Tomorrow we head back to Abu Dhabi. We have had the most wonderful time and have decided that one of the most civilized things in the world is the European rail network.
We have travelled from Zurich to Arosa to Paris to London to Wales back to London then Eurostar (heaven) to Paris then down to Sainte Cecile and then up to our friends Norrie and Mary’s in the Savoie and then back to Zurich – all on the train. Thousands of miles, all on time, in sparkling clean trains that whizzed through beautiful countryside.
I hope I am not speaking too soon and the final train we catch (tomorrow morning) to Zurich Airport will not be the exception. I suppose the upside would be that we could stay and get the train back to Norrie and Mary’s.
In a previous blog I quoted Rupert as saying that his grandmother always stayed in the best hotel in town and, as a result, died penniless. I have been informed that she did not die penniless at all. Which just increases my admiration for her. That she managed to live as she wanted and still have money left over at the end confirms that she was a great example to us all. Kitty if you’re listening – we are in the best hotel in town and drinking champagne in your memory.
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2011