Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone!!!!

One of our many pumpkins last year

Last year when we lived in Sweden we had our first Halloween party. We invited my family and made a great Halloween party for the kids. We had decorated the house and we carved pumpkins etc with the kids. It was so much fun!This year we didn’t even buy a pumpkin. Maybe next year we will do something fun again for Halloween! 🙂

Did any of you do anything fun for Halloween?

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Autumn at Þingvellir

Since winter hasn’t arrived yet here in the south of Iceland, we still get to enjoy autumn 😉 So when the sun came out last weekend Doddi and I decided to take a drive to Þingvellir. We’ve never seen it during the autumn, only during the summer, so we thought it might be a nice day-trip. I must say that it was the perfect day to be outside, the sun was shining from a blue sky and there was almost no wind. Does it get any better than that? 😉

When we arrived at Þingvellir we were both very surprised to see the place almost filled up with tourists. Of course you can expect this during the summer, then the parking place is filled up with busses. But this is the middle of October, so I was kind of expecting it to be a lot less crowded. I thought we might run in to some Icelanders, but not bus-loads of tourists. Still it’s kind of nice to know that Iceland attracts tourists even when it’s not summer.

Since we’ve both been to Þingvellir before, and seen most of it, we decided to just go for a walk and enjoy the nice weather. I had never walked to the church before, so we did that and also took a look in the cemetery. Seeing as there was no wind this day the water was crystal clear and gave off perfect reflections. This resulted in some really nice pictures. As the afternoon started to come to an end and the sun started to disappear behind the mountains it quickly became clear to me that winter is just around the corner. The only thing keeping you warm now is the sun, so when it goes down you get cold pretty fast. That was when we decided it was time to return home to the city curl up under a blanket and watch a movie. 

Autumn walk

The weekend before I left for Sweden we went to Akureyri to visit the family. We were so lucky with the weather that weekend. It was cold-ish but the sun was shining the whole time. Since autumn is here for real, we decided to go for a walk in the forest to see if we could get some nice autumn pictures. Don’t know if we were too late, there just wasn’t as much variation in the colours as we were expecting. Still we did get a few nice shots, and it was a really nice just to walk around there. The perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon! 🙂

I’m going home

Early on Thursday morning I fly home to Sweden. No I’m not leaving Iceland for good 😉 I’m just going home for a week to visit my family. Why am I going now, well it’s been a few months since I left Sweden now and next time we’re going there will be at Christmas. So I thought this was kind of right in the middle of everything, so the perfect time for a visit 🙂 Unfortunately Doddi won’t be able to come with me this time, he has to stay here and work. Since I still haven’t found a job, I decided to go any way. Will be so nice to see my family, I have missed them a lot the last few months! One week in Sweden is probably not enough, I would need so much more time to do all the things I want to do and see all the people I miss. But one week is all I can take of being away from Doddi. Really wish he was coming with me! At least he’ll be going with me to my family during Christmas.

So Sweden, here I come!!!! 🙂

Sorry

To all my trusted readers:

I’ve been neglecting my blog a bit, and I apologize for that. We’ve once again been having some problems with the internet, and so it’s been hard for me to log on to my blog. Sorry for this. I’ll try to update some time after the weekend, so please don’t give up on me! I haven’t abandon the blog, I will be back! 😉

Until then, take care!