness of slices in a ready cut loaf of bread and the dangers posed to our health by the "thick" sliced loaves.
Seemingly a thick slice contains a zillion calories more that a medium slice. Needless to say Nanny is displeased with this, and as such wants to ban thick sliced loaves.
Errmm here is a radical suggestion, why doesn't she just let the consumer decide which type of loaf that they buy?
Quite why the House of Lords is wasting their time on this most absurd of issues is beyond me.
Get a knife, buy an uncut loaf and cut the thing the way you want it; or just buy a medium/thin sliced loaf.
Unfortunately Nanny doesn't think that we have the brains or the will power to make such decisions, and feels the need to take away our right to choose.
Here is an excellent way to indulge yourselves with slice of thick white, one that I really enjoyed when I was growing up (it did me no harm).
-Cut a thick slice of white bread
-Spread it with a generous amount of beef dripping
-Add copious quantities of salt and pepper