July 6, 2015

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I remain ridiculously thrilled with this "happy" selfie

The happiness facelift

I wrote a blog last year called Chucking the Happy Pills. It was about realising how unhappy I was four years ago (when HouseGoesHome first kicked off). The blog noted …. People sometimes ask me what HouseGoesHome was like in its early days: patchy quality; frequently bleak; poorly illustrated. I remember my mother-in-law nervously suggesting […]

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July 5, 2015

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How the stars celebrated July 4

I feel like a bit of a slacker making my second blog post-digital detox a celebrity one. They’re not universal crowd pleasers with HouseGoesHome followers,┬ábut I can’t resist sharing selfies of stars during their unfiltered long weekend moments. You know, that whole once-a-weekly-magazine-editor-always-a-weekly-magazine-editor thing … The reason for the stars’ gay abandon is that it’s […]

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July 4, 2015

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I’m baaaaaack!

We spent a very cosy hour by the fireplace sipping wine one evening.

Did you miss me? Did you? Huh, huh? It feels like I’ve been away for an eternity, not just week. So, how did my digital detox go? Really, really well. I thought it would feel like there was a huge gaping hole in my days if I didn’t blog, but my life was full … […]

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June 27, 2015

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It’s blog detox time

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I’m handing the kids over to my ex at 5pm today for the school holidays. He got his weeks mixed up – he thought he was going away the first week, but it was actually the second week. Ah, the perils of middle-aged dating and co-ordinating two co-parenting calendars. By the time he realised his […]

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June 26, 2015

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What’s she trying to tell me?

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I bought new pyjamas yesterday – boxer shorts with roses and frills and a matching red singlet. At the register, the shop assistant said: “Make sure you keep the receipt in case they’re not the right size for her.” I smiled politely and said thank you, but inside I was thinking: “What does she mean […]

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June 25, 2015

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My unique streak of crazy

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I had a blog post all ready to go at 7am, celebrating four years of blogging. Then I realised I don’t reach that milestone for another month. Ooops. And then I was left with nothing. DD suggested I write about having dinner with former colleagues last night. It was a blast: lots of laughter, memories […]

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June 24, 2015

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Well … How did I get here?

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This week marks the one-year anniversary of selling the family home. I was walking the dogs yesterday and wandered past the old place. It was the strangest feeling.┬áDespite having lived there for seven years, it felt completely foreign to me, like another lifetime. I did a bit of rubbernecking, trying to peer in the front […]

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June 23, 2015

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Leave him alone

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Saying mean things doesn’t count if you do it on social media. Apparently. There can be no other explanation for the terrible comments I read on-line every day. I hate hurting people. I avoid verbal stoushes because I don’t like the weaponry fired in the heat of the moment. Too many ugly words have been […]

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June 22, 2015

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Father’s Day 2015: Hollywood style

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Hollywood is celebrating Father’s Day and it’s such a pervy time on Instagram. So many shots of celebrity dads and celebrities with their dads. Here are my favourites … (as per the new normal, click on one you fancy to open the gallery) … I have no idea why an image of Ryan Reynolds with […]

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June 21, 2015

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My week: grieving when no-one has died

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Last week was a blur of children lying consumptively on the couch while I worked. Not a whole lot happened … I had to cancel most of the fun stuff. The youngest went down hard on Sunday night as we drove home from the State Skipping Competition, then spent the rest of the week off […]

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