I love it - probably quite strange for the 19th century - I doubt Victorian Britain would have approved.
Gretchen Pankhurst walked around Olafsfjordur today, she was glad she wasn't going here wherever it was.
It was quite quiet but she did come across Banana Effect a group from Hong Kong who work in immersive game theatre and shadow puppetry, here she is with Onnie Chan.
Gretchen has been doing a lot of research on Elves and the Huldufolk, she travelled around the country last week as part of her research but she still hasn't come up with anything concrete.
This is a picture of a sea monster of which there may be many around the Icelandic waters.
Skammdegi festival was happening today with Scott Probst' work on in the guesthouse , the exhibition at Listhus gallery and a talk by Jack Duplock on folk art and it's influence on his work.
So Kaffi Klara was open again - Gretchen had a piece of apple pie as she had heard how good it was.
Here is Jodis and her Dad Helgi - the family run the guest house and cafe as well as having jobs and school, they are busy people. Helgi is a Liverpool supporter so he wasn't so happy today.
Jodis told Gretchen that when she was young they were always afraid to sit on large moss covered rocks as they were likely to be Elf rocks, she told her about the faerie rings they saw and also that faerie's were afraid of iron as it could harm them, and that people sometimes put iron above their babies cot's to protect them from the Elves. Elves occasionally steal babies by swapping them with an old elf, they look the same but are often quite wayward. These are known as changelings.