Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Faroe Islands Podcast

OK this may seem like a cop out for not writing but I have to again promote another blog for everyone who is interested in the Faroe Islands. The first podcast from "The Faroe Islands Podcast" is uploaded for your listening pleasure. This project has been put together by the two bloggers I promoted last week. This world of blogging is amazing how people from around the world can become friends. Both Workman and Faroeman have become good friends through their blogs and this project has blossomed from that friendship. I am proud to call them both friends and hopefully one of these days we can all meet outside of this cyberworld.

Now about the podcast, they hope to have weekly broadcast that will cover news, culture, politics and music. This first podcast covers the economy, music and a little history of the Faroe Islands. The podcast is in English for those of us that have a difficult time understanding Faroese. Hopefully this weekly podcast will give everyone more information about this beautiful place in the world.

OK I thought I should post some more images. These are a couple that my brother took on his trip this last summer.

These images are of the ruins of the first settlement on Nolsoy where my family first came a thousand years ago. You can see in the background where the current village is now.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Blogs to Visit

I thought I would give you a couple blogs to follow about the Faroe Islands. I have been reading these for awhile now.

Workman is the one I would like to promote the most today. He has an article in the Mail Tribune from Medford OR today about him. He has been a constant promoter of the Faroe Islands with his Faroe Friday post. Every week he has an article of the Faroe Islands with images and news about the islands. He is always trying to promote the Faroe Islands and make more us aware of these islands.

Faroe Man was one of the first blogs I found with any news on the Faroe Islands that was written in English. He does a great job of updating the world on his blog Everything About The Faroe Islands about the things that are going on with the Faroe Islands.

The last one today is Jenny. She is like me, half Faroese. On her blog she traces her journey of discovering her family back to the Faroe Islands. On her blog Jenny's Year Abroad she lets us know of her journey and all the things that she has discovered. In all of this process she has written a book about this journey. Currently it is only written Faroese but hopefully one day it will be in English.

So hopefully these are few places you can find out a little more about the Faroe Islands.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A New Year and a New Start

Well I haven't been very good at keeping this blog up to date but it is a new year and hopefully I can do a better job in 2009. For now I will give post a new picture and I will be back with more information and news about the Faroe Islands.

This is the church I was baptized in.