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My mare, Skvísa frá Efri-Rauðalæk, meeting the stallion Reykjalin frá Efri-Rauðalæk this past August. Skvísa joined Reykjalin and several other mares and foals for a two month stay in an enormous pasture outside of Akureyri in Northern Iceland. As you can see, they had plenty of room to roam and explore while Reykjalin took care of the mares. One of the things I love most about Iceland is that there is so much space to allow the horses to lead natural lives! At the end of September, Reykjalin left the mares and went back into training. This week, Skvísa was checked by a veterinarian and we found that she is pregnant! 🎉🥂
This is one foal we cannot wait to meet in 2018❤️

This gorgeous set of photos was taken by the talented young photographer Tisa Šenekar. You can find more of her work on instagram @tisasenekar, or on tumblr @tisasphotography 😊

Please do not repost these photos anywhere.

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I fell in love in Iceland. I fell in love with my co-star.

The three weeks in Iceland when we were shooting the second season. Because the country is beautiful, because the Northern Lights are magical, and because it was there that I fell in love. If you’re already attracted to someone, and then they play your love interest in the show, it becomes very easy to fall in love…

Iceland is so badass. Like, look at his naming system. Emil Steilsson. Like, he’s literally Emil, Son of Steil. That’s so fucking rediculous, bitch it even rhymes(unless you pronounce it the proper Nordic way, then it sounds like stale).

P.S. Emil means excellent, guys I’m crying this boy is beautiful at least we got that right. Guys, can we please just love Icy more? The boy needs it.

I love the Nordics. I love APH Norway and his smile, I love APH Iceland because he reminds me of so many people I know (and has an intricate character), I love APH Sweden and the way he acts around his family, I love APH Denmark for being so caring, and I love APH Finland for being himself.

Gosh wow, they mean so much to me. Anyway, this has been a Nordics appreciation post

Game of Thrones couple Kit Harington and Rosie Leslie 'buy £1.75m home together in English countryside'

The hit on- and off-screen couple Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who met on set while filming the hit TV series Game of Thrones, are reportedly poised to move into a luxurious £1.75 million house in the English countryside.

The couple met in 2012 while playing Jon Snow and Ygritte in the fantasy series, eventually announcing they were dating after four years of speculation. Leslie was introduced to Game of Thrones in season two when she becomes Snow’s captive while the Night’s Watch travel north of the Wall, and their characters were scripted to fall in love.

The actors were previously rumoured to have been searching for a place in Manhattan, but have instead settled on a 15th century timber house in East Anglia - much more in keeping with the series that brought them together.

In an interview with Esquire, Harington revealed that he and Leslie were now living together. The star explained his decision to move in with Leslie is because he and his former roommate are going their separate ways. He said: “He’s going off with his girlfriend and I’m living with my girlfriend.”

The couple are private about their relationship and did not reveal they were dating until 2016. Harington said on the Jonathan Ross Show that the two made it official when they began filming in Iceland. He said: “I fell in love in Iceland. I fell in love with my co-star.”

Before snapping up their house in East Anglia, Harington admitted on The Late Late Show with James Cordon in June that the duo already lived together. He said: “I’ve moved in with my other best friend, Rose, so I’m very, very happy and it’s going well.”

News of the stars moving into their seven-bed house has sparked excitement in the local community, with one neighbour saying: “There are quite a few celebs living round here including rock stars and well-known TV people – so no-one makes much of a fuss and locals are very respectful of their privacy.”

The announcement comes after Kit shared how he feels about their relationship at the Game of Thrones season seven premiere in Hollywood last week. He said: “I think that’s the really special thing about it is that we met on this show and here we are seven years down the line back here promoting season seven.”

He added: “I mean it’s mad. It’s such a special thing. I’m so privileged.”

20 Questions for Ed Sheeran, January 25, 2017.
  • Interviewer: What's the most exciting thing in life right now?
  • Ed: Uh, the new album. Coming out third of March.
  • Interviewer: What are you completely tired of right now?
  • Ed: Uhh... I dunno. Walking Dead. I can't seem to get into it. I'm on season four and it's just, I haven't-
  • Interviewer: I'm there as well! Which episode are you on right now?
  • Ed: I'm on like episode five? They're all ill and they're coughing up blood, and-
  • Interviewer: Oh, yeah. It gets better though. Keep on watching it bro.
  • Ed: See, everyone's been saying that, but I've watched like sixty episodes now, and I'm like, I can't quite... so yeah, I'm trying to get through it.
  • Interviewer: What song took you the least amount of time to write?
  • Ed: Thinking Out Loud.
  • Interviewer: What's the first thing that you do when you get an idea for a song?
  • Ed: Uhh, I shut the doors and go away from people.
  • Interviewer: If you could teach one subject at a school, what would it be?
  • Ed: Music. I'm actually going back to teach music at my old school soon.
  • Interviewer: Beautiful, I like that. Did you ever have detention during growing up and going to school?
  • Ed: 'Course, all the time.
  • Interviewer: All the time? Every day?
  • Ed: All the time.
  • Interviewer: What's your favorite drink?
  • Ed: Uhhh... beer. Ale. Like ale. Good, good English ale. Does Finland do good ale?
  • Interviewer: I don't know about that. Not so good. It's okay, but I think it's better in England.
  • Ed: Yeah. You can't drink too much of it though 'cause it's so heavy, it just, I just fall asleep. So I have three and I fall asleep. But the first one is like... glorious.
  • Interviewer: What's your favorite food?
  • Ed: ...Fish and chips? I reckon. Fish and chips. If you give me a fish and chips and an ale, pfft, game over. That's my day.
  • Interviewer: That's perfect. That's heaven. What's one thing you need to have in your fridge always? No matter what-
  • Ed: Ketchup.
  • Interviewer: Ketchup? With fish and chips.
  • Ed: I've actually refused to eat fish and chips when there wasn't any ketchup. I just think it's a travesty.
  • Interviewer: I get that. What's your favorite movie of all time?
  • Ed: Goodfellas.
  • Interviewer: Oh that's a good one. Classic. Favorite TV show?
  • Ed: A show called Love/Hate actually. It's an Irish TV show, like Gangland Dublin. It's amazing.
  • Interviewer: What's the funniest thing you've ever read about yourself on the internet?
  • Ed: That I introduced Adele and her husband Simon. Um, 'cause I do - I now - know them, but like when that came out I, well I'd met Adele, but I'd never met Simon. So I don't know how I could've introduced them.
  • Interviewer: Would you love to work with Adele?
  • Ed: Yeah. I don't think anyone's going to work with Adele. I think Adele kind of doesn't want to work with anyone. I think she does her own thing. So yeah, I think I'd say yes but I don't think it would ever happen.
  • Interviewer: What's the best way to relax for Ed Sheeran?
  • Ed: Sleep. Always a good way, yeah.
  • Interviewer: That's what I do as well. Name one thing you can't live without.
  • Ed: Um. My cats.
  • Interviewer: How many cats do you have?
  • Ed: Two. And they're GREAT.
  • Interviewer: Are you thinking about getting a third one?
  • Ed: I think it'd be unfair. They're sisters, so if you add another cat into the mix it might get weird.
  • Interviewer: What scares you the most?
  • Ed: Uh, heights. Yeah.
  • Interviewer: Me too, I'm afraid of heights. Have you ever done a bungee jump?
  • Ed: I did, yeah. I hated it. Have you done it?
  • Interviewer: Really, you did it?! So you've probably beat that then.
  • Ed: No, no it's made it even worse. Even worse, yeah. Never do it.
  • Interviewer: Really? Okay, I'm not gonna do it then. Thanks for the tip man.
  • Ed: Oh god, I'm just remembering falling down that, like oh god, it was horrible.
  • Interviewer: What was your first job?
  • Ed: My first job, I worked in a pub. I washed, I did the washing up in a pub.
  • Interviewer: If you could travel to any place in the whole world, where would you go?
  • Ed: ...Iceland. Iceland again. I love, I love, I love Iceland.
  • Interviewer: So you've been there, like-?
  • Ed: Once. But it was one of the best places I've ever been to.
  • Interviewer: Have you ever been to Finland?
  • Ed: Yeah. I've been to Finland, yeah. I think I played a small show in Finland once.
  • Interviewer: If you were in a boyband, what would the band's name be?
  • Ed: Wrong Direction.
  • Interviewer: [Laughs] Wrong Direction, I love that. What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
  • Ed: Always be nice to people.
  • Interviewer: That's cool. It works out every time. If you could work with any artist in the world, who would it be?
  • Ed: Beyonce. Beyonce. I have worked with her before, but not on an original song.
  • Interviewer: Could you name three things that make you happy right now? This Wednesday.
  • Ed: Uh, my cats. Pictures of my cats. And hearing about my cats. I like my cats. Three things.
  • Interviewer: [Laughs] What's the biggest no-no purchase you've ever bought?
  • Ed: No-no? Astin Martin. Astin Martin, yeah. I only drove it a couple of times.
  • Interviewer: Really?! How much was it?
  • Ed: It wasn't cheap. I feel like, I felt... I got it, and I felt cool. And then I felt like an idiot. I don't think sports cars are for me.
  • Interviewer: Do you still have it?
  • Ed: I do still have it, yeah. I let my manager's wife drive it. She uses it.
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“The dresses were a statement against the mistreatment of women. Arnar Gíslason, drummer (pink dress) told press that wage inequality should not be tolerated any longer and his brother and fellow band member, Haraldur (red dress) said that women had fought hard to wear trousers and they wanted to fight to remove the stigma around men wearing women’s clothes.”

Why did I not know about this?