April 20, 2014

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alecmeryl

It’s complicated … and freaking sad

I get my kids back tonight after a lonely Easter without them. They’ve been having a lovely time with their cousins, and I’m glad of that. But sitting at home alone has felt like some sort of cruel punishment – normally have gone along and been part of the fun. Not anymore. There were moments […]

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April 19, 2014

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What’s wrong with this picture?

They say a picture paints a thousand words but sometimes it hides them instead. Take this photo of Husband and I, at a wedding we attended in Charleston, South Carolina, this time last year … Don’t we look happy? The perfect couple. Except we weren’t. The whole trip had a funny, stilted cloud over it […]

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April 18, 2014

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HouseGoesHollywood: Tori Spelling’s torment, Zac Efron’s pecs scandal and more

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It was a teensy bit quiet in the celeb world this week as the stars wound down for the Easter break, but never fear I’ve found enough juicy stuff to spice up your Good Friday. Have a good one! >> Tori Spelling has revealed her heartbreak over husband Dean McDermott‘s cheating scandal with a younger […]

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April 17, 2014

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Ain’t that the truth

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You know how I was in love with Heartburn earlier in the week. There’s a part I can’t get out of my head. It goes like this: “Is this inevitable, this moment when everything leads to irritation, when you become furious that he smokes, or that he coughs in the morning, or that he sheds […]

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April 16, 2014

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Sea of dreams

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The declutter-a-thon continues … the latest room to get a joosh is the eldest’s under-the-sea themed bedroom. The eldest takes after her mother and is a terrible horder. The bags of stuff I’ve secretly tossed from her room while she’s been on holidays with her dad … HUGE. Inspiration for the bedroom came from a […]

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April 15, 2014

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Jump back!

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I’m stepping back in time … to Sunday. It’s been so frantic that I haven’t had a chance to do it justice until now. Waving my munchkins off at 9am wasn’t bulk fun. The realisation we’d never do the road trip to the in-laws as a family again was a bit confronting. And it sucked […]

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April 14, 2014

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Summing up the whole mess

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“Heartburn. That, it seemed to me as I lay in bed, was what I was suffering from. That summed up the whole mess: heartburn. Compound heartburn. Double-digit heartburn. Terminal heartburn. The tears poured from my eyes as I lit on the image, and the only thing that might have made it even more satisfyingly melodramatic […]

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April 13, 2014

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Dirty, rotten scoundrels (and chorizo calabresi)

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The kids are leaving today. They’re going on a road trip with Husband to visit their grandparents and cousins. Normally, I would accompany them on such familial excursions. But not this time. In fact, never again. The eldest wanted to know why I couldn’t come too … in a separate car. Sigh. Fark divorce sucks. […]

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April 12, 2014

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Putting things in perspective

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I feel ashamed that I wrote a blog a few days ago called The worst thing DID happen, blithely unaware that someone I care about had lost their husband in an accident. I opened an email from her yesterday afternoon and my mouth literally fell open in shock. She has daughters not much older than […]

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April 11, 2014

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HouseGoesHollywood: 3 naked celebs, 2 sad deaths and 1 ugly lawsuit

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The more things change the more they stay the same … just take the new slew of naked celeb covers that debuted this week on the stands … >> Megan Gale bared her gorgeous, 30 weeks pregnant figure on the cover of the May edition of Marie Claire Australia.   Megan confessed she felt both “liberated” […]

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