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Travel theme: Paths

There are many paths to take in life. Here are a few that I found delightful. Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Words to Live By

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Snowy

    A few days ago, I saw this meme referring to those who love snow. Yeh, that’s me, for sure! My hand’s up, waving frantically in enthusiasm for snow and the colder elements. People in the northern hemisphere must … Continue reading

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Travel

I have followed Sally’s blog for some time and her regular weekly feature with changing themes gives photography buffs a good array of choice and inspires creativity. I am thrilled to have a chance to blog some of my favourite … Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – World Sayings

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across … Continue reading

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Enjoy Scandinavia without the long flight!

A while ago, I was invited to write a post about Scandinavian books and have reproduced some sections and updated others here so grab a cuppa, make some waffles and enjoy a literary trip through novels I have recently read. Continue reading

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Strange Shores – Arnaldur Indridason Book Review

Strange shores is not the usual Detective Erlendur story, and he unexpectedly solves an old cold case whilst processing some of his own demons. A great read and fabulous atmosphere conveyed in this final novel in the series Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Proverbs and Quotes

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across … Continue reading

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last Week Reykjavik, Iceland

Each Monday, I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object on my blog. I encourage you to leave a comment, if you think you might know where this week’s mystery photo, was taken. If you guess correctly, I … Continue reading

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The Story of Burnt Njal – Icelandic Saga Database

The Story of Burnt Njal – Icelandic Saga Database.  

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Friday Fiction Review : Hypothermia – by Arnaldur Indridason

Reykjavik Murder Mystery

It is a cold Autumn night, the ice has already formed in chunks on Lake Thingvellirvatn… In a holiday cottage a Doctor’s wife is found hanging. She has a history of depression and her Mother recently died of a terminal illness. But is it suicide Continue reading

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Daily Post – Converge

Converge Man- made (Australia) and natural! Thingvellir National Park, Iceland – Eurasian continental rift Visual convergence is a trick of the eye but still we spend time to ponder about it.

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Daily Prompt: Fright Night – Haunted House

  What could be more frightening than a night spent in a haunted house? This abandoned house in Iceland somewhere between Bogarnes and Akureyri looked truly scary, even from a distance. Examining the photograph in the comforts of home some … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Come Fly with Me

Daily Prompt Share a story about the furthest you’ve ever traveled from home. 65.6833° N, 18.1000° W Dimmiborgir, Iceland This is the further I have travelled away from home. A heavy metal band shares the same name. I travelled thirty … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

Iceland is a photographer’s dream, and to prove the point, the country will throw up a completely new vista on the horizon at every turn of the road, ensuring the tourist suffers an acute case of dry eye, from attempting … Continue reading

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