We're in Sauðárkrókur now, no cities allowed! It's the lovely little town in the north of Iceland that my Mum grew up in, andwhere most of her extended family still lives. This is extremely lucky for Ross and I, because we're being spoilt by my Aunt Sigga and Kristín Amma.
Ross thinks that Iceland is fun, but that fish heads are kind of stinky and unappealing.
He's been adjusting really well to the culture shock of Sauðárkrókur, and is quite content to sit and drink cup after cup of coffee while my various great aunts speak Icelandic at him. Ooh, also, has everyone heard that he's my fiancé now? It is a great thing. He is my favourite.
Amma's kitty Snotra is really cute. She was Anna's cat when Anna was in Iceland in 1999, but now she's Amma's baby. I don't think she liked me last time I was here, but now I've learnt the Maja method of winning over kitties: flip them upside down! And funnily enough, now we're great friends.
There are wild blueberries here, and we've arrived just at the end of an amazing season! I've been in Iceland before, but these are the best berries I've ever seen - there are so many of them, and they taste great. It makes it really hard to leave the berry patch (berjamó), because there are always more berries to pick!
This photo is mostly for my mum!
Not only are there wild blueberries, my grandma also has strawberries growing in her back garden. After breakfast (usually Cheerios and strong coffee), I've been going out and hunting for the last couple of berries left in the patch. So good.
We climbed a mountain! This is us on the top of Molduxi, which is 706m high and sits just to the west of Sauðárkrókur. If you can enlarge the photo, you can maybe see the town in the background.
As a side note, Sigga just looked up 'Molduxi' in the dictionary; it means 'a short fat man', or 'a scruffy child'. Gold.
And this is my ring, from the aforementioned engagement. Ross bought it while we were in Australia, and brought it to Iceland to propose. Aw.
And on that note, I'll finish up... Maybe I'll get in the habit of writing, and send y'all more photos soon!