Sunday, December 06, 2015

We're going away now, we may be gone for some time...


My new bargain padded ski-jacket purchased for Iceland promises this:


I hope they're right. We also hope Reykjavik will look like this:


and not like this:


Alternate realities of the situation both according to the Iceland Monitor, which is threatening hurricane force snow laden winds tomorrow. Let's hope they've passed through by Wednesday. Keflavik airport all seems to be functioning regardless, according to their website.

Peggy, Sidney and Milly will be looking after the house for us, with their human companions. They nearly didn't get here either, since their ferry was cancelled and the next one postponed, and then the crossing was rough, but everybody appears to have weathered the crossing with no worse bodily expulsions than the evidence of a drop of wee in the vicinity of the driver's seat from Sidney; how he adopted the position required for this is a mystery, it seems. But they are all on the road heading this way now.

I'll be on-line only sporadically for the next week or so. Wish us luck in the frozen north.

17 comments:

Zhoen said...

The caval... Caninery is on the way! You have the wool, you have the jacket, you'll be wonderful.

Chloe said...

Hehe, that was a treat to see that post again, I love the photographs of Peggy and Sidney with the hat on on!

Have a wonderful time in Iceland!

Catalyst said...

Those dogs look like they LOVE Brittany. I think your house will be well cared for while you're away.

Leslee said...

Good luck. Have a great trip!

Natalie d'Arbeloff said...

Super-powerful good luck vibes for your journey, Iceland, everything.
Have a wonderful eye-opening, eye and belly-warming Christmas and a bientôt. Much love to you both.

PS: where are the dog photos? Can't see any!

Beth said...

Have a fantastic time!!

polish chick said...

have an absolutely wonderful trip, my darlings! stay warm and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of iceland!

Roderick Robinson said...

Reykjavik looks radioactive to me; don't forget to wear a brown paper bag when you're out on the streets; we don't want you coming back metamorphosed. Have a super time. Don't invest in any Icelandic banks. Or any other banks, come to think of it.

Avus said...

Bon Voyage and happy holidays Lucy and Tom. Loved the "house sitters" !

Nimble said...

All good wishes for a smooth trip and wonderful experiences. Good Yule!

Lesley said...

Have a wonderful time if you manage to get there (I've just seen a report that says you must not leave the house after 5pm if you are in south Iceland!)

Sabine said...

Safe journey, looking forward to exceptional pictures!

Sheila said...

I wish you more than luck! Safe and joyful adventure, good sleep, yummy food, cozy times, beautiful scenes, warmth and cheer. Have a wonderful time!

Ellena said...

Looking forward to be regaled with stories and pictures of this
upcoming adventure of yours.

christopher said...

Iceland is smack on the mid-Atlantic Ridge and largely if not totally a product of volcanism. The upwelling of the planet's heart uses that crack in the skin of our planet to recycle it's substance and give it air in the case of Iceland and sea water along the rest of the ridge.

This is one place I would like to see but never will in all probability.

I will trust you and Tom will have a marvelous and utterly safe trip. Any lesser outcome will have me climbing up to heaven for a word or two with the supervisory trip fairies. Those cobbers rarely appear on our planet except in signatures on triplicate forms. I have had reason to find them before. I know where they are.

Rouchswalwe said...

Skál! Hold on to your hats in the windy country and have a magical Yule! Say hello to the Yule Lads for me and eat a bowl of Skyr.

Pam (Isabelle) said...

Oh, I hope you had a lovely time! I want to go there too, but not in winter...