Home for the Holidays
As bonfire ashes dissolve into the soil and an impenetrable morning frost settles on windscreens up and down the country, we enter that time of year when the distance from home for those living far away becomes more noticeable. It’s a time of togetherness. To be with family, friends and old acquaintances. It’s a time for us to return to our roots and be with the people who made us who we are.
Our 17-hour drive home from Gothenburg to London will begin on December 22nd. The weather, if last year is anything to go by, will be well below zero. We ordinarily fly home, but with our combined luggage we decided to load up our XC60 and stop over in France to visit friends.
The journey home for the holidays is one that many living abroad can relate to. Those living in warmer climes miss the mulled wine, the frenzied anticipation of snow and the crackling fire after a long walk. Those from warmer climes probably miss the sunshine, or at least the freedom of leaving the house without having to put on multiple layers. We miss what we’re used to, and the congregation of old faces back home for a few days in December heightens a sense of belonging.
We may take hundreds of journeys every year, but the one home at the end of December is especially important for many. The destination being of particular significance.
So whatever your means of transport, we hope your journey home this year is safe, comfortable and enjoyable. And allows you to spend time with the people that matter most.
The Tide of Change
The Defiant Pioneers
Nowadays, our air isn’t as clean as it once was. More and more cities across the globe are becoming enveloped in smog and pollution is a problem that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Up to 45 per cent of the world’s population now suffers from some form of allergy or hypersensitivity and over 10 per cent suffer from asthma. And when you consider that we now spend more time in our cars than ever before, the need for an effective and reliable air conditioning system has never been greater. This is why Volvo developed the CleanZone philosophy.
Løkken – unpack and unwind
This beautiful beach in Denmark might well inspire you to get your activity equipment out of storage.