Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dear diary

My wife is in Wellington being important so last night I had a sad and lonely bachelor dinner of mahi-mahi courtesy of Craig over the fence who has previously supplied seafood and had gone out deep-sea fishing at the weekend. After lying about the 350kg marlin he hooked but got away, he recommended coating the mahi-mahi in panko then lightly frying it in butter “with a little rice-bran oil so the butter doesn’t burn” – he is a farm advisor so is a details guy. So that’s what I did, with spuds and a salad from the garden. As I say, a sad and lonely bachelor dinner, but one muddles through somehow.

This morning a former Listener colleague emailed to say how much he had enjoyed meeting my wife at the Business NZ function last night: “Far too good for you, of course,” he noted.

This is a widely held view. After meeting her for the first time, my mother said to my sister, “She’s a lovely girl – but what on earth does she see in Stephen?”

5 comments:

laughykate said...

Always thought your mother was such a wonderful judge of character.
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Oh crap, ave I just got myself banned from your house?

laughykate said...

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Stephen Stratford said...

I thought you were banned. These were my instructions but honestly, the insubordination one gets these days.

Stephanie said...

Your Mum obviously forgot that women love a man who can make them laugh.... and going on the number of times you have made me laugh, I'm assuming its a core skill of yours.

Stephen Stratford said...

Thank you, ma'am.