My new job

How’s this for a co-incidence – exactly a year ago I wrote the following … I’m wondering if it’s time to look for a job. When I told a school mum, she looked aghast – a bit like Munch’s The Scream – and wanted to know why. I said I was worried about becoming obsolete, that I’d wake up […]

Nothing Compares 2 Food

My Ode to Feb Fast (I’ve started a day early and I’m dropping carbs instead of cabernet) with a little help from Sinead O’Connor … It’s been seven hours and fifteen seconds Since I took the carbs away I lay awake all night and I want to sleep all day Since I took the carbs […]

HouseGoesHollywood: Lindsay shamed, Rihanna promises Chris won’t do it again, Brandi’s divorce surgery

Things have gone a bit retro today – but the goss was too good, I couldn’t help taking a trip down memory lane. First, though, a shocking revelation from someone very now … Brandi’s revenge surgery Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville has announced in her new tell-all book Drinking and Tweeting and Other Brandi Blunders that after […]

HouseGoesHollywood: Whitney’s brother hooked her on drugs; Bieber grabs a fan’s boob; David does a lap dance

    It’s all in the photos today … enjoy! Or be horrified. Whatever your poison. Whitney’s brother confesses: I got her onto drugs Whitney Houston‘s brother Michael has confessed to Oprah Winfrey – on her TV show Oprah’s Next Chapter – that he was the one who introduced the singer to drugs. Whitney died a […]

Panic in the playground

Prior to becoming a stay-at-home mum, I never thought much about the first day back at school (other than “Thank god, my childcare bills will no longer hover around the $700-a-week mark.”). My husband usually deposited the kids in the playground while I drove to work. When I came home, they’d tell me all their […]

HouseGoesHollywood: Elton’s bub, SAG awards twit pics, before-they-were-famous TV ads

It might have been a public holiday in Australia, but it was just an ordinary day at the office for the stars … if ordinary means wearing couture and strutting the red carpet … Another awards night – aren’t the celebs getting tired? The Screen Actors’ Guild awards were held on Sunday night in Los […]

Don’t give me crap about childcare

This blog I wrote about childcare is feeling particularly poignant for me today, on the eve of the kids going back to school and me going back to work. Twelve months on and those judgemental women still make me cross: I was cleaning out the soiled newspaper from the chick cage yesterday when I noticed an opinion column about […]

HouseHunting: the “if only” edition

Thank gawd the property drought is drawing to a close. The past month of Domain dregs has been killing me. I thought agents would hold off until after the Australia Day long weekend to hit the campaign trail, but a couple of gems have come onto the market. Well, to be honest, they’re flawed gems. […]

HouseGoesHollywood: Ashton’s scary diet, Miley’s Playgirl confession, Kristen Stewart’s divorce drama

Ah, finally, back on my beloved PC for a weekend recap of Tinseltown trivia … Miley’s sexy confession Why don’t female celebs wear clothes on magazine covers anymore? Miley Cyrus appears on the latest US Cosmopolitan magazine without her top. In the interview she raves about her fiance, Aussie hunk Liam Hemsworth. “I’ll literally look […]


I turned down the chance to sleep on a houseboat in the Myall Lakes last night. My brother-in-law was captaining it for his significant birthday (don’t despair, bro, 50-year-old Men Are Really Hot). But, after five nights away, I was homesick. Sprog 2 was fuming. She was desperate to curl up in one of those […]