Over too soon

I'm sitting at Perth Airport waiting to fly home, feeling a little sad to leave a place I really haven't had a chance to explore properly. We arrived on Sunday evening and wandered to a local pub for a dodgy marinated lamb pizza (it tasted a bit like the marinade was toothpaste) and a few... Continue Reading →

Oscars madness and sadness

It's a strange Oscars for me this year. I'm feeling a bit off following the news that Bill Paxton has died. I hung out with him one night at the opening of Planet Hollywood Sydney. He was so lovely. Here's what I had to say about our meeting in Cosmo magazine: "I spot Bill Paxton... Continue Reading →

The princess years

Magazines were a pretty fabulous place to work ... back in the day. I hear they're fairly soul-destroying now, what with bulldozed budgets and decimated circulations (actually, circulation isn't even audited any more by most of them because it's so parlous) and fear of the unknown. Sure, there were downsides when I occupied a harbourview... Continue Reading →

Bite me

Yesterday sucked. I was minding my own business, eating Vegemite toast, when the brace on the back of my front teeth snapped. Hurrah, I thought, there's another freaking expensive bill to add to all the other freaking expensive bills that never stop piling up.  My local NIB dental care centre told me it didn't have... Continue Reading →

Hidden memories

I took the kids to see Hidden Figures on Friday night. Probably not the best choice of entertainment for a 10-year-old, but she was mollified by the comfy Xtremescreen seats ... and then embarrassed by her mother noisily weeping throughout the movie. Hidden Figures is based on a true story about three African American women... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: