February 10, 2016

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Quinoa salad by the pool, as you do ...

Being the handbag in Orlando

Despite dating for more than 16 months, DD and I had never spent more than 48 hours together until recently. Work, kids, dogs and distance usually keep our time together to a minimum. So, when DD mentioned he was heading to his annual work conference in Florida, I asked/begged/pleaded to tag along. I figured one […]

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February 9, 2016

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Wandering back to the car after dinner.

Naturally, there were dramas

As if anything would run smoothly when HouseGoesHome headed off on holiday. The dramas started the moment I woke up on the morning of my flight and discovered the dogs had “upset tummies”  – they’d defiled virtually every square centimetre of the lounge room floor. Yay! Then, two hours before the cab was due to […]

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February 8, 2016

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Super Bowl 2016 selfies (can’t believe I was there-ish)

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When I revealed on Instagram last week that I was in San Francisco, people presumed I’d planned to be there for Super Bowl. So. Not. The place was crawling with fans. We couldn’t even get a ride on one of the famous cable cars, the queues were about 30 minutes long. Boo hiss. It’s been […]

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February 8, 2016

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The landslide didn’t bring us down

DD was very impressed with how the rental Jeep handled the conditions.

The badly-kept secret is out … I’ve just returned from my first overseas adventure with DD! He had a conference in the United States and I tagged along as his other half. We had a BULK FUN time. But geez jet lag is a bitch. Forgive me if I have trouble stringing sentences together for […]

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February 5, 2016

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Better late than never

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Have I mentioned the time I gave my youngest daughter a brownie and almost killed her? I handed her the treat – pilfered from high tea at a fancy hotel – as I was frantically getting ready for lunch at a friend’s place. She started complaining her lips felt funny. I waved her away. She […]

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February 3, 2016

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Can lost friends be found?

It’s amazing how quickly it becomes normal to have a child attending high school. After less than a week, it’s already the eldest’s natural home. How on earth was she attending primary school less than two months ago? She looks – and acts – far too grown up for such child-like pursuits. She’s also loving […]

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February 1, 2016

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When life wasn’t so good

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I’m having the most lovely break from responsibility. Lots of selfish me, me, me time. My usual default position when it comes to “me” is guilt, but I’m refusing to succumb. Instead, I’m focussing on feeling inner peace and happiness. It’s quite glorious … And oddly confronting, because it’s coupled with the realisation of how screwed […]

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January 29, 2016

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The divorce diet isn’t working any more

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It’s time to have another crack at warbling a little song I wrote – with a little help from Sinead O’Connor – back in January 2013. It went like this … Nothing compares 2 Food It’s been seven hours and fifteen seconds Since I took the carbs away I lay awake all night and I […]

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January 27, 2016

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First streaks and vegan feet

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My eldest daughter starts high school tomorrow. Far out! It brings to mind those words Martin Amis once wrote: “That went a bit quick. In certain moods, you may want to put it rather more forcefully. As in: OY!! THAT went a BIT FUCKING QUICK!!!…” Mind you, she looks like she started high school four […]

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January 25, 2016

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Oh, the irony!

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I’ve been blissfully on holidays for more than a week. No early starts, no rushed commutes. You’d think that would have been a good chance to catch up on sleep, but noooooo. I’ve been waking up around 3 or 4am every morning in a total panic. It takes me about an hour or two to […]

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