When newlywed Marie Harley ruptured her Achilles tendon five days before her honeymoon with husband Darren, the pair were gutted.
Their dream of a holiday with the Journal in the Saltsburg area of Austria was scuppered...but that did not stop them enjoying the culture. Darren and Marie, of Moortown Close in Grantham, invited 20 friends round, asking them to bring an Austrian dish. Together they tucked into Styrian pot roast, wierner schnitzels, beef goulash, various types of sausages, apple studel and apfelkren, plus a sip or two of peach schnapps.
Darren said: “The plan for the honeymoon was to do some walking and sightseeing around the Saltsburg area, Sound of Music territory, and this very much impacted on the theme of things, explaining the nun fancy dress outfits and also the ‘brown paper package tied up with string’ and the ‘warm woollen mitten’ outfits.
“After listening to/enduring some Austrian folk music whilst preparing and eating the food we then watched the Sound of Music...but not just any version; it was the sing along version so apologies to our neighbours.”
Pictured are, from left - Leia Dykes, Steven Dykes, David Cain, Teresa Dykes, Marie Harley with a leg in red and white cast to mark the colours of the Austrian flag, Darren Harley, Tina Cain, Vicki Bayliss and children.