Had a fantastic weekend in Zermatt( No, the Matterhorn is not smoking).
Everything was perfect including the weather. We were invited by Pauline Imboden, owner of Zermatt Holidays (http://www.zermattholidays.ch/) and stayed at the luxury apartment Shalimar (http://www.zermattholidays.ch/Chalet-Shalimar). The apartment is something you have to see to believe! The inside is done up in Swiss stone pine which smells incredibly good and the view of the Matterhorn could not be better. The bedrooms are all large with state of the art en-suite bathrooms. There is a swimming pool, massage room, sauna, you name it, it was there. Even the ski lockers (which we obviously did not use) were luxurious. The living room/dining room is very large and there is a separate TV room. Obviously there is free wifi and all the latest gadgets.The kitchen has more electric appliances than I have at home!
On Sunday we went up by cablecar to Schwarzsee, later down to Furi (some walked and some took the cablecar back) where we had a barbeque.
We had two great evenings with lots of food, the odd glass of prosecco, more glasses of red wine, heated discussions and lots of laughter. It was really lovely to have been part of such a good group of friends.
On Monday we went home again to a very hot house!