Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Reykjavik Grapevine Features / Connecting Expats

its me its me

The Reykjavik Grapevine Features / Connecting Expats

selling the old beastie

our car (an astra) broke, the starter motor we think since it just refused to start one day. And it is old, 97 I think, but it is inspected until July. We can not be bothered to fix it since we were already thinking of buying a new car when it broke, and have now bought a newer car so we are going to have this one scrapped and collect the 20 000, but before we push it off to its death we thought we would ask if anyone else would like it for 20 000. Could be useful if you know stuff about cars, want to use it for parts or need an extra. Has winter tires on it now and has a hitch. Its blue.

Remember when

From our wedding, at midnight on June 6th, 10 years ago. I love him even more now and am looking forward to getting married again, and this time I will not be pregnant, imagine the novelty!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Know someone special?

Taken right from the site: World Women in Iceland – a book about the contribution of immigrant women in Iceland. Take part in nominating women of foreign origin that have contributed to Icelandic society. The project World Women in Iceland (working title) aims to make the contribution of immigrant women to Icelandic culture and society more visible. It will result in the publication of a book of interviews with immigrant women in Iceland. A photographic exhibition will also be put up and a website. The project is organised by a group of women of Icelandic and foreign origin in cooperation with The Women´s Story Circle; Letetia Jónsson, Ania Wozniczka, Kristín Viðarsdóttir and Kristín R. Vilhjálmsdóttir. The contribution of the numerous women who, for various reasons, have chosen to make Iceland their home is priceless. Women of foreign origin living in Iceland enrich Icelandic culture and society. By making their contribution visible and celebrating it, we want to strengthen multiculturalism in Iceland and at the same time the identity of immigrant women. Would you like to participate in creating this important book? You can nominate immigrant women living in Iceland whose stories you think should be told by filling out this applicaion (word, 41kb) and sending a proposal to heimsinskonur@gmail.com no later than on 31st of March. The project has received grants from The Reykjavik Human Rights Office, Hlaðvarpinn, Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Summer house

We rented a summer house for the weekend in Borgarfjöður. It has been so nice just hanging out with the family, no school stress, never ending housework or one in a million projects to distract me from what life really is about.
So here we are having a great time. Inga, Rob, Stína, Már and kiddos came out for bbq and hot tubbing, but everything is quite now. The kids are sleeping and awaiting the Easter Bunney, who will comeing tonight.
A little early we know but Davíð is working next week and we want to be together for the holiday, so we made our own calender.
Here are a few pictures, including Kasper with his frozen shirt he left outside over night. Clearly he has not spent enough time in Canada because he was really amazed the fact that a wet shirt let out over night turns into an ice shirt. Davíð and me snuggling. Love that guy. And Inga Amma and two of her grandboys trying to stay warm. Stefán and Leó were iceicles after extended amounts of time in the hot tub and running around outside.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Thanks for telling it like it is Rick

Watch "RMR: Rick's Rant - Action Plan Again" on YouTube
Favorite part: some people do not like the current governtment, some people do but everyone knows they (the governemt) do not love the enviroment!

It does seem to me that these conservatives are getting a little out of hand.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lots to do, but nothing new with that

I have more pictures from my visit with the president, I have to pput them up soon. I even have one with just me standing with him, I am feeling rather stecial now. Athough I have to admit in such a small country, I think most people have met the president at sometime or another.
I am on a mission the finsish this book I am trying to read for íslandssaga. Only 120 pages left, then an essay on the history of the Salvation Army in Iceland. Maybe I publish the English version here, incase anyone is interested.
It is going to be a long night of reading, but I am on break right now, in fact I already read from three hours today and am feeling rather good about myself. Besides the horrible cheating have been doing on the deit over the weekend.
but lets not talk about that now.

Today i met the president of iceland, seriously

My entire íslandssaga class met the president today, we went to his house. They even gave us pop and cookies.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Kasper in guitar lessons

Hes the top kid in case you didnt know. He also seems to have an ear for the music. Not something he got from me I can tell you that. Possible our next Icelandic/Canadian start