When finding oneself accidentally reaching for the tin of Quality Street, the chips with curry sauce or yet another glass of wine, reach for a pen and write. Start with a blank sheet of papar and just start writing anything at all down. Keep writing for 10 minutes. Or you could write a letter or e-mail to a good friend. Just blather away. Calorie count – nil. Fattening potential – nil. Slimming potential – very great.
As we can see, Dr Hooke clearly has much on his mind since he has a tome to fill – and also some spring thingy to squeeze in frustration.