His method of winding down involved cooking, so he decided to embark on an elaborate meal for himself, his wife and their mutual friends. “Tapas,” he said to himself. “That'll be perfect.”
He proceeded to conjure up patatas bravas, tortilla, garlic prawns, salted almonds and aubergines with goats cheese. Fabulous smells permeated the house.
Unfortunately, without telling him, his wife and their mutual friends had all begun a strict detox diet that very day. Dairy products and fried foods were verboten, and his loving efforts went to waste.