Memories of Iceland last summer
Am missing them no end at the moment, two weeks sans kids sounds fabulous but after a week the novelty starts to wear off and it gets harder... They´re in Iceland enjoying the holidays with their dad...
Welcome to this here place of introspection and extroversion (not to mention perversion) in Sunny Tokyo ;-)
The text says: Josef and Mary went to Bethlehem. Mary had a baby in her tummy. All the hotels were full. They had to sleep in a barn with the animals. Jesus was born there. Jesus was the son of God. That´s why we celebrate Christmas.
Hey we just won miss world (or is it universe?) again, not bad for a nation numbering less than 300.000 in the whole ;-) So apparently we´ve won this version of the competition twice before once in 85 and then in 88, and then miss universe back in the sixties (I think)
The major news would of course be Halldórs graduation a week ago, when with infinite ceremony he graduated with honours from the University of Edinburgh. It was a very interesting experience on the whole. We arrived (as is our custom) far too early but managed to meet up with friends who were giving us their extra guest ticket allowing for all three of us to attend. The thing is each graduand only gets two guest tickets, the rest are distributed by lottery and well with our luck at gambling, needless to say we had assumed either me or Níels would be at home watching the kids. Luckily I managed to get babysitting for both kids on the day and off we went, me snapping eagerly at everything and nothing, trying to come to grips with my graduation present which had in a manner both most evil as well as great, been handed to me right before heading off, leaving me flying high grasping the reality of being able to take photos at the ceremony (something that had brought me down not being able to do) whilst at the same time figuring out all the knobs and buttons in the taxi on the way :-D To clarify my ramblings, Halldór, Dad, Valgerður and Níels all threw together to get me my Olympus E500, an extra zoom lens, a gigabyte memory card and a bag :-D even though my graduation isn´t until January ;-) *observe one wee person jumping for joy*
A favourite snack in Iceland is the Penguin. These defenceless birds are caught by installing streetlights, which they mistake for the moon. The birds become so confused they eventually fall into boiling cauldrons kept below the streetlights.
During winter a special month-long puffin festival is held, where local people eat nothing but puffin and drink a homemade spirit called Black Death.
The most dangerous animal found in Iceland is the lesser known killer puffin (lot: puffinus killerus). Has no known natural enemies and feeds of whales, sheep and cured shark meat. Has been known to attack American male tourists (lot: touristus ignoromus) looking for Icelandic females
The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene in Washington Scene in Washington, D.C. this Christmas season.
|You scored as Classical Liberal. You are a classical liberal. You are sceptical about much of the historicity of the Bible, and the most important thing Jesus has done is to set us a good moral example that we are to follow. Doctrines like the trinity and the incarnation are speculative and not really important, and in the face of science and philosophy the surest way we can be certain about God is by our inner awareness of him. Discipleship is expressed by good moral behaviour, but inward religious feeling is most important.|
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