It has been beautiful here for the last four days, and as you can see on this segment from the RÚV evening news, we’re absolutely reveling in it. I’ve been to the pool every day for the last three days for a spot of sunbathing and have shifted my working hours to the evening, since it’s impossible to sit inside typing away on the computer when the sun is blazingly brilliant just outside the window and everyone is out on the streets.
This amazing weather, coupled with last weekend’s Eurovision “victory”, is just what this nation needed to pull it out of the doldrums!
Temps have been around 15-20°C [I think that’s around 60-70F] and Sunday was the best day as there was hardly any wind. I tried to lie outside on a bench at the pool today but lasted only a few minutes – temps were 17C but there was a chilly breeze that made it slightly unpleasant. Not that it stopped the other stalwarts – give Icelanders sunshine and they’ll take their clothes off, chilly temperatures notwithstanding.
The sun comes up early these days – this morning it was 4 am – and by 5 or so it is shining something fierce. Before we turn in for the night we’re forced to darken all our windows to stop Polly the cockatiel from whistling at the top of her lungs at that early hour, since she tends to mistake it for noon. It went down at 10.51 this evening, but even now, a few minutes past midnight, it’s like twilight outside. In fact, I don’t think it gets completely dark at all these days. 8°C [46F] right now. Due to cloud over tomorrow night, meaning we’ll be soaking up the last of the rays tomorrow.
[PS is anyone else having trouble with Firefox crashing on their machine? It’s been doing that on mine for the last couple of weeks and it’s annoying the hell out of me. The only thing that would annoy me more is being forced to use Internet Explorer on a regular basis. Bleh.]