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”