Sweden Day 2 – Ice Breakers, Survival Suits and Church Towns

After travelling today was our first real day in Sweden was filled with excitement, not knowing how cold it was going to be and with the prospect of sailing out into a frozen sea. After breakfast (nothing to write home about, just your typical European mix of fruit, meat, cheese, yogurt and cooked eggs) we layered up and headed out on the bus. After a short drive to Piteå we glimpsed the first site of the Piteålven River which is… View Post

Sweden Day 1 – London to Luleå

Forward apology for lack of pictures on this post – I must get better at documenting the journey and not just the destination! Most people would consider it a little crazy odd to opt to go on holiday with their in laws but when my Mother in Law suggested a trip to Swedish Lapland for her birthday I found myself agreeing and booking pretty quickly. As a group of 6 (joined by some family friends) I didn’t feel too daunted… View Post

Sweden 2017!

So we are back from our week long trip to Swedish Lapland and it was amazing! As someone who has never been anywhere with any amount of snow before it was a little overwhelming being near so much of the fluffy white stuff!! We were treated not only to the snow but also the NORTHERN LIGHTS!!! Not on just 1 day but 4 days!!! There aren’t really any words to explain how thankful I was to actually see them and… View Post

Berlin – Sights of the City

For our short weekend in Berlin I decided to split the posts between Christmas Markets and sights of the city. So here is post number 2 with the more cultural elements of our trip (i.e. ones that didn’t involve Gluhwein!) Day 1 I’m not one for early mornings at all and especially not early morning flights so my preference is to fly the night before, arrive late and have a lie in as when you do get up you’re already… View Post

Berlin – Christmas Markets

With everything that happened in Berlin recently I did for a second think about holding off on posting about our weekend there at the beginning of December. But, then in the next breath I thought it was such a great city and we enjoyed our time there so much it would be a shame. So here we go!! We went primarily to visit the Christmas markets but as ever there were tons of other places we wanted to go as… View Post