Sunday 28 August 2011

My Austrian Love Affair

I love Austria!

My mum first took me there for a skiing holiday when I was 13. Now (oh my goodness) 30 years later I still love it.  This year for the first time we went in the Summer.

Now you know the wonderful lush green meadows you see in Austria? (you know Julie Andrews dances on one in a certain film). Well there is  reason they are so green. It rains in Austria. A lot.

But not when we went!!!

I did know it rained and my lovely mum told me it rains most in June and July so we went in August. But we did pack our macs just in case.

It was very, very, very, very hot.

But luckily I had chosen not only a hotel with a pool but also a town with a lake. I take a bow for my own cleverness. We went to Zell am See. I thoroughly recommend it. A beautiful town with a great big lake that you can play on, play in, and look upon with wonder.

A Lake that you can Swim in.

Yes those are the steps where Maria and the children sang in The Sound of Music. And yes I did too!

Me on a hot walk.

We paid a bit (well worth it) to go to the lido one day. So we laid upon a sun bed, ate apfelstrudel, swam in a pool, went down a slide with my daughter on my lap, swam in the lake. Bliss.

I may have to decorate my whole home in a kitsch Austrian style. I love it. But restrained by my husband I will just have to put up with a few pretties hanging from my kitchen doors.  If I add a few things at a time, he might notice when the house is bedecked.

The animals in the hotel garden. We all loved Carlos the donkey.
So back home, I am going to munch on what remains of my milka chocolate and plan my next hol. Which is to Butlins. But we love it there too!!


Dodo and Solitaire said...

It's been a while since I've been but I love Austria too. Glad you guys had such a nice time. :)

GlassJarGifts said...

Thanks for sharing your holiday pics. Great shots. Great to hear what a fab time you had. Looks amazing.

blueredie said...

Austria is really great. Went to Bad Gastein a few years ago during the summer and it was beautiful. They have really good thermal spas there.