I remember growing up and my parents would have people over. Not often mind you, but when they did the dinners would be conducted without any background music. The only music you'd ever hear in the house was my music being played at ear splitting volume (I was a teenager) and my sister's classical music.
I've since then learned that having music during dinner parties or when friends come over is actually quite crucial. For starters it puts people in a good mood and fills any gaps in silence. Sadly I do subject people to my own music taste ad at the recent True Blood dinner party people did comment that it was certainly an "eclectic" range of music. I should of course have just played the CD I was given from Ministry of Sound which is tailor made for setting the mood when entertaining. There are 41 tracks on 2 CDs and each CD is worth $35. There are tracks by Groove Armada, Cee Lo Green, Erykah Badu and Mark Ronson.
Thanks to the Ministry of Sound, five lucky Not Quite Nigella readers will each win a copy of the Tablesism CD! For a chance to win all you have to do is tell me what your current favourite song is! Simply add your answer as a comment to the story. The competition ends at midnight AEST on the 8th of October, 2011. You can enter this competition once daily and it is open to anyone within Australia.
Best of luck!
Lots of love,