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I was born 1950 in Leicester, moved to Henley-on-Thames aged 10. Boarding school followed by University in France. Running my own Organic Honey import company from age of 25. Very keen sportsman, rugby, golf, squash and skiing. Rugby referee for many years. So due to my fitness levels very surprised to have a stroke in 2017. Very difficult to accept mentally but worked hard to get back to being independent with help of great physio. Support from the Stroke club and the Odysseys team hugely responsible for helping my mental health. Plus inspiration from my voluntary work helped me stay positive along with regular visits to my gym which I found key to recovery. Lockdown made life quite challenging.