I’ve done a stupid thing … I think

I’m completely hopeless with technology. It’s a little worrying, considering I work as a digital journalist. Mobile phones confound me. I was the last person in the world to get one and I’ve only recently learned how not to yell into them. I do not get the whole wifi/data/mobile roaming thing AT ALL. But I […]

Forgetfulness and fish pie

I’ve been a little … vague … recently. Example: the kids and I arrived home on Saturday to discover I’d left the front door wide open all afternoon. They were so horrified that they regaled my ex with a “we can’t believe mum did this” anecdote the next day (he tells me). I am not […]

Secret messages

Ever heard of movie “easter eggs”? They’re  secret jokes or references that directors hide in movies. A recent Huffington Post article suggests the term “Easter Egg” may have originated from actual eggs on the set of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The cast apparently had an Easter egg hunt and forgot to find at least […]

It’s party time

Regular readers of HouseGoesHome are familiar with how much I love throwing a party. And they won’t be surprised to hear that I’ve been planning the eldest’s upcoming 11th birthday for months. We’re going with a Hawaiian theme. To be exact, it’s supposed to be a Hawaiian pool party at my sister’s flash, newly renovated […]

No! No! No!

I was TERRIFIED when I woke up yesterday morning. The anxious wait for the dreaded Mirena insertion totally messed with my head. I’d been told so many horror stories:  it was the worst pain one friend had ever experienced, another told me she needed morphine, even the gyno warned it could be so difficult – […]

Packing death

I’m not one to talk about my kids much socially. I figure no one finds them as fascinating as their parents do, so I generally stick to sharing my adoration with Husband. Since we are on fairly good terms we do this quite a bit. It’s a nice, non-combative common ground. But I can’t help […]

The Seinfeld of bloggers?

A friend admiringly – well I think it was admiringly – noted that I seem to have the ability to write a blog about just about anything. People do seem awed by my ability to whack 500+ words out every day without fail. But there are mornings when it’s really tough. Not every day presents […]

The Italian stallion

I started out depressed by RSVP, I’ve ended up entertained by it. I think it’s because (I’ve realised) I’m not obsessed with getting a new partner. I just want to believe in the possibility of one. I’m not scouring the listing of single men aged 45-55 who live in a 25km radius of me, desperately […]

Did I fail them?

It sounds so idyllic: I took the kids on a late afternoon picnic to a gorgeous harbourside park on Saturday. Before we left, we baked raspberry swirl cake and sausage rolls, and I made cucumber finger sandwiches and vegetable crudites to dip into tzatziki. A naughty six-pack of little cans of raspberry lemonade – and […]