Friday, 17 June 2011

67 & 13

Today is the Icelandic National Day so I'm going to give you a very short history lesson (and no, you won't be tested). Iceland was settled in 874 and came under Norway in the year 1262. In 1380 Norway and Denmark merged under a single monarch, which meant Danish control. The Danes recognised Iceland as a fully sovereign state in the year 1918 and the independence was gained in 1944 when Denmark was still occupied by Nazi Germany. So, my home country has been independent for 67 years.

And on this day, 13 years ago, hubby and I got married. So here is just a little something for us: The 'Play it, Sam'-scene from Casablanca (1942) starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. The song is of course As Time Goes By.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

photo credit:
The photo is from Landmannalaugar, Iceland,
taken by nature photographer Daniel Bergmann,
who happens to be my friend. His website has
some stunning landscape and bird life images
and you can download his newsletters for free.


  1. Congrats on your anniversary! :) How very sweet.
    I'd like to visit Iceland one day..that photo is stunning.

  2. Lisa,

    Wishing you a heartfelt congratulations on your anniversary..I hope you have something lovely planned to celebrate.

    You will love reading Northanger Abbey..such a fabulous classic.

    Have a great weekend. x

  3. i read once an icelandic proverb : better barefoot than without books. since then Iceland has a special place in my heart....
    a good day to get married. my norwegian and i found eachother on the norwegian national day and got married a 1st of april.... at least this way is easier to remember anniversaries ; ) have a lovely day! gratulerer med dagen : )

  4. Happy Anniversary, Lisa! Also, hope your hubby has a wonderful Father's Day! xo

  5. Happy Anniversary, Lisa! The photo is stunning! I'm going to join you and enjoy the scene from Casablanca. Have a beautiful day! :)

  6. Thank you for the lesson, Lisa! So very interesting. My in-laws are Norwegian so I'm always getting little history lessons from them but strangely I never heard this one. I'll mention it to them next time I see them :)

    And happy anniversary to you and your husband! Here's to many, many more years of happiness.

    Oh and thank you so much for the image credit yesterday. I saw the editorial which was gorgeous but didn't save it at the time. I later came across it on a tumblr which didn't give the credit.

    Have a wonderful anniversary and a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  7. Congratulations!
    Have a wonderful day,

  8. Big grats on your anniversary! Must there be many more happy years togethe for the two of you :)
    And I really hope to see Iceland one day, it seems like such a magical place, even for a Norwegian that has nature quite similar at home!


  9. Great lesson.
    Such an amazing history, Happy anniversary/Icelandic National Day!


  10. oh.. so nice post.)
    Love your post.))

  11. wow that is impressive!
    congrats and many many happy years ahead :)

  12. ¡¡Congratulations!!!...Enjoy with your husband this special day!!!...and many more!!!
    Regards from Argentina

  13. love the lesson and the picture ,Lisa!!!

  14. A belated congratulations on your anniversary Lisa :) Beautiful scene from Casablanca, just watched it...

  15. Happy Anniversary Lisa! And thanks for the little history lesson! xo


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