Way back in 2011 I first posted about my nephew Alastair and his wife Kathryn (the Al and Kat of Alikats…) who had set off to Morzine in the French Alps to run skiing chalets. For the first year or two they ran chalets for other people, to learn their trade. But by 2013 they had a chalet of their own and Kathryn, already an excellent cook, was offering a wide range of freefrom, allergen friendly food to her guests. This included our good friend Ruth of What Allergy? – an alarmingly allergic person to cook for! Here is Ruth’s report on her trip in 2014.
Since then their enterprise has progressed by leaps and bounds and for the 2018/9 season they are offering six catered chalets and four self catering chalets – running on to five self catering chalets over the summer. For more information on their winter holiday packages – and Kat’s delicious, allergen-friendly food – check in to Alikats Mountain Holidays.
Meanwhile they have converted an old farmhouse for themselves to live and and now have three children, two cats – and Hector.
Not content with all of this, Al has taken up wild camping in the mountains – and not just wild camping but wild camping with Ivy and Wilf, his older two children – and a video camera…. Here is what they got up to.