Sunday, December 11, 2005

Christmas Mass

Jóla Guðþjónusta Íslandsfélagsins í Edinborg

Halldór að reyna að reima Elenu í upphlutinn Attended the local Icelandic Society´s Christmas mass today. Decided to finally make use of my old Icelandic costume and not a day too early it would seem, seeing as it barely fit around her waist, the weird thing is I wore it last when I was ten, admittedly a skinny small ten year old but still ;-)
The costume, apart from exemplifying national heritage, is also a very personal one seeing as it was sewn by my mother for me and the gold filligry was all made by my grandfather, a master goldsmith.
Jóla Guðþjónusta Íslandsfélagsins í EdinborgThe mass was pleasant, we don´t attend mass on a regular basis, opting for a personal approach to religion and belief, but the kids enjoyed it thoroughly :-D And I must admit that I enjoy the ceremony on occasion. It was followed by pancakes and hot chocolate enjoyed by all ;-) during which, in the true fashion of Icelanders and Icelandic society I was introduced (by a former class mate of Halldórs) to a woman studying cultural studies here who, we realised after a wee shile, just happened to be the younger sister of a friend of mine whom I got to know whilst teaching together in Blönduós ;-D This is very typical when Icelanders meet, one always finds a connection :-D
Elena gella í upphlutnum

2 Comments:

At 12:02 pm, Blogger Svava Svanborg said...

Ó þessi búningur vekur upp minningar ! Þegar ég sá barnablaðið Æskuna í póstkassa, með mynd af stelpu í þessum búningi utan á. 'Eg framdi þann glæp að stela blaðinu... frétti svo mörgum árum síðar hver þetta var á myndinni ! Fate moves in mysterious ways ! Elena er æðisleg í honum, btw :-)

 
At 4:36 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talandi um Aeskuna. Erud thid buin ad sja nyju aeskuna? Dora er ritstjori yfir aeskunni og Smell og blodin eru virkilega skemmtileg og vel skrifud.Hun skrifadi naestum thvi allar greinarnar. Hun sendi mer thau hingad ut. :)
Elena og Rangar eru svo jolaleg og flott. Eg man eftir ther i thjodbuningnum thegar thu varst eldri. Attu tvo buninga?
Kvedja,
huld

 

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