Lay Low has kindly given me a hand with my Kickstarter campaign by recommending me to her loyal army of fans. In return, here is a video of hers and an interview I did with her a while ago. Last summer, I took the ferry from Stykkishólmur on the Snæfellsnes peninsula to Brjánslækur in the West Fjords. The weather […]
Earlier this week, I launched a project on the crowd funding platform, Kickstarter. I’ve never done anything like it before, so I was understandably nervous. Crowd funding means that the online community financially support a project to get it up and running. If I don’t meet my target, I don’t get any of the funding. […]
Pottaskefill – Pot-Scraper. Pottaskefill is the Yule lad I can identify with the most. Pottaskefill races to get all the leftovers from pots, and even has a long, flat tongue to get all the leftovers out. Who can blame him? We all like seconds don’t we? You’ll need to be quick though with Pottaskefill around. […]
The bookmarks that will accompany the ‘Arctic Fox’ package arrived this morning. They are so lovely, that I wanted to post a picture of them on here. They are made by ‘Snow Stitched’ who is actually a 20 something old girl in Reykjavik. You can find more of her products here.
Þvörusleikir -Spoon-Licker/Ladle-licker. Þvörusleikir likes nothing more than Þvörur (a type of a wooden spoon with a long handle) or any sort of spoon or ladle to lick. He has a good slurp to get the most from each spoon. Its not working out that well though, as Þvörusleikir is often extremely thin due to malnutrition. […]
Thank you so much for your help and support – my Kickstarter campaign is going really, really well. I just gone over the halfway point, with 27 days to go. I never expected it to go so well, to be honest. Hitting that ‘launch’ button was a big, deal back on Wednesday, and I was […]
Stúfur (Stubby/Shorty). Stúfur is abnormally short. He is far by the shortest Yule lads. This can be a blessing and a curse for Stúfur; he can use his diminutive size to steals pans to eat the crusts left on them without detection, but it can also cause him to get stuck in snow drifts. Something […]
Ölóf Arnalds is crowd-funding her latest album, Sudden Elevation. I know how she feels, with my own book also being crowd-funded on Kickstarter. I can’t compete with this decidedly seasonal, definitely Christmas-sy video, shot in Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland, complete with candles and snow scenes. Ölóf Arnalds crowdfunding website can be found here, and mine, here.
Giljagaur (Gully Gawk). Giljagaur, despite being the biggest of the lads, is a tad shy and hides in gullies and ravines waiting for an opportunity to sneak into houses and cowsheds to steal milk. He also has a penchant for singing, so if you see a lad with a belly, a milk moustache and singing […]
Stekkjastaur (Sheep-Cote Clod/Stiff-legs) This lad, the eldest of the Yule lads, sneaks into sheep sheds, hoping to get a sip of milk, but is often thwarted by his stiff legs. He’ll do anything for a hit of calcium. Apparently his creaking legs can often give the game away, both to the sheep and […]