We returned on 14 March from a very happy and successful family holiday. I use the word successful as everyone was rather worried about how 3 little girls under the age of three were going to cope with jet lag, skiing, restaurant food and the general rough and tumble of very long distance travel that is the lot of us living in Australia.
We flew via Hong Kong to Zurich where we had a mini-bus fetch us for the trip to Lech in Austria. There were eleven of us including the little girls!
We were incredibly lucky to arrive to lots and lots of snow!
|Our lovely hotel - Gasthof Post|
By the time we arrived at our hotel, it was only 9.00am! Everyone was exhausted and in real need of a shower and lie-down! We had to wait for our rooms but spent the time relaxing in this cosy room below
|The sitting area of our hotel bedroom|
|The softest linen and such comfortable beds!|
|I love these tiles!|
The skiing component of the holiday was wonderful! The little cousins (apart from Arabella who was only 15 months old) went to Ski School everyday!... there was much trepidation at first but they soon grew to love going each morning and they had each other for support! As I don't ski anymore, I enjoyed the wonderful sunny weather, walking around the village and a visit or two to the spa! It was our first stay at this hotel and we cannot wait to return!
|This is the very handsome Emilio... a guest at our hotel. He would arrive in the dining room every evening with his owners, and settle himself beneath their table. He was adorable!|
|The Vineyard Hotel|
|The delicious fresh fish of the day which we enjoyed most days!|
|The cosy "Quiet room" - just recently refurbished|
We visited the iconic Mount Nelson Hotel one day for lunch.
|We enjoyed a delicious lunch on the terrace overlooking the pool. The "Nellie" is indeed a grand old lady!|
We had coffee and cake at "Melissa's" in Constantia - which is a little like "Jones the Grocer" here in Australia.
|Sniffing the lovely roses|
|Outdoor concert at Kirstenbosch gardens - what a venue!|
|Sinking into these beds were a pleasure - loved the leather headboard too|
|This great shot of this cheetah was taken by my son using his phone and binoculars!|
|Table set for lunch beneath the pergola|
|The food was always delicious and inventive and the chef happily handed me typed recipes to take home!|