Hello, and welcome to my personal website. My name is Jacques Arnault Carrey and I am the owner of Jalcary. Who am I is a question that doesn’t really have a particularly interesting answer. I’m a 35 year old financial analyst from London. My day job consists of watching spreadsheets, typing data and making flowcharts. It’s nothing interesting really, but it allows me to pay the bills and also to fund my various hobbies.
My weird name is a consequence of me having a French mom and English dad. I was born and raised in London. My dad is originally from Liverpool where he met my mom who was attending college there. Rest is pretty much the usual. They met, married, had kids, moved to London and that’s how I got to be where I am, with the name that I have.
For my day job I followed in my dad’s footsteps and ended up working in the City, the City of London, as a financial analyst for a company that I don’t want to name. My job is nothing special really, like I already mentioned, and this website isn’t going to be about that. What this website is going to be about is history, which is what I love, I’m a history buff. My particular thing are historical structures, buildings like castles, chateaus, forts, fortresses, you name it.
Growing up I would spend time with my grandparents in France. While we were traveling back and forth between England and France, I would visit lots of places in France which had castles, and I think that’s what sparked my interest in these things. I just love them. I love reading up on their history, visiting them, taking photos, etc. So that’s what this website is going to be about. Hope you like and you come visit often. Cheerio.