It may come as a surprise to some, but on occasion I actually do work, of the paid kind. It threatens to tear me away from my writing dreams but it also rewards me with cash that I like to throw up in the air with joy! Well, to be honest, it is usually sent directly to my account and then swiftly spent on life’s necessities such as food, rent and books before I even see those colourful pieces of plastic…but no matter. The important thing is I’m fed, housed and literate. Today I will be working on a beautiful mountain, Ben Lomond, in the north of Tasmania, manning the ski lifts and selling tickets to the customers. With little reception (read: none) and no electricity, I suspect my chances of blogging are relatively low. How will I survive? What will this absence of posts reduce me to? Fear not, dear bloggers. I am confident I can make it through the day, just. In the meantime, take a look at the pretty slideshow of my Ben Lomond photos and imagine me there, in the fresh air, feet crunching in the snow, greeting the first skiers and boarders of the season. Winter is here my friends, and it’s my favourite season.