August 29, 2015

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The kids want to do WHAT?

The youngest’s skipping club held a fundraiser last night – a viewing of That Sugar Film. Not exactly a hit with the under 10s … a VERY restless audience. Surprise! Not a surprise … The other – real – surprise was the reaction my kids had when we left the hall: they both wanted to give […]

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August 28, 2015



Make it go away!

Hormones. Suck. Big. Time. Oh, they have their uses. I mean I wouldn’t want to NOT have them. But geez they put me through the wringer every month. Yesterday was baaaaaaaaad. I wrote about my hormonal hell many moons ago, in a post called Warning: This one’s about PMT. It went like this … Like […]

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August 27, 2015


Sliding into old friendships … and fear


I caught up with some of my favourite weekly magazine mates last night at a really cool bar called The Hayberry. We haven’t seen each other for YONKS. So long, in fact, that one of my friends now has a baby that’s six months old … last time we saw each other she was just […]

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August 26, 2015


Subbing for your boyfriend


I was up until all hours last night (10pm in Alana World) subbing a trade journal article for DD. DD finds my turn of phrase very amusing – he tells me “subbing” is short for doing the 50 Shades of Grey-style submissive thing. I. Did. Not. Know. That. Did you? Subbing has nothing to do […]

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August 25, 2015


My “disaster” life


My mum is really upset about my “disaster” life. I had it all – a husband, two gorgeous daughters, a nice house in a fancy suburb, money in the bank, a high-profile job … Then everything fell apart. I still have the two kids, but the rest is gone. When Mum railed to me about […]

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August 24, 2015


My worries washed away


The weather was crazy in my part of the world over the weekend – Saturday was hot and sunny, 25 degrees in August!! Then Sunday dawned rainy and miz. When I saw what global warming had planned for my Saturday I was determined to make the most of it. So I started Googling beachside cafes […]

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August 23, 2015


How does a cheater live with themselves?


  Until last week I had no idea what “Ashley Madison” was – I knew it had something to do with on-line dating, but the details were sketchy. Turns out it’s on-line dating AND it’s sketchy: it’s for married people who want to have affairs. The company’s slogan is: “Life is short. Have an affair.” […]

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August 22, 2015


8 delicious meatball recipes


I love a bargain … be it fashion or food related. And mince is a pretty budget-friendly meal … although my local butcher has the audacity to charge $20 a kilo, flipping ‘eck! I’ve been testing out a whole host of meatballs recipes lately because DD is a bit of a fan. He’s tried two […]

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August 21, 2015


You know you’re middle-aged when …


…. you start buying CDs from petrol stations … I was driving to DD’s house the other night and realised I needed some fuel. I filled the tank, went inside to pay and became completely transfixed by the $10 CD rack near the counter. That can’t be good, can it? I spotted a “Best of […]

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August 20, 2015


Why I fight for justice

A picture of Kathy and I and our friend Tracy long, long ago before hell broke loose.

  Today is a pretty scary day. The NSW Governor may decide to allow a judicial review of the Kathleen Folbigg case. He may turn the petition down. It’s tying my stomach in knots. I can’t imagine what it’s doing to hers. I gave an interview about the case to SBS on Monday. I thought […]

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