And now we’re back in an atypically balmy Blighty and — insanely? — jonesing for snow. And skiing, in particular.
Z learnt to ski in Yllas, Finland, and when I think of snow, for some reason, I tend to think of Finnish Lapland — the home of Santa Claus, of reindeer, husky sleds, snowmobiles and more.
Highlights of that trip? Scampering from the sauna into the snow to make snow angels. Racing a snowmobile across a frozen lake. Visiting Santa Claus’ village with a child still young enough to believe. Watching grazing reindeer, and taking a ride in a reindeer sleigh.
Low point? Probably when I crashed our husky sled, lost the reins and sent my child freefalling into the trees while the dogs raced off without us.
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