when M came to visit

Chef’s brother M came over today, hung out for the afternoon and had dinner with us.

The passion M and Chef’s sister L have for the Australian soapie Neighbours is an ongoing point of humour and derision in our family.

But this is when I confess something to you all. Over the last few weeks the channel has not changed when the Simpsons end and Neighbours begins. It hasn’t changed enough that when I see L or M I have to ask them what on earth is going on with Steph and Toadie and how does Lucas fit into that picture and what the hell are they protecting Libby from.

I KNOW. I’m so ashamed.

But with M’s visit today we had to watch. I mean, it was the only polite thing to do.

There is a scene between a new character (Natasha) and a long time character (Libby) who is now a teacher at the local high school (Erinsborough High)

Me to M: So how did Libby work out Natasha was smart

M: She caught her doing the Samurai Sudoku

Me (and Chef): OH WELL, OF COURSE!

M: It’s a highly developed system of identifying intelligence

Chef: I don’t see why schools even bother with the NAPLAN, they should just get everyone to do a Samurai sudoku

M: Yeah, then schools could just be ranks as easy, moderate, tough and diabolical.

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  • Matthew Gain

    I am somewhat concerned this M's poor viewing tastes may reflect poorly on me.

    The other M

  • peskypixies


    love it…..love it!!!!

  • Mrs woog

    Is toadie still on?? Does he work at lassiters?

  • kim at allconsuming

    YES and NO! He's a LAWYER. I KNOW.

    I think the best part of this is that Libby, the teacher, deduced this chick was good at maths because she was doing Sudoku – which actually has nothing to do with maths and everything to do with logic. Soapie reality. Love it.

  • kim at allconsuming

    And MG – we all have our guilty pleasures.

  • Suse

    One of the women in my mothers' group was an ex actress from Neighbours. Our group finally fell apart after an amazing 7 years so I haven't seen her for a while but she and I stayed in touch for a few years after that.

    God that was a boring name drop, wasn't it.

    It probably gives me a Bacon Number of about 4 though, right?

  • Suse

    I'm back because OMG I just investigated and I do indeed have a Bacon Number of 4, but THROUGH MY FATHER.