Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Marriage advice from 1886

True dat! 

"True friendship is the basis for any lasting relationship."

Throw kindness like confetti!

Today I had a great conversation with friends about people treating people. 

In life we pass by so many people that just make us wonder what’s going on. In their life. In their soul. In their head.

I have always lived by the maxim that how you treat people is a direct reflection of how you feel about yourself. So I am trying to be nice and giving and understanding and open. I am not saying I am always succeeding, but I am more often than not… 

However, what I find most fascinating is that not everybody seems to understand that you get what you give. 

In Linda-land there are some really simple rules for karma points and positive vibes. Hold tight. 

 Sometimes it isn’t about what you ask but about how you ask for it. You get more flies with honey than with vinegar.

An honest smile and a friendly handshake is the best business card.

How you treat people is everything. No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are, how you treat people ultimately tells all. Integrity is everything. 

If you see something beautiful in someone, speak it. Give praise freely and sincerely. 

Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?

Give without expectation. 

Good people bring out the good in people. 

How people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours.

Now go out into the world and be nice. I love you!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

K.I.Z. - Verrückt nach dir

Hi lovers, now this is really only something for my (2) German readers but recently I have fallen a little bit in love with this mental rap troupe from Berlin called K.I.Z.

Maybe "a little bit in love" is an actual understatement, obsessed might be more accurate. 

They take poetic freedom to a whole new level by saying things that don't only make you blush, but might actually make your head explode. In a good way. 

Crazy, innovative, daring, bold, hilarious, uncompromising, unafraid, cocky and damn smart - they are everything I love. 

Monday, 20 June 2016

Cretan Nights

Hi lovers, it happened again. I had a full-on epiphany. I saw clearly. For once. In Crete. Not the worst setting to be honest. 

Friday Night Lights. Clear Eyes Full Hearts Can't Lose-style. Okay enough of the jabbering… but regular readers will understand.

Here is what I know:

The universe will sort it out eventually. You just have to trust. 

Everything that happens is meant to happen and even if it feels wrong in the moment, it’s right in the end. 

Believe. Justin Bieber style. Believe in good. Believe in people. Believe in yourself. Don’t get distracted. Don’t doubt.

When you have people in your life, who listen, you are one lucky fucker. Be grateful. 

Give and you will get. Maybe not right now, but certainly eventually. This is a universal truth.

Let go. Let go and let go. Yes, three times.

When you least want it, you will get it. Always. 

When you least need it, you will definitely get it. Always x2.

Friday, 10 June 2016

He's just not that into you girl - a guest blog post

Hi lovers, you know that my wisdom is nearly infinite but every now and then even I need help. So I asked a very good mate / sister in self-analysis / wisdom-wonder-woman and returning guest blogger R. for some advice. 

She once wrote a beauty on this very blog about finding yourself in Paris and now she's back to let you know when enough is enough. When to pack your bags and leave. When to stop caring.
There you have it. 


“I’ll text you...”
Nothing good can ever come of this half-arsed, wishy-washy sign off. It’s not a promise of a future date, a sign of lingering affection or anything else that might warm your little heart. The only text that will be coming your way (if at all) is the “we’re not a match” one. Take this one as a sign to put this dude in the metaphorical bin and move on to the next.

2.       “I’m just at a really busy time in my life right now.”
Now, this one could very well be true. Guys have all the stresses and time drains that we deal with. But frankly, unless you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, you’ll find a way to fit that special person into your busy life. Or, you’ll have the sense to leave dating alone until you actually have the time to do it properly.

3.       The procrastinator.
You haven’t been dumped and he’s still replying to your messages, but somehow you haven’t nailed down that next date. Chances are he’s juggling other dates, is just too yellow-bellied to end it, or is currently having kittens over the fact he’s got past the third date. Whatever reason, a sudden lack of enthusiasm is just that. And why would you want someone who’s not head over heels about the thought of seeing your gorgeous face?

4.       “If only you were….”
STOP. Stop right there. Any dicksplash who demands a change in your fabulous natural state in order to love you has either been brought up to think that airbrushed, lifeless dolls are a desirable love match or just has the emotional depth of a paddling pool. Look in the mirror and love your body hair, your extra pounds, your ridiculous dress sense, your scars and your stretchmarks. Then realise that singledom is vastly preferable to a guy who wants to shape you into his own perfect blow-up doll.

5.       Scarpering after sex.
Oh god, you did it. A night of the horizontal tango and you feel great. Except, the slavering hound you previously had fight off with a stick has now turned into a kittycat; cute, but ultimately distant. Did you fuck up fucking? Unless you’re into spiralling self-doubt and chipping away at your sexual self-esteem, don’t even give this thought any room in your beautiful head. It might be that he’s lost the thrill of the chase, perhaps he’s devastated you didn’t entertain his toenail fetish, either way, any guy who can’t bear to stick around after you popped your cork for him is not the one for you.
Girl, love yourself.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Metronomy 4eva

Hi lovers, just today I remembered how much I used to love Metronomy and their all-encompassingly charming and genius singer Joseph Mount! D.R.E.A.M.Y.

So what better way to celebrate this rediscovered love than sharing my top vibes from Mister Mount and co.?