Roland wanted to
spend Christmas 1983 away from London, so Kevin booked a
luxurious chalet "Liebestraum" in Switzerland. Errol drove the
Ratmobile for two days across Europe to meet up with them.
Booked through D'Arcey De Farcey, the chalet
cost £5.30 for three weeks - but this included Lulu, the St
Whilst trying to go skiing, Roland and
Kevin got stuck in a cable car. It was all too much for Kevin,
who fainted. The day after, Kevin and Errol both had the same
idea - to surprise Roland by buying him a Christmas tree! Roland
also thought of it, so they ended up with three trees in the
chalet. Roland wasn't happy when Errol decorated his tree
with a lot of leeks! Kev and Errol were thrilled with their
presents on Christmas Day though - signed photographs of an international
Other highlights of the trip included
Kevin standing in some dung, plus a full remake of the Sound Of
Music called "The Sound Of Gerbils". Roland played Captain Von
Strudel, Kevin was Marina, whilst Errol was Mother Soupstreamer!
Roland then ended up in hospital after a
stint on the slopes, which turned out to be a case of mistaken
identity. He then found out that he wasn't insured!
Roland, who had a bit of trouble with the
German language wanted to go home, so Errol dropped them off at
the train station. Unfortunately, they missed their train and
Errol had already driven off!