Harpy New Year

New Year’s Eve and I aren’t the best of friends. As I noted in an old blog called New Year’s Heave:   I loved New Year’s Eve when the clock striking midnight was an excuse to snog every bloke within coo-ee. Now, not so much. It’s too crazy, too fraught with small children, too exhausting […]

Bad hangover! Naughty hangover!

  Everything hurts. And I only have myself to blame … oh, and my sister’s spa. My sister’s spa has A LOT to answer for … Naughty spa. I developed an addiction over the Christmas break to spending my afternoons lazing around on a deck with my feet up, eating home-delivered pizza and sipping $5 […]

Sold a pup

After writing about my top 10 blog posts of the year yesterday, I was tempted to call this one “Doggie style” … but that would be tacky …  I’m a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to hotel accommodation. My GAWD it seems like a lot of money for a room for a night. […]

I wish I wasn’t spending Christmas with …

People are funny. But you already knew that … And they get particularly funny – or should that be odd – around Christmas. New research from Hotels.com has revealed 55% of Aussies would happily give one of their family members a chance to star in their own Home Alone movie, by leaving them behind this festive season. […]

For better … or for worse?

I, Alana, take you to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.” You’d think wedding vows would be obsolete when you stop […]