We are three days into our long weekend in Reykjavik Iceland and we have done so much!
I would highly recommend the Golden Circle tour (mountaineers of Iceland). The tour began with a visit to Bláskógabyggð to see geysers.
Beautiful, but very eggy!!!!! 😀
The tour then took us to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland at the Golden Circle.
We visited the point where the tectonic plates of the US continent and Europe divide, then off to the highlight of the tour for us – taking snowmobiles up a glacier!
I have never driven a snowmobile and, to be honest, was a bit worried about this activity.
A number of the group tipped their snowmobiles over and we had to stop to help them up. I’m very pleased to say my wife and I managed to get all the way up and down without any falls.
This was one of the best experiences of my life and I would highly recommend you do this if you visit Iceland.
Today has been all about visiting The Blue Lagoon – another great experience.
We will be ending our visit to Iceland tonight with a trip out to see the Northern Lights (hopefully).
I would definitely say this has been a great weekend break – it is true what they say, Iceland is an expensive place to visit. Our taxi from the airport (50 kilometres) cost £120.00 and a typical meal in a restaurant for two (two courses with wine) is about £130.
So definitely come here, but save you pennies before and be prepared for the costs – much of what you do here will be once in a lifetime stuff, so very worthwhile 😀😀😀😀
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It has been a few weeks since my last blog – so many things have happened that meant I was very busy.
I am currently relaxing after a Thai massage from the Spa at my hotel in Rome – catching up with some blogs I follow and thought I’d better show you the final results of my attempt at a wire mermaid sculpture.
This is especially for my friend Gemma (she is a real mermaid!).
Here are a few photographs of Gem the Mermaid;
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After asking my mum what she would like for her birthday, she told me that she would love a butterfly that would be set on a pole so that she could place it in her flowerbeds.
For wing shape I chose the Monach butterfly (Danaus plexippus) as you can often see them in our gardens here, but they are getting quite rare.
So firstly, creating the wings;
Then the butterfly’s body;
Not really much to see above, but the general idea is to start with steel wire and bend it into the body and head shape, then wrap aluminium foils around the wire and squash it into the desired shape – this gives you a good base to start wrapping the wire around.
Then attaching the wings and pulling through the extra wire from the wings to create the antennas and six legs;
Now to focus on the pole…. Rather than just a stick, I thought it would look better if the butterfly had landed on a flower or stem of a plant, so I tried to add leaves so it made the whole thing a bit of a nicer look – here are a few of the final photos;
I’m pleased to say my Mum loves the photos!!
Thank you for reading and have a good weekend!
So it’s time for my next project.
I’ve created a fairy and a salmon, so time to try a bit of a mix of the two!
Here is a few photographs from today’s progress.
So far so good 😀 thank you for reading 😀
I received some great photographs today from VH, the lady that commissioned me to make the Salmon.
He has now been set in her garden and looks great 😃
I am so pleased VH is happy 😃
So that I could show my family Rosetta in action, I thought I’d make a video of her acting as a weathervane.
The music is by XLV – track – “Whatever Maybe” http://www.xlvmusic.com
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