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Tips for Holidaying in Ruka, Finland

Having been to Ruka twice (read my travel posts here, here and here), and knowing that we will be going back sometime, I thought I’d share a handful of tips for having a great winter holiday in the resort. Be prepared with lots of layers. This year we doubled up on thermal base layers and

Ruka for the Second Time

Have you ever enjoyed a holiday so much that you decide to do it all over again? That’s what we decided to do for our ski holiday this season – same country, same resort, same hotel, same week just one year later. Ruka in Finland had such an effect on us that we had no

Cable Ski at Center Parcs

One of the activities I pre-booked for our last break in Center Parcs (read my hints and tips post here) was Cable Ski. I’d seen it in action when we were there a couple of years ago but due to no slots being available (it’s always best to book activities like that before you go),

Review: Ozeri Serafino Glasses

These glass tumblers are made by a company called Ozeri. You may have seen Ozeri feature on lots of UK blogs over the last few weeks as, while they are already established in th USA, they are currently expanding into the UK. They are actually a supplier to the hotel industry, but also design contemporary products

Huskies and Skidoos in Ruka, Finland

Back in January LincsGeek and I spent a fabulous week in Ruka, Finland, where we enjoyed some amazing scenery and lovely ski runs. [Read about the trip here.] The thing about Ruka that we really liked, apart from the fact that we often had runs to ourselves, was that it was more than just a

A Winter Holiday in Ruka, Finland

We fancied a different kind of skiing holiday this year. It took us months to decide where to go. We’ve been to Arinsal in Andorra for a couple of years and thoroughly enjoyed it, but we have really outgrown the slopes and felt it was time to move on. With only a week of annual

Review: The North Face Women’s Honee Snugs Delux Parka

LincsGeek and I are fairly new to the skiing game. We went on our first ski holiday just three years ago after some ski lessons at snozone. Before that first holiday we kitted ourselves up as cheaply as we could – we wanted good quality at low cost, and so bought coat, pants, gloves, socks

Quick Trip to Helsinki

Last week I went to Helsinki, Finland, on business. It was a bit of a whistle stop trip but I did find time to take in a few of the sights and sounds of the city whilst there. Travelling in early December I have to say I was expecting to find it bitterly cold and

Year in Photos (10 Dec 11) – Furry Frost

I love the patterns the frost makes. I snapped this quick pic on my iPhone before we had to scrape the ice of the car. Looks like fur. 10/12/11: Furry frost on my car Like & share:

Vimto Hot Mulled Berry Punch

It’s so cold out at the moment. Not surprising really, it’s winter (and this time last year it was even colder!). What we need is to snuggle in front of the fire with a mug of something warm… This new Vimto Hot Mulled Berry Punch drink is a cordial designed to drink hot.  It is

I Am "The Listmaker" – Doritos and Max

A company emailed me about a month ago now asking me if I’d like to do a review for them… as part of the reply I had to give them my “superhero name”.  Without a clue I turned to twitter (because twitter knows everything).  Various ideas came back to do with bunnies and bungee jumping

Year in Photos (7 Mar 11)

The cold weather is back… but the sun is shining, so we’re getting there slowly! 07/03/11: Sunshine Like & share:

Year in Photos (13-19 Feb 11)

I promised earlier in the week that when I got home I’d post the proper-sized Year in Photos pics from my trip to Arinsal.  A blog about my first ever ski holiday will follow in the next few days, hopefully with some better photos from my point and shoot camera – all these were taken

Year in Photos (27 Jan 11)

The weather has turned really cold again, in fact we had a little sprinkling of snow this morning when I got to work… brr!  So I was very pleased that earlier in the week I purchased a new green sweater from FatFace (thanks to a voucher that was just waiting for the right moment to

Year in Photos (7 Dec 2010)

Wow how cold? The snow left from last week’s madness is now solid.  The icicles on the house and hutch are scary looking.  Taking a breath outside hurts your lungs.  So very cold. This morning on the way to work it was -12 outside… I don’t remember ever seeing double digits on my car thermometer