Life after work and the trips of a lifetime

"We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start." - Anonymous

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, your body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "Woo hoo! What a ride!..attributed in this form to either Maxine Cartoon or anon

Monday, July 19, 2010

Lyon airport

I had two good rides going towards a village called Venosc and the second after watching TdF to Oz en Oisans..seems like we get everywhere! 

So today I'm here at Lyon airport to meet Alex ..he's coming from Portugal.  I managed to get here with no scenic detours and in passing saw a few fields full of sunflowers. The airport is called  Saint-Exupéry  which is very appropriate since Phil and Paul have been going on and on about Le Petit Prince ( Damien Cunego) during TdF.  And for those unsure of the  connection it's from a book entitled Le Petit Prince  by Antoine de  Saint-Exupéry.


  1. "s'il te plait, dessine moi un mouton"

  2. hmmm..not got my dictionary with me..will have to check it to see what you've said!

  3. ROFL; its a "famous" line from Le Petit Prince, and they are the introductory words of the Little Prince to the Aviator, whereby he demands of the Aviator to draw him a sheep.

  4. hmmmm! confession time...I HAD to read the book in 1961 for A level French and haven't thought about it since!

  5. Confession time for me: I HAD to read it for French, 20 yrs after you, and that's all I can remember of it! I still have the book though...