Buying: My Secret Santa pressie. In our office, Rose has organised “Secret Santa” for our team so I’ve actually had to put some thought into this gift – lest I leave it to the last minute and then be the one who turns up with an unimaginative bottle of wine.
Attending: This week I went to the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Event at Sydney Tower. I don’t think I’ve been up that building since I was five years old! Well, the view is just as spectacular as I expected it to be and the session, about pitching your business, was lively, energetic – and a lot of fun. Great to catch up with some amazing women in the room.
Planning: To actually have a break. It’s been a big year in this neck of the woods. And I feel that the pace has just been non-stop. I’m looking forward to putting my feet up over the Christmas break and coming back rejuvenated to catch up with students who have enrolled in our Sydney Writers’ Centre Summer School. You can download our Summer School brochure here.
Loving: The flowers currently in my living room. I have to admit, I’ve got no idea what they’re called. They’re pink, they’re pretty. Just looking at them makes me feel good. Fresh flowers every week at home is one indulgence I can’t do without.
Adoring: My cat Rex who came into the office this week, delegated a few tasks, swanned around like he was boss and even tweeted (yes, somehow he managed to send an update – the bizarre thing is that people actually responded).
Reading: Indira Naidoo’s book “The Edible Balcony: how to grow fresh food in a small space plus 60 inspiring recipes”. I must admit, when I first got the news that journalist Indira Naidoo was releasing a book about growing vegies, I scratched my head and wondered if I had heard correctly. But this book is just beautiful. It’s well researched and beautifully designed. It delivers more than it promises and there something about the images and graphics that makes turning its pages a real pleasure.
Watching and listening: I’m a sucker for musicals. It’s true, there is nothing I love more than watching a bunch of people on a stage, full of angst, breaking into song at a moment’s notice. This week, I’ve become addicted to the daily late night (repeat) screening of “Any Dream Will Do” on Foxtel’s UKTV. This is the reality show that searched for the lead in Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat (geez, that sounds really lame when I see it written down). It’s kind of like Australia’s Next Top Model for cute singing boys. Anyhow, though I may sound like I’m mocking the show, I’m not. I’m actually amazed and inspired at how talented some people can be and, as a result, I’ve been subjecting my neighbours and colleagues to endless reprises from Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard, Hair, Wicked and more.
What’s your favourite musical?