With all the excitement of the last several days I’d almost forgotten about my day job, at which I have been demonstrating rather poor performance lately [good thing I have a very understanding boss] since my extremely time consuming hobby [read: this blog] has been commanding ever-larger chunks of my time.
So seeing as how I’m scrambling to meet a deadline, plus the fact that the country is not in the process of collapsing around my ears – at least not today – I’m going to take this opportunity to post a link. It’s an interview with YT about Reykjavík over at The Blogger’s Guide, a web portal for city blogs which has just launched the World Blogging Challenge – a competition run in collaboration with Expedia to find the best city blog in the world.
They very kindly featured The Iceland Weather Report as their blog of the day on the day they launched the competition, which just happened to be on the day that the [ex-] PM was dropping his double bombshell about early elections and esophageal cancer, which is why I neglected to post anything about it at the time. Besides, I have also been a bit embarrassed to post this in light of all the nice things they write about me in the introduction. *blush*
Anyway: THE LINK
The competition, which is presently inviting entries, is very cool because you can actually win REAL prizes, as in USD 2,500 worth of travel. I mean, where else on the Intertubes are they actually offering REAL money [stellar offers notwithstanding] to bloggers?* So if you are blogging about a city, or know of someone who is, make sure you check out the contest.
IT’S BEEN SNOWING ALL DAY
I spent most of the day inside working my butt off, until the point where I could no longer continue, seeing as how my head was filled with the sorts of cobwebs that only fresh air can eliminate. I had been looking longingly out of my window at the big fluffy flakes coming down outside, so I wasted no time on putting on my snow gear and headed outside. There was only one destination that came to mind – the old Hólavallagarður cemetery [one of the largest – if not THE largest – woods in Reykjavík] which is always exquisitely beautiful after a snowfall. I took a few pics that I’ll try to post as soon as I have a few free moments. Right now we have 0°C [32F], the sun came up at 10.19 and went down at 5.03 pm. The days getting noticeably longer and lighter!
* Not to discount all you lovely, lovely readers who have sent in donations, all of which are VERY much appreciated … particularly as I’ve been needing to add more bandwidth to my account every couple of days for the last week or so!