Tag Archives: Winter

The Arctic Circle – Winter’s Disneyland

I have never been to Disneyland but I imagine that it is a little like the Arctic Circle in December.  Manic children, frazzled parents, staff in costume, a babel of languages. Just outside the town of Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland … Continue reading

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Fireworks and apples – preparing for winter

November is a bleak month in the northern hemisphere.  The clocks go back an hour at the end of October.  A measure aimed to help us get up to a slightly lighter morning soon has the effect of plunging us in to darkness … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday – A frozen fairyland – Tallinn, Estonia

Knowing someone in a country can make a real difference to your travel experience.  They can alert you to things that you would otherwise have missed out on.  In February 2011 we spent a week visiting a Finnish friend in … Continue reading

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