First post!

Hello there!

I plan on using this blog to post about all my various adventures and exploits (even the banal and uneventful among them) but first, I suppose I should give a little background on myself.

I live in Wellington, capital city of New Zealand and the wind capital of the world (or so it seems some days). I've lived here about as long as I can imagine and I love it.

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Living in the capital city, it's only natural that I work in politics. I'm assistant to a Green Party MP, which basically means I do a lot of organising, making phone calls, weaselling information out of the government and generally trying to make his life as easy as possible. On top of this, I get to take photos for a party who I really believe in and work with some pretty spectacular people.

In my spare time I'm a keen tramper and motorcyclist. Living in New Zealand there is no shortage of stunning nature to explore and I am really lucky to have my wonderful partner, Abby, who is just as excited to experience it all as I am. Below is a photo of us doing the Heaphy track, which sadly I wasn't able to finish as I stuffed my knee up (thought Abby persevered and finished, while I took a leisurely helicopter ride). I'll likely post up a blog post about this particular adventure in the not so distant future, so stay tuned!

I ride an old BMW R100GS adventure bike, which is great fun as it can pretty much go anywhere I could want to go and carry everything but the kitchen sink. It's delightfully rugged and easy to fix anything that might go wrong with it.

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Aside from all that more exciting stuff, I'm also a huge nerd with a particular interest in anything Sci-fi, but I'm not sure you'll see anything about that up on this blog (or maybe I should write stuff about it!).

Anyway! That's me! Hurray first blog post!