HouseGoesHollywood: Mag of the Week award, Robbie William’s cute bub, Emmys gossip

The Mag I Bought This Week Award goes to … The Macquarie Dictionary tells me “brave” means “possessing or exhibiting courage or courageous endurance”. Both Woman’s Day and New Idea are bandying the word around on their Princess Kate covers this week. And there’s something about it that bothers me. I think it over-eggs the pudding slightly. It’s not […]

HouseGoesHollywood: Peaches’ wacky wedding, twins for Anna, Kim’s cancer gaffe

Peaches weds for the second time (she’s only 23!) The latest Hello magazine has all the quirky photos and details from 23-year-old Peaches Geldof‘s wedding, including … * The couple’s eight-month old golden retriever, Parper, was the ring-bearer. * The wedding cake was blue and cream and featured an array of edible pig characters depicting the […]

Pupu time

I finally went for a swim on Waikiki beach today. It was a bit cold – I’m a total water wuss – and rocky. They’re having sand erosion problems. They got their original sand from Stockton, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. That’s right, Waikiki, the beach lover’s wet dream, has been built from the sandhills […]

What’s happening to me???

I think I’m becoming a “woman of a certain age”. I’ve been admiring “woman of a certain age” boutiques. There’s one in every middle-class shopping strip. They’re filled with scented candles, chunky jewellery and vaguely ethnic fashions. I gaze at the dresses in the window and think “ooooh, what a gorgeous colour!” and “my, such lovely embroidery!”. I fantasise about trying things on. I imagine how casually elegant I’d look. But I […]

I almost kissed a girl

My blogging heroine, Mrs Woog, wrote a post yesterday about meeting Johnny Young and going ga-ga (see She followed it up with a tweet asking people to reveal their celebrity snogs. This gave me pause. I racked my brain. I thought surely I’ve snagged one, even if it’s a D-lister? But no-one sprang to […]