Thank you my UK friends :)

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It was great playing some gigs in the UK over the last two weeks. Most of the gigs were sold out and we got such a warm welcome from the audience. I didn´t have time to post a blog update about the trip until now, but I tried to post little updates on twitter and instagram from the road…..
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Me and Alisdair before the first gig in Winchester
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When traveling with two year old playground breaks are very important
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Pre show cup of tea in London, yes it is a rock´n roll lifestyle
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Playing in Birmingham
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Then I broke my finger so there was no more ukulele playing :(
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So Alisdair played and I just sang for the rest of the tour
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We played at the Laundrette sessions on Durham, and it was in an actual launderette (it had a bar too
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We looked at lots of ladybirds, Arabella is fascinated by them at the moment
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And we ended the tour in Glasgow where Angela Tiara gave me this handmade wolf she had made for me.

Thanks everyone who came to see us, hope to be back soon. xxxx

Our last stop on the Iceland tour was Steinsstaðir.

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It after midnight when we arrived at Steinsstaðir in Skagafjörður, it is a quiet country hotel in a lovely location. The next morning the plan was to go for a nice walk, but we didn´t get any further than this slide that was on the front lawn. IMG_5064
Thankfully grandma was there to play with Arabella while me and Alisdair filmed our last acoustic video of the trip
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We had to wait for a while as there was a farmer cutting the grass on the next farm and his tractor was very loud. But we didn´t really mind sticking around in a location like this.
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What is more rock´n roll than playing at a herring festival ?

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Yes after a short stop at a summer festival in Akureyri were we met up with lots of friends and family …..
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we drove over to Siglufjörður where we played at the annual Herring festival, and yes it is as homely and relaxed as it sounds.

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In Siglufjörður we met my grandmothers sister Sigga Magga she is one of those people that is always smiling ( and yes that man in the background photobombing us is her husband Bjarni ) They always make us feel so welcome when we visit the north.

Dried fish, chocolate cake and a dog called Hrappur.

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We went for a walk around Húsavík before our gig and there was some weird fish about. Arabella had to stop in front of this lot for a while just to point and say ojjjjjjj ojjjjjjj !!!! ( yuk yuk would be the english translation ). So I guess she won´t be wanting the Icelandic classic dried fish for her birthday party this weekend :)
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But talking about things to eat…. we found some lovely chocolate cake. So here you have a picture of three generations agreeing that chocolate cake is a good inv/Users/Hafdis/Pictures/iPhoto Library.photolibrary/Previews/2014/08/05/20140805-210059/Reg0%VBmTvW41lAnh3wXsg/IMG_1678.jpgention.
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After the gig we had a bit of a drive ahead of us and we arrived late in the night at Narfastaðir. But everyone there was very helpful and friendly which is so helpful when traveling with a baby that is fast asleep. So the next day we had a slow morning and after a big breakfast we went outside to play. and that´s when we met HrappurIMG_5023
Arabella followed him around for a while shouting Mosi Mosi ….
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Before we left Narfastaðir we recorded a cover of Sam Smiths Stay with me, we planned on playing outside but it started to rain so we moved into the house for the recording.
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You can listen to our cover here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3Q4_6F-v60

Earthquake centre in Kópasker.

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We arrived in Kópasker in freezing cold weather. But after being stuck in the car for a while Arabella really wanted to play outside and thankfully there was a playground right outside of the venue.IMG_4984IMG_4988
The earthquake centre was an unusual venue, it is not everyday you have the option of going into an earthquake simulator after soundcheck. It was a lovely gig and I was told afterwards that half of the population of Kópasker came to the concert.
Arabella was very concerned about the state of this kitchen they had on display.
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