Translated with Secret Alien Technology:
With everything happening in our lives lately, the last thing I needed was an interplanetary call from my mother, The Queen of Hicbar, asking if I had found a bride yet. She turns two hundred and sixty years old this week and fears she will die without grandchildren.
I explained that I had found the woman of my dreams. But, like Cinderella, she continued to allude me. ( Luckily Roo leant me his red shoe as evidence that I was seriously searching.)
Meanwhile, I dashed off to buy the old nag a present.
I couldn't decide which silk scarf would compliment her green fur....
For a wife too!