recipe: nigella’s apple and walnut cake

I think I deserve to win daughter of the year for this effort. Well maybe not, but still, I put in a decent amount of effort to make Nigella’s Apple and Walnut Cake for my Dad’s birthday which is today (found in Nigella’s How To Be A Domestic Goddess). Read More


beauty is in the eye of the needle

Back when all the cast members were fresh faced

One of the few things I actually enjoy about being unemployed is the fact that I get to watch trashy TV and not feel bad about it. I don’t have any assignments to do and I don’t have a job to go to so I can satisfy my trashy TV cravings as much as I want (I try to look for silver linings). Over the past few weeks, MTV has been airing back-to-back episodes (from the beginning) from 12-4pm on weekdays of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and its spin-off series, The Hills. It’s been fun to go back and watch it all again and watch the whole Heidi/Spencer/Lauren saga play out. It also got me thinking about Heidi’s face. Read More

recipe: pork wonton soup

Becoming a domestic goddess is hard work, but I feel like I’m handling it quite well (if I do say so myself). Today’s recipe comes from an old Woolworths Fresh magazine (that was free!!!) and it’s to make Pork Wonton Soup. I know that Rosso thinks everyone is being a food snob/blogger these days, but really, I just want to share some good recipes with you! Read More

j.k. rowling to release first non-harry book

I love Harry Potter. This isn’t something I’m ashamed to admit. In fact, I love it so much that when you tell me you don’t like/hate Harry, I die a little bit inside. I love everything about it, I love the books and the movies; I love the characters, the intricate plotlines and the whole magical world. I love that it taught a generation of children to love reading and all the lovely little life lessons that come with it, usually from Dumbledore. My friends have often joked that my kids will grow up thinking they are going to Hogwarts (I apologise for this in advance, future children). Read More

best australian blog’s competition people’s choice award 2012

Hello to all my lovely readers out there. I wanted to start this post by saying thank you. I only started this blog five months ago, but thanks to all your reading, I’ve had over 7,000 views which, considering I don’t post every day and it’s just me posting, is pretty incredible, so thank you!

Just a warning: this is a shameless self promoting post so if you don’t care, stop reading. You’ve been warned! Read More

are sequels where it’s at? or was milk a bad choice?

The Action Four News Team will assemble again

It’s the sequel everyone has been talking about.

When Will Ferrell turned up on Conan O’Brien recently dressed as alter-ego Ron Burgundy playing jazz flute, I could feel the excited anticipation building in my stomach. After hilariously insulting Conan’s appearance, he came out with this:

“I want to announce this to everyone here in the Americas. To our friends in Spain, Turkey and the U.K. including England, that as of 0900 Mountain Time, Paramount Pictures and myself, Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy, have come to terms on a sequel to Anchorman. It is official! There will be a sequel to Anchorman.” Read More

how good are the final farewells?

TV Shows final farewell

Last week, I said goodbye to a television show that has been in my light for the past nine years, One Tree Hill. I recapped my favourite moments from the series before watching the finale. I waited a week before I published my thoughts on the finale as I didn’t want to ruin it for those who had yet to watch. So if you don’t want to read about the finale STOP READING NOW. But I also share thoughts on other television show finales, so if you’re interested in that, by all means, keep reading. Read More