I’m Heather, an expat Brit, writer, columnist, mother to two (girl 2006, boy 2008) and scooper of poop, both farm and domestic.
Originally from Rochdale, Lancashire, a busy industrial town in the north of England
I now live here. A farm on the edge of a lake, just outside Kuusamo in northern Finland
I’ll let you into a secret…I don’t really live in Lapland. We are about 20kms south of the Lapland border, but Note From Nearly Lapland didn’t have quite the same ring to it.
About Note From Lapland
Note From Lapland is where I write about whatever the hell is on my mind, whether that’s Finnish supermarkets selling vibrators or more serious posts about dealing with life after children and discovering who you are but hopefuly always in an entertaining manner. I swear, I rant and rave, I make you laugh and hopefully also make you think.
Note From Lapland won the Most Innovative Blog at the MAD Blog Awards in 2010, which came with a lovely prize of £1000 worth of electronics equipment. It has also featured in the Tots 100 -the best parenting blogs in the UK- and the UK Top Parenting Blogs by Wikio.
You Can Also Find Me At
I write The Ruka and Kuusamo Travel Guide, a travel guide to my area in Lapland.
I have a weekly column in the Rochdale Observer, Lancashire to Lapland, about my life out here which appears both in print and online.
I write travel and feature articles for the Helsinki Times, the national English language newspaper in Finland.
I am working on my first novel – a psychological thriller for which I am seeking representation.
I am available for freelance work.