Beauty and the beast

I had – as my gorgeous workmate Rebel would describe it – a luffly time last night I went for my first beach swim of the season. Well, I can’t actually swim, so it was more of a flail. But it was so peaceful and pretty in the surf. (When I sent my eldest daughter […]


PMT and I are not good friends. I’ve blogged about the depths of my hormonal despair before in Warning: This one’s about PMT: Like my wrinkles, my waistline and my memory, my PMT is getting worse with age. I thought it would recede with my child-bearing capabilities. But no, it’s cranking things up a notch. It’s […]

Lost down memory lane

The kids are having their first holiday at Nonna and Pop’s house. It sounds like it will be bulk fun: there’s been talk of going bowling, seeing a movie, going to the pub for dinner … As I drove home on Sunday – with a pit stop for caffeine on the freeway to keep my […]

When your words come to life

Mo and his daughter, Meggie, have the ability to bring storybook characters to life just by reading aloud. Their amazing gift backfires when Mo accidentally summons Capricorn, the evil villain of the novel Inkheart. He and Meggie must find a way to send him back to his literary realm … So reads the plot of […]

Bliss bombs

DD got home from Tokyo yesterday. Yay! And gave me a bag of teeny tiny chocolate leaves. Yum! Then the kids came home from Tasmania. Yay! And gave me lots of big, squeezy hugs. Yum! Then DD and I went out to dinner with his friends. There was lots of yay and yum in that […]

Solitary confinement

I get my kids back tomorrow after 14 loooooooong days. They’ve started to take on a mythical quality … am I really a mum of two? Their dad took them to Tasmania for a holiday. He’s sent me a few happy snaps and it looks like they’ve been having a bulk fun time. The scenery […]

Your blog is fine BTW

DD texted me from Tokyo with those words yesterday morning. He’s sooooo nice about my warts-and-all blathering, especially considering I assured him on our first ‘date’ that I wouldn’t write about him. I told his cousin (who’s just started following HouseGoesHome) that the other night and she replied: “He’s mentioned every day … LOL!” It’s […]

And then this happened, and this …

I’ve been overthinking again. Worrying about the way HouseGoesHome has transformed into a daily digital diary of my life. You know what I mean … lots of I did this and this yesterday, blah, blah, blah. It wasn’t always that way. On January 6, 2012, I wrote a blog called Murder, Medicine and Motherhood about […]

All alone in the big city

DD has gone to Tokyo on business, so it’s just me and the fur babies this week. I took him to the airport last night – we nibbled on (surprisingly) delicious meatballs and sipped (surprisingly) cheap chardy at Macha, an offshoot of that old-school restaurant Machiavelli. After a cuddle at the express pass entrance he […]