Iceland and seeing the Northern Lights is right up there at the top of our travel wish list. It is somewhere we have wanted to visit forever. Yet also somewhere I have never got around to booking. I think it is time Iceland goes onto a New Years resolution list.
I am quite good at keeping resolutions, I feel once they are there immortalised on a list I mentally work towards them, I love a list. I will be writing my list very soon and Iceland is going on it. I am not sure exactly what the pull is; maybe it’s the thought of all of us wrapping up warm, mulled wine, snow and watching the Northern Lights reflecting on the snow around us. It all sounds so magical doesn’t it?
It is somewhere we have wanted to visit since we first got married, and nothing has stopped us visiting, apart from possibly chasing the sun. I think throughout our younger years, back when we only had 4-week holiday per year, with parents living at separate ends of the country. We tried to split our times between family, decorating and 1 holiday a year.
When I look back, yes we had a wonderful time, but we could have crammed so much more in. When you are younger with no ties you genuinely believe you are busy? Ha ha looking back busy doing what? Yes, we had the freedom to go out for dinner when we felt like it, or just nip to France shopping on a Sunday. Blimey do you remember when you could sail to France for a pound, it was incredible. Can you still do that now? Or just nip to Covent Garden on a Sunday to drink wine and people watch, ah happy memories.
For now I have this great little gadget from Brainstorm Toys, The Aurora, Northern and Southern Lights Projector brings the Northern/Southern lights to you. At first I was a bit skeptical, but it really is a captivating little gadget. Once you start watching it, it really relaxes you and you can’t stop watching it.
I have to say Joe has claimed this, and sometimes puts it on whilst he is in bed. It really is the ultimate relation toy. And lets face it there are not many of those about. But it has also made him very curious about the Northern Lights. He wants to visit this phenomenon himself. I think seeing must be believing, but I love the fact that a great educational toy has given him the desire to travel and see a natural wonder. And fortunately there is also a leaflet in the box answering some of the questions Joe had about Aurora’s, that I would have most definitely had too Google