A Traditional Norwegian Christmas in Senja | Northern Norway

Senja is an area of Norway I’ve longed to visit. It’s the second largest island in the country, shaped like a piece of jagged coral reef and home to some of the most dramatic mountains that drop directly into the sea. As luck would have it we were invited to join our host on a…

Snowmen and sunsets | Christmas on a Greek Island 

Sadly we didn’t get to spend Christmas with our families this year, but we did have a pretend Christmas Day in November before we left for Greece and it was probably for the best seeing as my sister ended up catching a bug and being bed-bound and quarantined at her flat for the real Christmas…

Christmas markets in France

I adore Christmas, but we’ve ended up having quite a few of them abroad in very un-festive, sweaty and smelly countries eating a variety of curries and drinking iced coffee, not that thats a bad thing, we just prefer snow and mince pies. Europe has a lot of fab Christmas markets though and annoyingly we’ve…

Meeting Santa Claus in Lapland

I’m a big fan of Christmas, so once I found out Santa lived in Finland’s Lapland, it was on my list of places to visit. He’s situated along the Arctic Circle at Rovaniemi in The Santa Claus Village. We’ve been in Finland for 2 days now and after the two small Reindeer we saw in…

The ‘burgs of Germany

We’ve left the incredible alps and had a few days driving through the countryside and visiting some small cities. Regensburg was our first stop, I was expecting a lot as it’s said to have Germany’s only totally intact medieval centre. Don’t get me wrong, it was lovely to stroll around and picturesque but not a…