Saturday, September 12, 2009


What caring and beautiful friends you are! Thank you for that.

Ayla emailed to say that they did indeed land safely - she had no phone or laptop internet connection since her UK convertors did not work there. There was only one public use computer at the hotel that they were staying. The keyboard took some getting used to (as her brother had warned) and their free breakfast consisted of such a variety of food that they were able to make lunch for themselves too.
The flight to England is to be at 4:30 in the early morning hours of Sunday and jet lag had hit even though the time change was only 4 hours (her words). They were spending the last day checking out more of Reykjavik's sights such as the national gallery and perhaps meeting up with a couple from New York who were staying at the same hotel.
Once in England, they are going to be met by her friend and she will email and/or phone again.


  1. Hi Dolores, I am glad the girls arrived safely and are enjoying Iceland. That's a place I want to visit some day. Sounds like they are in for quite an adventure!! :) Silke

  2. We didn't have our Karma award for nothing you know............x x x

  3. Hi Dolores,

    So glad that Ayla arrived in Iceland safely and how neat that they will get to look around there.
    I wish them a safe and wonderful trip to London.

    Enjoy your weekend

  4. So glad they made it safe and sound - what a wonderful adventure!

  5. i'm so glad that ayla arrived safely and is having a great time already!! and i know that you're breathing a little easier knowing that she's safely there! :))

  6. Sounds like it is the start to a very exciting year for all of you. Happy days.

  7. Hi Dolores. I haven't done much blog visiting whilst I have been on my blog break, so lots to read here. How lovely that Ayla is in the UK for a year. I hope she has a lovely time with her friend. (Don't your girls have nice and unusual names?)

    I enjoyed reading about the needleworky things too. You are like me, always something on the go. I can't bear to be without something to read or draw etc. I even take a small book to the supermarket in case of traffic problems..haha.

  8. Let me know how everyone gets on in Iceland, sounds great where about are the girls staying in England.
    Take care and keep us posted.

  9. Hi Dolores

    My son and his girlfriend were in Iceland in June. They too, were on their way to Europe and I think it's great that Iceland has become such a welcoming place for visitors. What a stark beauty it has - the photos he brought back of a very young country have stayed with me. Also, my daughter Grace is in England as I write this, so we have that in common. She is in Manchester, but is just visiting and will be returning this coming weekend.
    Very nice to visit your blog today.

  10. I'm so glad to hear that they arrived safely and that everything went well with their flights. As a mother we never stop worrying, do we:-) I wish the girls the very best and what an experience for them!! xoxo

  11. Sounds like such an exciting year they will have! Glad it has started out well.

  12. I hope Ayla and friend had a good trip to England, are settled in and over their jetlag by now... 8-)

  13. I had to write to say thanks to everyone's well wishes from my mom's posting.

    things are fantastic in london and even went to the "shire" in the cotswolds last weekend which is always beautiful and my ex-boyfriend's family take me in like one of their own.

    I'm still job hunting in London (if anyone knows of anything :) hint hint!) hehe

    really thank you all though!
    and love ya mom!
    great pics~


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