Wednesday, April 20, 2005

It´s that time of year again ;-) Time for me to go me, me me and me :-D Happy Birthday to Me, happy birthda.......o.k.o.k.

Gunnella 74

Thirty two years have passed since that fateful night in the small town of Sauðárkrókur in northern Iceland... Omens abounded on that stormy day as both the priest and the doctor (yes the singular) were called away from the confirmation being held in the little country church by the sea to assist a young woman in labour. The daughter of the local goldsmith had gone and married an Englishman and soon the ... o.k. enough of this ;-P

stgeorges me, 1987?Thought I´d take a short trip down memory lane this time round, making use of what few photos I have with me here in Edinburgh or can find on old websites online. Browse the changes in me....
So above we obviously have Baby me, probably at around one year old seeing as I´ve gained some weight there (was born tiny, an alien looking sceleton with large eyes ;-)
Then we have teenage me, along with a mullet, braces, glasses with the requisite cellotape, the skinniest legs around and a grown mans appetite ;-P Stop grinning! Can anyone say "Geek" ;-p ? I knew basic programming, collected stamps and was the most avid "bravo" collector around... Yup, me the English speaking Icelander in Italy read a German pop culture magazine :-D
Gunnella 89The third image was taken by Kjartan my live in boyfriend at the time, the time being 16 ... By that time I´d gone all rock chick and thought (of course) that tight black jeans, heavy metal t-shirt (with the sleeves rolled up), Cowboy style boots and a short bikers jacket was the penultimate in Cool :-D

Yikes we´re only at 3 and just look at the quality of the pictures, the surroundings in number three, the fact that my getup has already come back into fashion!! I´m of the precomputer generation, when there was only one tv channel in Iceland, which didn´t show anything on thursdays and in July ;-P
Family 1994 ME and Steini 1997 Wedding 97 Me an Elena 1999
o.k. lets see,
no 1, a family gathering in ´94, yup those are curls of the lamb variety ;-)
2, Me and my brother in ´97 just before my marriage...I´m the one with no beard.
3, A wedding photo, included not as a remnant of the institution ;-) but because I thought I looked really good all done up for once..
4, This was taken by my friend Alison just after Elena was born and we´d just moved up north to the farmhouse....bizarre yet a good experience in retrospect.

Moving the mouse over the other images will give you the date of each one, I think I´ll let that do for intro ;-) So as not to bore you witless with my lengthy yet incredibly witty reparte .. ;-P
Japan 1998 smiiling 2002 Mamma og Ragnar að bátast 2005


At 5:58 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Til hamingju med afmaelid Gunnella min sem er a morgun. :) Njottu dagsins vel.
Huld og fjolskylda

At 9:45 am, Blogger Svava Svanborg said...

Til hamingju kæra hunangshneta ! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

At 10:21 pm, Blogger wordnerd said...

I LOVE the restrospective picture post. I always find it great to see how people have changed and see what their lives have been all about. The pictures are great! Happy Birthday from Canada!

At 11:58 pm, Blogger Meike said...

Hey! Happy birthday Gunella!! :)

At 11:59 pm, Blogger Meike said...

Er, that would be Gunnella...sorry 'bout that!

At 1:42 am, Blogger Lola said...

Happy Birthday! Oh, and by the way, the baby photo is ADORABLE! This is one of those rare cases where a beautiful baby grows up beautiful. Have a great day!

At 2:41 am, Blogger The Junkie said...

Oh Happy Day! I went through a period of hating my birthday and now at 46 have returned to enjoying it. I've earned everyone of those damn years and I'm not going to lie about a single one of them...I hope you had a wonderful day.


At 3:15 am, Anonymous Izwan, Edinburgh said...

Happy Birthday !

At 3:48 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! In the fourth little picture there, your daughter Elena looks SO like you when you were little. Beautiful pictures ... Hope you had a lovely day.

Croila, Edinburgh

At 6:04 am, Anonymous Jón Kjartan. said...

Til hamingju með afmælið dúlla.

At 6:04 am, Anonymous Jón Kjartan. said...

Til hamingju með afmælið dúlla.

At 6:09 am, Blogger Chris said...

I just wanted to chime in with a Happy Birthday! of my own.

At 7:04 am, Blogger Soffia Fransiska said...

Til hamingju með daginn, Gunnella mín! Verst að hann var að klárast hér í Álaborg þar sem voru laaaaaannnngir fyrirlestrar í dag.Mange knus, kys og kram, Soffía


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