Last weekend some young friends visited us in Hanmer Springs and took us to the Malabar Restaurant for a meal. It is one of the best Indian restaurants around and gets rave reviews in national mags. During the meal, the young lady excitedly told me that there was a famous sports man at another table but she couldn’t remember if it was cricket or rugby union that was his claim to fame. She asked if I would discreetly look and inform her.
I was happy to inform her that the man was the husband of my oncologist! I would not have recognised him if he’d fallen into my plate of curry but I was aware that my oncologist is married to the head of NZ cricket, Justin Vaughan (who is also a medical doctor)Â They were obviously enjoying a family weekend with their children in Hanmer at one of the best eating houses in town.
I resisted the urge to ask my oncologist for a health assessment on the food I was eating.