Brussel Sprouts, hated them. These evil little green things just wanted to ruin a perfectly good dinner. After the joy of Christmas morning, playing with toys (I am talking about my childhood here, and yes, I can still remember it) and finally getting the “GET TO THE TABLE” call. Crackers pulled, reading the jokes (yes, still the basis of my humour till today) and putting on funny hats – laughing with grandparents. And then dinner is served, and it’s like the uber Sunday lunch! Added extras, cocktail sausages with bacon wrapped round (they weren’t called pigs in blankets back then!) – what genius came up with that? Freshly made stuffing and gravy, the turkey (we did have goose a few times) lots of roasties, good old veggies, and then, there it would be, the sprout. Now I never cheated per se, I was a good boy (at this time) and always did what my Mum told me to. So I would eat the sprouts, but only by dissecting them into the smallest possible size, and then trying to disguise the foul taste with a forkful of nice, tasty food.