Ireland's politicians should learn lessons from the UK election
It was junk food and comfort food - which we are repeatedly warned is responsible for clogging up the arteries and much else.
But this was not the time nor place for such lofty considerations. This was Manchester in deep and dark December, with a sharp cold wind blowing in from God knows where.
We had all been to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United have their wicked way with the opposition, and now that the game was over we adjourned to a nearby hostelry for some much needed warmth and sustenance.