If there is a God above, s/he must be an Icelander! After receiving plenty of abuse from the Brits about refusals to repay their debts, Icelanders must be chuckling quietly now that the British economy has been hammered by the so called "ash crisis." And they can use language very familiar to British creditors - "act of God" - to escape all blame!
I am stranded in Rome - just another victim of the mess. If EU transport authorities get their act together I might return home at some point. I am not counting on the Irish authorities to do anything useful. At least there is plenty of gelato to ease the pain.