The triceratops takes top position

HouseGoesHome started out as a blog about leaving the workforce after 20 years and becoming a full-time mum … well, that’s what I thought it was about. It was actually about me having a mini-breakdown and battling my way back to a better place. And this year it took another turn and became about becoming […]

Believing … and bursting bubbles

When I mentioned in one of my festive blogs that the whole Santa thing was a bit of an elephant in the room with my kids, a Facebook friend commented: “I’m sure children at school have burst that bubble.” But I don’t know about that because, five years ago, we met the real Santa. He was at Santaland, […]

I grew strong

At first I was afraid I was petrified Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side But then I spent so many nights Thinking how you did me wrong And I grew strong And I learned how to get along I went to lunch with an old friend yesterday. We hadn’t spoken […]

Give me a hard slap

I don’t have an amazing story to tell. I didn’t buy a coffee at the Lindt Cafe just moments before terror struck like The Australian journalist Chris Kenny. I sat at my desk writing my usual travel fluff while the world as I knew it lost its marbles in Sydney’s Martin Place. The terror is finally […]

Having a personal day

The problem with having a personal day at HouseGoesHome is that people think I’m dead if I don’t blog every morning, regular as clockwork. But it’s one of those rare moments when I don’t have much to say. Yesterday was a lovely blur of sunshine and burgers by the beach, Christmas shopping, drinks with new […]

Christmas 2014: celebrity style

I took the kids to meet Santa so they could tell him what they want in their pillowcase for Christmas. The youngest even wore her Santa’s little helper costume into the city … it’s getting a little skimpy after the third year, but oh-kay … Someone at work looked a little startled when I said […]

Love is in the air

I’m having a housewarming … wanna come? It’s not until February 14, but I like getting all my ducks in a row. Besides, I’ve already been invited to a 40th on February 5, so I’m not the only one who likes planning ahead. If I don’t send a “Save The Date” now everyone will be […]