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The pregnancy secret NO-ONE talks about

Ooooh, this sounds familiar: “It’s been a bit of a week and my brain needs a rest, so I’ve given it the day off. Fortunately, I’ve been digging around in my back catalogue (aka dusty boxes in the attic) lately. It’s been very entertaining – the reading bit, the digging bit sucks – trying to recall the woman who wrote all those magazine articles. This one […]

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50 Shades of Easter

I’ve made it sound like this is going to be really saucy. A little confession about what Husband and I get up to with chocolate and plush toys … But’s not. It’s just more interesting than saying “Al’s Easter Round-Up”. Here’s an update on what HouseGoesHome and iVillage have to offer this holiday for the […]

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HouseGoesHollywood: It’s a girl for Kristen Bell, John’s botox confession, Brad’s disgusting kisses

The shops may be closed for Good Friday, but House Goes Hollywood is still open for business. Here’s what’s on offer … It’s a girl for Dax & Kristen! Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have a baby daughter.  “Lincoln Bell Shepard is here,” Dax tweeted. “She has mom’s beauty and dad’s obsession with breasts. Hooray!!!” Kristen’s plan for the delivery […]

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My addiction problem solved

Remember when I was sick in bed and a woman called to say she’d heard about my ice addiction, then offered her support whenever I needed it? Click here for a refresher if it doesn’t ring a bell. Well, I finally got to the bottom of the mystery yesterday. It was my beautician. She has […]

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HouseGoesHollywood:

Wow it’s been a busy 24 hours in Hollywood – threats, violence, fat tweets, groping and the latest Hammaconda news … Jon: lay off the Hammaconda Jon Hamm has opened up about the obsession the paparazzi, fans and gossip columnists have with his nether regions. “Yeah, I’m familiar,” he tells the new issue of Rolling Stone. “Most […]

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HouseGoesHollywood: Kardashians bound and gagged, Hugh’s slept with 1000 women

Proof celebs aren’t quite like us … Hef confesses he’s slept with 1000 women, Eva’s dog is hounded by the paps, the Kardashians are bound, gagged and cranky, and Drew drinks green smoothies for brekkie. Hugh’s happy to settle down at 86 Hugh Hefner, the 86-year-old founder of Playboy, has confessed to Esquire magazine that he’s slept with […]

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School projects that make you go hmmmmm

Too bizarre not to share again … my blog about Sprog 1’s school project from March last year … Sprog 1 spent Sunday afternoon doing her homework: a presentation on a significant Australian. Other children in the class have chosen sporting heroes, authors and politicians. Sprog 1 has chosen an artist called Patricia Piccinini. When Sprog 1 announced  who she was […]