"What's done is done."  William Shakespeare “Every second that you live you are never going to get back. You are never going to get to change what you said, didn’t say, did, or didn’t do. Live how you want to live. Act how you want to be remembered, because you never know how long or... Continue Reading →

Low-carb dinners: zaatar chicken with roasted tahini veggies (and aliens!)

I stocked up on armloads of Syrian delicacies on a recent trip to Lane Cove Markets, including a tub of the freshly made zaatar - an exotic spice mix containing herbs and spices such as sumac, thyme, sesame seeds, cumin, oregano and salt. (Just make sure to check the ingredients for any sneaky carbs.) I used it as inspiration for a... Continue Reading →


Rage isn't the smartest of emotions. It stops you thinking straight. All sense of reason and fear of consequences go out the window. You just want someone to hurt for what they've done.  And hurt bad. Take road rage. There's something about getting behind a wheel that turns humans into animals at the slightest provocation.... Continue Reading →

Bed bugs!

The Household went camping on the weekend. OK, we went cabining. We went with a crowd from the Sprogs' school, who all pitched tents. Aldi had a camping gear sale, so we could have stocked up and still come out of it cheaper than the freaking expensive cabin we booked. But sleeping on the ground... Continue Reading →

Low-carb dinners: lamb, mushroom and spinach noodles

I've been experimenting with konjac noodles again. I discovered the organic SlimPasta ones are gluten-free (Dr Google also tells me that excessive consumption can have a laxative effect, but I'm pretending I didn't see that). I introduced Husband the delights of 9.5 calories per 100g noodles and he pronounced them weird but not too bad.... Continue Reading →

HouseGoesHollywood: what did you blink and miss? (week 47)

* Celebrities (including Pammie Anderson, above ) found unique ways to say "Happy Thanksgiving". * Fiona Apple cancelled the South American leg of her current tour to care for her dog, an almost 14-year-old pit bull named Janet, who has a tumour in her chest. * A prequel for the Doctor Who Christmas special was released, revealing... Continue Reading →

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