24 December 2006
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!