Wednesday 14 February 2018


Roger Noons


‘You’re crackers,’ she said.
    ‘And you’re nuts,’ he told her.
    ‘Trying to persuade me you’re from Brazil. Hah! I bet you don’t even know where it is?’
    ‘I do, it’s …’
    ‘See, told you!’
    ‘It’s in South America and the language is Portuguese.’
    ‘What’s the name of the capital city?’
    ‘Really, I thought it was Rio de Janeiro?’
Hazel and Diogo reprise this conversation each year on their wedding anniversary before they toast each other. So far they have got through thirty seven bottles of champagne.

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