My Marathon Man moment

I was feeling perfectly fine yesterday until I noticed there was a lump on my jaw. The moment I found it I suddenly decided I was poorly and started fretting about getting my affairs in order. I’ve done a bit of Dr Googling, which was no use at all. Kept suggesting gum infections. But my […]

7 marvellous mince recipes

Mince is cheap, cheerful and incredibly versatile. Here are just a few of my favourite dishes. Recipe: Lamb koftas with fattoush Koftas – 750g lamb mince 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp smoked paprika 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tbsp chopped mint Hummus to […]

HouseGoesHollywood: this week’s highs and lows

It was the week dominated by the tragic death of Glee star Cory Monteith, whose body was discovered in a Vancouver hotel room. But there were still some rays of sunshine along the way with an engagement, a wedding and two babies. >> Jane Lynch fought back tears on The Tonight Show on Wednesday as she recalled her […]

High alert

I thought leaving Woman’s Day would finally mean I’d put Royal watching behind me. Those all-nighters putting out Princess Mary wedding/birth/christening special issues … But no, I may be a million miles from print media, but I find myself on high alert for the birth of another Royal bub, this time to the British monarchy. […]

Wrung out

The public agitation about Kathleen Folbigg shows no sign of abating if the number of Google searches leading people to my blog are any indication. And then there are all the messages I’m getting, like the text my mum sent yesterday saying “At a meeting yesterday, 60 women. A lot of talk about Kathy … […]

Meet my new babies

Aren’t they sweet? We made the trek to a place called Porsche’s Rescue on Sunday to collect them. BACK. OF. BEYOND. I didn’t mean to come home with two chicks, I was there for a bunny companion for Frodo … but they were so cute, I couldn’t resist. I have a sneaking suspicion they’re roosters. I’m […]

The morning after

People tell me there was a lot of hate on the 60 Minutes Facebook page last night after the report on Kathleen Folbigg’s possible innocence. I couldn’t bring myself to read it. I was too gutted already. There was a live poll afterwards on whether justice had been served. The verdict – 54% guilty, 46% […]