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(NEW POST) ROADTRIP ENGLAND. PART 2. Coventry. A very good Butcher& a famous Castle

After spending a very fun time in Birmingham we grabbed our bags on Wednesday and headed to the City of Coventry. Me and the boy don’t have a routine when we discover a new city we just parked the car and strolled around, well after we had some very tasty breakfast at The Flying Standard. 🙂

I was amazed that there are so many timber-framed houses in the city. Looks very pretty and reminds me very much about a few German cities in which this old buildings are common as well.

One thing that was indeed a must as I worked out the route for our UK road trip was to visit @taylorsbutchers . If you are on Twitter please check him out. He is fun and friendly but what is more important he will make you drool over his pies, sausage rolls and all the goods he and his family produces since 1937  in their butcher’s shop located in Earlsdon, Coventry. So after we pretty much seen it all in the city center we head over to Earlsdon to “Taylors Butchers. We popped in and of course I hoped to see Stuart but unfortunately he was on his day off so we get to meet Stuarts dad, which is a very nice chap. Pretty much enjoyed having a small chat. I bet he was also quite impressed of the power of twitter. Thanks to twitter two Germans found their way into the Taylors Butcher. We bought a few small pies and also some family sized ones to take with us to @RaeMck @baxterglen to have for Dinner. As you must have guessed it Rachael and Glen are fans of  Taylors as well. 🙂

 

We stored our goods carefully and continued our way to Bicester. Half way on the motorway we saw a huge castle on the left hand side and our spirit of discovery was roused. So we took the exit and found ourselves 20 minutes later in Britain’s Ultimate:  WARWICK CASTLE.

How I love to discover things without making plans in the first place!! We had an epic time at the castle. The weather was glorious and this castle is indeed amazing. Wouldnt be surprised to meet Merlin or King Arthur on the grounds. 😉 Sooo dont wanted to leave this cool place!

We met up with Rachael and Glen at around six at their place. Such a lovely evening we had. Munching Stuarts pies accompanied by a huge salad and some beverages! 🙂 Fun talks and stories and the time was passing by so fast.

We had a coma- like rest in Rachael’s and Glen’s guest room and Rachael made us a yummy breakfast before we left the house. Glen was already at work and Rachael was about to head to her workplace . Thank you so much for having us over night!! We are looking so much forward to see you again soon! 🙂

Me and Kai on the other had were ready for our next stop: OXFORD! 🙂

All about that in my next post! 🙂

Lots of Love*Linn

xoxo

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(NEW POST) ROADTRIP ENGLAND. PART 1. “Birmingham. A famous Bull and an epic Curry!”

Monday October 1st  was the day I was BACK IN LONDON! 🙂 This time me and the Mister headed over via Ryan Air so we arrived very late at night. (From Bremen it is either very early in the morning or late in the night!)

After a good night rest at Travellodge Stanstead we were ready to start our first Roadtrip England!  Not only did we visit different Towns and Cities in the United Kingdom during the 5 days but we had the pleasure of meeting up with some lovely people from Twitter as well. Some we have already met back in May and some we met for the very first time.

First stop on our route was after 2,5h car ride the City of  Birmingham. aka Brum

We met up with the lovely Helen for the first time at her place. After we had some Tea and a bit of chit-chat we took our rented car and drove to the city center for some proper sightseeing ! Oh but before that we had the pleasure of driving through the famous “Spaghetti Junction”, which was really impressive. Take a look!

The weather was semi okay. Lots of rain but we had a lot of fun with our local Brum- Girl Helen aka @pinkgoddess strolling around Birmingham. We were really lucky as it was Helen’s day off so plenty of time to get to know each other beside typing all day long on Twitter! 😉

Birmingham was after London and Manchester the third City I have visited in England. Really liked the mixture between the old and new buildings but more than that I love the accent!!!! Really like the sound and melody! 🙂

Quite some time and a hearty lunch later we were back in the north of Brum.  Helen’s Mister Rhys aka @mauvedeity was about to come home from work so we dropped Helen of at home before we met up again. Me and the Mister checked into Travellodge, which was literally 3 minutes from their home! 😀

Half an hour later we four had the arms full of drinkies and walked up to the Curry Place “Balti Garden”. where we wanted to have Dinner. It was such a joyful time. Lots of yummy good food. Great laughter and stories to tell.  We continued the drinkies and the fun stories at the Wilkin’s Mannor! Nom nom. Always a pleasure to have PIMM’S with you Helen!! 🙂

Thank you so much Helen& Rhys for the brilliant time! We had so much fun with you and we cannot wait to see you again. Either in Hamburg or in Brum! 🙂

Lots of Love*Linn

Stay tuned for ROADTRIP PART 2! 🙂

xoxo

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(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

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(NEW POST) VIVA ESPANIA

This year is all about Twitter. I mean more than usual. 😉

This summer it happens that me and the lovely Mister booked our first vacation on Twitter!!! 😀

One of my friends from UK, Alan, who I really enjoy tweeting with has a daughter Lynzey who moved to Spain with her family several years ago to live there. She rents out a stunning self-catering villa called La Rosilla and that’s exactly were we spent 8 lovely days!

We flew from Hamburg to Madrid, rented a car and headed down south to the  Montes de Malaga Natural Park . Roadtripping at its best, I can tell you. 😀

Thankfully we’ve had aircon in the car as it was boiling outside with 40°C. Nothing like the rain and cold temperatures in Hamburg! It was such a relief for me to finally be in some summery enviroment I instantly feel relaxed. 🙂

After around 5 hours we reached the Villa. Such a beautiful place up in the Mountains! Me and the Mister decided to have a really relaxed stay at La Rosilla, which means every second day a sightseeing trip and the rest of the days we wanted to spend chillaxing and reading at the Casa.

We made our first day trip to the famous city of  Granada. Survived the queuing in front of the Alhambra and lost ourselves in all the history and old architecture that the Muslims build around 1492.

Beside this we have visited the city of Malaga and the stunning Cliffside City of Ronda and enjoyed the seaside at Playa de torre del mar! 🙂 Here are some pics for you to enjoy! 🙂

Enjoying a yummy Cafe con leche in  a Cafe in Malaga!

Almost at the end of our stay at La Rosilla we had a proper Tweet up with Lynzey and her husband on a really warm Spanish Night on the porch! It was really nice to chat about everything whilst enjoying a Cerveza! 🙂

The 8 days really went so fast but we really enjoyed ourselves. It wasn’t stressful at all and we did pretty well not doing too much. It was my first time on the Spanish Mainland and I must say I was really surprised about all the color shades of green and brown and yellow that the landscape has in store.  Andalusia has a wonderful vibe. Brilliant weather, great food and amazing cultural heritage! A place to visit for sure! 😀

(RONDA)

If you like to see more pics visit my Misters Flickr page -> kaifriendly  🙂

Love*Linn

 

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(New Post) How to make Marshmellow Rice Krispie Bars

 

 

After I posted a picture of my first try of these naughty, yummy bars on Twitter a few of you asked me for the recipe.

So here we go!:)

Its dead simple and that’s why I’ve made it. I had everything at home and was done with it after around 15 minutes.

You need:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 200g marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 6 cups Rice Bubbles
Instructions:
  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan
  2. Add marshmallows, stir until completely melted
  3. Stir through peanut butter, remove from heat
  4. Add rice bubbles, stir until well combined, working fast
  5. Press mixture into a greased and lined large slice pan
  6. Place in fridge for 2-4 hours.
  7. Cut into squares

Tip! I used an Egg Beater to whisk the Butter, Marshmellows&Peanut Butter together. It was way easier than using a wooden spoon.

Mines were ready to eat after 2h! Enjoy!! 😛

Love*Linn

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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


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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*

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(New Post) My first Tweet-UP

A few of you know that I am on Twitter. It’s almost 1 year since I am on their now. I don’t need to mention how I love to tweet and making friends on there. :))

Over this past year I made several picture postcard exchanges and send and received birthday cards or packages to people who became my friends.

But one thing didn’t happen: A Tweet-up. I have never meet anyone I tweet with.

  That changed TODAY!!! 😀

Today I met @BienAgiter and @Helena_Jackson .Two Teenage Girls who live in Hamburg. It was a short but really fun meeting. We had Bubble Tea and laughed a lot. 🙂 I am happy that it was so joyful and not awkward at all, even though I was super nervous before the meeting. The Girls told me they were nervous too. lol^^

Next time we meet for yummy Sushi! (Cant waaiiit)

Thank you so much for the lovely time Girls! See you soon!!

Love*Linn

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Thank you TWITTER

Thank you Twitter for let me get in touch with so many nice people. People from all over the world. Every Person so fun and unique.

Because of Twitter, I got to know Andrew , the positive, polite and fun chap on the Isle in the Channel. Who loves to read as much as I do, loves movies and good food. Without Andrew, there wouldn’t be this blog. Thank you Andrew for being so wonderful, charming and encouraging as you are.

Because of  Twitter, I learned a bit more about Genealogy and how fun it is to search for Family roots. I found out how the life near the Yorkshire Dales is and I am so much in love with the landscape that Mike calls his home.

Because of you Twitter my repertoire of baking recipes growed and is still growing. Thank you Emma for your love of all sorts of baking. You really make me want to try and bake more. Your recipe of the Crispy Mars Cake- heaven!! I am glad we are in the same “drooling club”: Alex O\’ Loughlin and love all sorts of Cath Kidston.

Because of you Twitter, I know that they have fun looking umbrella-holder in Shopping centers in Japan and I found out that some of the guinea pigs in this world are grand-pigs and love to relax under Laptops. I got surprised and fascinated by astrology and pictures of the moon. Thank you  Adele aka my Gilpy for all the fun things in your life.

Because of you Twitter, I learned that pigeons make a perfect and cheap roasted Dinner. I watched you changing and have been introduced to some wicked singer/ songwriters from the UK. Someday I so want to join you on your shooting tour, Rachael. Thank you for being awesome and a completely wonderful YOU.

Because of you Twitter I got teached and feel more familiar with the British lifestyle. I got to know a strong woman, who owns a beautiful old house. Found out that there is always another fun and stylish haircut out there. Always sweet, caring and polite. A God-mom like myself. You are a truly Lady: Cate .

Because of you Twitter, I got inspired by the lovely Amber . Through her I am now a Scrapbooker and Crafter. Really surprisingly as I never thought something creative could ever by a hobby of mine. Maybe sewing is next-who knows?! 🙂 Thank you for your open spirit and your uncomplicated behavior you made crafting and creating look so fun and easy. Do-able. Your love for crafting always shines through you and is truly inspiring! Perfect!

Because of  Twitter I get to know a former Model and Carer of people. I am more a Magazine reader because of you. Thank you Rowena for the way you see things. For having “great-minds-think-alike” moments with me.

Because of Twitter, I really, really want to visit New York. Want to “smell” the special spirit and feel the heartbeat in the City of Cities. “If you only be a visitor the City of NY is a great host.” Thank you  Janet that this NY vibe is touchable in your tweets. Thank you for always checking on me. You are the bomb-and always up to something new. Cooking adventures, photography experiments…Keep ’em coming Girl!

Thank you, you wonderful people, who tweet with me since more than over a  1 year. Thank you for finding a Picturepostcard exchange not weird nor obtrusive rather than fun and agreed to a joyful sending of Christmas Cards as well. I could even tasted a piece of United Kingdom, because of the sweets exchange with Adele and a goodie box exchange with the dearest Cate. 🙂

There are a lot more people, I tweet with. Charming and fun too but those above are special, because they becoming friends in real life more and more.

Thank you for all your love and support but mostly THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU:

Adele, Andrew, Amber, Cate, Emma, Jane, Mike, Rachael and Rowena.

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