Lockdown Q&A with Broadcaster Leah Panapa

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1 January 1970

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Broadcaster Leah Panapa, who co-hosts Magic Talk afternoons with Danny Watson, talks lockdown traffic, tipples and Game of Thrones.

What do you love about lockdown?

The roads are quiet when I drive into work.. what usually would take me 30 minutes is taking just over five!!! Crazy! Our offices are quiet as well. I must say I also LOVE having my hubby at home. He made me bacon and eggs this morning! Ha! Normally he is out the door by 8am, so it is lovely to see him in the morning and when I get home after my show.

What do you loathe about lockdown?

Like everyone else, the uncertainty and restrictions. I feel for businesses being shut, our local restaurants and bars we would visit. Shopping at the supermarket is not a pleasant experience (again what everyone is experiencing). Lockdown can be for many, a very isolating, scary place.

Favourite lockdown food or drink?

Hubby and I do like wine. Chardonnay is our tipple, and sometimes a martini. Food wise, the freezer is stocked so either steak, chicken, pork or lamb… I love slow cooked meals. Beef cheeks in the slow cooker…with pappardelle pasta! Wonderful!

Best lockdown exercise?

Don’t bother! Kidding… We have two big dogs that need their walks so we are getting out with them. Last lockdown we set up a gym in the backyard. Probably should do that again? But I think just getting out for a walk/run/bike around your neighbourhood, take in some fresh air.. that is important.

What are you binge-watching?

I can’t believe I am admitting to this… we binge watched Game of Thrones! We didn’t watch it when the rest of the world was, so we finally got around to it. Loved it! Also A.P BioThe Defeated and Nine Perfect Strangers.

What podcasts would you recommend?

Magic Afternoons with Leah Panapa and Danny Watson on magic.co.nz

What have you knocked off your lockdown to do list?

As I am still working from our studios, I haven’t had time to do anything else. But the weekends are free for us to catch up on home chores (since we can’t go anywhere).

What item of lockdown clothing could you not live without?

My Uggs.

First thing you’ll do in Level 2?

Go out for dinner!! Hubby and I would head to our fav local restaurant and bar. And take myself off to my hairdresser!

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