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I'm a Melbourne boy, hailing from St Kilda with one ex, one current wife and four kids. Love the outdoors and making new discoveries. I cook a lot at home (cheers from wife) and do some preserving, mostly jams, pickles and fruit liqueurs. This is the diary of a cooking journey.

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Thursday, February 08, 2007
The Operation
A mate of mine dropped into work yesterday. He is fairly recently seperated and is going into hospital shortly for a minor operation. After a bit of a chat he asked for my home address and as I gave it to him, he wrote it down. Then he asked for my phone number and wrote that down too, then my work phone number as well. So I asked,

"What's that for?"

"It's for the hospital, I have to give them emergency contacts in case something goes wrong."

"You'd be better off giving them your ex's details than mine."

"Why's that?"

"Because if the hospital calls me because somethings gone wrong and you're a bit dodgy on the life support, I'm going to tell them to pull the plug."

"Why would you do that?"

"Because I know where your wine cellar is."

He laughed, somewhat nervously and said,

"That's okay, just save the Grange Hermitage* for my son."

"Sure mate, no problem."

I'm not sure whether he believed me or not as he has several bottles of it, but I did my best to sound sincere.

*Grange Hermitage is Australia's greatest wine and retails for a few hundred dollars a bottle.
  posted at 7:49 am

At 8:50 am, Blogger MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Are you heartless or going to share with me?

At 11:08 am, Anonymous kitchen hand said...

I bought a bottle of Grange in 1990 when it only cost $50. Dom Perignon used to be only $27 when I first bought a bottle in 1978.

You begin to see the sense in investing in wine.

At 4:08 pm, Blogger neil said...

Hi tanna, I'm not completely heartless, after I get back from the funeral, we would indeed share a bottle!

Hi kitchen hand, ahh, the younger days when everything, houses included, was affordable. I'm not so sure about the investment thing - one corked wine is like a stockmarket crash!

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