Sunday, January 29, 2006

If you are in London... have a chance to see an exhibition about my country:

Even Einstein knew it...*

*I found out how to make this picture from Sadiq´s blog.


I used to be a reader A compulsive over-eater, A meeter. A greeter. A dedicated jogger. Then I became a blogger. Now that's all I do, it's true. I've got plenty competition as I pursue my mission. Instead of going fishin' or selling on commission, since I started blogging I've given up TV and the Fox network can't deceive me. My love-life's out of fashion. Blogging is my passion.

Rhyme by Wegads

Perhaps you can figure out the dilemmas of my life :o)

You Should Get a MFA (Masters of Fine Arts)

You're a blooming artistic talent, even if you aren't quite convinced.
You'd make an incredible artist, photographer, or film maker.

Your Scholastic Strength Is Evaluating

You are great at looking at many details and putting them all together.

You are talented at detecting subtle trends, accuracy, and managing change.

You should major in:
Conflict studies

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


I found this when Googling on the net today:

Monday, January 23, 2006


The temperature has gone up again, it´s windy and raining and all the snow is melting...let´s hope it´s all melted away before it starts to get frosty again...or else the emergency room is going to be busy casting broken bones :o(
That´s the wintertime weather in Reykjavík in a nutshell for you!

The Rainbow Children

Stefán Karl Stefánsson, the actor who plays Robbie Rotten in LazyTown is the founder of the Rainbow Children organization in Iceland, with the goal of helping children who are the victims of bullying. As a child Stefan Karl was himself a bullying victim.

Now he is starting a campaign for a similar organization in the USA, touring to give
talks in schools and planning to have other celebrities join him in this work.

Ha, ha, I had a laugh when I saw what it says on the "white"board in the photo in the link above: Rass í bala = butt in a bucket!
The letters "Þ" and "Ð" are special Icelandic letters.

"How healthy is your world?"
Read Magnús Scheving´s (and other peoples) answer to the question on the homepage of WHO.


On RÚV last night was a new Icelandic mini criminal series, in three episodes, called
"Every colour of the sea is cold", a debut in this field in this country. A promising debut, I must say, even though obviously the youngster still has some growing up to do before being able to be called excellent.

Friday, January 20, 2006

What Historical Figure are you?

Adventurous and boundary breaking. You believe that you can do anything, and do not hesitate to take risks to achieve a big goal.
You like to problem solve, when a problem comes up.

Take this quiz at

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

I´ve been tagged by aklanta kalita.
Here are the rules of the game, I´ll have to consider this carefully, hmm...:

1. The tagged victim has to come up with 8 different points of their perfect lover.
2. Need to mention the sex of the target.
3. Tag 8 victims to join this game & leave a comment on their comments saying they’ve been tagged.
4. If tagged the 2nd time, there’s no need to post again.

My perfect lover is a male who...

- is considerate, tender and affectionate

- has lots of humour (and makes fun of me all the time, out of necessity, I guess...!)

- does not try to change me (see above)

- is reliable; does not tell me one thing and then goes and does somthing completely different

- likes to go to the movies, also likes equally to travel and have a nice time at home

- has a mind of his own

- seeks ways to become a better person (even though he is very good as he is)

- loves me and loves to show it, like by bringing me flowers by surprise!

I could only come up with half the number of "victims" asked for, that´s to say four. Some of the ones I wanted to tag have been tagged already, and Móa is going to hospital for a big operation. I wish her well and send her kind thoughts, I would love it if you could do so too.
I´m going to tag Risa in Oslo, Einar in Luxemburg, the Irish child Beth and
the argumentative duck.

I´ll also try tagging my good friend Bellir the naughty aristocat, but I must admit that I have some serious doubts about if he can do this, as he is cruising the world at the moment on a luxxxury liner and also his English is not all that good, he is best at miauwing quite loudly, especially at the sight of lovely pussycats.

Monday, January 16, 2006

The treasured Iceland-India connection

A poem made by Dr. Abdul Kalam, president of India during his official vistit to Iceland in May 2005.
(I found this on a blog by a woman who met the president when he visited her workplace during his visit and thought my Indian readers might be interested to read it):


Nature, man and their clasped hands
And magnificent thoughts converging here
Sun, in the summers, keeps an eye on this island
Shines through the day and most of the night

Raining clouds and rainbows feature
Just like a song heard at a distance
Telling the humans to harness the nature
In a sustaining way, for beautiful rhythm

Continents met to make this beautiful landscape
Mountainous track and Vikings of yore
Showed us a system of deliberation and decision
Democracy in action lives to up to this day

As it eschews violence and naturally humane
Buoyancy in thoughts and peace in the soul
Shall take you to heights, with nature in tact
God bless you friends and may you all live well

Dr. Abdul Kalam, May 31 2005.
(Dr. Kalman got the inspiration for this poem when he visited the ancient Parliament of Iceland at Thingvellir Valley at Iceland.)

Dr. Kalam with Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, president of Iceland and his wife Dorrit Moussaieff.
(Two men with clasped hands! :o) )

Iceland is opening an embassy in New Dehli.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

A Musical Treat:

A very special all women´s group from Iceland:

Interview: Amína on Amína


At last the Christmas snow has come to Reykjavík, lots of it!
I think this time it´s going to stay put for a while...

More photos...

...and the skiers will be out and happy!

Friday, January 13, 2006

A coincidence...?

Googling along (for "fúll á móti", which is a term used in Icelandic, literally for a grumpy and envious neighbour, but in general for sombody of that disposition all round) I found these two gentlemen:

A strange likeness...can this really be a coincidence?
- Even though I think the guy on the right in fact
rather looks mischievous than grumpy!

The Dormitory Boys

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Icelander number 300.000 was born on January 9th

This is a photo taken today of Icelander number 300.000, a beautiful boy born yesterday, in the arms of his mother in bed at the maternity ward of the Landspítali (Iceland National Hospital), with his father sitting by the bedside and prime minister Halldór Ásgrímsson visiting this brand new citizen of Iceland.
News from Morgunblaðið

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Tonight I got an
gift from Óskar:
A ticket to
a concert with
The Tallis Scholars

It was a wonderful concert!
I bought 3 CD´s with their music in the interval and put one on straight away when I came home. I´m listening to it now as I´m typing this.
Very relaxing music.

Gimell Records and The Tallis Scholars
A record company set up in 1981 by the group´s founder and director Peter Phillips and producer Steve C. Smith, solely to record The Tallis Scholars. It has released over 40 recordings.

About Thomas Tallis

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Monday, January 02, 2006

A countdown-clock from Hagstofa Íslands (Statistic bureau of Iceland) on us Icelanders becoming 300.000, which will happen in near future:
It´s ticking!

01/09 - We are almost there ...!

I am Gandalf!

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

Carl Larsson
from Sweden

I just wanted to put something beautiful here for my readers!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Year´s Resolutions!

Usually I do´nt make New Year´s resolutions,
but this year I have made some. To live more healthily:

1. Read more books.
2. Exercize, preferably walks.
3. Draw and paint with the oils that Óskar gave me for Christmas.
4. Drink the herb-teas my son Úlfur gave me, brewed in the clay-teapot from my mom.
5. Less coffee, less sugar, less computer.
6. Meditate more, laugh more, worry less, be happy!
7. Become less a worrying workmouse, more a happy artmouse :o)