It seemed to creep slowly through Australia’s backdoor, but over the last 14 days, Rona has changed everyones lives dramatically. In so many ways it’s disruptive, frustrating and reasonably terrifying. But on the bright-side, I’ve found myself with heaps more time to do those things I never prioritise time for.

So I thought I’d share a few things I’m in to at the minute.

What I’m Reading

I’m finally digging into Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel. It’s been on my list for ages, but it always felt too big to tackle. It took me a little time to get into it but now I’m absolutely hooked!

I also read this incredible article by Holly Ransom which really galvanised my mindset this week! In stark contrast to a lot of the doom and gloom I’m reading at the minute, this piece collates stories of collective effort and innovation which are bringing communities and workforces together to tackle this crisis. It was reassuring and inspiring in equal measure and a reminder that there are so many incredible people doing remarkable things at this difficult time. The disruption we are experiencing is forcing innovation and collaboration on a scale rarely seen. I strode in to work this morning knowing that although we didn’t land ourselves in this mess, we’d certainly dig ourselves out of it.

What I’ve Been Listening To

The Richards Report with Ellen Jackson. Ted talks with Ellen about how stress and anxiety impacts our decision making. This came along at a great time as we all knuckle down to get our businesses through this difficult period.

The Squiz – There is so much madness going on in the news at the minute. It can be chaotic, unreliable and rather farfetched. The Squiz is my daily news fix and tells me everything I need to know in the 9 minute commute from my house to the train station. Short, sharp and honest information.

Jamie Webster’s acoustic version of ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ will give you all the feels.

What I’m Brewing

I’m loving my Aeropress again at the minute. I’m currently using Market Lane’s ‘La Maravilla’ beans from Guatemala.

  • Inverted method.
  • 15g Coffee, finely ground.
  • 200g of water (somewhere between 90 – 100 degrees)
  • Give it a stir and then let it sit for 2 minutes before pouring.
  • I add a 15g scoop of collagen protein to my first cup of the day.

This Week’s Little Projects

To go along with my little back yard workouts I bought a pull-up bar from Decathlon. The sturdy bar sits inside the doorframe to my back room – every time I walk past I smash out 10. They say it takes at least 21 days to form a habit so I’d say I have ample time!

After our trip to Bali got cancelled I’ve been getting my travel fix by going through old pictures. It turns out I have thousands of unorganised pictures on my hard-drive. It not quite the same, but its bringing back heaps of good memories. I also think that organising things helps to organise my mind, so at this turbulent time it can’t hurt to do some mindless sorting.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Oldies Gap Year says:

    Lovely little read in these strange times. Take care x

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