Lockdown Q&A with Gemma McCaw: Family time, exercise and Nespresso coffee

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1 January 1970

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Despite lockdown challenges, new mum-of-two Gemma is enjoying quality family time.

Lover of the great outdoors, Gemma McCaw, is living life in lockdown with her family in Christchurch. Our Woman wellbeing columnist reveals how she’s making the most of quality time with husband Richie and their tots, Charlotte (2), and three-month-old baby Grace.

What do you love about lockdown?

Having a young family, I love being able to slow down and enjoy this time with them. With no places to be or go, it’s nice not feeling rushed and on a busy schedule.

What do you loathe about lockdown?

Not having the choice to do things you would usually do!

Favourite lockdown food or drink?

Definitely my morning Nespresso coffee!

Best lockdown exercise?

Walking / biking with the kids for family exercise and getting on the bike (in the garage) or a home workout (online) for me!

What podcasts would you recommend?

Oprah‘s Super Soul Sunday.

What are you reading?

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré.

What are you binge-watching?

I don’t usually watch TV series so I don’t have much of a clue what’s a good or not, but a friend in my book club recommended I watch 9 Perfect Strangers, and Firefly Lane as they’re books I’ve read and enjoyed!

What have you knocked off your lockdown to do list?

Not as much as we’d like to. We had a big list planned but realised quickly with two young kids, it’s a good time to enjoy them and lower our expectations!

What item of lockdown clothing could you not live without?

Running shoes!

First thing you’ll do in Level 2?

Walk in the hills with Grace in the front pack! And go to our fave cafe for lunch.

Gemma also talks to Woman magazine about her birth story and why new mothers deserve better in the latest issue on-sale now. Find it in supermarkets and dairies today.

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