Boredom struck? Feel yourself going crazier each day? Fear not, as the Rumour Mill team is here with the next instalment of its ‘Rumour Has It’ podcast. Recorded remotely due to Covid-19 (so excuse the reduced quality) we chat through what is keeping us entertained and, most importantly sane, during this unprecedented time.
Listen here: https://bit.ly/rumourhasit2
Week #1 of working from home has its ups, and certainly its downs (our raid on the biscuit tin is intense!). But while we adjust to this strange time we are currently calling ‘normality’, our work WhatsApp chat has not slowed down once, as we check-in on each other, get the latest client updates, plus bizz about what we’re doing to keep ourselves sane away from the emails.
WHAT WE’RE READING
The perfect (and at the moment, very necessary) escapism from reality – there really is nothing like good book to get stuck into. Our top favs at the moment are:
- Good Friday by Lynda La Plante
A gripping crime fiction that tells the story of newly graduated detective Jane Tennison in 1975, after an IRA bomb hits London.
- Good to Great by Jim Collins
An insightful management book that describes how companies transition from being good to great, and how most companies fail to make the transition – perfect for times like now when we all need a little motivation!
- Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
For the romcom lovers out there! This award-winning journalist gives an unflinching account of the bad dates, the heartaches, humiliations, and most importantly, the unbreakable female friendships that helped her get through it all.
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING
Where would the world be right now without Netflix and Disney+? The team have well and truly been delving into what’s on offer across both streaming sites, with some of our top suggestions being:
- Lost Girls on Netflix
A dark drama about a desperate woman determined to find her missing daughter, who launches a personal investigation that leads police to the unsolved cases of murdered sex workers.
- The End of the F***ing World on Netflix
A strangely apt series for this time – this show sees two 17-year-old outsiders embark on a road trip to escape life as they know it. Together, they get caught up on a trail of violent events that grow increasingly more ominous as their quest progresses.
- Coco on Disney+
A highly-acclaimed movie that follows aspiring musician Miguel, who despite his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.
WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO
The best way to get your head in the zone. We’ve been listening flat out to BBC Radio 2 and Radio 1 – they’re perfect for a good mix of music as well as broadcasting just the right amount of news updates without being too overwhelming! Podcasts are an obvious choice for us too, there’s nothing better than good earwig to distract you and learn something new! Our usual ones are:
- What’s the Tee? by RuPaul and Michelle Visage
From pop culture’s finest to the divas of drag, this weekly comedy podcast spills all the tea on a wide range of topics.
- Diary of a CEO by Steven Bartlett
A weekly podcast where entrepreneur Steven Bartlett shares his personal diary, giving you an insight into what life is like behind the scenes alongside special guests.
- Happy Place by Fearne Cotton
For those wanting to unwind and embrace their inner ‘zen’, Fearne Cotton chats to incredible people about life, love, loss, and everything in between.
AND OTHER FUN STUFF…
We all need a distraction that doesn’t involve doing house chores, or snacking. We’re loving playing Mario Kart multiplayer with each other, experimenting with new cooking recipes, and boosting our brains with free courses online.
‘Have you done your Joe Wicks today guys?’ is a common question we ask each other too. From his YouTube P.E. classes to his ‘Seven Days of Sweat’ challenges – this will make sure we’re burning off those biscuits!
We’ve also developed a soft spot for the ‘dance of the day’ and ‘song of the day’ challenges on TikTok – they’re a great way to entertain yourself and each other!
We hope you enjoy our latest podcast and we have some more fun episodes planned for the months ahead. Remember to follow government guidelines, look after each other and #stayathome.