Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Icelandic in a week,

Yep, apparently he did it! You can follow a link to see interviews of him, he sounds really normal, but I haven't heard him speaking Icelandic yet. If anyone knows a link to this, please let me know!

L confirmed work

Hurrah! L's boss and L's boss's boss are of the opinion that, if everyone is so keen on the idea of telecommuting, then they should try it out! YAY!!! So now both of us have secure jobs in Iceland, and for exactly the same time :)

(PS, I still haven't heard back if Iceland was going to pay for a quick visit in August, so I guess that's a 'no'...)

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Update to First Contact

Have now sent off my updated CV to Iceland. Very pleased to note nearly 2 pages of publications :) Have also requested a start date of 23/11 instead of the 1/11. Oh goodness, it's starting to feel like I'm going to Iceland! Finally, I may be going over in August for a week, but I'm not sure if Iceland was offering to pay for me or not... Stay tuned!

Tuesday, 3 July 2007


well, i just learnt what that little orange icon at the end of the address bar is for - subscribing to my blog!! Click and you're away. Thanks for that Simon :)

First contact - Iceland returns from France!

Firstly, I *think* they might be offering to pay for me to go to the Grand Meeting in August to meet everyone. I'll let you know. I think I'd miss a class if I went, not to mention a week's trip OS is a nightmare health-wise, so not sure if that's a goer.

Iceland gave us an extra contact for L to find work there, and has said he'll assist where he can.

As to what I'll actually be doing over there: Iceland thinks me studying Faroese (in addition to Norwegian and potentially Icelandic) is a great idea, since the massive Faroese data collection for the whole project will take place August 2008. (Now I'm even more excited - Iceland AND the Pharoes (sorry, no idea how to spell it in English).

And finally, I'm going to be part of the Syntax Variation Group. You all managed to remember 'Long-distance Reflexives' for my thesis, so I'm expecting you to now manage the SVG. :D (that's a super-massive grin to match my own smirk that I think is about to burst off my face...)