Saturday, May 19, 2012

What? No television?

No.  No internet, either.

In fact, I just heard today of a family that lives here, in modern France, without even getting on-grid; no electricity (God bless them!)

Did you ever hear of Gaël Prévost?  He's a home-schooled boy, now still only eighteen, and he and his family in a small town near Clermont-Ferrand in the Massive Central area of the country.

He says, "I don’t have a mobile phone, I’ve never had one and I don’t have a computer so of course no Internet access either.  But they are not things I miss.  Rather it lets me live and socialise better with the people around me.” (You are right, Gaël!)

His claim to fame is that he's so good at archery that he is part of the national team representing France at the 2012 Olympics in London this summer.

You can read more about this interesting boy and his exploits here.

You can watch him in action on YouTube by clicking here.


  1. Good for Gael and his family for taking that step. I would love to be "off-the-grid" sometimes. I was just reading about some U.S. families that are the other day and was surprised by the number. It certainly is tempting...