Lisbon is a lot of walking on hills paved with cobblestones.
Gorgeous views, excellent wine, heat, plus a lot of people in August.
Avoiding the trams due to crowds
Age comes into it when you pull a hamstring and your hips/back step in to carry the load. Makes for a really hurting 7th day.
dievca is laying low, stretching and trying to get her muscles to relax before the flight on Sunday… Wish her luck. XO
Is it the tide? Is it a dry dock?
Or is it a big problema?
Photos: dievca, Tagus River Lisbon Portugal 08/2019
In a nutshell: Advice giving usually doesn’t work, and often completely backfires.
To be fair, we all find ways to tell others how to live. We can’t help it. We all have strong points of view and believe that others should do or think as we do. And most of us are comfortable expressing those views to others, whether they’re interested or not.
Yet, research using reactance theory informs us that whenever someone tells us what to do and how to do it, we respond with defensive defiance because we want to maximize our personal freedom and decision making.
If we really want to encourage behavior (or belief) change in others we actually need to move away from advice-giving (especially when our advice is unsolicited) and toward modeling. In other words, we need to be an example for others rather than telling them what to do.
Research on observational learning (in conjunction with an understanding of reactance theory) suggests that while people will resist unsolicited advice and instruction, they will follow the behaviors of others—especially when there appear to be good and reinforcing outcomes from these behaviors (or beliefs).
dievca is still going to give you her advice:
TRY ON YOUR PRESENTATION OUTFIT BEFORE SHOWING UP AT YOUR MASTER OR MISTRESS’ PLACE.
dievca ended up with a Corset Disaster, yesterday. It shrunk from handwashing and dievca’s boobs are running larger. All the hooks closed and she could pull the ties, but she looked like a muffin popping over the tin.
Master’s solution to dievca’s problem was easy:
“Try the outfit on before meeting for D/s”
dievca does plan to heed Master’s advice, will you plan to heed dievca’s advice?
dievca was setting up a Presentation Outfit for Master and couldn’t find the correct suspender belt. After 20 minutes of digging without success, she moved on to Presentation Outfit #2.
It was a repeat of a past Outfit, but it channeled the 2019 Summer Solstice!
dievca needed to wear nude stockings for three reasons:
- Master loves stockings
- Stockings allow easy access in a visually pleasing way
- dievca isn’t scheduled to be waxed until next week…..
Outfit Choice #2 was panning out nicely and dievca had some great shoes in mind!
Lanvin Chain-Embellished Stilettos from Summer 2010 — the sandals added a little heavy metal to cut the floral and lace sweetness.
dievca packed everything up, adding the gold play collar and lead. she made her way uptown to Master’s apartment.
When she arrived, dievca knelt before Master. They took a moment to connect and shift – then Master told dievca she had 5 minutes to change into His Presentation Outfit.
The timing worked well, all pieces of the Outfit slid-on easily, including the Lanvin Sandals.
It was when dievca tried to walk —
dievca never took into consideration that wearing stockings in open, strappy, leather sandals would be VERY slippery. she had to move at a shuffling mincing walk to make it back to Master. And when Master led dievca to the bedroom after Cock Worship. He guided her along with the lead at a good clip – she almost took herself and Him down! And the sound effects emitted from dievca’s mouth?
Not elegant, at all~
Master absolutely loved the heels, so they stayed on.
What’s the solution for next time?
(or grippy pads)
This process happens with new “outer” clothes, too.
dievca wore this dress while shopping, with:
she was starving and bought a lamb gyro. After sitting in the sun, on the fire hydrant in front of the Ed Sullivan Theatre (the Late Show) ummmm, let’s just say that dievca’s new dress worked very well, but it needed a dry cleaning after she dripped red sauce down the front… That said, the Gyro was very good. Almost worth the dry cleaning fee — dievca was that hungry.
Are you missing the spelling application that was a part of WordPress? dievca is, she would hit the “ABC” button on a post prior to scheduling…. There’s no more button.
Is anyone else having a problem with their spelling?
dievca did notice that her ‘furtile immagination” should have been ‘fertile imagination’ and she’s sure that she has missed more items. Please let her know if you spot misspellings or rotten grammar.
dievca did turn on her Google Chrome spelling option. Maybe it will help.
Until something happens know that…