The Money team reveals what really matters over Christmas
After another great year, the Money team is ready for a break. Here's what they are looking forward to this summer...
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."
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."
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."
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."