Thursday, 13 December 2012

Happy holidays – winter sun in Austria

This past few days have seen a dearth of posts from me – that’s because 40s Chic has been having a long-overdue rest with the family, our first holiday together for several years. We are in Austria, in a place called Saalbach Hinterglemm, a ski resort spread between the villages of Saalbach and yes, you’ve guessed it, Hinterglemm.

Dot, the OH and I are enjoying such cold and so much snow you wouldn’t believe. And everything keeps going – traffic, trains, businesses, it’s all life as normal even with four feet of snow; I’ve seen people walking their dogs, mothers pushing babies in prams and elderly ladies walking to the supermarket unaided, which beggars the question why, when we have a tiny bit of snow at home, does everything and everyone come to a grinding halt?

But enough about the weather. We’re having a lovely time and Dot and I are going to have a ski lesson tomorrow (hopefully). We have done lots of walking, swimming and sightseeing (oh and in the case of OH and I, wine and beer drinking) and the hotel is great. Everybody has been really friendly and people go out of their way to help. It’s not the type of holiday we usually go for – sun, sea, sand – but it’s all the better for being so different. And who knows, if the ski lesson goes well tomorrow, we may be hooked.

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