Thanks for your good wishes, we had a lovely time. I wasn't sure how much I would be able to join in given my health this past year but I needn't have worried, we had a guest card in the first accomadation which meant that we could go on all cable cars and ski lifts once so I got up lots of mountains, the weather was fine, I could sit and eat apple strudel and relax whilstthe kids went for a bit of a hike with Dad. We went on a nice lake cruise too and visited the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang castle too. We did see Dachau because we were so close, grim is all I can say, yet I'm glad I had the chance to take the kids and reflect. Joe had his brithday and being car made we visited the BMW works in Munich, what a great day out for a 6 year old, he got to sit in as many BMWs as he liked whilst Dad took pictures and all this was free. It was his best birthday ever. The second week we moved to Bertesgadenland quite the prettiest place I've ever been. Joe wanted to see Hitler's golden lift (it's actually brass) so we took a trip to the Kelstein Haus. in both places we were close to Austria, a country I'd recommend just as much. I had plenty of chance to rest and got plenty of chance to see things.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself - Charlie Chaplin