Iceland Trip 22nd - 27th May 2012 : Day 1 and 2.

For my 40th !!!!! birthday I got to go to Iceland for 5 days. Here are some photos of our arrival into Keflavik airport and first full day.

On our first day we spent time on the Golden Circle "tourist trail". This route passes through some of the cool things to see. Thingvellir (a rift-valley, crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge), Geysir/Stokkur/Litli Geysir (geysirs) and Gullfoss (waterfall).

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At Glengorm Castle on the lovely Isle Of Mull.

Picture of the Glengorm Standing Stones Isle of Mull

So it is 10 years since Layne Staley, frontman of Alice In Chains, died from the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. Of all the bands I like who have lost a member this is for me the one that I would have to say means the most to me. Not that I am some kind of hopeless romantic about it but AIC where (are) one of my favourite bands. I was kind of pissed when Soundgarden split as well but at least no-one died!!

I have spent some significant amount of time listening to old Alice In Chains today (thanks Grooveshark!!), almost makes up for the Helmet gig getting cancelled yesterday due to a power failure.

If I was a drinking man I would raise a glass to you Mr Staley.

...under my food? Who decided that it would be good to place a napkin on plates underneath the food? Surely that napkin is not to keep the plate clean, it cannot be for me to use after I have eaten because the napkin is then more dirty than my mouth, so what is the purpose of that little square of paper?

The best case scenario of this is that I have to handle my food and remove the napkin before I can eat and the worst (most often) case is that the food leaks and sticks to the napkin so I end up with a soggy sticky bit of napkin stuck to my food*

Restaurant and cafe owners I do not want a napkin under my panini or fudge cake or salad roll, please leave my food unsullied by your paper hygiene products.

*I had a tuna melt panini nicely placed on a napkin which then nicely became a tuna melt panini with added paper napkin because the "juice" from the panini leaked and welded the napkin to the bottom of the bread!!!