On Wednesday night between 10 and 11pm there was a fantastic display of the Northern Lights; the best many people can remember here!!
I stood in my garden watching the beautiful colours and patterns in the sky, coming from every direction (even in the south). After some time I realised I should be taking some photographs but unfortunately by the time I had fetched my camera and located my Gorilla Pod the best of the display was over. However, here are the best pictures I was able to take
In this final picture the light was so bright that it is actually over exposed with a 15 second exposure!
Yesterday was the first day we have seen the sun since early December.
Today while out on a ski trip with some guests I took these pictures on Solberget hill.
Here are some pictures I took from the top of the fire-watching tower
Here is the cabin where we ate lunch
Thank you to all my family and friends who visited me during my recent stay in England.
While there, I did the “Three Churches Walk” with my friends Sprock and Tony.
We began our walk from the church in Gazeley, the village where I used to live.
From Gazeley we walked the public footpath across fields
to Moulton village church
From Moulton we followed the footpath to Dalham village and then up the hill to the church.
We left Dalham and made our way back to Gazeley. We walked a total distance of 11kms and with warm, sunny weather it was a great day!
I’m leaving for a one week trip to England tomorrow, so will be writing here again in about 10 days.
When I lived in England I celebrated Christmas in the forest, but now here in Lapland we celebrated New Year in the forest near Solberget Vildmarksbyn.
There were 28 of us who gathered at Solberget at 23:23.
The children travelled on Reindeer and sled while the adults walked behind
It took us about 15 minutes to get to the location in the forest (which we had created earlier in the day) where we would celebrate the New Year.
There was even a snow reindeer sculpture
The party commenced with ice cream and warm punch for everyone
We sat around the camp fire talking and singing
We left the party at 2am, but it continued long into the night.
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