Linkies 28th Feb


I am very excited because I had my holiday for next month approved and so I will be off to New York from the 21st March!! I can’t WAIT to see all the standup comedy and imrpov and all the people and the food and meet up with some friends I made in Japan. EXCIIIIIIIIITED!

Let’s linkie!

It always amazes me how late people work in Frankfurt. At our company, we MUST NOT, under any circumstances, work more than 10 hours. So I am always interested in the little lights still on at night when people are working away into the night.

To another area of Germany with Steven, who has a collection of “American” foods. I wonder why there are no “British” foods around… (no wait, don’t answer that…)

I found these photos of strangers to be hilarious! Maybe I should take fewer photos of cats and more of humans…

Here’s a short comic I like. You should follow the artist on Twitter as well since she’s really awesome.

I always feel guilty for using my Kindle to read books, but here is a great idea for a futuristic book shop.

I totally had those pink yeti boots. No really.

Back to Germany for an interesting read on a small town that makes loads of guns.

Urban Outfitters really is the worst.

And lastly, my Canadian friend over at Breaking Moulds has been looking back over the Sochi Olympics.

Linkies 21/02

This week has been super busy and super stressful. Bunnies make me feel happy.

Last weekend Steven came to hang out in Frankfurt and it was really nice going for some brunch with him (although the place I wanted to take him to was closed – sorry!!) But he did introduce me to an app that is now going to eat ALL my money – Songkick, which looks at the music on your phone and tells you if anyone is touring right now. I found that Metronomy are on tour AND coming to Frankfurt!! Since it seems hardly anyone knows of them, here’s the video of them that was my gateway to loving them –

Let’s get onto the linkies!

Expat Lingo is in Istanbul and I am VERY jealous. Looking at her photos makes me want to go back there as soon as I can.

I love these photos of facial expressions from the figure skating at the Sochi winter Olympics. Mao-chan is the Japanese media’s darling so I bet this wasn’t one of the photos published over there!

If you think you love coffee, I’m not sure you love it as much as this woman did.

Germany is one of the few countries that doesn’t have over the counter morning after pills. Sad times.

For people like me who are trying to nab a new job, this article from Fast Company (one of my favourite sites) is very useful!

More from Fast Company – things your brain needs more of! (I’ve been keeping dark chocolate at my desk ever since I read this…om nom nom…)

And to end today here is the NEW video from the talented and sexual Ben Southam. Frankfurters – can you guess the location where he filmed it?


Linkies 03/01/14

All this partying and excitement has left me with a new cold. Awesome. I’m sat in bed with a sore throat, drinking a vitamin C drink and eating cough sweets. MEH.

But happy new year people! Yay! We made it! Now let’s get on with some linkies –

Want some travel inspiration for 2014? Well this post made me want to get up and start traveling again! Doesn’t an ancient Italian town sound like an awesome adventure?

This very long post from A Japanese Life talks about making friends in Japan. It’s been in my saved links for ages since I love coming back to it and reading it over again. There’s a lot to take in but I think any expat will connect with what he’s written.

Feminism time! Have a wonderful infographic about sexism in the film industry!

There’s something quite heart warming about this art project where a man asks for directions, then makes a giant map out of the little maps he’s given. Makes me want to try something similar in Frankfurt.

There’s nothing I love more than looking at words bilingually! Here’s a really interesting post on the word “bimbo”.

I loved this post on how people get so obsessed with Japan. It’s a cool place, sure. But there’s no need for everyone to start losing it over the country!

The English language’s newest grammar rule is here!

Here’s an interesting post where kids were interviewed about their thoughts on 2013’s most controversial songs. On this subject, can we all agree never to play Blurred Lines again? Please? We all agree it’s bad, right?

And my favourite link of the past few weeks – 7 Frequent Flyers who are More Annoying than Babies. So true.

Have an awesome weekend people!

Friday Letters 18/10/13


Dear Birthday Party Guests, thank you for an amazing birthday party last week. I’m so grateful that I have people like you all in my life <3


Dear Pumpkin Spice Late, Uhm…I don’t get the hype. You didn’t taste that special at all. Your sister, Salted Caramel Mocha, however…


Dear Frankfurt, May your never ending stream of random street junk for people to take never end.


Dear Ridiculously Expensive Lebanese Restaurant, your hummus was not worth 8 euros, and neither was your falafel. Sort it out.


Possibly my favourite reading thing of this week was this wonderful post about people talking back to Cosmo UK’s Facebook feed. I follow a different British magazine called Company, but I’ve noticed recently their quality has just gone down the drain and I wish people would oppose them more!

My favourite looking thing has been this Hipster Merkal Tumblr. I asked my flatmate if I could print them all out and put them on the walls and he said that he’s not sure he wants her looking at him every day…PFT! Some German!! SWAGHETTI YOLONESE, people!

Talking of yolo, I read a great Thought Catalog entry about things the author loves about American people. I’ve met loads of Americans while living abroad and I have to say I agree with all she says. I really love the American way of living and wish I could adopt that.

This person doesn’t like digestive biscuits. I mean. What. I don’t even.

If Game of Thrones characters were video game consoles. You know they’re right.

I’m so glad so many of you enjoyed my post yesterday about expat friends. I was having a crappy day, so to come home and read your comments saying I’d made you laugh and so on…it really made me feel so much better. Blogger John also commented and said that he’d written a post on a very similar topic. It’s a REALLY great post, so I really urge you all to read it!

I feel I should end on something kinda work related, since this is something that has been very big in the gaming world this past week. There’s a new Pokemon out and while I’ve not bought it myself (I still have Style Boutique and Animal Crossing to get through…), I very much appreciate this Pokemon musical! Enjoy!

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