Sunday, 5 December 2010
Not really, but I do have a wee drinkie in private now and again.
So when my beloved had an idea of taking a magnum of Huia 2004 Pinot Noir as a present to my relatives in Scotland, I said great, and away she went fossicking amongst or wine cellar.
When she came back, I knew something was wrong.
It wasn't the icy glare
It wasn't the frowning face
It wasn't even the lips clamped in a razor sharp line.
It was the large and empty gin bottle being shaken at my face.
But wait a moment, I don't like Gin. Oh the occasional G & T in the summer, but it isn't my beverage of choice.
Just as my beloved began to ask the question, spittle dripping suavely from her tightening lips, about what THIS was doing hidden behind the wine bottles, I remembered.
I waited until she had finished, and then posed the innocent, yet pointed question.
"Oh Dear, didn't you ask me to put that way so you could use it to make Sloe Gin?"
A moment of complete silence, then the joyous and rarely heard utterance; "Oh"
Sometimes life can be very, very sweet.