Finding spots with winter sun and good coffee makes me happy.
Sometimes you have to get uncomfortable to find the reward. Better make sure it's worth it 😉
Crossfit, trail running, triathlons, a marathon, snow.
Wine, cheese, dark chocolate.
Humility is a trait I find particularly attractive. Coriander not dill. Cumin not cayenne.
Researching and developing public policy.
Enjoying Melbourne's off road trails.
Worrying about what we're doing to the planet and really hoping we start listening to the smart people soon.
It may sound naff, but trying to be the best version of myself that I can be.
Looking for love in...hopefully the right place :-)
Knowing a bit about a lot of things. It also appears I'm quite good at making Monte Carlos.
I'm trying to get better at avoiding my life being a checklist from Stuff White People Like...
I've been told I'm reserved but I don't see it that way - I just sometimes like to observe things before I get involved.
Movies & shows: I'm rubbish at watching scary movies and to watch more TV series: mini-series and Adam Hills on the ABC, Borgen, The West Wing, 30 Rock, House of Cards.
Music: I listen to a lot of stuff - Spotify radio is possibly the greatest invention ever - current favourites include The XX, Airling, Banks, Frank Ocean, Dire Straits, PJ Harvey, Paul Simon. Aussie hip hop and Triple J to mix it up. Trashy pop is a guilty secret - usually only when I'm running.
Pretty much anything Tim Ferriss puts out.
Food: I like to cook, particularly euro style (i.e. simple and beautiful) and am also very grateful for Melbourne's awesome Asian/ Mex/ Euro/ whatever else is cool style and variety. I usually eat pretty well cause I feel better for it, but also like to indulge occasionally. Or more than occasionally. Just not all the time :-)
Friends and family - what life is all about
A dining table big enough to read the newspaper on. (Not happy about change to tabloid style there The Age, I went out and got a big table especially)
Passport - nothing more exciting than gearing up for an overseas trip
Sunshine and a perfect blue sky. It just makes me feel good, especially in winter
Exercise and being active - keeps me sane and I love the sense of achievement I get from lifting heavy stuff and running fast
How much better the public transport system would be if I was in charge (and found a magic money tree).
What should I plant in the pots on my balcony.
Would Ronda Rousey take more than 30 seconds to beat Tony Abbott.
If Dangerwood is going to win the Cats the flag.
How many more refugees we should take
Whether chocolate almonds are better than chocolate covered raspberries (yes, but raspberries are also awesome).