20 Things you probably didn’t know about me which are unrelated to hiking and booking trails

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That title isn’t going to capture any search engine traffic now is it. Well it doesn’t really matter as I hope my audience enjoy this post.

For a while now I have spoken about long-distance walking, booking holidays and how wonderful the British countryside is.

But I thought it would be nice to share a few things about myself for once.

I’m a fairly private person, both online and in the flesh. I don’t like to give too much away if I can avoid it, but here I am giving 10 things away which I thought may entertain you.


  1. I hate the rain. No seriously, it annoys me, it’s so wet and just makes everything feel…damp.
  2. Not shaving for a week drives me nuts. It’s like having a consistent annoying itch over your whole face.
  3. I’m 31, but I still feel 13.
  4. I was born in London
  5. I’m a Swiss national but I don’t have a Swiss passport
  6. I get mad road rage when I get cut up
  7. I used to hate spiders until I travelled and saw massive spiders. Suddenly British spiders seemed kinda harmless
  8. I struggle with negative people
  9. I also struggle with excessively positive people
  10. I used to have long hair
  11. I also used to have totally shaved hair
  12. Ice cream and custard is probably one of the best desserts there is
  13. I once climbed the height of Everest
  14. I really enjoy cold sunny days
  15. I’m a cold side of the pillow kinda’ guy
  16. I love practical jokes and dry comedy. Nothing makes me laugh more
  17. I’m more of a cat guy
  18. I don’t actually like coffee unless it has a lot of sugar in it. Then I love it and drink loads
  19. I’ve never broken a bone in my life and that makes me sad
  20. I quit University, and regretted it ever since (I did try another degree elsewhere a year later and stuck with it

That it for now! I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little more!

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