Swiss Treats: Weekly Photo Challenge

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

(20 photos) It was a real treat for me this particular trip to Europe. My mother not only took me first class as she needed care on the flight but my brother showed me a life that I only see in the movies. It was a real treat for me waking up to this view in the morning from the hotel.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

And the hotel was such a magnificent building with decor to match.

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© irene waters 2015

At the same time it was coming up to Halloween and the village of Glion was well prepared for the event which used to be a non event in Australia.

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© irene waters 2015

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© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

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© irene waters 2015

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© irene waters 2015

For my nephews it was a real treat preparing their own pumpkin.

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© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

These were a variety of pumpkin that I had never seen in Australia and I may be wrong but I think that people don’t eat this variety and use it soley for carving at Halloween. I’m sure that some enterprising farmer has twigged in Australia now that Halloween is becoming more popular.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

It looked spectacular placed outside in the dark lit with a candle.

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© irene waters 2015

Another treat for me was seeing my nephew’s face light up when on the merry-go-round.

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© irene waters 2015

And the food was a real treat

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© irene waters 2015

served spectacularly.

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© irene waters 2015

The views as in Glion were a treat.

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© irene waters 2015

The boys dressed to go trick or treating.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

I can’t believe that the treat of first class travel was captured in one shot only and it had to be blurred. It was a treat that will never be forgotten and unlikely never to be repeated.

In response to Weekly Photo Challenge

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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9 Responses to Swiss Treats: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. Wow! What a spectacular hotel, so old world, especially to an American. What was the food that you liked so much? I can’t tell what it was. Glad you had such special holiday.

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  2. tchistorygal says:

    Beautiful shots, and what a spectacular experience. I’m glad you had the privilege to enjoy it. 🙂

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  3. I can’t believe Halloween has gone to other countries. Sigh. Your trip sounds wonderful. When I saw the title of your post, my first thoughts were, “Chocolate, cheese, a/o mountains.” 🙂

    janet

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Spectacular trip, Swiss treats, indeed! The boys did well on their carvings. You can eat the seeds if you toast them in the oven. I grow the smaller and sweeter pie pumpkins. I’m surprised that Halloween has been a non-event in Australia, though.

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    • I think it was because it was Saturday this year. Since we have lived here the Mum’s come and put a balloon in the letter box and if you want the kids to call you put it out. As their is no postal delivery on Saturday I don’t think they bothered as few look in their letter box. It also coincided with the Noosa Triathlon which is a huge event. (Won by some chap from the US who did it in a record time of just over 1 hour.) Saturday night was party night and I think that made Halloween here a non event.

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