Hotel De La Loire
Travel Blogs from Lyon
... Australian accents are good. They get a smile from everyone! - Before leaving one pub, make sure the next one is open. Because in London it is far to cold to stand around outside and figure out where to go next. - Go to a treble bar in Newcastle. But only one. Never two. Two ends with a big headache. - No matter what your family says, don't let the dog off the lead. Because when you find it barking at an old lady 20 minutes later, you will be in a bad ...
... Things are slowly finishing up here in Lyon too. I didn't know it when I made my plans, but this week is school holidays for the kiddies, so Valentine and Romain, my 10 year olds have finished their lessons now. Clara and Yassine, my 14 year olds have one more lesson each, but have changed the times to fit in with their holiday plans. Others of my grown ups with kids or other plans, Vincent and Benoit, have finished up too. So it's given me a lot of free time, ...
... but I wasn’t too
excited to spend my night there.
As tough as getting into the bed was, getting out of the bed
was another trial. Luckily, Axel and Claire were already downstairs, so I
wasn’t going to embarrass myself in front of them yet another time. As I
descended down the ladder, it fell again with a loud bang! After I recovered
from my shame (seriously, it’s meant for children to do), I realized
Life has become quite normal. It's all starting to settle down and become peaceful. And when bad things happen, I kind of just deal with it rather than freaking out. I feel more stable and it feels like ordinary life. And I don't hate it. I mean, I also don't love it. But it's not the worst. I suppose also, the end is quite close, I can see it and I can sense the freedom and the excitement. Like I've always felt about Lyon, I kind of can't wait to leave. Anyway. ...
... 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 ...