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Snowed under

Awfully exciting you know, when 12 hours of snow falls on Reykjavik.
Especially after you've been out all day driving around the Snaefells penninsula looking at frozen waterfalls, grass laden with ice and mountains as white as glaciers.
And after you've been to see Bjork the night before reunited with her old band the Sugarcubes. In temperatures around -12 degrees C.
Which I have to admit is probably the coldest temperature I;ve ever experienced. And the snow that settled Sunday morning was the most snow I've ever seen. Actually quite a lot of it is still out there, getting a bit mushy and slippery, but still quite enough to make a snowman or ten.
So Sunday me and Sebastian went to the church round the corner which happens to have a reasonably tall tower, complete with elevator, and took pictures from the top:
And here's a quick picture out of our back door:

The trip around Snaefells was frankly awesome. Alina's friend Tuula came for the week, so we hired a car and Jukka joined us. Which did mean I was stuck with Finnish people all day. But they talked a lot of english just for me :-) And actually I've been trying to learn some Finnish, Alina taught me the numbers to 20 yesterday when we were swimming, and I can say 'How are you?' ('mita kuuluu?') and sweet dreams ('kauniita unia') and some other things that I don't know how to spell. I think I actually know more Finnish than Icelandic :-/
But yes, the trip was inspiring, when I uploaded my pictures I noticed that the whole album was just really blue. But there was other colours too, at once we were trapped in a white-out, so caught we couldn't even see the mountains around us.
You can check it out here: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v14/Colossal/Snaefells

I'm afraid though that the snow has caused a fog on my brain and I can't think of anything else entertaining to describe to you.
But Will's coming this weekend, I hope there's snow for him too.

But only 3 weeks till exams, then 4 weeks until I'm home for Christmas. That'll be weird.

Posted by Lifandi 07:49

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The pics outside your door looks absolutely beautiful! how i wish it was over here, but its just rain :( hope ur good

by yates

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