What Happens at Christmas - Location Tour

The most notable setting of What Happens at Christmas is, of course, where Lori and Drew spend Christmas - which is in a snow bound barn in the Brecon Beacons. A location I invented for the purpose. It's fun, being a writer, you have that power! I also took the tongue in cheek liberty of creating a freak snow storm on Christmas Eve to achieve this, and then the weather showed how truth could be stranger than fiction and gave us snow in quantities and times of the year that were totally unexpected. And no, it had nothing to do with me, honest. 

The pictures here were not taken in the snow, you will have to imagine that, but they do give an idea of the Beacons and some of the other locations mentioned in the book.

The Brecon Beacons in mid Wales are one of three Welsh National Parks - areas where you can enjoy spectacular scenery, outdoor activities, star gazing, and if you are lucky, falling in love, but, hopefully, NOT getting kidnapped. If you want to know more about the area - this link connects to the Visit Wales Site, which has all sorts of information. You might even think of visiting. If you do, you'd be welcome.

In the meantime, back to the tour. A few shots of Wales and London, where Drew lives, just to give you an idea of what was in my mind when writing the book. And lots of snow, of course.

The Beacons, taken in summer, but you can imagine the snow.
This was taken just outside the town of Abergavenny, which is where Lori and Misty go shopping before Christmas. As you can see this was winter, but no snow. 
More of Abergavenny - with the foggy hills behind
Abergavenny Indoor Market - one of the places Lori shops.  
The Beacons in the sunshine again

This is the Christmas Tree on Trafalgar Square,
which does not actually feature in the story, but I couldn't resist including it.
 It's a Christmas Tree! With lights!

This is the statue of Thomas Carlyle, the writer,
who lived in Chelsea.
 I imagined Drew's flat in a block across the road
from his house, which is below.. 

Carlyles's house. 

Albert Bridge - close to where Drew has his flat - which is round the corner
from where Devlin and Kaz, from Never Coming Home, live.

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