Mike Jones

December 27, 2012

Early Bird Week
It doesn’t seem possible how little time has passed since we returned home from Early Bird Week! Boat-loads of snow this year, lovely weather and Rheiner’s cuisine at Haus Valentin up to its invariably excellent standard. A naughty little white wine added to the standard of this year’s table. My complements to you all on the staff who showed real professionalism even in the first week of your winter season. Must have worked hard last week as have done little but sleep since returned home. Also good to see a couple of excellent new routes on the snowshoeing schedule. Your kindness and tolerance of a crew of middle-aged eccentrics reflects very well on you all and – I hope – will make the next period in the day-job easier to handle before I escape outdoors once again. I do wish you all a great New Year. I may not be able to resist a return to Collettesland before too long. as ever MIKE