Just as I sat down to announce summer seemed to have finally made its way to Iceland, the sky covered grey with heavy clouds and its seconds away from raining. But this is Iceland and Icelandic weather. This morning and for most of the weekend the very bright sun has been making itself known and what an appreciated reunion it is. I spent most of today in the garden planting seeds and repotting young plants. This made it finally feel home. I am addicted to getting my hands covered in soil. It fills me to the brim.
The weekend was full of Eurovision. PEOPLE IN ICELAND TAKE EUROVISION VERY SERIOUSLY. This had to be in caps lock to get you to understand. I think more people have parties around this event than any other all year. Its amazing and I love it. Ben (my short term new flatmate) and I held a party with more people than we could really fit in the living room and his friend in England made us the best (if a little complicated) score sheet with full explanations. Nothing would explain how Italy ranked so high however.
Afterwards about 15 of us headed downtown along with the rest of Reykjavik. I am still smug at my accurate balance of booze, no booze, red bull, water and no hangover. I stayed out until 6 which hasn't happened once since 2008!
(photos to be developed and added later)
My favourites for this year's fest-de-tackorama are below.
Blue - of course, look at the backdrops! I think there should be a new genre in pop of man-bands.
Jedward! Hyperactive Chihuahuas indeed, how they didn't win I do not know. I danced to this song 3 times out downtown. It was being played everywhere!
Biggest scandal for me this year was that THIS SONG DIDN'T GET INTO THE FINAL. I mean seriously, the lyrics, the costume, the dance, and the gimmicky boxing ring! Blimey.
More info to come on the Weird Girls Project Episode 13 which was filmed just over a week ago. My absolute favourite yet experience wise and looking at the raw footage - my favourite yet for content. I am bursting at the seams to show this to you all.
For now I shall leave you with Germany's entry to Eurovision. The commentators here in Iceland accused Lena of ripping of The Weird Girls Project which I found very fun. Of course many many strange people have been wearing spandex long long before I decided to do it but nevertheless, that The Project is becoming a household name here is very pleasing.