A White Christmas in Åre

my first White Christmas

Growing up in Australia, I’ve always dreamed of having a White Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I love Australian Christmases. We have plenty of our own traditions, like Carols by Candlelight, going to the beach, having a BBQ and Santa wearing shorts! It’s just that all the Christmas movies I watched as a kid, made celebrating Christmas in winter look so magical. Being able to rug up in cosy clothes and drink hot chocolates when it’s not 30 degrees outside. Ice skating, the snow falling and building snowmen. And my personal favourite, Christmas Jumpers 🙂 Continue reading “A White Christmas in Åre”

Three Days in Bergen, Norway

2017 was a quiet year for us in terms of travel. Other than a few small local getaways over the summer, we didn’t go anywhere. So at the end of October, we kick-started our travelling again with a quick trip to Bergen, Norway.

I knew before we got there that Bergen is one of the rainiest places in all of Europe. And of course, everything I wanted to do involved being outside! So instead of changing my plans, I packed wet weather gear, crossed my fingers and kept an eye on the weather forecast. Luckily the weather gods were on my side. It did rain two out of the three days we were there, but we managed to time our activities perfectly and only got rained on a few times. Continue reading “Three Days in Bergen, Norway”

Umeå – The Coldest Place I’ve Ever Been

Reminiscing about the coldest i’ve ever been!

As January is coming to an end and I’m starting to look forward to Spring. I’m taking a moment to look back at this time last year, when Daniel and I had the opportunity to go away for a weekend. Continue reading “Umeå – The Coldest Place I’ve Ever Been”

Snow Cannons turn Stockholm into a Winter Wonderland

Last week Stockholm turned into a winter wonderland a little earlier than I expected. More snow fell on Thursday than any other November day for more than 111 years! This was caused by lake-effect snow, when a cold air mass moved across the Baltic Sea. I prefer the Swedish term though, Snökanon, which directly translates to English as Snow Canons 🙂

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Höstlov – Reminiscing about Utö

It’s Höstlov here in Sweden this week, which is the Autumn break for schools. Whilst most people I know are heading out of Stockholm to warmer destinations, I’ve really been enjoying Autumn here in town and it’s had me reminiscing about what we were doing this time last year….

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