Hi all, Or as I should say to fit my expected colloquialism: G'day, mate. I am a sixteen-year-old student in Australia and my main aspiration in life is to become a journalist. I enjoy the peace and bliss of isolated, remote and cold locations, and thus have an obsession with the Northern Scandinavian areas. The lifestyle, the people, the culture and the weather are all beautiful. I have a dream to live there, and get out of this humid furnace which hardly experiences a 'winter.' I like to write for pleasure, although I haven't done so in a while. I read substantially, and my favourite book would probably be a novel by Tom Rob Smith - the Secret Speech. It's a historical novel set in the 1950s in soviet Russia, highlighting the story of an ex-KGB agent in the reformed Russia. Oh, did I mention-- I LOVE history. Particularly Russian and Eastern European history. I'm about to read a novel called L is for Lawless. Anyway, that's enough from me; I look forward to hearing from you all. Bye, comrades.