A normal guy, left school at 16. Moved to France when I was about 25, been here ever since.
Who am I ? I’m now 63 (2021)
This page is long, bear with me…..
It’s about what I like or love doing. Sports : biking, running, working-out, crossfit, swimming, trekking . Basically just keeping fit.
Playing with computers or gadgets. Trying to help others with details of how thing work in the computer section.
Details about things I do, my treks for instance. Generally hoping that my posts may be of use or of interest. – This page is long bear with me…..
Became my ‘Gym year’. Taking time off biking and spending most days at the gym, still keeping fit, just different.
Became my ‘Crossfit year’ this slowly taking over from the gym. Much better
My mail order company that I created 30 years earlier closed down in November 2017 as we couldn’t compete any longer. A difficult time for me.
January – Finally retired. I had started working at 16 years old and so was allowed to retire at 60.
Ended a bad year for me. Fractured my ankle while out trail running and three days later totally lost my hearing in my right ear. Lost 70% hearing in my left ear with about 90% loss of comprehension of spoken words. I can still hear a little with the left ear, just can’t understand what’s being said.
March, I was kitted out with a Cochlear Implant so I can ‘hear’ again, though this is far from perfect, but I can now understand people when they are up close and in a not to noisy environnement
In October 2019 went on my first trek, this is a new pastime for me. It gives me the chance to take of my Cochlear implant and be ‘alone’ in my head, camping or bivouac (wild camping) with a rucksack on my back, who would of thought of it at my age.
2021 Now 63 years old. Ankle though still not perfect is better, I’m no longer trail running, basically because my wife is scared that I’ll re-fall or re-break something again, so for her peace of mind I only do road running, and of course my other sports.
I’m still biking, in fact rather a lot….. mostly my Van Nicholas Tuareg MTB or if too muddy on the road with my Singlespeed or my latest bike an Orange Gravel.
Covid-19 I’ve stopped doing Crossfit and workouts at the gym because of the Covid-19, being over 60 I’m not taking the risque, I’ll just have to wait until it calms down……
I’m deaf but not dead and won’t stop
Who am I : I speak two languages, learning a third.
Me – Moi – Yo.
Yo, Spanish (I’m trying to learn Spanish. Being deaf makes it a real challenge)