I'm pretty introverted by nature. That doesn't mean I'm unsociable, or that I can't have fun at a house party or out clubbing, but it does mean that sometimes it all gets a bit too overwhelming. It also means I need regular time out away from the city, which segues nicely into...
A big part of my life is spent road tripping. I'm not a natural city dweller and scope for real adventure is severely limited, at least if you want to stay on the right side of the law. So as often as I can, I get away from this place to dangle off a mountain on the end of a rope if the weather permits, or drink beer and watch TV if it doesn't.
I've spent much of the last couple of years travelling up and down this small island in pursuit of this new dream of mine. Along the way I have discovered that not only is it not so small as I originally thought, but also that it is far more beautiful than I dared imagine.
I don't live every day to the full (and nor do you, you're only fooling yourself). I haven't been to a full moon party on a Thai beach and I don't see why I'd ever want to. I haven't been on a packaged bungee jumping "adventure" in New Zealand but my playground is Snowdonia and the Peak District and Scotland and that's far better. If you hate the cliches on here, you might just think I'm alright!