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Easter Sunday

Happy Easter everyone! I hope that today you have a great day filled with family, friends, sunshine, chocolate and fun! If you have munchkin’s around, I hope the Easter Bunny came and left them a few little treats (after all, all good kids deserve at least one piece of chocolate!), and that said bunny didn’t eat your Spring flowers!

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Enjoy your day 🙂

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Europe Part 2 – Keflavik Iceland

**Yes I am aware that we got back from our vacation to Europe over 9 months ago, and I have not posted any real posts yet. I’m sorry, allow me to make it up to you by starting posting RIGHT now!**

We had decided to fly with Iceland Air for the very simple reason you can have a layover for several days in Iceland at no extra cost. This worked out to a one day layover on they way to Europe and a FIVE day layover on the way back home! Keflavik was the one day layover. That said, I would fly Iceland Air again as it was a great airline. The service was good, the atmosphere was pretty neat (they had things explaining Icelandic culture and history everywhere, including the sugar packets!), and the blankets, oh the blankets were amazing! Most airlines don’t give you blankets to use on long flights anymore, not Iceland Air. They were sitting on our seats when we boarded and they were warm. Not the old ones, you know like a really thin piece of cotton. No, these were a beautifully soft and warm ribbed fleece. Don’t mind we we try to snuggle up under them and catch some sleep! We didn’t sleep, but that’s nothing new, neither of us are the kind who sleep well on planes 😦

On to Keflavik . . .

We arrived at 630 in the morning after a long day of traveling and very little sleep. The first things we noticed – we couldn’t read Icelandic. The second thing? It was raining and chilly (about 5 C). We managed to get ourselves to the hostel and discovered there was no one there to greet us. What to do? Easy, leave our bags with a note attached and start wandering around town. Our very first mission? Locating a cup of coffee for Mike.IMG_4734

At this time of day on a Saturday, none the less, it turns out that Keflavik is pretty much a ghost town. We just started off walking and hoping for the best. After a while we were pretty sure that we were no where near the centre of town and much to our luck a cab drove by. We stopped him for a moment and after asking the ever important question of “Do you speak English?” asked how to get into town. We were on the right track. He even directed us to the only place he could think of that might be open for coffee! This is where I’ll give you the answer to the above question. When in Iceland there is no need to ask, they all speak English and look at you like you are nuts if you ask if they do! For the record, we did eventually find a cup of coffee for Mike – his first experience with European coffee! It grew on him 🙂IMG_4755

We did spend some time resting and napping, but didn’t want to waste the full day. In the afternoon we rose, bundled up and headed out. The hostel owner had told Kirsten of a Viking Museum not too far that we wanted to check out. It was about a 20 minute walk, but once we got there were quite happy with the find. There were animals to look at and play with, and we even got to stick our heads inside and see a re-built Viking ship. We decided not to pay to enter as we didn’t know how long we’d last (tiredness was setting in again!), but enjoyed ourselves none the less.IMG_4792

I’ll be the first to admit, Keflavik was not the most exciting place I’ve ever been to, but it was interesting none-the-less. I think if we hadn’t been so tired and the weather had been a little warmer we would have enjoyed ourselves more. It wasn’t a write off though 🙂IMG_4748Europe Part 2 – Keflavik Iceland

Next, we head off to Frankfurt!

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Hello again, and sorry . . . again.

Again I’ve been AWOL . . . sorry, but I think you all might have to get used it. I’m a busy girl, I like to be doing things, I’m a Guide Leader and I work two jobs. There’s not a whole lot of time left for things like Blogging! For example, this is my current week starting with Monday.

Monday – work 7-530, go to gym (not an overly exciting day, I’ll admit)

Tuesday – First Aid training followed by Guides (hosting two units to bring us up to 45 girls!)

Wednesday – work and go to the PAUL BRANDT CONCERT!!!! (more on that later)

Thursday – work, go rock climbing with the Halifax Adventures group

Friday – take the car in for check up, pick up Church key for Guides (it was stuck in the door), get a massage, go to the gym and work at Stokes, go to some Persian party with my friend

Saturday – take little miss Mayfly out 🙂

Sunday – French Brunch and hopefully acquire some groceries again.

Yea, so I hope you can see why I’m not around much. I’m pretty busy these days . . . some of it is work, some of it is play, but it’s all the time 🙂

I’m also in the middle of planning the menu for our next Guide camp which just happens to be next weekend. This also means I’m digging through all of the supplies for things we might need while still getting things organized for the meeting next week. Plus I need to find 1-2 hours straight this weekend to sit down and figure that all out.

I’m not too sure when I’m going to get a chance to finish February’s book, but I’m still working on it! I’m not giving up yet . . . there will be a book a month and I will be able to run 10 km in one go by the end of 2012. Somehow.

I’ll try to be around a little more often, though I’m not making any promises!

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