ONE of the things perhaps unintentionally showcased by the recent Open Championship show faultlessly hosted by Royal Portrush was the schizophrenic weather around the north coast, even slap bang in the middle of July.
MOST people probably hadn't cried at a cooking programme until Nadiya Hussain made that emotional victory speech on the Great British Bake Off four years ago: "I'm never gonna say, 'I don't think I can'.
HOW many times have you been on a diet? Do you get excited about the latest diet, follow it for a while and see what happens, only to find that it didn't live up to expectations, or do you have one favourite diet that you go back to time and again that gets you the results you want to see, except that over the years the results have not quite been as good as the last time you did it? We are a nation of yoyo dieters, crash dieting from one diet plan to the next, watching the numbers on the bathroom scales go up and down – often, despite our best efforts, there's more 'up' than 'down' over the years.
AINSLEY Harriott is munching happily on a bit of toast when he calls, and even talking through crumbs, proves as jovial and excitable as any 1990 kid will remember from his days presenting TV classics, Ready, Steady, Cook and Can't Cook, Won't Cook.
"JUST eat," says our sushi master jovially, plating up individually hand-formed bites of sushi rice draped in bright, fleshy pieces of tuna, before following up more severely with a strict shake of his head: "No soy sauce.