Beware if you are in Lyon this week. Your chairman has lost so much weight in recent months that he can get into the kilt he bought for his 21st birthday but which he has been unable to get into for more than a decade.
I'm off to the French city with Quality Meat Scotland and Scottish Development International on a mission to the Bocuse d'Or, the world's culinary grand prix, and where they will be serving up Aberdeen-Angus beef from Scotland.
As a proud Scot the seafood dishes in the contest, sadly come from Norway. Then again the cod and prawns will be coming from the same North Sea that we share with the Norwegians.