kveja fr Gent....

snow in Gent

heil og sl...

J, a hefur margt drifi daga okkar san g skrifai hr sast, enda ori all langt san!!

Vi hfum plana a flytja til Amsterdam sumar en a gekk ekki eftir. a var gjrsamlega mgulegt a finna hsni sem vi hfum efni og eftir margar ferir til Amsterdam kvum vi a vera hr Gent eftir allt saman. Vi sjum ekki eftir eirri kvrun....

g htti a kenna hr Tnlistarsklanum v etta var endalaust str me hva marga klukkutma maur fkk viku og aldrei neitt fast, alltaf a leysa af kall sem var alltaf fullur, og alltaf vissa um hvenr og hvort hann kmi aftur. Alveg olandi stand. g kva v a venda kvi kross og stti um starf hteli hr Gent. Var ekki lengi a heilla htelstjrana og fkk starfi um lei Wink ar er g byrg fyrir barnum, og arf sem sagt a sj um allt sem a honum snertir; papprsvinnu, pantanir, og svo framvegis... g vinn lka vi morgunmatinn og er einnig vi "Administration" eins og dag. ar sem a er sasti dagur mnaarins er alveg svakalega miki sem arf a fra inn tlvuog reikna t. Bara mjg skemmtilegt og fjlbreytt starf, g er allaveganna mjg ng!

Vi komum heim um jlin, rtt fyrir kreppuna. Hr sko lka "crisis" og allt mjg drt, og etta er spurning um a vera mjg skynsamur innkaupum og maur getur ekki leyft sr neitt! En vonandi fer etta n a batna, etta getur n varla versna....ea hva..?

a er mjg skrti a fylgjast me llum essum hrilegu vandrum slandi r fjarlg. Srstaklega byrjun egar g fkk sms fr Hallveigu vinkonu um a sland vri gjaldrota og a Geir H. Haarde hefi veri me svaka tilfinningalega ru um sland. g var vinnunni a kvld og var alveg miur mn. Nstu kvld eftir tluu "buisness" knnarnir um lti anna en "crisis" barnum htelinu og oftar en ekki kom sland til tals. g reyndi mitt besta til a verja mlsta okkar og raun stolt okkar slendinga. v miur hef g fengi a heyra mrg leiinda komment um okkur egar g segist vera fr slandi. Og g er svo stolt af jerni mnu a mr dettur ekki hug anna en a segja eins og er! En a spyrja mig nttrlega allir hvaan g er egar eir sj nafni mitt... En sem betur fer er meira af flki sem ttar sig a venjulegt slenskt flk er ekki til a skella skuldinni vegna Ice Save. "nota bene" mjg str hlutur knna okkar eru Hollendingar og Bretar...

En ng af krepputali. a eru a koma jl og eins og g sagi komum vi heim en bar a rheimskn fr 23. til 28 desember v g arf a vinna um ramtin! a verur skrti! En etta eru svo frbrir vinnuflagar svo g kvi engu!

Sustu helgi snjai hr hj okkur Gent, mjg venjulegt og v fr allt klessu. Hrabrautin lokaist lengri tma, fullt a rekstrum og slysum og lestarseinkunum....alveg trlegt. g naut mn botn og leinni vinnuna tk g nokkrar myndir sem g vonandi get sett hr inn me essari frslu.

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En hafi a gott. Kns til ykkar allra,

Sveinhildur

xxx


Argentnsk steik gu veri....en ekki slandi, a sjlfsgu ekki!!!

a er fari a vora, svei mr . 16 stiga hiti morgun, en skja og kanski rigning...? a sagi mr hjlreiamaur dag, sem stoppai mig miri gtu dag, bara til ess a segja mr veurspna, g sver a. g ekkti hann a sjlfsgu ekki.... a var frekar fyndi :)

Eldai alveg yndislegan mat. Vis "en papillote" .e fiskur lpapprs"poka" alveg rosalega gott. Lka mjg einfld uppskrift. Ef einhver hefur huga, bara a kommenta. Opnai me essu alveg rosa fna hvtvnsflsku, Muscadet, sem g fkk fyrir nokkrum rum gjf fr Ingunni vinkonu, egar g spilai konsertinn hans Tryggva Baldvins hr Belgu. g var sem sagt nna fyrst a opna hana. rger 2002 og eins og g sagi alveg rusu gott vn!

gr frum vi yfir til Hollands, n.t.t Terneuzen sem er bara rmlega 30 mn. keyrslu hr fr Gent. Frum Argentskan/mexkskan veitingasta. Fengum okkur Argentska steik, 225gr. etta var bori fram me bkuum kartflum, salati og grnmeti. + stru aukasalati. Og hva kostai etta n??? ekki nema 15.50 evrur. a eru rmar 1600 - 1700 krnur eins og gengi er essa dagana. Alveg rosalega gott. V!!! g er alveg viss um a etta kostar meira Argentna steikhs...kanski 5 sinnum meira ...?

Jja, tla a hafa etta stutt dag, a er ekkert a frtta hvort sem er. Allt vi a sama, vinna og vinna og skli...

hafi a gott..

kns fr Belgunni*


slenskur morgunmatur Iceland on the Edge...?!?!?!

eins og g skrifai sustu frslu er g a fara a taka tt 2 "workshop" hr tengslum vi slensku htina Iceland on the edge sem fram fer um essar mundir Brussel. egar g fr fund me eim um daginn voru skipuleggjendur essa hluta sem g hjlpa vi voalega spenntir, v undan tnleikunum sem fara fram, verur borin fram slenskur morgunmatur, g hvi n, slenskur morgunmatur, er a eitthva srstakt fyrirbrigi. Eftir v sem g best veit bora flest allir slendingar morgunkorn morgunmat ea bara eitthva brau me osti, skp venjulegt bara. En , nei, au voru sko bin a plana etta allt saman me slenskri veislujnustu sem tlai a bera fram slenskt vatn, brau og skyr. Aha...skyr, arna komu eir me a, j a er a sjlfsgu alveg rammslenskt. a er reyndar mjg svipa v sem hr kallast platte kaas, og er mjg vinslt ofan brau hr, j i lsu rtt...ofan brau!! Belgar setja lka skkulai pltur og kexkkur ofan brau, svo afhverju ekki svona mjlkurafurir lka...? En, allavegana....au voru mjg spennt yfir essu, og g lka, mmm....slenskur morgunmatur, hva sem a n er....

dag var svo hringt mig, allt voa, "hvar er hgt a kaupa slenskan mat Belgu.....?????" "Bddu vorui ekki me slenska veislujnustu etta..? " spuri g... "nei, bi a htta vi a, og vi tlum a gera etta sjlf" svarai stlkan mr.... n, g var alveg hissa, gat a sjlfsgu ekki hjlpa eim, v g veit bara um eina skandnavska b hr Belgu, og hn er Waterloo, en ar gleymdu eir alveg slandi og selja eftir v sem g best veit engar slenskar vrur, allavegana ekki sast egar g fr anga. Grey stlkan sagi mr a a vri svo drt a flytja inn slenskan mat a eir vildu helst kaupa hann hr....jja...g tskri n fyrir henni a a vri ekki hgt og a allt vri drt slandi, og kom rsnan pylsuendanum!!! tlaur kostnaur morgunmat fyrir hverja persnu er tlaur 4 evrur, a eru 400 krnur!!! Hmmm...a fst n ekki mikill morgunmatur fyrir a slandi, v miur, sagi g henni, kanski ein skyrds ea svo.... svo g held a lokin veri bara kaffi/te og belgskt stabrau bostlum....annig fr me sjfer ....!!!

en ef einhver veit hva er dmigerur slenskur morgunmatur, m s hinn sami mig endilega lta vita!!!

kns*

Sveinhildur


komin aftur...

jja, ef a er ekki kominn tmi blogg..... g held a g hafi skrifa sustu frslu a g tti a vera svo mrgum fgum sklanum og svo a kenna fulla kennslu me v, og j, a er aal stan fyrir v a g hafi ekki skrifa meira en raun ber vitni. g hef einfaldlega ekki haft tma til neins. Veit hreinlega ekki hvernig g komst gegnum etta allt saman fyrir jl, en hr er g!!!

g var einhverjum 12 prfum nna janar og er stolt a segja fr v a g ni llum nema einu prfi sem er betri rangur en margir mnir bekkjarflagar geta spjta sig af, og eir eru ekki a gera neitt nema lra, g fr a kenna 5 sinnum viku me prfunum...g segi n bara geri arir betur!!! Var meira a segja me eina af efstu einkunnunum 2 mikilvgustu prfunum...hihihi...en ng komi af monti.

a er allt a komast af sta aftur sklanum, pnu rlegt vegna veikinda aalkennarans, en erum a f forfalla kennara nstu viku...

sustu viku var viku fr, bi sklanum og kennslunni, og a var alveg yndislegt. Naut ess a vera heima og frum svo til Amsterdam helgarfer, ar sem vi skemmtum okkur alveg konunglega. Fengum lka frbrt veur, sl og 10 - 15 stiga hita. Ekki hgt a kvarta yfir v!

Nna um helgina byrjai Brussel str og mikil ht um sland, Iceland on the edge. essi hti mun standa yfir 4 mnui og er margt spennandi dagskr. g ver a vinna vi 2 workshop fyrir krakka, ar sem eim verur kennt mislegt um sland og munu lra a syngja slensku samt v sem au munu marsera klddir mist sem vkingar ea lfar um tnleikahllina Brussel vi slenska tnlist sem g er bin a kenna eim sem munu vinna me mr, mjg spennandi, og verur alveg rugglega skemmtilegt!!

Rodolfo tti afmli vikunni, n.t.t ann 13 febrar er n orin 35 ra! Og komin 5 r san vi kynntumst, trulega sem tminn lur fljtt!

jja, etta hltur a kallast gott sem "comeback" blogg, vonandi a a nsta veri fyrr en sarWhistling

hafi a gott...

heyrumst*


slenska hljmsveitin Apparat Gent kvld!!!

Jja, a er bi a umbreyta gtunni hr fyrir nean hj mr risastrt dansglf og bar, v kvld er ansi miki um a vera. Vooruit, sem er strt menningar hs og kaffihs o.s.frv. er 25 ra kvld. tilefni af v, eru tnleikar allt kvldi, og mintti verur hr risa flugelda sning og Apparat orgel bandi slenska spilar! Og etta gerist allt saman hrna beint fyrir utan hsi okkar, annig a vi tlum a sjlfsgu a skella okkur. Spennandi.....

Sklinn hj mr er a byrja mnudaginn, og g fr gr a skr mig fgin, og etta er alveg trlega miki sem g er a taka etta ri. Me essu ver g svo a kenna risvar viku og svo eitthva interim vinnunni me.

En g skrifa meira seinna, tla a fara a taka til hrna hj okkur ar sem nokkrir vinir eru a koma heimskn kvld....

kns*


Groetjes uit Gent

Loksins kominn sunnudagur, g elska sunnudaga. Vi kvum a vera heima dag og sofa t eftir langa og stranga viku. Kennslan hj mr er a komast af sta, og svo er g bin a vera vinna miki htela og veitinga bransanum undanfari. Hitti meira a segja slendinga um daginn, sem voru rstefnu um byggingarefni, steypu og kalk og svoleiis, og g var v a bera fram mat og drykki til eirra. Alltaf gaman a hitta slendinga.

Svo er n bi a ganga mislegt hr gtunni. 14 ra drengur var stunginn af sklaflgum snum hlsinn sasta rijudag, og hann liggur enn kma og lifshttu sptala. Alveg trlegt hva krakkar eru farnir a gera dag. Kannski ekki skrti me alla essa ofbeldis tlvuleiki og bmyndir. Brnin lra vst a sem fyrir eim er haft. Allavegana, hr var fullt af lgreglu og sjkrablum marga kluukutma, og a sjlfsgu allar sjnvarpsstvarnar mttar gtuna rijudag og mivikudag. fimmtudaginn urfti svo slkkvilii a mta hinga gtuna me miklum ltum, enda bll bjrtu bli hr beint fyrir utan gluggann okkar. essu er n vonandi loki bili.

Sasta sunnudag frum vi dagsfer til Lille Frakklandi, en a er ekki nema tpur klukkutmi anga me lest han fr Gent. Fyrsta helgin september er frg Lille fyrir risastran timarka. Einskonar flamarkaur, en etta er s strsti Evrpu, og hann nr yfir 100 km takk fyrir. Vi num n ekki a sj nema ltinn hluta af honum, enda bara nokkra klukkutma vappinu. Ansi falleg borg nema hva a var allt of miki af flki til a geta noti fegurarinnar almennilega. essa helgi er lka skelfisk hti, og allir bja upp skelfisk og franskar kartflur spottprs, skeljunum er svo safna saman strar hrgur hr og ar um borgina, ferlega spes a sj. Og lyktin eftir v... g setti inn nokkrar myndir, ef i vilji sj...

Sklinn fer svo alveg a byrja og g er farin a hlakka til, svei mr . Bin a kaupa mr pennaveski, strokleur og allskonar dt, svo g er tilbin slaginn : )

lt etta duga bili...

hafi a gott,

Sveinhildur


Skrr tengdar essari bloggfrslu:

Chile..... the end

Well, we are back in Belgium. The last days spent in Chile were just as great as all the rest. At the country side of our friends, we spent a great weekend, drinking amazing wine which they make themselves there, (vina Bustamante) having great chilean bbq and just enjoying life!!!

Now we are back to basics, started to work again, cleaning house like crazy (incredible how much dust can be accumulated in 1 month, or maybe it was even a bit more : ) )and trying to find out when we can come for a visit to Iceland. That we are both dreaming of those days.

I put already some photos some days ago, and now I have put a few. The aim is to make an internet photo album one of these days. Lets see if I can do that.

until next time,

Sveinhildur


Skrr tengdar essari bloggfrslu:

La Serena to Talca

Vouw..alot to write since the last time. After spending a great time in Via en Valparaiso we went back to Santiago for one night and headed the day after for another adventures. We drove 500 kilometers up north to La Serena where we spent 2 nights in a beautiful hotel, it was like in the caribbeans, with palmtrees and sunny and warm, just great! The way to La Serena from Santiago is really beautiful. The highway is first class highway, really well done and easy to drive. Continuously we saw sceneries so beautiful, and the further we got from Santiago, the climate started to change to summer, not bad Cool I dont know how many beaches we passed, alot, white sand and the pacific ocean coming in to shore..mmm..rico..

Well, in La Serena, we spent the afternoon and evening. Rodolfo knows this city very well, coz he lived there when he was younger, so again we went to see alot of his childhood places. The day after we drove in to the "Valle del Elqui" that is such a beautiful area, incredible. We visited Vicua ( a small city, like the capital of the valley), Cochigua, which is at the end of the valley, an incredible place with alot of "gurus" for Zen and that kind of stuff, and u can feel the energy there is amazing. There we took lunch, in an outside - inside restaurant, incredible beautiful with a vieuw to the mountains.

Its so difficult to explain, I realize Im writing beautiful and incredible alot, its just so overwhelming everything that the only way to understand all this beauty is to go there and see it.

Anyway, we also visited the Pisco Valley, but pisco is a national drink here in Chile, really good, and in Pisco Vally is a big fabric of Pisco. We went to the fabric and took a look, but we didnt drink any Pisco, not that time at least Whistling For the rest of the day we spent driving around, stopping here and there, taking alot of pictures and enjoying the great day. In the evening we drove back, but we waited long enough for to get dark, coz in This Valle del Elqui, there is the clearest sky in the world, and to see the stars there is something u can not imagine. I could not believe what I was seeing, it is like you are standing in the middle of the galaxy and you can reach your hand out to the stars. They were so many, the sky was completely full of stars and satellites flying around. Absoloutely undescribable and super powerful. The most beautiful sky I ever saw in my life, and this is the only place in the world where u can live this.

The day after we drove back to Santiago. We had been driving almost 2000 kilometers the last days so we were quite tired!

As Chileans are super famous for their great wine, we couldnt resist going to visit a vineyard. This time we had to drive only to the edge of the city, but still it took us almost one hour and a half to get there, so big this city!! We went to the Concha y Toro vineyard. The make for example the Casillero del Diablo, a great wine. We took a tour inside the place and we got to try 2 types of wine, incluing one of the best wine in Latin - America, Don Melchor from the year 1989. Well, this wine was something else, the best Ive ever tried. And the price of the bottle was around 70 dollars, if we wanted to buy one, well, not this time.

After staying 2 days in Santiago, we left this morning to Talca, a city that is south of Santiago, about 3 hours with the train. Here are living two friends of Rodolfo, Andres and Raimundo(Sajon) and at the moment we are at their place, but tomorrow in the morning we are going to the country side where their family has a big farm and we will stay there till monday morning. And I think this will be our last travel. In 10 days we are going back to Belgium, so the last week we will stay with the family.

I hope to put some pictures soon, but I have really little access to internet, so we will see, maybe it will be when we are back in Belgium, but I will try my best.

I hope your doing fine all of you,

un besito,

Sveinhildur


Coast and Casino

Well....here I am again.

The last week we spent in Santiago, I got sick in my stomach, so I spent some days at home in bed, and took the chance to sleep alot, I really needed that! Iexperienced my secondchilean earthquake : ) (not to be told to my grandmother, please) and have seen alot of Santiago. This city is so big, and so diverse. Itis incredible to drive betweendifferent places in the city and see how everything changes, all depending on the econimic situation of the people.What is veryspecial, is that on almost every big cornerwhere there are traffic lights, poor people gather there, trying to sell vegetalbles, doing sometricks with balls, and asking for money afterwards, or selling candies, gloves, just name it, u can find everything on the street. People find their way to survive. There are some neighbours that are very poor and dangerous, but on the other hand there are alot of good neighbours where people live good, the difference isjust so big!!

At the moment we are in Via del Mar, we came here yesterday and saw the city, What strikes me is to see alot of dogs, everywhere there are dogs, "homeless dogs" but they dont bother the people, they live on the street and are part of the society.

We drove the coast to Reaca and to Concn, where we went to a very folkloric restaurant to have some delicious seafood. Its really beautiful here and the beach...really nice. . Of course its winter now, so there was no sunbathing but never the less, its great! Yesterday in the evening we went for a dinner in a pizza place where Rodolfo always went to eat when he studied in the university here, and after that we went to the Casino. That was more to see it than to play. It was nice, coz I have never been to a Casino, itssomething you always see in the movies, it was beautiful and quite bigbut Casino is not our thing... The night we spent at the Oceanic hotel where we had a room with a vieuw to the see, just great. The hotel is built just at the edge of the see, so when u are in ur room, its like u are inside the see, marvellous!here u can see some pictures: www.hoteloceanic.cl

Today we are heading to Valparaiso, that is the main port of Chile, and after the we will improvise a bit. We havent decided the schedule, but we will be more or less travelling the next days!!

I hope to put some more pictures soon, until then....

a big kiss from Chile

Sveinhildur


Pictures from Chile

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Some pictures from us from Chile. Me, Nano, Angelica, Maria Jose, Rodolfo and Rodrigo.

greetings,

Sveinhildur


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