But since I came home to London I couldn't fly out of Halifax and had to add a Toronto to Halifax flight. Oh my. So much waiting time what with also taking Robert Q from London to Toronto. But I survived and have learned many lessons about what to do and what NOT to do on my next adventure.
I had a suitcase issue once I collected my bag in Halifax - one of the wheels was broken in half and left black marks on the floor as I dragged it around! Oh poo! I couldn't imagine having to drag a suitcase throughout my travels so I was forced to purchase a new one - I didn't need that $150 did I? Do you suppose the airlines and conveniently located luggage stores at the airports are in cahoots???
Here I am repacking into the new suitcase which has four wheels instead of two and travels easily in any direction - a cut above my two-wheeler I must admit.
Ok, I am all repacked and my suitcase is checked - I have about a two hour wait so I went to a pub and had a lovely bowl of soup and a salad along with a cold refreshing amber ale :) So far I'm happy!
Well, now I'm in Iceland and have lost three more hours. The terminal and concourse at Iceland's airport has won many awards over the years with its unique shops and good food.
I had two meals while I waited at Iceland airport for my next flight to Heathrow - yes, I was there THAT long. And I actually managed to sleep for a couple of hours while lounging on a bench. The above was a veggie omelet with whole grain toast that I had for breakfast - plus freshly squeezed orange juice. It only came to 1.980 krona, not bad eh? Sounded cheap to me! Of course I had to check my mastercard bill for the transversion - $18.82 Cdn!!! Yikes!
Later I had a tuna sandwich and a container of raw veggies (TRIED to eat healthy!) and that came to $19.72 Canadian! Oh vell...one must eat!!
Yes, most Icelandic people are blonde...and beautiful...but not identical lol!
There hasn't been a polar bear in Iceland since one swam there in the l980's but let's not quibble.
However there are 45,000 horses at least in Iceland, many roaming freely.
Those colourful domes are made out of sand dollars...and of course there are the inevitable bottles of alcohol :)
I'm guessing cinnamon buns but not sure about the other delicacy??
Iceland is home to MILLIONS of puffins...even LIVE ones!!
And of course what would Iceland be without its elven creatures?? I bought one just like the green fellow there in the middle - I thought he could hang out with us at Christmas!
More of the native artwork.
Iceland airport is undergoing major construction so we were bused to our airplane. On the way I spotted the WOW airlines, which is a lower cost Icelandic airlines.
Then we were finally off - next stop Heathrow and the loss of another hour totalling a 5 hour time difference in all. I missed an entire night between Halifax and Iceland. Am I having fun yet?? Sorta :)
Today will be devoted to losing a bunch of hair and then cleaning up after Luna and Lily. They are doing really well except for the fact that Luna won't leave Lily alone when she's in the litter box. I wonder how they will like the sound of the vacuum cleaner? So far today they've had their breakfast, chased each other around the one room they're allowed to be in about 1,000 times and are now having a nap. Tough life!
Kazi starts her new job today at "Garage". She interviewed for a lower management position and she got it! I really hope it goes well as she needs to settle into a job for awhile so that she and Steve can get their own place.
Now I'm going to read some blogs, then read the Free Press then I'm going to get busy...maybe...YES!!