Two more eventful weeks have passed in Reykjavik, and we’re finally starting to get settled. We’ve moved into an awesomely huge and airy house with a fantastic backyard, picked up (registered and insured) our car, and received all of our household goods from London.

Strangely enough, we haven’t received our airfreight from Arizona yet because Mr. I’ve-Been-Doing-This-for-35-Years-and-Don’t-Need-a-Scale, packed our shipment 60 pounds over the limit (and I’m referring to the packers, not my husband 😉 ). Of course, all my work clothes were in our airfreight because it’s usually quicker and you want those first. So I’ve been wearing the same couple of outfits for the last three weeks. The glamour of overseas living.

Speaking of overseas living, if you have kids, you may have come across a little TV show called Lazy Town. You may or may not have known that the show is produced in Iceland. And there is actually a kids’ fun run on the day of the Reykjavik Marathon called the Lazy Town Run. Needless to say, we had to participate.

Again, a ridiculous number of people showed up for a small city. So they ended up breaking us into several groups. The first group would run their distance and get their finishing medals, while the rest of us were entertained by the Lazy Town cast back at the starting line. The race was supposed to start at 1:30. But I’m pretty sure we stood on the road waiting for at least 45 minutes. But we finally did our bit, and A got his first real racing medal, which was super cute.

A section of the Reykjavik Marathon.

A section of the Reykjavik Marathon.

Cute little blondies.

Cute little blondies.

The cast of Lazy Town.

The cast of Lazy Town.

Running along Skothúsvegur.

Running along Skothúsvegur.

The last week has also been fairly busy with work. We even had a NATO general come visit, as well as some coworkers from London. So we had them over to our place for lunch one day and then joined them for our first lunch in a traditional Icelandic restaurant a couple days later. I ordered the halibut and lobster but had a bit of N’s amazing horse steak. I couldn’t bring myself to order it because I like horses. But it sure was tasty, if I do say so.

Not wanting to leave you on that note and potentially horrified, I’ll close with something a little more pleasant. The auroras came out last night! And apparently they were bright and beautiful and really early in the season. It looks to be fairly clear at the moment. And Aurora Service Europe says they’re going strong at the moment. So maybe we’ll get a peek tonight when it gets dark enough. Fingers crossed!

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