Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Hubby is always right!

Did you hear about the One Red Paperclip Guy?
His story reminded me, in reverse, of Hans Christian Andersen´s fairytale "What the Old Man Does Is Always Right". It´s about a farmer who went to market with his only horse and returned with a bag full of rotten apples and was rewarded for his "lucky" buisness with a big hug and kiss from his wife.
This paperclip-guy started out at the other end, with one red paperclip and ended up with a house. He surely knows how to play his tune. Let´s hope that his woman was at least equally as happy with his buisnessdeals as the Danish farmer´s wife with her hubby´s in Andersen´s tale!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

At last...

...I have a scanner/printer! It´s a Canon Pixma MP500, a very nice piece of equipment and I´m very happy with it. These days I´m scanning in a lot of old papercuttings that I´ve got and it feels good to get rid of all that old paper. Here is a sample, dating as far back as to the time when I lived in Scotland!:

I´ve also scanned in lots of my old photos which I´m happy to be able to show on the web. Here is a very nice one of my yonger son Úlfur, from the time when we lived in Tabora in Tanzania, in East-Africa.