Let's face facts

Most places I looked when I first lost Leo wanted me to drown in misery. They told me it was ok to stay in bed for a week and cry. But I didn’t want to do that. That’s just not me. Of course I cried and I still cry….but I also wanted to live my life and do Leo proud by being happy. I told him in the hospital that I promised not to drown in self-pity and that I would get dressed and look presentable every day - I would be the young, fun Mum I’d dreamt of being.

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Iceland - the south coast

Our day exploring the Golden Circle was the only sunny day we had in Iceland. When we woke up on the second day, clouds had rolled in and the wind had started to howl. We were warned that a storm was on it’s way and decided to cancel our glacier tour (having both done one previously in New Zealand, and given our lack of preparation in terms of clothing, this ended up being a very good call!)

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Exploring the Golden Circle

We woke up fairly early on our first full day in Iceland to perfect blue skies and sunshine - the perfect day to drive the Golden Circle. The Golden Circle is the most popular tourist route in Iceland, a 300km (ish) loop from Reykjavik, home to some of the most famous and stunning locations including the Þingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss waterfall.

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