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5 August 2010

Dear friend,

I hope you have had a good summer (or winter) so far. In case you are wondering, so have I. My volcano went to sleep again, and many good people have visited me. Many others are on their way. Maybe you are even one of them.

** I am ready for my close-up **

As you know, I am an island in the middle of the ocean. You need a flying machine or a boat to visit me, and sometimes that can be complicated.

That is why good people who are inspired by me have pointed some fancy web-cameras at me.

A web-cam showing my Jökulsárlón

If you like water and icebergs, you can look at my Jökulsárlón, and my Gullfoss, right there on your computer.

And if you like grass and people, you can look at a pretty square in my capital, called Austurvöllur. (Once upon a time some of my people kept their sheep there, but now you can lie there with your friends and have a picnic, if my weather is good.)

But even though it can be good to look at me on your screen, you can also come and visit me yourself one day, if you are not too busy. I will still be here.

** A short plokkumentary **

I have heard that many of you are curious about my people’s traditional food.

That is why the people who help me on the inter-net talked to their friend Margrét. She is an Icelandic mother-in-law who has made "plokkfiskur" for many, many years.

(Plokkfiskur is a traditional food that does not involve any sheep's heads or ram’s testicles. It is made of fish, and my people actually like it.)

Because Margrét is a very polite and good person, she made a little plokkumentary to teach you how to make plokkfiskur.

If you would like to tell your friends about me, you can:
Forward to a friend | Share on your Facebook | Tweet on your Twitter

** I have a "tumblelog" **

You are a clever person, so you probably know that I am a very old island, and that I don't know much about the inter-net.

But I am learning.

Like many of you humans, I now have my own Face-book and my own "Twitter", where I talk to my friends and answer questions from people who are curious about me.

And like some famous people (but not many islands), there is also a blog about me where some very good people write things that they think you should know about me.

Still, the people who help me on the inter-net didn't think this was enough.

They said it would be a good idea for me to have my own "tumblelog", where I could post pictures of myself, bits of emails I get from my friends, and tell you about things my people are doing.

If you have time, you can read it here.

See you soon,

I stay put in the North-Atlantic, but you can also find me here:






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