When I was about 24, Stephen and I found ourselves at different grad schools in different Canadian provinces. With two rents to now pay, I landed in an ideal situation: being a live-in, part-time nanny for a Scandinavian family with two small boys. How I loved this family! How I loved these boys! I remember singing them to sleep and then blinking my eyes and having them all grown up towering over me! I recall their mother brining me steaming mugs of glögg while I studied. Our family still makes glögg every Christmas!
The second is a program organized by Icelandair. They will arrange for an Icelandic buddy to show you around Iceland while you are visiting or while on a stopover. All buddies are actual Icelandair employees. The goal is to promote Tourism. To be honest, I have always wanted to travel to Iceland. I would love to see the Northern Lights. But--I have always thought to myself, "What would I actually do? I do not know anyone there!" Problem solved!
This morning, I stumbled on another cool Scandinavian find: Lukas Graham. I feel so completely old that it has taken me this long to discover him. I do not think I can really explain his coolness, you just have to listen!
Thank you Scandinavia! You have brought many smiles to my face!!