It’s time to regenerate

I’m going all geeky on you today with Doctor Who references. Probably just another avoidance tactic on my part, but I’ve got this funny idea in my head that I just can’t get out. I’ve decided it’s time for me to “regenerate”. And in the words of Doctor no.10 – “I don’t want to go!” […]

Humble pie

I am humbled by the kindness I have been shown in the last 24 hours … and a little ashamed. People with far greater problems than my own have taken the time to check in, tell me they care, offer their help. People I barely know have sent messages, phoned or even popped over to […]

Secrets and lies

I have been keeping secrets from you. And I probably should still. It’s so unseemly to air dirty laundry. But, at the same time, how can I NOT speak from the heart and keep writing this blog? Two years ago, when HouseGoesHome started, I was a bit broken. Some terrible stuff happened in my workplace […]

Silent(ish) Sunday

Silent Sunday is supposed to mean – by definition – no words. Is using someone else’s OK? Specifically those by GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU author Sam McBratney: “I love you all the way down the lane as far as the river,” cried Little Nutbrown Hare. “I love you across the river and over the hills,” […]

So much for Feb Fast

I fell off the Feb Fast wagon on Monday night. Damn, I’d been so good. But there are some dramas that call for pinot gris. And guacamole. And more pinot gris. My sister – bless her – took me out to Small Bar for some much-needed sibling support. I swore I wasn’t going to overdo […]

New beginnings

Things happened over the weekend that I haven’t felt quite ready to talk about until now. Much easier to bury myself in celebrity fluff. Like the moment my dog Charlie trotted inside from the garden and dropped a piece of one of my murdered chooks at my feet … bone, flesh, feathers … That wasn’t […]

The weekend’s best celeb snaps: Gwen Stefani’s baby shower, Teresa Palmer weds again

Too many great pics this weekend, had to spread the joy … >> Gwen Stefani shared this pic on Instagram before her baby shower, captioned: “baby shower!!! #can’t believe im pregs thanku Shelli Azoff for a beautiful #girlyday =blessed” Gwen’s held the shower at the Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon. Her famous guests included Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Richie, Rachel […]