October 25, 2014



Girls’ Night In 2014 (one word: wow)

You know how much I love throwing a party? Well my friends, the “Two Pink Ladies”, totally shade me. Each year, they throw the most dazzling Girls’ Night In. It’s a fundraising concept that encourages women to enjoy a girly catch-up and donate what they would normally spend on a night out to the Cancer […]

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October 24, 2014


'Lost in Translation' Movie Stills

I can’t believe I’m doing this

Guess where I’m going on Sunday? On my first RSVP date. I’m a bit terrified, to be honest. I think I understand the RSVP rules reasonably well – the date will be in a highly public place, I’ve ensured I have a pre-planned escape route (a movie date with my sister afterwards), I’ll wear a […]

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October 23, 2014


That went a bit f@#king quick

As I tried to take a selfie yesterday morning – don’t ask – between making Vegemite sandwiches and quartering oranges for the kids’ lunch boxes, I was reminded of a quote by Martin Amis … As the 50th birthday approaches, you get the sense that your life is thinning out, and will continue to thin […]

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October 22, 2014


I’ve done a stupid thing … I think


I’m completely hopeless with technology. It’s a little worrying, considering I work as a digital journalist. Mobile phones confound me. I was the last person in the world to get one and I’ve only recently learned how not to yell into them. I do not get the whole wifi/data/mobile roaming thing AT ALL. But I […]

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October 21, 2014

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Forgetfulness and fish pie


I’ve been a little … vague … recently. Example: the kids and I arrived home on Saturday to discover I’d left the front door wide open all afternoon. They were so horrified that they regaled my ex with a “we can’t believe mum did this” anecdote the next day (he tells me). I am not […]

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October 20, 2014


Secret messages


Ever heard of movie “easter eggs”? They’re  secret jokes or references that directors hide in movies. A recent Huffington Post article suggests the term “Easter Egg” may have originated from actual eggs on the set of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The cast apparently had an Easter egg hunt and forgot to find at least […]

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October 19, 2014


It’s party time


Regular readers of HouseGoesHome are familiar with how much I love throwing a party. And they won’t be surprised to hear that I’ve been planning the eldest’s upcoming 11th birthday for months. We’re going with a Hawaiian theme. To be exact, it’s supposed to be a Hawaiian pool party at my sister’s flash, newly renovated […]

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October 18, 2014


No! No! No!


I was TERRIFIED when I woke up yesterday morning. The anxious wait for the dreaded Mirena insertion totally messed with my head. I’d been told so many horror stories:  it was the worst pain one friend had ever experienced, another told me she needed morphine, even the gyno warned it could be so difficult – […]

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October 17, 2014


Packing death


I’m not one to talk about my kids much socially. I figure no one finds them as fascinating as their parents do, so I generally stick to sharing my adoration with Husband. Since we are on fairly good terms we do this quite a bit. It’s a nice, non-combative common ground. But I can’t help […]

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October 16, 2014


How to tickle my funny bone


I’m worried my workmates are going to start thinking I’m a bit weird. Well, I AM a bit weird, but … As I endlessly trawl for travel leads on-line, I often come across stuff that makes me cackle uncontrollably at my desk. Occasionally it’s something I can craft into a story for escape.com.au, like the […]

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