Monday, 22 December 2014

Monday Ice: The Xmas Police

The police in Blönduós send to all this week their Xmas wishes!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Monday Ice: Von

A quirky little video from Atli Þór Einarsson made during his time at the Icelandic Film School.  I like the soundtrack and there is something evocative about it that I enjoy.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Forever 30

Today is my son Domenic's birthday, he would be 31, it is the first birthday we celebrate without him....I so want to ring him and say Happy Birthday son.

Apparently when he was young 13/14 years he told his friends he thought he would die at 30...a path seemingly already laid sometime ago.

Of late I have been dreaming about him a lot, they are all lovely sweet dreams, I wake up feeling so very good. He is usually a loving sweet child with very wise and caring words appearing in all types of stories.  I cherish those waking moments when I know I have been sharing my night with him.

My photos now will all be the same, no more new photos of Dom, this is the very last one I took of him when he was 30.  It was such a great day....he took Eva and I to the beach...Melbourne was having a scorcher.

We will celebrate his day!  Eva, John, Jesse, my sister Donna and my niece Bella will all meet up in Athens today.  Quite unintentionally they have all ended up with the same flight home on Dom's birthday from their different European wanderings.  Ross and I will meet up tonight for a celebratory toast.   

Happy birthday my dear sweet boy, we all miss you!

Monday, 22 September 2014

Monday Ice: Social Innovation

An interesting set of interviews with various companies/people in Iceland on social innovation.
From my experience here I totally agree with the opening statement of Árdís Ármannsdóttir from the Innovation Center of Iceland that Icelanders do not see things normally as hindrances or problems but in a more positive, solution type way.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Monday Ice: Lower Spectrum - Khlever

Australian David Rusanow one of our recent artists at the Nes Artist Residency filmed this music video whilst in Skagaströnd, a town that is fast becoming my second home.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Monday Ice: A Solitary World

A delightful and seductive short film directed by James W. Griffiths with narration adapted from the works of H.G Wells - The Time Machine 1895.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Monday Ice: Bárðarbunga

We fly out tomorrow for my daughter's wedding in Santorini and so have been watching the on again, off again, on again antics of the Bárðarbunga volcano. Our fingers have been crossed that our flights are not disrupted, so far so good.  You can see the live web cam here.

source - Iceland Review

Wondering how to pronounce it, not quite as hard as the last one.

This song apparently was recorded just a week before the eruption happened between Dyngjujökull and Bárðarbunga.