Apart from almost everything ever imagined in the whole history of the world ever, what better way is there to start the week than knowing that today is the first day of British Pie Week?
The great thing about pies is that, apart from HP Sauce, gravy and fish 'n' chips, it is the only dish the French can't make. We have apple pie, they have tarte aux pommes - like pie but without the top (or the soul).
Another thing about pies is that you only have to say the word and for the rest of the week the only thing you can think about is pie. Hence pie week. The same applies if you read the word pie often enough. Right?
And such is the power of pie that even in spite of the best efforts of the pie marketing people I'm not put of by the fact that pie of the day - 'Monday's pie' - appears to be made of raw asparagus (see pic).
So hats off to the pie PRs I say. Job well done.
But this piece isn't about pies or pie week. It's about dancing. But never being somone to shirk abdominally painful, tenuous links, it must surely be no coincidence that pie week ends with another marketing event aimed at the victims of pie week.
For this Saturday and Sunday change4life, the NHS body that promotes healthy living, is offering the whole family a chance to try out dancing for free. There are clubs and gyms across the country offering free lessons, including many where you live that you may not know about.
To top it off* the event is being backed by that cute, talent show pop dance act Diversity (see pic).
Enter your postcode and book a free lesson here:
The change4life site also offers tips on healthy eating, which I have read.
For people with more discerning musical tastes than this lot ↑ and who find that dancing at home provides for a less humiliating experience, here's a pie-related diversion.
Brixton Blues is raw class.
* yeah, sorry, pie reference