As the year comes to a close we're taking time to slow down with friends and family. Here’s what our team will be listening to and reading over the break.
Book: This coming holiday break I’ll trying to tame my garden/ plot of land which is both fun and daunting. I’ve started reading Trowel and Error; Over 700 Organic Remedies, Shortcuts and Tips for the Gardener by Sharon Lovejoy.
Songs: I’ll probably have my headphones on while pottering about dead heading roses so on high rotate (besides my usual rock favourites) will be a couple of new bangers I’ve taken a shine to; CHAII Oh Nah Yay as it makes me want to strut and duck, DON BROCO One True Prince (the incredible singing and key change you just don’t hear in music anymore) and RACING Run Wild cos these guys do a killer live show and this song is monstrous live.
Book: Looking forward to finishing Phosphoresce by Julia Baird and Buddhism for Mothers by Sarah Naphtali which i’ve had on the go for a few months (reading is a luxury these days) and my annual holiday book I get gifted at Christmas and make sure I finish before I get back to work.
Songs: My Spotify wrap for 2023 had The Wiggles in the top 5 song spots, so I imagine my Summer playlist will sound pretty similar…
My go to Podcast is Radiolab. It’s a mixed bag of topics that are equally as fascinating as each other. I suggest diving into the archives.
Book: "I'm currently reading Atlas: The Story of Pa Salt by Lucinda Riley and loving it."
Songs: "With a drive into the office most days I've been really getting into podcasts. Here are a few of my current go-to's."
Australian Birth Tales
Book: "With a little one on the way a friend gifted me the book Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Duckerman, all about how the French do it. An interesting take and a few things to remember."
Leisure - Last Dance
Leon Bridges - Texas Sun
Mallrat - Groceries
Book: "I haven't been much of a reader these last few months but I've just finished Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus and it was great!"
Book: "I’ve read many books now I’m on uni break, a couple of my recent favs are Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (this one made me bawl my eyes out), The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo.
You Were Right - Rüfüs Du Sol
Confidence - Ocean Alley
Searching - Matty and Friend feat. Jaime Turner.