|Schladming-Dachstein from the hotel|
Next week Cate is going to Cairo so I am going to visit Molly in Paris. I am quite sure that I will have a better time than Cate.
Molly and I will mooch about drinking coffee and wine and visiting graveyards to take pictures of cats. This is our favourite thing to do in Paris. Molly has also promised to take me to the Japanese quarter where there are some fabulous restaurants. They are all microscopic and you often have to line up to get in – but it is well worth it for the sensational food.
We both get back on Friday and on Saturday we leave for Dubai. Cate is going on business and I am going to have a look around.
Then we get back on the following Friday and go straight to Schladming- Dachstein where we stay for a few days at our favourite Austrian hotel – the Schütterhof.
We have been there a few times before and always have a nice time gambolling in the woods and fields. There are some wonderful walks up into the mountains – where we struggle up pathways while fitter people (i.e. almost everyone else) bound past us.
Last time we did this we were sagging with exhaustion near the top of a climb when a man RAN past us carrying his infant son on his shoulders - and the child’s stroller under his arm.
The problem with our plans is of course that the cats are on their own for longer than we would like - and we know that they miss us when we are away.
Mrs Moneypenny will call daily to feed them and will spend some time with them but they are so used to having me with them every day that we know they get a bit lonely. But they do have each other and are as happy as clams with this.
But it cannot be helped. It is what it is and I will make it up them when I get back.