April 21, 2015

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Is this a milestone?

I had one of those what the hell will I blog? moments this morning and started trawling through my April back catalogue for inspiration … It didn’t make pretty reading. April 2014 was a bitter affair due to the freshness of my marriage separation. April 2013 is retrospectively coloured by knowing why travelling to the […]

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April 20, 2015



I’ve got a baaaad case of First Child Syndrome

I had a little tanty during a drink with a friend last night. I ranted that I was sick of being “good” and “doing the right thing” when so many other people get away with blue murder … without any consequences. Whenever I tentatively dip my toe in the blue-murder waters I either panic and […]

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April 19, 2015


Mexican party food – 6 easy recipes

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Oh I do so love a theme … and since I had visitors popping over yesterday afternoon, I thought I’d serve a feast of Mexican-inspired nibbles. It probably wasn’t the wisest decision, considering it felt like I was walking under water in the wake of my 10-day flu. But I resolved the floors could stay […]

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April 18, 2015


My week: wonky, woebegone … and that is SO whacked

Hang on, sorry, that's a wobbegong.

There’s something about being sick for 10 days that starts to get to down. The first couple of days are a bit Bugger, I feel like crap philosophical. Then you wake up on day 10, groan and think Seriously? How can I still be coughing? Sigh. So I can’t say I’ve been a joy. But […]

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April 17, 2015


8 awesome Kit-Kat recipes (and two disturbing ones)


I’ve become quite the connoisseur of the junk food machine at work … it really must stop. I’ve tried to be “good” and just get the skinny little Lindt bars, but they’re gone in a heartbeat and my sweet craving remains. Kit-Kats are far more satisfyingly with all that biscuity goodness inside them. So, since […]

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April 16, 2015


Mistaken for DD’s stalker


I’ve done some crazy stuff in my time: dined with Kylie Minogue,  nattered to a naked Alyssa Milano (oh, AND a kit-less Hugh Jackman),  been hit on (kind of) by Portia De Rossi,  straddled a dyke’s bike in Mardi Gras, judged the Miss Nude Australia contest, spent an hour being screamed at by Anthony LaPaglia … And […]

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April 15, 2015


Feeling special


There’s a new Dove ad that’s gone viral. Have you seen it? It gives women two doors to walk through – one with a sign above it saying “average”, the other with one that says “beautiful.” Here it is … It’s supposed to send a powerful message about how women perceive themselves, but I’m not […]

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April 14, 2015


Poor, poor pitiful me


Nothing quite brings the loneliness of a broken marriage into sharp relief like getting sick. I’ve been crook for the past six days in a variety of locations – work, my parents’ house, restaurants, bars, cafes – and in the company of a variety of people – friends, family, in-laws, the kids … It felt […]

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April 12, 2015


Blasts from the past: day two


There’s no rest for the wicked … Or virus-affected people forced to share narrow beds with their nine-year-old for three nights. Fortunately my mum gave me a sleep aid last night – unlike the previous evening – after establishing I hadn’t been drinking (much). So me and my tortured throat escaped to the land of […]

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April 11, 2015


Meeting old friends … 30 years later


I had lunch with three high school friends yesterday – Megan, Megz and Katherine. As we munched bruschetta we figured out we hadn’t been in the same room since year 9. Together with another friend, Estelle – who I sadly lost touch with about a decade ago – we were the odd bod gang at […]

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