Dry-Heave Warning: Mummy Goes To Lapland

lapland vlog

This video will honestly either make you want to dry heave into a paper bag or fill you with utter joy; it’s ever so slightly sentimental andI use my “mummy voice”. You have been warned. I went to Lapland on a press trip recently and wanted to film something for Ted and Angelica to show them what I get up to when I go away (sledding, ice-fishing, staying in a treehouse – standard), but then I thought, why not just put the video out there and see how it goes down? Maybe people love being spoken to like a small child – it could be a new trend. An ASMR kind of thing. Regression therapy.

So anyway, here’s my trip to Lapland condensed into one manageable episode; there’s a lot of talk of snow and how many layers I’m wearing, but that’s the sort of thing you talk about when you’re talking to three year olds. isn’t it? To be quite honest, I don’t think I could film one of these for the kids again – it’s enough work having to think about filming all the time anyway without also having to consider how to film it in a way that’ll be engaging to toddlers. I mean, short of breaking into a Mr Tumble routine what can you actually film on your own that would be interesting enough for under-fours? There’s only so much jazz-handed enthusiasm one woman can conjure when talking about relatively mundane things. “Now I’m going to breakfast!” “This is my little shower room!” “Mummy forgot to pack toothpaste!”

ruth crilly ice fishing

Granted, the sled ride and ice fishing would have been very interesting to a three and two year old, but for it to be properly appealing it all needs to be Disneyfied these days; ice fishing with mummy is boring, ice fishing when a talking cartoon penguin pops up out of the ice hole and launches into a power ballad would just about be acceptable entertainment. The bar is set high.

See how you get on with this – if you’d like more videos that make you feel like a tiny child then do be vocal about it. It can be arranged. Although the amount of swearing I had to edit out – bloody hell! It was like a constant stream of profanities and inappropriateness! Especially with Nadine Baggott as sidekick.

By the way; if you want an adult version (steady!) of my video then do watch Nadine’s. I’ve popped the link below the video screen.

Nadine’s vlog is on her channel here: https://youtu.be/cInSYuZ6Ak8 [AD info: this is not a paid-for or sponsored video. I went on a press trip with beauty brand Lumene. My snow outfits were gifted by various brands as part of the trip – please see below for more details.] Lumene’s website: https://www.lumene.com A tour of my room at the Arctic Treehouse: https://youtu.be/qP3cRWwBrmY My snow jacket and snow bodysuit are from Topshop, my salopettes are Sweaty Betty and the snow boots are Sorel.

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  1. Emily
    April 4, 2019 / 12:53 am

    OK. Now all I can think about is a compilation video of a baby-voiced for-toddlers vibe interspersed with real-life swearing. Please, Ruth. the world needs this.

  2. Jane F
    April 2, 2019 / 12:23 pm

    What a delightful video for your kids. I was imagining you as a child TV presenter. Here in Oz we have Play School, an iconic TV show that all kids grew up on and you sounded like you would have belonged on there.

  3. April 1, 2019 / 8:31 pm

    I wouldn’t exactly say that I like to be spoken to like a little child – in fact I am very sure that I would majorly dislike it in most circumstances, but I still was filled with utter joy by the video. Maybe because mine are about the same age as yours and I kept thinking about them.

    Anne – Linda, Libra, Loca

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