Hello from New Zealand

Well, having volunteered to moderate this blog for the New Zealand/Australia time zone, I thought maybe I'd better actually introduce myself so you know who I am when I do terrible things to your entries. Just kidding. I'll try very hard not to. I'm Bronwyn, I'm 52 years old, and I live in Dunedin, New Zealand. I work at the University of Otago's Biochemistry Dept, where I do a bunch of odd things, ranging from typesetting teaching materials, through web site maintenance and IT support, to illustrating journal articles and using molecular modelling & viewing software to help people with their research. I live with four cats, and also have a grown up son and two small (and incredibly cute) granddaughters who live in Australia, so I visit them as often as I can. I've been making bento-ish lunches for a few months, and have been subscribed to Maki's blog for a year or so now, but just registered last week so I could participate in the Five Week Challenge. I've been having trouble controlling my weight since I stopped smoking two years ago, so definitely come into the "using bento for weight control" classification. I very much enjoy reading Maki's blogs.