At one point as a stay-at-home mum I was writing three blog posts a day: one personal, one Hollywood, one recipe. Some might say it was a sign of boredom. I think it was to avoid cleaning. I HATE CLEANING SO MUCH. Hate. Hate. Hate. It's so freaking pointless. No sooner do you do it... Continue Reading →
These guys are my divorce heroes
Can you imagine posing - with your ex - for a smiling selfie outside the family court to celebrate your divorce? I can't. The idea unsettles me, despite how focussed I am on positive co-parenting for the sake of my kids. But I'm incredibly impressed by this mum who did. Shannon Neuman has gone viral with her... Continue Reading →
The kids want to do WHAT?
The youngest's skipping club held a fundraiser last night - a viewing of That Sugar Film. Not exactly a hit with the under 10s ... a VERY restless audience. Surprise! Not a surprise ... The other - real - surprise was the reaction my kids had when we left the hall: they both wanted to give... Continue Reading →
Make it go away!
Hormones. Suck. Big. Time. Oh, they have their uses. I mean I wouldn't want to NOT have them. But geez they put me through the wringer every month. Yesterday was baaaaaaaaad. I wrote about my hormonal hell many moons ago, in a post called Warning: This one's about PMT. It went like this ... Like... Continue Reading →
Sliding into old friendships … and fear
I caught up with some of my favourite weekly magazine mates last night at a really cool bar called The Hayberry. We haven't seen each other for YONKS. So long, in fact, that one of my friends now has a baby that's six months old ... last time we saw each other she was just... Continue Reading →
Subbing for your boyfriend
I was up until all hours last night (10pm in Alana World) subbing a trade journal article for DD. DD finds my turn of phrase very amusing - he tells me "subbing" is short for doing the 50 Shades of Grey-style submissive thing. I. Did. Not. Know. That. Did you? Subbing has nothing to do... Continue Reading →
My “disaster” life
My mum is really upset about my "disaster" life. I had it all - a husband, two gorgeous daughters, a nice house in a fancy suburb, money in the bank, a high-profile job ... Then everything fell apart. I still have the two kids, but the rest is gone. When Mum railed to me about... Continue Reading →
My worries washed away
The weather was crazy in my part of the world over the weekend - Saturday was hot and sunny, 25 degrees in August!! Then Sunday dawned rainy and miz. When I saw what global warming had planned for my Saturday I was determined to make the most of it. So I started Googling beachside cafes... Continue Reading →
How does a cheater live with themselves?
Until last week I had no idea what "Ashley Madison" was - I knew it had something to do with on-line dating, but the details were sketchy. Turns out it's on-line dating AND it's sketchy: it's for married people who want to have affairs. The company's slogan is: "Life is short. Have an affair."... Continue Reading →
8 delicious meatball recipes
I love a bargain ... be it fashion or food related. And mince is a pretty budget-friendly meal ... although my local butcher has the audacity to charge $20 a kilo, flipping 'eck! I've been testing out a whole host of meatballs recipes lately because DD is a bit of a fan. He's tried two... Continue Reading →