Who am I ?
Just a normal guy. Left school at 16.
Moved to France when I was 25 and have been here ever since.
I’m now 65 (2023)
A blog about what I like or love doing :
- Sports : biking, running, working-out, crossfit, swimming, trekking. Just keeping fit.
- Playing with computers or gadgets. Trying to help, explaining how things work in the computer or gadget section.
This page is long, bear with me…
2012 : My ‘Gym year’. Taking time off biking and spending more of my days at the gym.
2015 : My ‘Crossfit year’ this slowly taking over from the gym. Much better
2017 : My mail order company that I created 30 years earlier selling musical CDs closed down in November, as we couldn’t compete any longer. It was difficult time for me.
2018 : January – I finally retired. As I had started working at 16 years old I was allowed to retire at 60.
Deaf…. (but not dead)
2018 : Ended a bad year for me. I fractured my left ankle while out trail running. Three days later because of this I totally lost my hearing in my right ear. I also lost over 70% hearing in my left ear and over 90% loss of comprehension of spoken words. Although I can still hear a little with the left ear. I can no longer understand what’s being said.
2019 : March. I received a Cochlear Implant and I can now hear and understand once again in my right ear. But only if the person is up close and in a quiet environnement. Although this is far from perfect it’s better then nothing. https://bit.ly/3kzIdz3
In October I went on my first trek, this is a new pastime. (I can’t call it a sport). It gives me the chance to take of my Cochlear Implant and be ‘alone’ in my head with just a rucksack on my back, A bit like being a kid again when going camping. https://bit.ly/3pIL64W
2021 : Now 63 years old. My ankle is still not perfect but better and so I’m trail running again. Only 10 kms max for the moment, and of course all my other sports. Crossfit and biking.
2023 : Now 65 years old. I’m still doing a lot of sport five days a week in average.
I’m still biking. In fact rather a lot again. MTB mostly on my Van Nicholas Tuareg https://bit.ly/3jHfMQ4 : If too muddy on the road with my Pompino singlespeed or my latest bike an Orange Gravel.
In October 2022 after a three year break. I road the Roc d’Azur, four days in a row, my times were as good as many years ago, so that’s not bad.
Crossfit three or four times a week, and I’m starting working out at the GYM when I can’t get to the crossfit box.
I’m deaf but not dead &
I’m not ready to give up.
Who am I : I speak two languages, English & french , trying to learning a third, Spanish
Me – Moi – Yo.
Yo, Spanish (I’m trying to learn Spanish. Being deaf makes it a real challenge)