WHERE ARE YOU FROM / WHERE ARE YOU CURRENTLY BASED?
I was born in Pouillon, France in 1932. Now I live in Capbreton since five years.
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING AND WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN YOUR FREE TIME?
I had to stop school when I was 10 to help my parents at the farm. I was a farmer all my life. Now I live a really slow life and I try to go out as much as possible.
WHAT PASSIONS DO YOU HAVE / WHAT SPARKS YOU?
Dancing was always my passion. I used to go to the musical ball every sunday with my husband, but we also spent time on our bicycles. Now that he passed away, what sparks me the most is spending time with my daughter and my grand children.
WHAT/WHO INSPIRES/MOTIVATES YOU?
My grand children motivate me the most. It is crazy to see the difference between our two generations and they have to go through nowadays.
WHERE DID YOUR IDEA TO RIDE A MOTORBIKE COME FROM?
My first time was 65 years ago but it was a really small motorbike so I was dreaming to ride on a bigger one since this day!
I HEARD YOU’VE ALSO RODE A SNOWMOBILE A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THAT STORY?
Few years ago I went to the mountains for the first time ever and a young man proposed me to go to the very top of them on his snow jet-ski. It was absolutely amazing, and following my grandchildren who were skiing was even more exciting.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER ADVENTURES YOU HAVE DONE?
I rode a camel in the desert of Tunisia in 2007.
WHAT ACHIEVEMENT(S) OF YOURS ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
I danced every week of my life with my beloved husband.
WHAT PIECE OF ADVICE WOULD YOU SHARE WITH OTHER GIRLS/WOMEN?
Enjoy every single moment of your life. When you get old your body starts to hurt, and having fun make you forget the pain!
WHAT’S YOUR ULTIMATE GOAL / DREAM IN LIFE?
I want to jump from a plane with a parachute !!!
Marie is the grandmother of our friend Manon, living in the South of France. If you would like to share your story, just drop us a line with a link to your instagram profile at firstname.lastname@example.org.