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Afsakið hlé

The above phrase appears on Icelandic TV screens whenever there is a disruption in the broadcast, and for the next little while it’s going to apply here, too.

By which I mean that posting will be slightly disrupted for the next couple of weeks or so.

I currently have a ton of work in my day job and am in a bit of a conundrum about how I’ll manage time-wise. Something has to give, and I have to give priority to the stuff that pays the bills. Plus, you know, have a life.

I’ll try to manage the occasional post [or Tweet, or status update on Facebook] and of course hope to be up and running again asap.

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Ta for now!



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  • Tom Harper March 30, 2010, 10:50 pm

    Ahh, the dreaded real life. I suppose, given that I think you have the most enviable career possible, I can let this one slide 😉

  • sigga March 30, 2010, 11:53 pm

    Gleðilega páska

  • alda March 30, 2010, 11:55 pm

    Tom – wot? Enviable career — translating annual reports for large corporations?

    Sigga – takk sömuleiðis!

  • Tom Harper March 31, 2010, 12:09 am


    I am doing a PhD in Computer Science. While I love what I study, I sometimes wish I had been either a linguist (as in studying linguistics), interpreter, or translator =) I speak 4 languages and am now also learning Icelandic. I feel like my skills with language have been wasted as a hobby =/

  • Michael Lewis March 31, 2010, 12:45 am

    The first rule of any job: hire a consultant. You can blame them if it goes wrong, if it goes great, it was your decision to hire them, take the credit. Either way, don’t do the actual work yourself.
    Then spend your time on websites. I’ll do you a favour, send me the passwords, I’ll knock out any old stuff about Volcanoes, Gordon Brown, and the like, they’ll never notice 😉

  • Andrew (the other one) March 31, 2010, 1:26 am

    “The above phrase appears on Icelandic TV screens whenever there is a disruption in the broadcast”

    The phrase used on the BBC always used to be
    “Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible”.

  • North Horsies March 31, 2010, 3:41 am

    Alda – great idea to take a visit to the real world – just remember that normal isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Interesting notion to turn the site over to Michael Lewis during yr hiatus –I’m sure he’s got plenty of time on his hands –it could become the Iceland Whether Report.

    Have fun& don’t worry, we’ll get by (sniff) without you! 0/

  • idunn March 31, 2010, 5:23 am

    In all balance.

  • Joerg March 31, 2010, 7:17 am

    In the end, work always ends up showing its true face – as paid slavery. Keeps you away from doing all the good stuff. They should possibly ban translation business from Iceland, too, and free the oppressed slaves. 😉

    At least, some comfort can be taken from it, if it’s lucrative. I hope, you can resume your broadcast soon.

  • TomThumb March 31, 2010, 1:58 pm

    Yes to North Horsies and to M. Lewis. Great ideas.

    Alda could then call it the Iceland Not-So-Sure Report.

    Take Care Everyone!

  • snowball March 31, 2010, 3:26 pm

    hi alda,

    with or without a hle your blog is excellent and you surely have deserved a small coffee break…

  • Pauline McCarthy March 31, 2010, 9:58 pm

    Alda, was that “Ta for now, or Ta Ta for now”? 🙂 When I lived in the UK Terry Wogan a famous radio presenter always signed off with TTFN. He became better known as the BBC presenter for the Eurovision Song Contest, that bastion of Icelandic culture 🙂

    I will miss your wee highlights of all things Icelandic. Honestly even though I live here I get more news from you than in daily life, thank you for that.

    I hope you manage to get some nice family time this weekend. If you are looking for something fun to do with the whole family my Society of New Icelanders is holding its annual Easter Egg Hunt in the forest park (Skograekt) in Akranes on Monday at 2pm followed with hot dogs and soft drinks. We charge 500kr for kids and 300kr for adults but since I am always skint and never have the brass to make a donation to your site, I would like to invite your family to come along and join us for free. Remember to wrap up warm 🙂

    LoVe Pauline

  • Max March 31, 2010, 10:58 pm

    It’s not too late Tom! 😉

  • kevin oconnor,waterford ireland April 2, 2010, 8:41 am

    Blogging at a furious pace takes its toll on us all Alda, Icelandic Blogger in chief have nice vacation ,oops you are Canadian nice holiday then.

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