30 Nov 2016

An Icelandic Road Trip | The Golden Circle

Golden Circle, Iceland

Hey babes, how’s it hanging? I’m currently wrapped in a blanket because THE FROST IS HERE. The bedroom window has frozen shut so my morning has consisted of clearing up all the window condensation pooling on the windowsill with kitchen roll.

Hashtag living the dream.

Anyway, back to Iceland (first post on Reykjavik here).

I’m going to say from the outset that, even in ten days, there were plenty of other places to explore that we didn’t have time to fit into our trip so don’t hate on me if you think I’ve missed out some key places. But do hit me up with suggestions of different road trips for my next visit (lol why do I always like to pretend I’m rich?).

If you’re going to Iceland, ya gotta do the Golden Circle. That’s what everyone, literally everyone, says. And they’re right. If you’re on it, you can do the key stops on the Golden Circle in a day and there are loads of coach trips that will take you so you don’t need to worry about hiring a car. However, if you can hire a car and have a bit more time, then I would absolutely suggest doing so. We decided to split the Golden Circle up over more than one day, and intersperse it with extra stops on the south coast. If you have the time, dear lord, you gotta do this. Hands down, my favourite days of the trip.

And these are the places you should be going.

Stop 1: Thingvillir National Park


Thingvillir National Park, Golden Circle, Iceland
Thingvillir National Park, Golden Circle, Iceland

First stop of the Golden Circle should be this little babe which is so flippin’ pretty that you won’t know what to do with yourself. You’ll probs be so snap happy that you’ll use up all your camera battery and get finger cramp. Worth it though right?

Thingvillir (English spelling) National Park is the place where the national parliament of Iceland was first established and is home to the largest lake in the country. I wanna tell you how gorgeous it is but I’m worried you’re gonna get bored af with me talking about pretty lakes in Iceland. Just go okay?

Top tip – if you can go in the evening, and wander round that lake when most people have headed home, I’d absolutely recommend. It’s all sorts of peaceful; the kind of quiet you can never find back home.

The other big, exciting thing is that it lies in rift valley which marks the place where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. You can actually stand/walk in the canyon where the plates have hit and shifted the earth. HOW COOL?!

Thingvillir National Park, Golden Circle, Iceland
Thingvillir National Park, Golden Circle, Iceland
Thingvillir National Park, Golden Circle, Iceland
Thingvillir National Park, Golden Circle, Iceland

Stop 2: Alright geezer?

Geyser, Golden Circle, Iceland
Geyser, Golden Circle, Iceland

I guess if I absolutely had to pick one thing that amazed me the most about Iceland, it would probably be the boiling water exploding out the ground. I mean, as a Brit, how often do we see something like that?

Srokkur geyser goes off every few minutes and it’s utterly insane. It’s so hard to describe unless you’ve seen a geyser, because there’s nothing quite like it. There’s no barriers or safety precautions cos, lol, Iceland is hardcore so what you essentially get is a load of tourists standing in a huge circle around this smoking bit of ground. Right in the middle is a churning pool of water which everyone stares at on tenterhooks. It’s surprisingly quiet and you find yourself laughing unnecessarily cos omg the tension and then BAM, boiling, steaming water explodes out the ground and shoots over 20 metres up in the air. No matter how many times you watch it, you will jump every.single.time and also kinda wonder if you’re gonna get soaked in boiling water and get third degree burns cos seriously, there are NO SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

There’s also mini geysers, and mesmerising, magical pools of bright blue, opaque water. Steam everywhere and the intense smell of eggs. Goddamn you pesky sulphur; putting me off boiled eggs for life.

Geyser, Golden Circle, Iceland
Geyser, Golden Circle, Iceland
Geyser, Golden Circle, Iceland
Geyser, Golden Circle, Iceland

Stop 3: Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss Waterfall, Golden Circle, Iceland

You hear this little fella (lol try really, really big fella) before you see it. It thunders. That’s the only way I can think to describe it. The noise. And the spray. You’ll need a waterproof jacket (and trousers if you’re that much of an adult) and a lack of care over your hair or make up. Think frizzy. And your make-up is not staying on. On the plus side, you’ve saved on a face wipe. Win.

I so want to do the Golden Circle again in the winter and see this mighty babe when it’s frozen over. I’m imagining magical, Narnia-like scenes. Plus, I bet in comparison, the silence is really eerie.

In the meantime, seeing all that water thunder over the edge and the sheer amount of spray that follows back up… urgh there really are no words. It was something else, and made you feel very, very small compared to what nature can produce (soz for the lameness).

If someone could put a waterfall in my back garden, it would be muchos appreciated. Please and thank you.

Gullfoss Waterfall, Golden Circle, Iceland
Gullfoss Waterfall, Golden Circle, Iceland
Gullfoss Waterfall, Golden Circle, Iceland
Gullfoss Waterfall, Golden Circle, Iceland

Stop 4: Kerid crater 

Kerid Crater, Golden Circle, Iceland
Kerid Crater, Golden Circle, Iceland

A volcanic crater lake. That’s right, you heard.

Approx 3000 years ago, the ground exploded (happens a lot in Iceland) and left behind this flippin’ huge crater. And in the middle is this deep blue, opaque, shiny mini-lake (I can only apologise for the amount of times I’ve tried to describe the colour of water in these Iceland posts). You can walk around the top of the crater, and then one side is slightly more sloped so you can actually walk down into the middle and stare at that incredible water colour (soz, I can’t help it) up close.

Kerid Crater, Golden Circle, Iceland
Kerid Crater, Golden Circle, Iceland
Kerid Crater, Golden Circle, Iceland
Kerid Crater, Golden Circle, Iceland


There are three more stops on this road trip but girl needs her lunch. Check back tomorrow!

28 Nov 2016

The key essentials for nailing a cheese and wine night

Key essentials for nailing a cheese and wine night

I don't wanna show off or anything pals, but I have a lot of experience of cheese and wine nights. I mean, I'd put that shit on my CV if job descriptions weren't always so insistent I have experience of 'team work'.

Cheese and wine nights are basically the best thing since, well, since always. As we've been propelled into adulthood, I find that me and my friends spend all the time we used to save for drinking blue WKDs in the park for eating cheese, and good lord why did we not do it sooner?

So this is me sharing my expertise and popping down those key essentials all in one place in case you and your friends fancy a lil summin' summin'. By which I mean cheese. All the cheese.

1) A Camembert baker. Because nothing is more dreamy than a melted Camembert to dip bread into. 

2) Bread for said dipping. Gotta be fresh and a lil bit crusty. 

3) A wide range of cheeses. A Cheddar and Red Leicester ain’t gonna cut it. Listen to me, there is no such thing as too much cheese. You want cheese with fruit, smoked cheese, soft cheese, strong-blue cheeses. And a Brie and a Goat’s is always necessary. 

4) A lot of crackers Gromit. 

5) Cheese boards. Yes, plural. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t got a fancy one; a standard chopping board will do. But spread them cheeses out. No one is going to thank you for all the cheese smushing together. 

6) Chutneys. Chutneys are dreamy. 

7) If you're hosting, either agree on a wine beforehand, or make sure you have all the colours in. 

8) Grapes if you feel fancy and want a good insta shot. 

9) A proper table/sitting area. People do not want to lean half a mile to reach the cheese; they want the good stuff right in front of them. Dining table, cushions around the coffee table, tray on the sofa. Whatever. Just make sure everyone is in easy reach of the cheese. You don’t want an angry mob on your hands. 

10) Good company. Don’t invite round your diary-free friend. She ain’t gonna appreciate this. 

Enjoy fellow cheese lovers <3 

25 Nov 2016

14 things you never realised adults had to think about

things you never realised adults had to think about

Wasn't life simpler when your biggest worry was which ringtone to pick for your new flip phone?

1) That you feel like a 16 year old playing ‘adult’ and no one has noticed. TELL ME YOU FEEL THE SAME. 

2) Buying bedding. The need to take out a second student loan on a mattress. Wtf is this ‘tog’ thing on duvets? What kind of firmness do I want for my pillows? Jesus christ, this is an effing mind field. 

3) The pronunciation of Quinoa. Nuff said. 

4) Bins. Emptying them. Searching for bin bags. Can this be recycled? WHAT’S THAT SMELL FROM THE DEPTHS OF HELL?!

5) Cervical screenings. I’m sorry, you want to do want inside me?

6) Mortgages and pensions. Mostly why I am so effing clueless about them. If someone could explain to me why the education system thought it important to teach me line dancing but not this, it would be much appreciated. 

7) The amount of sugar in things and the fact that you can milk almonds and whether I’m still allowed to eat dairy foods without being judged. Like, lol, what happened to eating cocoa pops in peace? 

8) The different types of vacuum cleaners. The PRICE of them. Google it, there’s a whole new world out there waiting for you. 

9) No but seriously, what are we going to have for dinner? WHY HAVE I FORGOTTEN ALL FOODS?! 

10) When exactly you’re going to have the time to binge watch a new Netflix series. What do you mean I can only watch a couple of episodes at a time?! 

11) The cost of going to the dentist, and treatments for your teeth. Lol, lemme just sell my kidney and get back to you. 

12) Interest on bank accounts. The confusion in trying to pick between a bank account that will give you an additional 4p a year or one that will give you an additional, er, 4p a year.  

13) The political views of your friends. It’s harder to ‘agree to disagree’ these days. You like Donald Trump? Kay bye. 

14) Why society doesn’t allow you to take regular naps because this adulting thing is tiring.

20 Nov 2016

The Reality Of Adult Friendships

The Reality Of Adult Friendships

If I had to pick one thing that sucks most about this adulting business, it wouldn’t be commuting or office politics or the amount of annual leave we’re given (I’m gonna need at least twice that thanks pal) or the fact that when you curl up into a ball and close your eyes, the huge pile of laundry still needs doing when you open them again.

It would be the reality of what 'being an adult' does to your friendships. I.e. that the amount of time I get to spend with my best pals has become so small that I need a flippin’ microscope to see it. 

Here’s a selection of places where some of my favourite people live: Edinburgh, Liverpool, Bath, Derby, NEW FUCKING ZEALAND.

Yeah, exactly. 

I don’t miss being a teenager, I don’t even miss being a student anymore, and I certainly don’t miss being newly graduated with about 3p in my bank account. But I do miss the absolutely dreamy friendship scenarios that came with those periods of life. 

I grew up with some truly solid friends. I mean, I’m not saying there weren’t ridiculous arguments about boys and who-bitched-about-who and omg why does she walk like that (why are teenagers so petty and cruel eh?). I know there were times when my friends probably slagged me off and I know there were times when I did it right back. Cos that kinda shit is stuff we all have to go through when growing up right? But, despite this, from the age of nine I always had my girls. My friendship rocks. We’ve grown and changed, bitched and cried, laughed like you wouldn’t believe and always bloody been there. And they still are. Right at my (metaphorical) side at all times. 

And then there were the utter babin’ people I met outside of school, mainly through my theatre group (where I stayed for like ten years cos that place was <3<3<3). The amount of memories I have with those guys. I bloody miss the sheer amount of fun we had, mostly whilst sat on a bench on the village green eating chips cos lol, there ain’t much else to do in a country village. 

Going to uni was exciting, but the biggest wrench was suddenly not seeing the people I’d seen every day for nine years. But hey, I got ridiculously lucky again and spent three years with some utter gems. 

But life after education is not the same. It’s better in so many ways but adult friendships are a lot less effortless. 

I miss the effortless days. I miss sitting on the village green bench and I miss seeing the girls every day and I miss living on top of each other at uni. I miss never needing a catch up and constantly knowing every detail of each other’s lives; I miss the random, unplanned fun that comes from living close by and I miss texting those people and being like what are you doing RIGHT NOW LET’S GO GET A MCFLURRY. 

Cos none of this happens when you a) live far apart and b) work full time. I never realised that schedules would impact on friendships just as much as distance, if not more. 

And don’t get me wrong, I’m so glad we’ve all followed our hearts and gone where we wanted to be. And shout out to WhatsApp and FaceTime in these scenarios. But nothing beats actually physical time with your people. 

Organising to see people these days has to be done about six months in advance and, when there’s a group of you, with the planning of a military operation. 

There are benefits of course; when you do see them, it’s like Christmas just landed on your doorstep and you get to go to new cities and spend all weekend eating all the cheese. 

But, sometimes, it feels like nothing can replace that pop-round-for-a-natter-right-this-second culture and boy do I miss it.

11 Nov 2016

7 things to do when you feel 'nope' about life

Things to do when you feel 'nope' about life

Which, if I’m honest, is exactly how I’ve been feeling over the past couple of days. Thanks to a power wire and a signalling wire hooking up for a date and it going really wrong, there was a massive signalling failure on the train line, and the trains have been out of action since Tuesday. Meaning I spent a grand total of one day in the office this week. Whilst this sounds pretty cushy, I have MAJOR cabin fever. Like sweet jesus, WHAT DOES FRESH AIR FEEL LIKE?! 

And then there’s the whole presidential election incident which I think we’re all trying our best not to think about (OBAMA DON’T LEAVE US) and then G has had to go away for the weekend last minute so now I have cabin fever and no one to talk to. 

Who wants to place the first bet on when I’ll totally start talking to the walls? 

I’m guessing it was all of the above that created this feeling of general downness in me and why, yesterday afternoon, I ended up lying on the bed and letting the room get dark around me and basically felt sorry for myself. 

We all have these daft moments right? RIGHT? 

Well here’s my little check list to get yourself out of those moments (if you want to; I ain’t judging if you stay on the bed in the dark). 

1) Do the small things that are bringing your mind down. I’m not suggesting trying to solve American politics, but do that pile of washing up. I know you really effing cba but in reality, it’ll take 15 minutes tops and you’ll feel so much better when you look at that clean, clean kitchen.

2) Go outside. I know this is kind of an alarming prospect when you’re curled up in a I can’t handle this shit ball but you WILL feel better. Fresh air is so underrated. If it’s a really bad day, maybe just stand on the doorstep and breathe it in. But we all know a walk will clear that head and make things improve. Even just a quick one round the block. You can do it babes.

3) Food. You can WALK to the shop (see what I did there?) and go get yourself some treats. Don’t eat shite or an entire toblerone to yourself (my bad) or anything else that will make you feel sick and even more like a worthless slug. Choose carefully. Pick something comforting, something that soothes your soul. Last night, I ate potato smileys for the first time in years and oh man did those babies cheer me up. Like getting a big hug from your childhood.

4) Candles. Fairy lights. Blankets. Maybe a cheeky hot chocolate? Make the flat cosy with a warm glow of happiness. Cannot tell you how jel I am of those of you with open fires; INSTANT WARMING OF THE BODY AND SOUL.

5) Ring someone. Your mum, your best pal. Have a moan about nothing in particular. Natter with no time limit. You’ll feel so much lighter afterwards.

6) Treat yourself to a new Netflix series. One that everyone raves about but you never got round to watching. There’s nothing quite like a brand-new programme to sink your teeth into – I recommend How to get away with murder.

7) Remember that it is A-OKAY to have days where you feel shit for no reason. Don’t be too hard on yourself and just take the small steps to make yourself feel marginally better. Then have an early night and remember everything always feel better in the morning.

You got this babes <3

9 Nov 2016

We must remember to be kind, always

Be kind

I’m eating the biggest slice of red velvet cake. Cos if there was ever a day for eating a lot of colourful cake, this is it right?

I am so unimpressed with 2016 right now, it’s unreal.

Alan Rickman left us, people are pissed about the Toblerone bar, the UK voted for Brexit... and now, that amazing prospect of the first female president has been snatched away.

Blogs like mine aren’t really supposed to be political. A lot of the blogging world is full of food and fashion and cute pictures and awesome travel suggestions. And I love it. It makes me feel happy and inspired, and fills me with a general feeling of all-round goodness.

But sometimes, on days like today, I feel like posting these things isn’t right. Because when the world is so overwhelmed by a major historical event that has created surges in views we hoped were nearly behind us, posting your next post about how sexy Iceland is just doesn’t feel appropriate.

Thanks to a major signalling failure on the train line, G and I didn’t get home from a gig until 2:30am last night (we got stranded just outside of London and ended up sharing a taxi back to St A with a load of strangers... #katestravelcursecontinues). So when I woke up this morning and saw that the rest of the world had joined the chaos of the trains, I pulled the quilt over my head and stayed hidden away for a while. 

I don’t want to comment on why people voted certain ways. Reasoning for voting, and for making Toblerone bars smaller, are never black and white. But I do want to address the feeling that I am having right now, the feeling that makes me want to hide under my quilt; the feeling I know many, many others are also experiencing. 

That overwhelming feeling that the bullshit is winning. That misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia; every single goddam type of discrimination, is coming out on top.

Sometimes it amazes me how we are all just a bunch of creatures on a small planet spinning in the darkness of a vast, vast universe.  And how we waste so much of our short time prodding and poking and twisting at these intolerances that have no basis in logic or reason or decency; if someone could look down on our planet, I wonder what kind of creatures they would think we are.

Creatures of compassion? Or creatures who fight amongst each other because they are scared of the variation within their own species?

It’s terrifying. Devastating. And, at times, it makes you want to give up hope.

This morning, I wanted to stay in bed for the rest of the day. But normal, day-to-day life called in that rude way it always does.  So I went out and bought a big slice of cake.  I lit my favourite candles. I found comfort in talking to my friends and family, and watching the sheer amount of people on social media who felt exactly like I did. 

None of this really solved anything, but it made me remember that there will always be something small to smile about, and that there are a lot of people in this world who are fundamentally decent.

And that’s why we can’t give up hope.

There will always be those who indulge in these illogical and distressing discriminations, and you cannot ignore them.  It’s exhausting and makes you want to scream into a pillow and eat an awful lot of cheesy pasta but we have to remember to stand up to it, to challenge it with all our might. To remember that we want to live in a better world. To remember the type of decent life you want to lead. To remember to smile and hold out a helping hand to strangers. To remember that being the opposite of compassionate and respectful brings nothing but hate and unhappiness.  To remember to look for the good in the world, however hard it might feel.

But most of all, we must remember to be kind. No matter how angry we feel, no matter how confused, no matter how much discrimination is casually splashed about by others.

We must always be kind.

7 Nov 2016

Things to do in Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik Iceland

Oh Iceland, how you completely and utterly stole my heart.

Yes, I know everyone is so obsessed with going to Iceland atm so you’re probs sick of seeing pictures on fb and you’ve probs read approx 2000 blog posts about this little country already but I’m joining the trend and I ain’t even soz.

Cos Iceland was incredible and nothing is going to stop me from writing about it until even I’m bored. The only reason it’s taken me a good two months to sit down and begin typing is because we managed to fit in so much in the ten days that we were there that I didn’t even know where to begin when it came to writing it up.

But I think I’ve just about got an idea about how I want to share this once-in-a-lifetime experience with you. Split into, ahem, several blog posts. I’m not sure of the exact number yet. I’M SORRY OKAY.

I’m being basic and starting with Reykjavik cos it just made more sense to start with the colourful capital.

For me, Reykjavik was a slow burner. I didn’t get there, wander around and immediately be like I LOVE IT HERE. I was actually a bit unimpressed at first. Bits of Reykjavik are run down, with graffiti and crap fast food places. In reality, I know all cities are like this but I felt like you could find the rubbish bits a lot easier in Reykjavik; it’s like they haven’t quite caught up with the sudden tourist interest yet.

But then there are the other bits. The bits that make you be like OH EM GEE WHAT IS THIS HEAVEN?! The bits that are worth chatting about. I’m not going to pretend I’m an expert or that we saw everything but we did end up spending about 3 days in Reykjavik all together, so this is my lowdown:

Reykjavik Iceland

City Hall 


I will never forget how I felt when I saw the view above for the first time. It was on our first day in Reykjavik and so far everything we’d seen had been a bit meh. But then we walked down a hill and at the bottom was this and it gave me all the feels. I saw my first glimpse of what people love about Iceland and I was so excited for the next ten days. 

City Hall is the building with the pillars and sits on the edge of the prettiest lakes – as you can see. All the buildings are that wonderful Icelandic style, with the white wash and colourful rooftops. You just gotta walk around that lake. When we were there, the sky was so blue and reflecting beautifully on the water, and there was this big family of ducks – just to complete the picturesque scene. It was so gorgeous. I took eight million pics cos HI INSTAGRAM. 

Inside City Hall, there is this enormous 3D model of the entire country which is well worth a look. And there’s an entire wall made up of floor-to-ceiling windows which gives you more views of the lake and makes you feel like you’re in the water. 

When we were looking out of that window, there was this insane moment where a plane flew over the building ridiculously low and practically skimmed the water. Part of me did wonder whether it was about to crash but apparently planes just fly that low. They’re all casual af in Iceland. 

Oh and the lake freezes over in winter and people go ice skating on it: CAN YOU IMAGINE? *insert heart eye emoji*. 

Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja church 

You’ve probably already seen a picture of this church cos they like to use it in all the tourist promotion shots. And who can blame them? Look at it against that blue sky, what a dream. I also loved the inside; it was all very simplistic. Homely and not remotely grand or intimidating. And the organ player was really quite something. 

The key thing though, is to go up to the top. THOSE VIEWS. For the photographers/general Instagram whores, this is where your best colourful-houses-of-Reykjavik shot is gonna be. 

Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland

The Volcano Show 


So there’s a guy called Villi Knudson and in the back streets, in a bright red outbuilding (by which I mean, a slightly fancy garage), he shows the exact same film every day. And has done for years. 

You’ve just gotta go. It’s a bit bizarre and you shouldn’t expect anything fancy. But this guy and his family have been documenting every single volcanic eruption in Iceland since 1947. All this footage has been put into a film and he shows it EVERY SINGLE DAY. And some of it, although now dated and a little grainy, will blow your mind. 

The size of the audience makes no difference to him; you get the impression that film runs no matter what. You leave feeling like he’s a tad eccentric (he dismissed the 2010 eruption that shut down airports across the world as ‘the funny one’) but equally full of admiration. 

Reykjavik Iceland

Walk


Along the water. You can stand with your back to the city and, if you pretend you can’t hear the traffic, feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere looking out across the water to the mountains. 

There’s an artistic model of a Viking ship which, if you’re lucky, you’ll get a shot of without random tourists posing and, further a long, you’ll come to the opera house. Which you absolutely must go to have a nose at because it’s made purely of colourful glass and it’s mesmerising. If you have time, definitely go inside and see the effect from there as well. 

Next door to this, there is also the old harbour where you have a whole host of boat trips to choose from. Mainly whale watching. We went on a three-hour whale watching boat trip with waves higher than the boat and saw one, single, solitary… PUFFIN. But I’m sure plenty of other people have more luck, and the views were good. 

Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland

Shop


In Reykjavik 101 district. So many Icelandic jumper shops, you won’t be able to move. If that floats your boat, I’d say treat yo’self and get one. Those babies warmer than the volcanos and last forever. I went for an Icelandic blanket cos blankets are my bae <3 

My mum would describe this area as ‘trendy’. There’s a cute, quirky look to it, with lots of shops, restaurants and bars to meander around. And it’s all really colourful, in that Reykjavik-type way. 

Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland

Eat


Cinnamon swirls. No really. They seem to be a thing in Iceland and hell, I bloody love a cinnamon swirl. They are more of a biscuit consistency than pastry but that makes them a unique experience. Make sure you get one from a proper bakery, but they also sell bags of mini ones in the supermarket. I carried around a couple of bags in my rucksack for snack emergencies during the more remote locations of our trip. 

Also, Eldur and Is creperie right in the heart of Reykjavik 101 was so flippin’ good. Like Bertie Botts every flavour for crepes. And they do vegan and gluten free options. It’s also colourful and cute, and has garden furniture outside in the summer. 

In case anyone is interested, my sister is vegan and it wasn’t as hard as we thought it might be to cater for her. In general, I did find Iceland quite meat-and-cheese heavy and, obviously, avoid places advertising whale burgers but most other places accommodated for the vegan palate once we’d asked. The supermarkets also do a whole vegan range (which my sister informed me is actually more varied than in the UK) and we even found vegan sandwiches in a cafĂ© in the middle of nowhere. In Reykjavik, I absolutely recommend a place called Glo which was very Deliciously Ella and did a wide range of tasty vegan food and desserts. 

Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland
Reykjavik Iceland

Have you been to Reykjavik? Lemme know any other suggestions because one day, I will be heading back to this dreamy country. I gotta win the lottery one day right? 

Reykjavik Iceland