Initially, I set up this blog to record my training and fund-raising efforts for the Livestrong Challenge in Austin, Texas, in October 2009. That proved insufficient to generate enough material, so I started blogging about my four great passions (in order): Football, Cycling, MotoGP, Cookery and my long-suffering and beloved Husband of over 40 years (pictured with me above).
However, I quite enjoy (mild British understatement) blogging so I decided to keep it going for 2010’s cycling challenge: London to Paris, a mere 550km in three days at the end of June. A much more serious undertaking requiring a more disciplined approach to both training and losing those surplus kilos. So, much to the hilarity of my family, I engaged a cycling coach.
When I suggested I might stop blogging, friends and family exhorted me to continue as it gave them a useful insight into our life in France. Now it has morphed into what might be called a “ Lifestyle” blog where I write about anything that takes my fancy, including our various trips and travels.