All staff share the dining room, breakfast, lunch and dinner. One wall is covered in photos of staff from summer 2015, many of them are holding or eating an apple.
The hotel, like most hotels I imagine has reasonably high staff turn over, yet there seems to be a core of familiar faces. I wanted to know the significance of the apples. I asked the gentleman in the above photo if this was a photo of himself. He's probably the only staff member who doesn't wear hiking shoes or runners to work, instead he has a very suave pair of tan leather pointy toed lace up shoes.
In answer to my question, yes! This was he. And why the apples, I query. Something to do with Budapest in 2015, I didn't understand any more of the answer, everyone speaks Swiss or German here except for me. I asked if he'd mind to have his photo taken for a story, no problem. The problem then became mine as I wasn't too sure what the story was 😩
A week went by and walking home on a high from my paragliding outing I came across a little market in a park. Just a few clothes and household items and one bicycle and helmet. Dr Rob and I ventured forth and were asked to write a note on paper about their market and then we could take whatever we needed. Rob collected some neat kids clothes for his grandchildren, I spotted a pair of baby sunglasses and took them home, scrubbed them and gave them to little Edi. I also spotted a red cape, Italian wool. ah, that's mine and swooped in to collect it.
now comes the tricky part, the pamplemousse or grapefruit.
From time to time ruby grapefruit are put in the staff fruit bowl, I've also noticed that Lindt do a very nice grapefruit chocolate too. Hope it is available in Tassie when I get home.
When Bronwyn and I were both going to Celia, our hairdresser in Devo she told us a very clever thing to do with a warmed ruby grapefriut. You'll have to google that as its a bit too complicated to describe in words!
This is the plate man. He always says, "Ola", so maybe he's Spanish. I call him, "Che", short for Che Guevara. He's a bit thrilled with that.
Annie: Exit stage right.
postscript: it turns out that well shod gentleman is the General Manager!!