Lapland UK 2011

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At the end of last week Luke surprised us with the news we was visiting Lapland UK, apparently the closest to the real thing in the UK.

We stuffed bears in the elf factory, iced gingerbread in Mrs christmas’s kitchen, went ice-skating (well I didn’t, I watched from the side) and met Father Christmas.  It was quite funny, because we walked into his hut and Eva pointed in the poor chaps face and stated “he looks like Santa” so not sure she was fooled.   Also what photo can you see missing from above and the most important photo I should have had for a memory of the whole day? Yes the one with Santa.

What really annoyed me (and mind you the tickets cost £65 each, including children) they wouldn’t allow us to take our own photo’s at this point.  I could have had some amazing natural shots of Eva talking to Santa, but they wanted to squeeze some more money out of you by selling photo’s at the end of the experience.  What 2 year old wants to pose and  smile at the camera? Not mine because she went from happy to screaming the hut down in 2 seconds flat, so no photo.  I think if you have paid all that money you should be able to take your own photo’s.

Other than that we had a good day and Eva is now obsessed with ice skating.  she keeps asking to go so we have bought her some roller skates.  We do actually live near an ice rink, so when I can drag myself away from my laptop I will take her.

Eva and myself were both dressed in our new faux fur gilets to get into the theme of things.  Mine is from Next and Eva’s is from the Mini Club at Boots.

  11 comments for “Lapland UK 2011

  1. 13 December, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    OK 5 things. 1. I see you’ve officially moved to your new web domain and it keeps looking better and better! 2. Your photos of late are absolutely phenomenal — any trade secrets you’d like to share? 3. When are we going to see your daughter on the cover of Toddler Vogue? She is too precious 🙂 4. This Xmasy outing looks enchanting – I need to find something like that for my little brother before he gets any older! 5. I became obsessed with ice skating too when I was 2 or 3 in Russia…a lot of my fascination had to do with the flamboyant leotards associated with the sport (how GSB of me, right?), but I’m glad my parents signed me up for it because aside from the sporadically crazy trainers, it was so much fun!

    • memoirmode
      14 December, 2011 at 1:14 am

      Thank you 🙂 yes I was feeling quite restricted, I wanted to put adverts on the side and kept putting their own dodgy adverts on mine. Also I wanted cheesy stuff like snowflakes.

      Thank you again, not sure I am doing anything differently. I decided to put more photography in than I was before as I suppose I am more of a visual person than an interesting one 😉

      Very GSB indeed 😉 I suppose its just fun to slide about at that age. I just can’t be bothered with all the falling over (and I will) haha

  2. Sarah Jane
    13 December, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    that last photo is like the lion witch and the wardrobe. Its a pity you didn’t get a Father Xmas photo x

    • memoirmode
      14 December, 2011 at 1:16 am

      Yes it was such a shame, because it was the first year I had taken her to see him :(. Oh well there are worst things in life and she has a good day xx

  3. 14 December, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Kylie – I did not even know that your Luke is from Centurion (I don’t like Jo’burg that much), but Cape Town is so beautiful. When I was in the UK for a while, I kept bragging to everybody about Cape Town. But now I miss the UK (my grandparents moved to Durham).
    Your family is so beautiful!!! Looks like you had a great time 🙂

    • memoirmode
      14 December, 2011 at 12:48 pm

      Yes he moved to the UK about 4 years ago. a few of my friends are from Cape Town and they always say how wonderful it it and you proved in your blog there are some lovely shops 🙂 xx

  4. 14 December, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks! Yours look really cozy too 🙂

  5. memoirmode
    14 December, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I love them, keeps you warm, but your arms are free lol xx

  6. 14 December, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    What wonderful pictures – looks like you had an awesome time! It is such a shame they didn’t let you take photos of your daughter and santa though.

  7. 16 December, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    She is so adorable! Very pretty like her mumy! I think they are way to greedy with the whole thing! You should be able to take your own photos at least!

  8. 18 December, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Lovely pictures! your matching outfits are really nice! I’m sure Eva had a great time even without the pic with Santa 🙂
    p.s. I love the snow on your website 🙂

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