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And a marvellous time was had …

It was a gorgeous weekend. On Saturday we went to my stepdaughter’s graduation ceremony in the Laugardalshöll arena, which was packed with proud relatives and friends of the 850 or so students who were graduating from the University of Iceland on that day [it was actually 1000+ in total, but not all of them were present].

Happily the Faculty of Medicine was second in line of all the Faculties, so we were able to sneak out after we’d seen her receive her diploma [from afar!]. We then headed back home to continue the preparations for her party later that day and evening.

It was held at her mom’s place and had all the required ingredients for success:

Food!

… food

Bubbly

… bubbly

Speech!

… speeches

Singing sisters

… singing [a requirement at Nicelandic parties]

Vaka & Ingvar

… silly faces

Ólöf

… beautiful people with hats

A toast!

… and last, but not least: toasts to success!

AND NOW IT IS MONDAY
With the most bizarre weather conditions – showers overlapping luminous sunshine. It can’t make up its mind if it wants to rain or shine – but no matter! There’s a bit of a wind, not too cold, and temps are a balmy 14°C [57F]. Sunrise this morning was at 2.57 am and sunset at 12.01, meaning we no longer have daybreak or nightfall – just continuous daylight. I adore this time of year.

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  • Keera June 16, 2008, 7:38 pm

    Except for the hats, that could be a Norwegian party. Norwegians like to make speeches and sing songs, too. The guest of honor is very pretty!

  • JoeInVegas June 16, 2008, 7:50 pm

    Congratulations on having a new doctor in the family! Now you can get sick with confidence.

  • alda June 16, 2008, 7:58 pm

    Keera – must be something in the genes!

    Joe – thanks! She’s not the first, though – we have a couple of them already. 🙂

  • Unnur María June 17, 2008, 6:16 pm

    Congratulations! 🙂

  • Graham from Scotland June 17, 2008, 6:27 pm

    Alda, great photos!!

    Any chance of you posting some pics taken between sunset and sunrise, to let us see what it looks like in the wee hours of a Niceland June??

    G

  • Ólöf Auður June 24, 2008, 3:11 pm

    Hahahaha! Gaman að sjá myndirnar;)