'What's Brangelina?' asked my favourite uncle. 'Not bloomin' Brexit all over again?'
'Don't worry,' I shook my head. That's yesterday's news. Brad and Ange have moved on. It's The Great British Bakeoff everyone's talking about now.'
'Breakoff?' He looked puzzled. You mean Bacup! It's been in Lancashire for as long as I can remember and that's where it belongs.'
'Do listen. The Great British Bake-Off. They've defected to Channel Four. Well, Hollywood has. The rest are staying with Mary.'
'Hollywood?' Is that where Donald Grump lives?'
Close - but back to Bake-off. The newspapers are full of it. Pushy Paul versus Mumsy Mary. And now Channel Four has a celebrity food programme with no star.'
'Bah - food again. Why IS everyone so interested in cooking these days?
'Because it takes their minds off what's really happening in the world. Besides, we all love to eat. Which reminds me. Have you heard the latest on the Toffee Deluxe?'
What about it?'
'It's leaving Quality Street.'
'Good riddance, I say. Never did like that programme. 'Is it time for tea? All this talk of food's making me hungry.