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January 2009

About that Hotel Borg demonstration

A few readers have been wondering what the demonstration was all about on New Year’s Eve Day, in front of the Hotel Borg. I can’t claim any expertise since I wasn’t there and can only report what has been said in the media … and even that is a little sketchy because it was on […] Read more

Every New Year’s Eve, the Icelandic nation gathers before the television at precisely 10.30 pm to watch a programme known as the Áramótaskaup – literally ‘Year-End Satire’ – a send-up of the year’s news and events. Someone who doesn’t live in Iceland probably wouldn’t get half the jokes, but for those of us who are […] Read more