'It is good to have an end to journey towards: but it is the journey that matters in the end.....'
"I've always believed life's just a wonderful adventure..
And the journey is almost always the most important part"....
We've been jollying ourselves with a wonderful trip to Lyon in beautiful France
to take in the sights, and of course, watch Dean race in the IPC world disability Championships held there..
And I must say the weather was hot, hot and even too hot at times (I never thought I would admit to being too hot) with temperatures reaching the mid 40's in the stadium!
I must confess to melting and indeed weltering a fair bit on this trip!
Goodness knows how those amazing athletes managed..
Dean was well supported with ice packs, cold drinks and cool shading before and after competing on the track!
But boy was it hot!
~ Thank fully family and coaches were allocated the seated area with covered canopy!
Some of you may have watched the championships on TV...
They were pretty splendid and inspiring for anyone to watch!
And I couldn't help but think that it is wonderful to have a different kind of role model for our youngsters, don't you think? ~ From football players earning massive amounts and pop stars, we have seen them all!
But I hasten to add nothing as courageous as our Paralympions!
(A proud moment, Patrick and I meeting up with Dean and his coach, far left, after the race)
Antione and Lili boutique!
~ There was of course a little retail therapy!
So very chic!
~ As the French always manage to be so effortlessly...
~ Lyon is a beautiful vibrant city and hosts many wonderful trendy shops, bars and boutiques!
Along with restaurants and trendy cafes all along the beautiful river Rhone'....
I did fall ever so slightly in love with Lyon and its laid back trendy life style.
~ and this little number I may add..
"Another frock I hear you say!"
Well just a little reminder of my trip to Lyon..
So home it came to live with me...
Yesterday was pretty special too!
I wonder did you tune into the anniversary games from the Olympic stadium?
Dean flew into London after Lyon with team GB and we very happily watched him race a splendid 'PB' from our comfy arm chairs with a nice glass of chilled white wine!
~ Phew...Much more relaxing!
(Picture courtesy of Jamie McDonald)
Well done son and all your amazing team mates!
You did us proud, as always!!
~ And as Dorothy once said "There's no place like home!"
~ and she was quite right too!
It's lovely to be back.
Thank you for your wonderful good wishes for Dean, I blew them to him on the starting line! And I am sure they really helped!
I will close for now, but will be calling into your pretty worlds of words and pictures as soon as I can be with of course a lovely cup of Lady Grey tea....
Take time to dream lovely friends..
Summery hugs, Maria x