I am an Australian who grew up in the Shire ('...a little bit of country in the South of Sydney'). I couldn’t wait to escape -yet took very long time to do so. I still visit sometimes. Some of my best friends are Shire folk.
My deep driving desire has always been to travel and explore the world, having as many adventures as possible along the way. This has led to a penchant for trying a seemingly inexhaustible range of fun stuff from scuba diving and paragliding to yoga and crochet. None of these I have mastered, yet I play with them all occasionally. Crochet usually wins out.
It took me a while to get started, but once I started travelling – the bug just kept growing. I am most happy on a plane, train or automobile heading to my next adventure.
My geeky side has led to a career in IT – keeping my brain alive and a foot in ‘the real world’.
I now live in Glebe in Sydney – and love it every day. I can sit in a cafe and hear three different languages, and still get good coffee and a cold beer. Heaven.