This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post.
I am in lockdown and I’m going to make the most of it.
I missed the whimsical fun of the first one. The demands of my daily radio show and feeling like I had to take a PHD in epidemiology were enough to occupy my time. I watched
Eating alone has had some bad PR. For decades, centuries, it has been regarded as a symbol of failure. People have sniggered and sneered, mocked and maligned. Popular culture is littered with characters whose desperation, loneliness or unpopularity has been portrayed through scenes of them eating alone. The idea that those requesting a ‘table for