WE’RE THE BEST YEA YEA YEA
Iceland scored big points in a Guardian/Observer reader survey, landing the top seat in the category ‘Favourite European country’. Which meant we won some award that some guy that we’ve never heard of got to pick up. [Who IS that guy? And who are those scary smiling people?]
HOMER SIMPSON WORKS AT SELLAFIELD
Remember my Sellafield posts? Remember how I said that I got the feeling while on their Grand Tour that they were deliberately confusing us with their jargon? Well IT’S NOW BEEN CONFIRMED in a whistleblowing report that is a damning indictment of the cesspool that is the Sellafield Nuclear Reprocessing Plant. In fact, the heading of this little blurb is actually a true-blue heading in the report. Remember: you read it here first.
Was there ever a more aptly-named band?? What with babyfaced Pete Doherty’s arrest this morning, the organizers of the Iceland Airwaves festival have decided to pull a H&M* and blow off the Babyshambles gig set to take place during the festival. The question is: will this scuppered opportunity to play in the UK’s ‘Favourite European country’ be enough to send Doherty into rehab?? Stay tuned.
AND FINALLY – IT’S OFFICIAL!
Davíð Oddsson really is the King of Iceland. Read all about it, not to mention a lot of other mind-blowing and hilarious factoids about everybody’s Favourite European country, here.
WAIT A MINUTE – WASN’T THERE ANY WEATHER?
Oh yes, indeed. Overcast with showers, mild, blustery. A merciful respite from the awful, awful northern wind with its nasty Arctic bite that prevailed last week. At the moment temps are 6°C and sunrise was at 7.39, sunset at 18.53.
* Pete Doherty, as I’m sure you know, is boyfriend to a certain Ms Moss, also known as CoKate in some circles, who after losing a handful of modelling contracts has just gone into rehab in the US.