24 December 2006

Gleðileg Jól!

I went to the pool this morning, and the place rang with people wishing Merry Christmas to each other. One woman even said it to the crowd of unknowns as she left, receiving a chorus in return. Iceland's fun at Christmas, and this year I get to share it with family. The members who already have seen Iceland once have come again (parents and one brother) and are staying here through New Years. We've experienced the mall crowds, joined half the country as they paraded down Laugavegur last night, and today we're going to cook the traditional hamborgarhryggur thanks to the able help of B who offered emergency boiling (or not boiling) advice. I'm singing in the welcome-to-Christmas mass this evening, then tomorrow it's hangikjöt and cream sauce. Thanks to all the wonderful people here who have opened their homes to us, and I wish you all a fantastic holiday, whenever you celebrate it!

7 comments:

Mike said...

Merry Christmas E! Enjoy the holidays and thanks for all of the fantastic posts throughout the seasons!

-mike

Anonymous said...

Thank you! -For all the heartfelt posts you have given up this year, they are very much appreciated... and Best Wishes for you and your family this holiday season...

Jade said...

Sounds like fun :).

Merry Christmas!

SB said...

Gleðileg Jól og Farsælt Komandi Ár!

Have a very very very merry xmas. Thanks for all the fantastic posts. All the best to your family tooooooo :D

(did you ever get those Peacups?)

britt said...

Merry Christmas to you. I enjoy your posts a lot. You are a good writer. I'm in the writing business myself and I would never make a compliment like this if it wasn't true. I hope to read more of your posts in the year to come!
Best wishes,

Britt

Sarah said...

Happy Christmas, E!!! I had a dream the other night that I was in Reykjavik for Christmas and I still can't get it out of my head. Don't worry - some day we'll make it there in winter!

Best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2007!!!

-Sarah :O)

ECS said...

Mike- Hope I see you here again next year, maybe as a permanent resident :-)
anon- thanks!
Jade- it's been a grand time, and I think you'll rather enjoy it yourself. Aren't you moving here in 2007?

Sirrý- I got them, having been waylaid by the post office. Thank you :-)

Britt- Thanks for the compliment, and I hope to continue writing. So far there's still plenty of content left here on this crazy island though!

Sarah- It's not very wintry here right now but still fun. I'm drinking out of the cup you gave me here- in a sea of white china it's easy to spot it!