But I digress - easy to do when there's food involved.
The piece d'resistance of my comfy couch-based catch-up has been the quarter- and semi-finals of my favourite bastion of Britishness, The Great British Bake-Off.
|Clever clogs: one of the contestants this series actually made this|
(For the life of me I cannot remember who...sorry!)
While I have, quite literally, not been in a position to experience the flavours and textures of scrumptious scones, donuts and petit fours, watching the critique from GBBO duo Mary Berry (great baking surname) and Paul Hollywood (super showbiz moniker) brings a smile to my dial every time. The contestants' trials and tribulations also make for many highs and lows in the baking rollercoaster. In the meantime, hosts Mel and Sue meander around the marquee revealing the human side of baking, providing words of encouragement, shoulders to cry on and a 'Mel and Sue' sandwich for each week's evicted baker.
|L to R: Sue, Mary, Paul and Mel|
|L to R: Finalists John, James and Brendan await news of their fate with Semi Final evictee, Danny|
What a shame it's too late for a trifecta.