|Levi town centre|
|The Hotel Levitunturi, where I stayed on my own visit to Levi, Lapland.|
Lapland truly is a beautiful place, especially at Christmas, and I have to say, after doing all this research and seeing how much the resort of Levi has changed, I really, really want to go back there! But, at the minute, I shall have to make do with making sure my characters enjoy what Levi has to offer - from the strange hours of daylight at that time of year (three, on average!), to the wonderfully different array of food to the incredible excursions on offer from snow-mobiling over frozen lakes to reindeer-sleigh driving (I did that! Actually, I did both of those excursions...) and, of course, surely Lapland wouldn't be the same without a trip to see Santa Claus?
|The Levi ski-slopes in early afternoon.|
Speaking of which, I think it's about time I got back to that research... I just love that feeling you get when you know a story is finally coming together, thanks to some incredible inspiration...
Oh, before I go, though, speaking of inspiration, no romance would be complete without a rather hot and handsome male character, would it? So, watch this space to find out just who's provided the inspiration for the character of Zac, a ski instructor and laid-back rocker who I'm certainly enjoying creating!