The short and sweet I Heart Reykjavík Advent Calendar


Can you believe it’s December again? Where has this year gone? I know complaining about time flying is a sign of old age but it honestly feels like we just celebrated Christmas three weeks ago. Four at most.

But it’s definitely December. The Christmas beer I’m drinking and the Christmas buffet I went to with the boyfriend’s workplace on Friday are clear signs of that. Plus, you know, the calendar.

Since it’s December and Christmas is almost upon us (if a whole year feels like three weeks, three weeks must go like three days) I’ve decided to start a little project here on the blog that involves posting a new post every day from today till Christmas. I’ve decided to call it The Short and Sweet I Heart Reykjavík Advent Calendar because I know my limitations and if I’m going to write a post every day they’re not going to be very long and detailed. Hence the short and sweet. And Advent Calendar because, well, getting a new post every day is kind of like opening up a new window on an Advent Calendar. Except there you get chocolate. OK, I may be setting myself up for failure trying to compete with chocolate.

In these posts I’m going to shed some light on some Icelandic Christmas traditions, talk about Icelandic Christmas food and I might even do a special Christmas edition of my language podcast. I’m not going to give too much away though because then it’s not a surprise. The chocolate advent calendar wouldn’t be half as fun if you knew which piece you were getting every day, now would it?

So stay tuned for the next 23 days and you might just learn a little something about Icelandic Christmas traditions. Or not. We’ll see.

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3 thoughts on “The short and sweet I Heart Reykjavík Advent Calendar”

  1. Lisa says:

    Looking forward to hearing about your Christmas/New Years traditions as we expect to be in Iceland for Chrisas 2015

  2. Laura says:

    Great idea! We will all enjoy your Advent posts. Merry Christmas Audur!

  3. Gwen says:

    Can’t wait for podcast on Icelandic Christmas words!!!!!

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