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Sometimes I wonder if I should do these entries the next morning when I'm not as exhausted. Then I remember that I’m usually up and out the door by 9am so that’s not so practical.
I do want to talk a little about what happened last night. Apparently, I came to this hostel on the right night because they were doing a special home cooked meal. It was incredible!! Not just the food but it’s one of the best nights I’ve had in France in general because ...
Today we visited a mustard factory, an old hospital, and a winery. The whole day from the moment we woke up to the time we got back to our rooms was action packed. At the mustard factory, our tour guide had us making our own mustard in no time, using mustard seeds, salt and a white wine and vinegar mixture. Crushing and mixing the ingredients together made for a nice spicy mustard. From there, ...
... that before long there would be some tanks driving down the village lane. We then headed over to the old part of town and went up the funicular to the basilica - Saint Jeans. The previous night it had been lit up as part of the festival. The queue for the funicular was long and pushy, but the wait was worth it - it was interesting seeing how big Lyon is, and what a small area we had visited. We walked down and found ourselves in the middle of ...
... concrete decision taken was the directive that all future cardinals must wear red hats!
But I digress. In the shrine of Fourviere atop a steep hill over looking Lyons 12 Marists made a commitment to carry out the Marist Project on the 23rd July 1816. For those who may be interested greater detail about early Marist history can be found on the Marist Fathers Australian Province website- just google it.
The context in which this congregation was ...
In what feels like both forever and a blink of an eye, my spring term in Lyon has come to an end. Even though it wasn't always peachy and wasn't anything like what I expected it to be like, these 10 weeks have been some of the happiest and most exciting times of my life!
The last few days were an absolute whirlwind. Yoanna and I spent Saturday unsuccessfully shopping. We were trying to decide on gifts and clothing, and there were too many decisions for ...