Saturday, 2 January 2010


Mum Skypes my sister Miranda in Moscow, to catch her up on the latest twists in the saga of Lily and Nick. After mum has broken the sorry news I join the conversation.

“For your Christmas present I booked a surprise dinner for you and Nick at Tetsuya’s,” Miranda tells me. Tetsuya’s is one of Sydney’s finest restaurants. It serves modern Japanese / French fusion food of the highest order. “I’ll just have to cancel that,” she continues.

“No!” I cry, “Don’t cancel it. I’m sure I can find someone who wants to go to Tetsuya’s”