HouseGoesHollywood: The photos that shocked the world

Welcome to another week of quirky bits of celebrity news that caught my eye. Blake Lively was slammed for objectifying men after appearing in a shoot with a naked boxer holdings a martini made with her husband’s Aviation Gin. Reynolds bought Aviation Gin earlier this year. While attracting criticism and being described as “disgusting” by […]

Well that’s embarrassing

There’s something I want to talk to you about, but I’m not ready yet. I need to mull it over for a little longer. It’s been bugging me for a while, but it’s not something you just blurt out. So I’ll stick to my embarrassing trip to the ENT instead, as I’m sure you’re dying […]

Sooooo over-rated

Cleaning is the most tedious, frustrating activity. DD likes it. Weirdo. I hate it. You spend hours doing it, then everything just gets dirty again, But I felt so ashamed of my grimy kitchen floor that I finally started mopping it at 10pm on Monday night. When I told DD about my late night slaving, […]

Surviving the trenches

I was chatting to someone yesterday who’s stuck in the trenches of that tough first year after a marriage break up. She looked tired and desolate. Mondays aren’t her favourite when her son heads to his dad’s place for the week. I assured her that part gets better. The alternative would be having your child […]

Delicate negotiations

How was your weekend? I spent a chunk of mine negotiating a truce between my ex and the eldest. It’s ironic because from the moment the eldest could talk, my ex was the one negotiating truces for me. The eldest was verbal from a very young age and bolshie as get out. We tended to […]

When everything changes

There’s a milestone in your daughter’s life that no one tells you about. It slams you around third term of year 7 and has nothing to do with menarche. I have no idea why it happens in third term, but all my mum friends agree that’s when girls change, quite dramatically. A lot happens in […]

The great escape

Woo-hoo! I’ve been given a six-week reprieve from jury duty! I schlepped into the city yesterday, made my way through security, wanly smiled at the nice man at the jury duty counter, told him I’ve been sick for a month and can’t make an appointment to see an ear, nose and throat specialist because of […]

Cross everything for me

Alrighty, I’m off to the Downing Centre this morning, armed with a stack of reasons/excuses for why it’s a bad time for me to serve on a jury for 10 weeks. I’m not sure what reason/excuse to offer first. I’m thinking I’ll start with the medical certificate that says I’m being treated for “persistent fatigue”. […]