What do you do when you find yourself with a sudden free weekend before the new school term starts? Climb a mountain of course!
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Ok – I’m going to be honest right from the start. I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Lapland to see Santa in his homeland. Imagine my excitement when I managed to persuade Ashley to let me blow my first post-career break paycheque on a trip of a lifetime.
I’m pleased to report than on the last day of our Arctic Adventure, we finally managed to track down the Big Man.
After a rather mild and often wet Christmas, the arrival of a really cold spell caused great excitement in our house. When I announced that it was minus 6 degrees and suggested we go out and find some ice, the boys couldn’t get out of the house fast enough.
Wow, what a winter we have had and it’s still going on! It has snowed again over the last few days and although its not been settling at the house this week, we have had swirling snowflakes coming down and playing in the garden, and it’s April!
According to Gavin, our North Pole Guide, if you want to get anything done in Lapland, you need to make friends with Santa’s Elves. Luckily, he already knew a few, so first on our to-do list after crossing the Arctic Circle, was to find an Elf and ask them for some Magic Dust to put on our heads, otherwise, we wouldn't be able to see them. Apparently, the forests are full of them, if you know where to look.