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The Money team reveals what really matters over Christmas

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After another great year, the Money team is ready for a break. Here's what they are looking forward to this summer...

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Effie Zahos, editor

"Slow­ing down a lit­tle and en­joy­ing my fam­ily," says editor Effie Zahos. "Ty­ing up loose ends so I can stop think­ing about what needs to be done. Head home to the Goldie and un­wind with bar­be­cues, day-time drink­ing and go­ing for a dip at Talle­budgera Creek."

What is the Money team looking forward to this summer? Effie Zahos, Maria Bekiaris, Ann Loveday, Sharyn McCowen, Bob Christensen and Susan Hely tell all.

Maria Bekiaris, deputy editor

"Lazy days read­ing and watch­ing the kids play­ing in the back­yard, catch­ing up with friends and fam­ily over a drink or two and late al­fresco din­ners," says deputy editor Maria Bekiaris. "I might also in­dulge in some Net­flix binge ses­sions and hope­fully cross off a few things that have been on my to-do list since last Jan­uary."

Ann Loveday, art director

Art di­rec­tor Ann Loveday says: "I'll be very happy in the frame, en­ter­tain­ing and feed­ing pals at home and mix­ing up my best mar­gar­i­tas. For me there's a con­tent­ment to sum­mer in Sydney, the drone of ci­cadas, the scent of frangi­pani, the warmth of the sea and the hus­tle of a busy home BBQ. Bring it on."

Sharyn McCowen, online producer

"A road trip west, Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tions that are big on fam­ily and low on stuff, Nerf wars with neph­ews, and my mum's ex­quis­ite tri­fle," says online producer Sharyn McCowen. "Plus time to tick off the re­main­der of my goals for 2017 be­fore 2018 ar­rives."

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Bob Christensen, senior sub-editor

"Af­ter all the rush­ing around, it's a great op­por­tu­nity to pause and take stock," says senior sub-editor Bob Christensen. "Re­con­nect­ing with friends and fam­ily, if you are lucky enough to be able to do so, is a re­minder that in the long run there's more to life than tin­sel and mince pies, al­though they're a fun di­ver­sion."

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Susan Hely, senior writer

Senior writer Susan Hely says, "I'm look­ing for­ward to my old­est daugh­ter camp­ing with us at the Wood­ford Folk Fes­ti­val. Early morn­ing or late af­ter­noon dips in the clear blue sea with friends. Read­ing He­len Gar­ner's True Sto­ries. Sim­ple food: ripe man­goes, cher­ries from Tas­ma­nia, peaches."

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