|Isn't that profuse enough to scare you?|
She cackled and carried on until one of her "Yule boys" came out,,,(they eat naughty kids - their mother eats any)
|Here's number two son|
It was fun watching the kids' reaction - heck I was such a scaredy cat when I was a.kid that I was afraid of Santa, I can't even imagine my reaction to something I was told would eat me! Get the hell out of dodge I am sure, There was a talk put on by English speaking students at the University about Icelandic Xmas traditions,
For the thirteen days before Xmas Icelandic kids put a shoe in the window each night for a gift from each one of the Yule boys, If they are bad they get a cold hard potato in the shoe but there isn't much complaining as the alternative (being eaten) is much worse, Oh yes did I mention they have an evil pet cat who eats children who don't get any clothes for Xmas, I bet Icelandic kids are the only first world kids who are happy to get a pair of socks or any piece of clothing for Xmas. These are ancient traditions..no Coca Cola Santa Claus for them. Afterwards we were given free coffee and cookies, (always important)
From there I went upstairs and had a look around and it was interesting but hearing those Xmas traditions was so much fun.
I then walked back to town and along the sea so I could see the Sun Voyager again, So beautiful!!! It was designed for Reykjavik's 200th anniversary.
I then carried on to the beautiful concert hall by the harbour called Harpa, A stunning building, The concert was a family oriented one with a clown as the emcee talking and joking but of course I could not understand a thing, The performance comprised the Icelandic symphony, ballet dancers, an opera singer with someone doing sign language and a children's choir, The concert lasted an hour and was absolutely delightful, I am so glad I went. It closed with "Silent Night" sung in Icelandic (of course). It literally gave me shivers.
|Can you see the sea?|
|Inside the auditorium|
Smoked salmon and roast beef.
What a wonderful day!