Recently we were lucky enough to escape to Austria for a holiday, leaving the hostel in the very capable hands of Matt’s mum Sue. Despite having to cope with a 3,000 mile round trip along with a heatwave to boot, Alby thoroughly enjoyed discovering Europe and at the tender age of 7 months he has already ticked off France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Austria itself. Meanwhile Matt, Ben and I had a very enjoyable time discovering the delights of schnitzel, schnapps and schausages in the german / austrian stylee. We had some beautiful alpine walks, with more than a few renditions of ‘Doe, a Deer…’ along the way, and also managed a fantastic gorge walk which finished with a cafe in a church teetering on a cliff serving some rather wonderful black forest gateau.
We had such a lovely time that we are voting Austria the 2nd top holiday destination, after Invergarry Lodge of course! Alby liked it so much he even sprouted his first two teeth while we were away, so he has returned home a very grown up boy indeed.
Now that we’re back we’re gearing up for what may be our busiest season yet if the last few weeks are anything to go by, so if you’re thinking of paying us a visit make sure you get your booking in soon as the next few months are looking busy busy busy!
Thanks again Sue, judging by the visitors book you’ve done a great job yet again. Can we book you in for next year please?!