Seven reasons to book a cook for Christmas

1.   Drink lots of champagne with impunity

2.   Do any last minute wrapping

3.   Sit together as a family without anyone bolting from the room yelling “Crikey, the potatoes!”

4.  Wear an outfit which doesn’t have dribbles of goose fat down the front

5.   Have hair which doesn’t smell of Beef Wellington

6.   Eat delicious food, all of it perfectly cooked

7.  Sit down and demolish a tray of (homemade) truffles in front of the TV while someone else cleans up