Date Joined: January 25, 2011
Last Online: January 5, 2020
Birthday: March 3
I'm a 28 year old from Iceland. I live in central ReykjavÃk along with my gorgeous UK born boyfriend and my lovable Schnoodle pooch.
I'm quite the creative person and enjoy all sorts of arts and crafts. I sing a lot, and am in a little duet with my boyfriend (who is an absolute genius on guitar if I may add) We're still just kind of starting out, writing songs and taking it easy, but it's what we enjoy doing the most.
I knit quite a bit. I prefer using natural materials such as wool and cotton (mainly wool) rather than acrylic and/or fancy yarn. I've mostly been selling my items at a craft shop in Iceland but have been dreaming of setting up an Etsy shop. Perhaps one day :)
I love photography and enjoy very few things as much as driving to random places and using my camera to capture whatever moment I find worthy of a snap. (Those moments are far from rare living in the natural beauty of Iceland, so I end up with way too many snaps at times) I've been thinking about studying photography but until then I'll keep using the vast information Google provides if in need of specific techniques. :)
I also love writing, and have been planning to finish a novel for years now. In the meantime I've written countless short stories, proses and endless amounts of two paged introductions to possible novels. I feel I lack the self discipline to sit down and finish what I started but I keep reasoning with myself, that I might be feeling a bit too happy to write such realism or that somehow I won't be able to continue with the style I chose to write it in. Rather silly really.. :P
Drawing, painting.. decorating. Love interior design and I make sure my home is cozy and to my taste (and apparently filled with trees..). Once in a while I pick up my water colour pens and practice by doodling some silly characters. Creating is definitely what it's about in my world.
Nature. I really truly appreciate nature. May it be the dark rugged lava that is so finely softened by the light green moss, the mountainous fjords or the low valleys. The black sand beaches and the waves of the ocean. I can easily get lost in my own thoughts when surrounded by a gorgeous landscape, and will probably not look up for a while if I was clever enough to bring any of my picture taking devices. Extra long if I enter a forest, trees are something I absolutely love and I seem to gravitate towards them. The New Forest in southern England is one of my favourite places, especially the ancient forest.
The last thing I feel I need to mention is cooking and baking. I've been baking ever since my grandma opened up her kitchen to me at the age of 5. (I was quite lively but very adamant not to follow a single recipe.) I do love cooking, and am quite into healthy eating, i.e clean eating. I am definitely no fanatic but I prefer my meals to be of the healthy variety. My baking most often ends up being a healthy version of something scrumptious and I really have started to prefer it. It also gives me so much room to experiment with different types of ingredients, and that's where I am in my element. In the past few months I've developed a thing for courgette, haha, I just love it! It goes with everything, whether it's pasta, roasted with other vegetables or in a chocolate cake! ;)
I don't flake, so if you don't receive my swap please send me a message and let me know, it must have gotten lost in the post. I'll do my best to fix it :)
I absolutely love music and it's an absolute must in my life.
I tend to prefer songs to singers and bands, and don't discriminate between music genres although indie, rock and pop seem to contain the majority of my favoured songs.
I have been spotted listening to songs from bands such as: Of Monsters and Men, Whiskey Epiphany, Ed Sheeran, Lumineers, Aviici, Jason Mraz, Lennon and Maisy, Alanis Morisette, Civil Wars, Ellie Goulding, Lauren Aquilina, Mumford & Sons, Beatles, Savage Garden, Daughter and so many more.
I absolutely adore the Icelandic artists Svavar KnÃºtur and Myrra RÃ³s, as well as the band ÃrstÃÃ°ir, such beautiful music and a lot of their songs are in english. Definitely worth a look.
The song Youth by Daughter is on repeat these days.
Now having said all this; the 90's rock! for nostalgic reasons.
I love reading and I'm a big fan of my Kindle. I love many authors for various reasons, and read any genre. From autobiographical to crime to chick lit, all depending on my mood. I read quite a bit of Marian Keyes last summer and moved on to a new-ish author named Liane Moriarty, reading 3 of her novels in a month on a binge. I have read all books by Yrsa Sigurdardottir, and feel her earlier books are amazing and keep you tense throughout but she is a leading author in nordic crime novels. So, similar with music, I prefer books to authors, and you can pretty much suggest any type of book to me, except perhaps romance. Not much into the rose red spectacled world of quivering members and a dozen roses for the day after.
I prefer watching tv series to movies. You get to know the characters much better and more often than not the story is more intricate and better written than a squashed and trimmed 90 minute film. Not that I can't enjoy a film, I just prefer series.
Some films I like or have liked immensely are for example The Lord of The Rings trilogy, and the Hobbit. Thirteen, Love actually, Ps: I love you, Die Hard, Bridge to Terabithia, Mrs. Doubtfire, Now & Then, City of Angels, Brokedown Palace, Green Mile, The Frighteners, Maleficent, About Time, Lethal Weapon, Jane Eyre, Moll Flanders, Superbad, Zombieland and others.
Tv shows: Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Gilmore Girls, Modern family, The Middle, Under the Dome, Sherlock Holmes, Orange is the new black, Weeds, Dexter, US Office, Medium, Corner Gas, and lots of british comedies.
I also like watching cooking shows such as Gordon Ramsey's and Jamie Oliver's along with documentaries, especially ones focusing on various cultures and nature. You might also find me happily commenting on people's taste or getting inspired by house renovation and Interior design shows.
I should also add that I play the PS3, and my favourite game is Res Evil 5, but I like some shooters, as well as some platformers. Enjoy the Wii once in a while and have been playing L4D 1 & 2. Love 'em.
I covered all of that in the about me section :)
Sweets - I find it amazing how many varieties there are of sweets in the world. I'm not a massive fan of most of them, but I like chocolate. Whether it's milk or dark. What I don't like is chocolate with a fruity center.
Ravens. I love the bird and everything it stands for.
Fun ankle socks - with bright and lively patterns on them (I'm a European size 39, that's UK 6/7 and US 8/9)
Journals and Notebooks
Fun pens but only ballpoint as I'm left handed and I just end up with a whole lotta mess with wet ink haha
Something unique from your country
Anything nice and handmade
Interior design related items
Wool or natural yarn such as cotton, or anything knitting related.
Recipes (especially healthy ones)
Lovely little pictures
love fruity scents and lemon. Citrus scent is definitely one of my favourites :)
Not a fan of marzipan and butter scotch, nor am I a fan of foreign licorice and chocolate with fruity centers.
Cherry - taste or smell
Vanilla (strong taste of it, or smell)
Mango (taste and smell)
Tea (I don't drink any sort of tea)
Religious stuff (I don't mind other people practicing any kind of religion, I just don't want to be the recipient of items from said religions)
Anything violent such as knives, guns, weapons etc (even pictures of said items)
I hate animal cruelty
Snakes and rats
Non brand make up
100% Acrylic yarn
Anything with mushrooms in it or on it (cartoon ones are okay though lol )
I don't mind if you smoke or anything, but I have asthma so I'd prefer not to receive a really smelly/smoky item. (you smoking like a single cig around the item is ofcourse okay, I'm not a fanatic or anything) ;)
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