What I Brought Back
About four hours after we arrived in Reyjkavik, I tripped on some cobblestones, fell off my flatforms and landed on my face. As I result, I spent my travel budget on stitches.
But I still found a few inexpensive treasures to bring home as souvenirs. Here’s an inventory of finds, starting with the best sunglasses ever from Tiger, the greatest discount store in the world. Sadly I have already lost them.This hat was a freebie — a lucky sidewalk find as my other hat was too bloody to wear on our excursion to the Golden Circle (and as you can see, both glasses and toque are great for disguising stitches and black eyes).
Rocks, rocks, rocks! Pumice stones.
Socks, socks, socks! Hand knit socks from the same Red Cross where I bought my Icelandic sweater and Misaki Kawai chausseres from Tiger.
Green velvet pants from the Red Cross (I’m predicting that velvet will be big for fall). I also bought a peachy tunic top and a green t-shirt to make up for a clean clothes shortfall. I just don’t have photos.
Art stuff! A (free) poster for a show that we didn’t see, a Misaki Kawai toy for our collection of artist multiples, and a cool, wooden wolf from Tiger. We also bought a little handheld sewing machine, a whimsical luggage strap and this cotton kerchief (which I wore karate kid style to hide the head wound).