Category Archives: Friends from the Net

(NEW POST) Surprise Parcel From The United States

This Blog post is dedicated to the most wonderful Janet. 🙂

I know her since my very first days on Twitter and she always been kind, caring and understanding and that whilst she has a family to manage, a job and all sorts of artsy things to do.  She always checks if I am alright and wants to know what I am up to and that while she has a very rough time this year! You are really an awesome person and it is a pleasure to know you!!  Someday we will see each other and I am totally looking forward to see you in real life! Until then I really treasure our friendship and hold you close to my heart! 🙂

Thank you for your lovely letter and the BURT’S BEES Lip Balm!!! You know that I really love them and it I value that you remembered my tweet about them a while ago! Mighty BFF quality! 😀

 

A Big Hug To You, My Sweetheart!!! 🙂

Thank you*Linn

Advertisements
Tagged , , , , ,

LONDON CALLING. PART 3. “…A Teaparty, A Teaparty!”

Ever since I was a Teen I loved reading books about Great Britain. I can’t tell where my fascination for this country came from. Maybe I thought it was a land from a different time, all the great things happened there in history. You know Stonehenge and the Saga about King Arthur all the tribal fights up there in Scotland. It was mysterious and fascinating for me.

As I grow older I loved biographies about Queen Elisabeth the I, and her competition with Queen Mary from Scotland. I fell in love with Bronte’s Novels and my heart is still filled up with the love for Jane Austen. I loved how in particular Jane Austen described the everyday life in her specific time and setting and I always dreamed of having a proper English Teatime sitting next to Emma Woodhouse (Character of Jane Austen’s novel “Emma”) or even having a proper mad tea-party like in Lewis Carroll‘s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland“.

So as it became clear I would going to visit London me , my lovely Mister and the lovely Ladies Cate, Rachael and Adele decided not only we have to meet up but also we are going to meet up to have a fancy tea-party.

We met at Haymarket Hotel , which is near Trafalgar Square, around 1 p.m. to have a proper Afternoon Tea! I was so excited to finally meet those lovely Ladies, with whom I exchanged Christmas Cards and also goodie boxes over the 2 years I am on Twitter.

We ordered Tea, me and the lovely Cate shared a steamy teapot full of yummy breakfast tea (we like it strong, Cate. Do we? 🙂 ) and after a small while we were surrounded by trays of yummy goods: Fruit Scones, different types of Sandwiches, a variation of cakes and rhubarb dessert… So lovely and naughty!

 

After we enjoyed the delights, the good atmosphere and lots of laughter, we decided to leave Haymarket Hotel to stroll along the City.We passed Whittard’s Tea Shop and had a quick run through a brilliant 5 storey bookstore. The best was a little Girl singing “God Save the Queen” as me and Cate entered the Ladies Room! Priceless!!! 😀

We passed Piccadilly and walked along Oxford and Regents street. Got a few media Goodies at HMV until it was unfortunately time to say goodbye to the lovely Cate.

The rest of us hit the Pub where Rachael’s and Adele’s boyfriends  joined us. Having lots of laughter about sleeping in on trains, waking up in different parts of UK, instead of at home or hiking up Welsh mountains in your very own time filled the evening. At some point we all hit the bus and head to Kings Cross. Me and Kai wanted to see Platform 9 3/4 and Glen and Rachael needed to take the train from there. Adele and Adrian sticked with us and gave us a proper tour.

I loved being at Kings Cross. Such a stunning new building with great architecture! We found the “Platform”, which isn’t really a platform but nevertheless made my little Harry Potter Fan heart beat faster! Adrian insisted showing us the real point on Kings Cross where they shooted the scene to Platform 9 3/4. It’s always good to be on tour with a local! 😀

We had Dinner with Adele and Adrian at Wasabi’s Kings Cross before we said final goodbye’s.

That was such a long and great day spent with wonderful people, who I so want to meet again soon! Thank you Kai, Glen and Adrian for a wonderful day and Cate, Rachael and Adele for a wonderful tea-party! It was my first one and you know what they say about all things FIRST?! You will never forget them! 🙂

Thank you and lots of Love*Linn

Go here for more pictures of our London trip—–>  kaifriendly


Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

LONDON CALLING. PART 2. “ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK”

After having a lovely tweet up and partying hard with The Subways the night before we were ready to tackle our first day in London. Well, after a proper English Breakfast of course! 😀 We found a lovely little Italian Cafe near Russell Square with a great selection and ordered a full English! So good.

I am not going to bore you with the whole Tourista stuff we did. Instead you can take a look at the pictures we’ve made:

After about 8 hours of marching through the wonderful and stunning city we took a pit stop at our hotel. To have a bit of a feet up time before we left for Camden Town. We wanted to see The Dodge Brothers playing at  The Blues Kitchen, which was free if you hit the venue before 9 p.m.

 

We got ourselves a pint and settled in while the band got everything ready for their gig. At some point I was too excited to just sit there and so I worked myself to the stage to say “Hello” to Aly, a member of The Dodge Brothers, which I tweet with. It was epic and so much fun to see each other face to face. Lovely chap! The gig itself was my first ever Rockabilly gig and I really loved it! Was great fun!  Here is a vid of my fave Dodge Brothers song played at KoKo:

After the gig me and the Mister had a quick talk with Aly again and took this brilliant pic. Me and Aly have a great taste in glasses, dont we?! 😉

We left Camden after the gig, a bit boozed up and landed at the hotel around 1 a.m.

That was a pretty cool but also quite exhausting day rocking  around London, seeing all these sights I always wanted to see in real life and ended up in beautiful Camden Town!

Stay tuned to read about a very lovely Tea Party tweet up in my next blog post coming soon! 🙂

Love*Linn

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

London Calling. Part 1 “A Night to remember”

One night back in January, just before The Subways were about to start their recent tour I had the idea of not only seeing them live instead of making a whole trip out of it! The Mister joined in and glowed with enthusiasm and soon we booked our flights and hotel to spent 4 days in Britain’s capital in May.

Short after that every Subway Fan amongst my Twitter Friends knew we were coming to London and the lovely Mike booked a table and gathered us all at The Greens for a decent Subways Tweet Up.

In only 1 hour and 20 minutes we made it from Hamburg to London Heathrow. Dropped off our bags at the Lonsdale Hotel and headed towards Shepherds Bush to meet Alec, his wonderful wife Kelly, Darren, Matthew, Anna, Danny, Michelle and lovely Mike.

     

It was amazing and so much fun to finally meet all these people, you have been tweeting with every day for quite a while. It was also quite surreal to finally see them face to face. Hear their voices and see their mimic and gesture.

We had pints and enjoyed meeting each other as all of a sudden Billy Lunn from The Subways came down the stairs to meet us, which we havent expected at all. He joined in with a non alcoholic beer and had a chat with us until his phone rang and reminded him that he had an interview appointment.

Around 8 p.m. we hit the venue to see Royal Republic support The Subways 

and to meet the lovely Rowena and her friend Jordan. I know Rowena since I started tweeting two years ago. It was such a pleasure to meet her, having beers& shots together, laughing and partying whilst her hubby was on stage!

             

I even had a naughty smoke outside with the lovely Jordan, who turned out to be in Hamburg years ago for a school trip. The night ended way to quick and it was time to say “Good bye”.

Kai, Danny, Anna and me decided to wait for the band to come out after the gig and we really were lucky in the end. Talking and having a good laugh with Charlotte and Billy from the Subways and Rowena and her friend Jordan.

   

I cant wait to meet them all again. It was such an amazing time and I am already craving for more! Thank you so much for this special night girls and boys.

I LOVED  THIS NIGHT and I certainly will for the rest of my live!!  Special night with special people.

Love*Linn*

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Treat from the Isle of Wight

You know what? A surprise parcel found its way to Hamburg!!!Yaheyyy!!

All the way over the channel to Germany!!! 😀

It was the lovely Andrew and his Girlfriend Sarah, who packed some yummy delights into a box and sent it over. As you know me, I love getting postal mail in any form and I am such a Foodie so sending me (and of course the Mister)  a British goodie box was a totally amazing idea! Thank you so much for these yummy goods and the well written card!!

I am so looking forward to have the Shortbread fingers and the Cadbury buttons along with a strong mug of tea or coffee and I so cant wait to finally try a perfect British Crumble! Dont know if its going to be a classical apple crumble or rhubarb yet but I am excited to try out the mixture.  The same for the Angel Delight. Om nom nom. Love all sorts of puddings and creams. Cant wait to see how they tates. 😛

It is wonderful to have such amazing friends “out there”.  Looking forward to meet you someday soon!

Love*Linn