My top 10 blogs of the year

No surprises here … people love lists, scandals, nudity and celebrities …

1. 10 amazing loot bags

Yep, party bags were at number 1. OK, that’s a little surprising. You bare your soul dozens of times in the year and it’s the compilation that brings ’em in. Ah well.

Here’s a taste of what I had to say:

I’ve become a little fixated – no, really, me? – on Sprog 1′s party bags. I want them to be  a source of delight for their recipients. Since Sprog 1 is having a science experiment party, I’m hoping to create something that reflects the theme …

2. I can’t stop thinking about Sandra Bullock’s thighs

OK, I kinda guessed this headline would get the Google traffic. Sort of like “Naked and alone with a woman” in 2012.


Here’s a taste of what I had to say:

Husband and I went to the IMAX theatre and saw Gravity the other night. He loved it, but immediately came home and started Googling all the technical inaccuracies in it. Geek boy. He’s since fallen in man love with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who  saw the 3D space epic on Sunday and, while he “enjoyed Gravity very much,” couldn’t help going home and picking it apart on Twitter. Me, on the other hand, I couldn’t stop thinking about Sandra Bullock’s thighs …

3. 11 wacky wedding poses

This was fun to research.


Here’s a taste of what I had to say:

Spotting this photo on my Facebook feed recently prompted me to start searching for inspired wedding poses. Wow did I get more than I bargained for.

4. 14 incredible cubby houses

And this was fun too (wow people go all out)



Here’s a taste of what I had to say:

The moment I had kids I was determined to get them a cubby. I’d always been desperate for one as a kid. But, like my yearning for a Gonk, it was never fulfilled. So, long before my little ones were old enough to even express a desire for a playhouse I had one delivered and assembled in the backyard. They have never used it. Ever.

5. Sofia Vergara kicked out of club, breast exposed

Another one of those headlines bound to get the pervs in. Last year it was “Princess Kate’s Nude Scandal”

Here’s a taste of what I had to say:

Page Six reports: “Sofia Vergara and her fiancé, Nick Loeb, got into a New Year’s Eve fight while clubbing in Miami — which ended with her dress ripped down and him being thrown out by security. (TMZ has an exclusive shot of Sofia on the floor, click here to see it.)

6. The morning after 

Finally something with substance

60 minutes

Here’s a taste of what I had to say:

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.

7.  20 awesome painted pregnant bellies

People are weird and wonderful and I love them.


Here’s a taste of what I had to say:

Often, I read advice on how to grow your blog followers. It invariably suggests sticking to a theme and not straying far from it. It seems the key to success is being known for SOMETHING not EVERYTHING. I am not very good at sticking to a theme. Especially when I am fatigued from two days of Royal Baby Fever. So I’m going completely random today and cheerily present … body painting for baby bumps …

8. 21 celebrity Christmas snaps

These are 2012 Christmas snaps people!

Here’s a taste of what I had to say:

I couldn’t resist sharing some celebrity Twitter pics from the festive season. I’m thinking the New Year’s Eve snaps won’t be quite so wholesome.

(Click here for the 2013 ones.)

9. Late Night Read: Paranoid Portia

One from the vault that took off care of a link being posted on a Ellen DeGeneres fan site.

Here’s a taste of what I had to say:

I’ve been searching for my old Cosmo feature stories, when I was a dyke on a bike and a judge at Miss Nude Australia, so I can post something that’s not about kitchens and meat pies. I don’t want all my new, hip, young Twitter followers – courtesy of @MiaFreedman – thinking I’m terribly suburban and dull. So I ratted around in the attic yesterday, but I couldn’t find my bloody Cosmos. I found lots of Singapore CLEOs and Harper’s Bazaars, and a few Woman’s Days, but nothing salacious, nothing worth bloggin about. The only thing vaguely titillating was my interview with Portia De Rossi.

10. 5 cake stall ideas that will walk off the table

Love a cupcake.

Here’s a taste of what I had to say:

The big question in my mind is … what to bake for the election day cake stall at the kids’ school? Hmmmm. In previous years I’ve done Three Little Pigs CupcakesReindeer Cupcakes and Polar Bear Cupcakes … to name just a few of my lunacies.

Any bloggers reading? I’d love to know what your top post of the year was about … As for the rest of you wonderful lot … thanks sooooooo much for following all year. I hope to give the blog a whole new blast of energy in 2014 once I settle into unemployment.

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