July 29, 2014



Everyone has places they won’t go

When people come to dinner I ALWAYS check if there are things they don’t eat. It’s probably because Husband was so thingy about pork products – he’d always hassle me to remind hosts because they’d invariably serve it up (my sister made a habit of it when my marriage started to crumble, bless her). Anyone […]

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July 28, 2014



All by myself

When I first separated from Husband and freaked out about HIS days – the ones when I wouldn’t see the kids – he told me I’d grow to enjoy the time by myself. I was furious that he’d regard it as some sort of bonus. But I’ve decided he was a tiny bit right. Terrible […]

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July 27, 2014


My week: I wanna be a cowgirl


I was going to call this blog “My week: kinda sucked” but I thought it might turn people off. Being gazumped and packing 23 years of my life up weren’t the most awesome ways to spend a week, although I DID manage to buy the most awesome pair of cowboy boots as a divorce present […]

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July 26, 2014

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Tips for the newly separated selling their homes


A divorced friend squeezed my hand the other night and told me next Friday will be tough. That’s when final settlement on the house occurs. It’s also when I transplant all our stuff to the new rental. But my friend wasn’t talking about the physical brutality of moving, she was referring to the emotional impact. […]

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July 25, 2014


HouseGoesHollywood: week of the butt flashers


No butts about it, celebs have been very keen to show off their rears on social media this week. >> Lea Michele spent the week cruising around the Italian coastline on a private yacht, sharing pictures of her pert butt on social media. She captioned this shot: “Boat ride around the Amalfi coast!” Curious. >> […]

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July 24, 2014


Invincible or loony?

black knight defeated

It would seem I’ve replaced house-buying stress with hormonal viciousness. Oh the vile slurs I’ve been┬ásilently hurling at Husband as I pack up the whole freaking house ON MY OWN while HE’S ON A SKIING HOLIDAY. Goddamn him and his middle-aged dash from responsibility. Good riddance! Since watching Monty Python And The Holy Grail with […]

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July 23, 2014


House narrowly avoids homelessness


Sometimes I wonder if I deliberately seek out high-stress situations. Take this week (and it’s only Wednesday morning) where I made offers on two houses and missed out on both. The first – a brand-new semi – had been dragging on for weeks as my solicitor argued with their conveyancer about the fact there was […]

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July 22, 2014


My wedding speech

wedding speech

So I found this last night in the attic. It’s mainly lots of thank yous, but here’s the bit about Husband: A lot of people say Stuart and I are made for each other, which is funny because we’re so different. He found our Spanish trek exhilarating, I found it harrowing. He’s a night owl, […]

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July 21, 2014


I am loved


I blubbed AGAIN yesterday, as I spent countless more hours clearing out the freaking attic. Just when I think I’ve broken the back of it, I discover another cache of shite. No, not shite. Beautiful things. More letters and cards and photos and postcards and messages. The tears weren’t about the mess – though that’s […]

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July 20, 2014


My week: 14 things I learned and mourned


Things I learned this week: Monopoly is a very, VERY long game; keeping your mouth shut prevents guilt trips; not booking a removalist until a week before you move is daft; not finding a place to live a week before you’re supposed to move is also daft; not keeping your mouth shut, not booking a […]

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