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French Blogger Posts Videos of Icelanders’ Wishes

By Iceland Review

Eric Eymard, a French resident of Reykjavík, asked a number of well-known Icelanders, including Mayor Jón Gnarr, author Stefán Máni and singer Sigríður Thorlacius, to share with the readers of his blog, Vivre en Islande, their wishes for 2012.

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From Vivre en Islande.

He recorded their wishes in speech or song on his camera and gradually posted the video clips on his blog, the last of which appeared on January 31.

“The project is a kind of virtual poem, composed of fascinating people from several corners of society such as music, design, politics or literature,” Eric said of his initiative. “The outcome is a thorough and inspirational collection of wishes for Iceland to aspire to in the New Year.”

After founding and directing a marketing services company in Paris, Eric decided to follow his wife Valerie Anne to Reykjavík (who worked for the concept store Kisan until it closed last December).

Eric has since moved on to journalism and blogging. His blog is mostly read by French-speakers, as the entries, which he describes as “a tasty mix of personal chronicles, reports on Iceland and satirical tracts,” are written in his native language.

But all can enjoy the videos and Eric’s pictures of Icelandic scenery.

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