In my professional and personal life, I am known as Martyn. In the music world, I am known as ‘Ric’. I don’t mind either, and respond to both.
I was born in Northampton, and ended up in Bournemouth, Via Watford, in 1971, still living then with my parents who had bought and then ran Hurn Post Office for many years.
I moved away from Bournemouth out to 3LeggedX with my wife, Sue Gardiner, in 2006 where we have lived ever since. It is a beautiful area to live in and we do so love it.
For 35yrs, I was an active member of Bournemouth Sports Club at Chapel Gate by Hurn Airport, playing and coaching both Hockey and Cricket up to County level, until physically unable to cope with the required commitment. I retired in 2008. I remain an active Golfer, and I am an Honorary Life Member at Somerley Park Golf Club, near Ringwood.
I am an active Musician, and currently play as a guitarist in a Verwood based ensemble known as ‘Fayrewood Convention’.
We have 2 cats, Bonnie & Clyde, and a competition horse called Saving Grace (Gracie), which my Wife competes in both X-Country and Show-Jumping.