I cleared out our floor-to-ceiling store cupboard yesterday and we have enough food to feed all of the king's horses and all the king's men. And then some.
Along with the cans of chickpeas, kidney beans and coconut milk, and endless bottles of extra virgin olive oil, we also have a lifetime's supply of chutney and jam.
However, this did not perturbe me from buying another jar of jam when I spotted the new Daylesford Organic concession in Birmingham's branch of Harvey Nichols.
The shop assistant said the new line had been instore for about two weeks and along with juicy-looking fruit jams, there are chutneys (which I resisted for fear that my cupboard's groaning shelves might file for divorce), luxury biscuits and chocolates, honeys, salad dressings, oils and fragrant candles.
Somehow, along with the strawberry jam, I was also seduced into buying a postage-stamp sized box of organic dark chocolate-covered raisins for £3,95. I am a sucker for cute packaging. Which is exactly why my store cupboard is, not only jam-packed (no pun intended) with useful staples, but also crammed with beautiful (non essential) luxuries.
So if I do get pig sick, I'll be hoping that the route to recovery involves pigging out.