Back From Lapland.

We are back from 4 days and 3 nights in Saariselka, with Esprit.

Saariselka is in Northern Lapland, and sits within the¬†Arctic¬†Circle. At this time of the year the sun never rises. From about 10 am, until 2 pm, the area enjoys a kind of twilight and then, suddenly, it’s dark again. It makes the UK look positively tropical, even on an overcast, drizzly day like the one we arrived back to, at Gatwick, today.

Despite the lack of sunshine, the days were long. We had a lovely, magical, unforgettable time but have arrived back in the country tired and grumpy. Real Life has come crashing down around us. read more