Alive and kicking Down Under!

I’m not dead. Not just yet!

Kia Ora from what’s becoming a terribly cold Wellington, New Zealand! Wellington has been home since October last year when I accepted an assignment with the New Zealand Treasury. It’s been a really interesting learning experience so far, and I have to say that some of the creature comforts of living in a developed country are spoiling me silly. Since I’m almost sure that my next move will see me in some part of the world where dial-up internet will be all that’s available, I’m basking in the high-definition broadband lifestyle while I can! Watching dirt fall from the seam of a cricket ball is pretty damn amazing after spending two years with a 21 inch tube in Lusaka. I have to admit though – I’d give up my television for a reliable supply of Zambian beans and rice!

Hopefully over the next few weeks I will write more about my experiences so far. There is much to write, but barely enough time to breathe!

In the meanwhile, I’ll leave you with a view from the war memorial that’s 3 minutes away from my house.



The Wandering V