Happy new year Everyone

Happy new year Everyone

So another year ends and we say goodbye to all the old and go into welcoming the new.

Or rather an anticipation for something new and a list of resolutions we set ourselves and by month 3 already fail in.

Why do we do this?

Save it all up for one night and promise ourselves changes we know deep down that if we truly meant them, we would be already on our way to achieving them?

This year I have zero intention of resolution making. I still have the past 25 years of those I’m still yet to achieve. So I may as well reverse and start from that point.

Or I just accept what is and rather than set myself these targets, just walk into the new year and grab it by the balls.

I can say I have a few projects coming up in 2020 which I’m excited about and that is something I look forward to sharing as the year evolves. But not just yet.

I prefer to share after the fact. Not before.

One reflection I have as I sit here tapping on my phone is that I do want to move towards live-streaming . But I’m not sure I want to do virtual live streaming.

There’s other projects in my head that I want to try out separate to virtual and I may yet.

I’m also still seeking advice on supporting people struggling with social media trolling.

That is a topic I spoke about and I’m very passionate about. But it needs to be done properly with all the safety mechanisms in place for confidentiality as well as bringing people on board who are trained.

This project may be wider than SL so hence I’m being very careful about how it’s done. But watch this space!

One major plan I do have in 2020 is that I have decided after nearly 11 years of caring and supporting people in the work place. It’s time for me to step back and allow myself to experience life with a little less pressure in it.

Apart from a huge court case coming up in July which is the culmination of the last 5 years of a case which had huge impact on me and affected me mentally, the time is nigh that I cut myself the slack. I shall be stepping down from the union and letting someone else take those reigns up. The court case will also give me closure to what hurt my soul.

I wish you all a very Happy New Year and a wish that 2020 is a lot more balanced than 2019.

Sadly deep down I don’t believe that will happen. We just need to make the best of what we can and certainly be a lot nicer and kinder to each other. πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

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Credits:-

New years party dress from Legendaire

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Oline Lipstick from A R T E

Blossom eyeshadow from A R T E

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin in 04 from  Amara Beauty

Lets celebrate outdoor seating from Chez Moi

Happy New year champagne cart from Chez Moi

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Magic Fields let’s dance

Magic Fields let’s dance

Introducing Paragon Dance Animations latest dance the Ally Club Groove dance.

Let’s just say, you know when you’re in the shower, you hear the music and you feel it?

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Dance Credits:-

Introducing the new pack of dances called Ally from Paragon Dance Animations premiering  now at the  UBER Event

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Club grooves are casual light freestyle dances for dancing at a club or at a concert. Feel the music with these fluid feminine moves with rhythm and style for the ladies, versatile to fit a wide variety of music. Originally danced to “Feelin’ Love” by Paula Cole. Tempo = 81.96 BPM
β—˜ Bento hands/fingers (detailed finger articulation)
β—˜ Motion-captured on an 8-camera Optitrack Prime 13 optical mocap system for the smoothest and natural flowing animations.
β—˜ Authentically danced/choreographed and mocap recorded by Ally Vega.
*Licensed by Allison Algoso*
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Music track is Magic Fields by The Particles

Clothing Credits:-

Miki outfit from Lunar now at the EQAL10 Event till close on 5th Jan for next round

Dear Japan Backdrop (The Night) from the Bearded Guy

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Oline Lipstick from A R T E

Blossom eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin in 04 from  Amara Beauty

Jetpack

Words for today

Words for today

β€œJust be kind to everyone for a few days. Not β€˜nice’.. kind. Kind is a specific gentle type of nice. Kind is β€˜nice’ dried with fabric softener.”

If you can’t be kind and can’t be nice.

Stay at home.

Now a video about my linden home cause I like it.

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Credits:-

Mecca hair from Doux at the Shop and Hop

Satin scarf from Erratic at the Shop and Hop

Cheri eyebrows (Catwa, BOM, Omega, Genus.)from A R T E at the TIalli Event until 26 December

Nini shirt and top from Lunar at the Shop and Hop

Snowflake leggings from Mossu at the Shop and Hop

Sira lashes fromA R T E at the eBento

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin in 05 from  Amara Beauty

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A new day

A new day

For some The festivities are over and for others it’s still going on.

Either way it doesn’t matter as long as you wake up and feel good about the time you have spent.

Be it with many or just yourself.

Personally despite being meh with flu like symptoms, I still feel it was a lovely few days.

Christmas Day was spent with family, yesterday known as Boxing Day was alone with my own company falling in and out of states of sleep and watching rubbish films on tv.

By rubbish, I seriously mean rubbish!

But hey even so rubbish will do when I get the opportunity to just be ultimately lazy and give in to how I was feeling.

Today I have my pending for 2020 new flat mate coming to stay overnight. Dinner and gin.

No particular order. I’m coughing like a bad smoker, but I think I’m pretty germ free now. I hope.

Next week it will suddenly be 2020. Not sure about that number.

If you have ever read Nostradamus predictions, it’s not entirely positive stuff.

One thing positive though, the world doesn’t end till 3037.

So seize the day I say and make your dreams come true.

Credits:-

So Cozy Corset cardigan from Blueberry

So Cozy boots from Blueberry

Calendar pose from Amitie (May) at the EQUAL10 Event

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Zafirah lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Shot on location at Mother Road

Edie  skin in 05 from  Amara Beauty

Tomorrow it’s Christmas

Tomorrow it’s Christmas

I’m not writing anything in the blog.

It’s a quick video below as I lay my head to sleep.

I’ve scheduled this video so I’ll be asleep by the time it goes.

Good night everyone and Merry Christmas. ❀️

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Credits:-

Halo Look top from Offline at the EQUAL10 Event

Jeggings from Kaithleens at the EQUAL10 Event

Canva slip ons from Grailed at the EQUAL10 Event

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Zafirah Lipstick from A R T E

Blossom eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin in 04 from  Amara Beauty

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I’ll be fairly quiet the next few days apart from a Christmas video.

But wanted to wish you all a Merry (those who drink) and Happy (those who just are) Christmas period.

Currently I’m pretty much feeling sick and mine may very well be on my sofa tomorrow coughing a razor blade or two. (Not literally, I’m not that magical)!

I can’t exactly attend a houseful of people like this. Unfair to them, but more so unfair to me.

I have no taste buds or sense of smell and it will just be a wasted moment of me whining the whole day about ow rubbish I feel.

Today I’m feeling pretty sorry for myself like I’m the only one in the world feeling bleh.

Logically and realistically speaking I’m not, but allow me the self indulgence as I rarely get to feel sorry for myself and revel in it. I figure a gin gargle later may be called for. Medicinal purposes of course.

Today I have to wrap my home made gifts and then also bake the dessert for everyone for tomorrow and lots of biscuits. Don’t worry I will demonstrate ultra sterile behaviours whilst doing so.

Have a great time and be nice to each other. Even once a year is better than not at all.

Credits:-

Jade Winter coat from Legendaire with boots and scarf (Hud included)

Reflecticeeyes  from Amara Beauty

Zafirah Lipstick from A R T E

Blossom eyeshadow from A R T E

Irenka hair from Truth

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin in 04 from  Amara Beauty

Waking up like razor blades

Waking up like razor blades

Someone show me the path to my bed please.

It started yesterday and today my throat feels like a razor blade has cut at it and my nose is like a faulty tap that can’t switch off.

It’s funny when you look forward to time off and a chance to recharge your batteries, it’s also at the time when your body has reached its lowest.

I am as the saying goes, undergoing the lurgy.

It’s 7.26 am here and I’m babysitting from early this morning, in 4 minutes and cooking a lunch for friends.

Frankly I wish to slide into my bed right now rather than do anything.

Christmas is not even sorted as I haven’t had much of a chance to make the things I planned to make, because no moments alone to do so.

Still, shopping in the pixel world seems to me a far better idea. Happy Xmas everyone.

Credits:-

Santa Baby Sweater from Entice at  the Trunk Show till Jan 18

Santa Baby socks from Entice at the Trunk Show till Jan 18

Snowman Advent calendar edition and Snowballs on ground  free gifts on the Xmas tree from Raindale at Cosmpolitan Event In order to get these and other gifts you need to join free Cosmopolitan Club and Lounge group

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Zafirah lipstick from A R T E

Blossom eyeshadow from A R T E

Lock n Roll hair from Tableau Vivant

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin in 05 from  Amara Beauty

Snowball bento pose from *!R.O!* Poses

Marikas message for Christmas

Marikas message for Christmas

As Christmas approaches and the festive messages are being sent. Marika pops on her Christmas part dress and sends her words of festive joy.

Not quite the words many have in mind, but then Marika is certainly an individual.

There’s a little Marika in all of us.

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Kallie Gown from Chubby Bunny at the Winter Fair

Nessa Hair from Joviality

June avatar from Piggu at the Winter Fair however this is the beta version of June 2

Snowball post from *!R.O!*

Picture shot on location at my snow home

Video shot on location at a friends platform using the Hello Sir backdrop from The Bearded Guy

Freeze with me

Freeze with me

The countdown to Christmas starts and the last two days I finally am feeling a sense of the fun parts it will bring. Thank you to a little fellow named Mason who constantly just makes me smile.

Todays countdown video is the new Hip Hop dance by Madison Cubbage who danced for Paragon Animations to give you all this great gift.

Merry Christmas from Paragon Dance Animations

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Dance Credits:-

Freeze dance is a free gift atΒ Paragon Dance Animations

Paragon Dance Animations appreciate your business and support as the newest dance animation store on the grid as of 2019 and the first USA dance brand. Tis the season for gifts and they made a very special gift for you all . Paragon thanks you for all the love and support throughout the months of their first year.

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This is a hip hop dance choreography to “Freeze” by our instagram star Madison Cubbage for her masterclass as a touring instructor for Asia Camp (Millenium China) and United Dance Organization.
Originally choreographed to the song:Β  “Freeze” by T-Pain ft. Chris Brown. Tempo = 120 BPM
*Licensed by Madison Cubbage*
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About Madison Cubbage
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– Dancer for Todrick Hall (Forbidden World Tour), Ariana Grande (7 Rings MV), Calvin Harris, Little Mix, Forever in Your Mind, and DNCE.
– Elite Protege with The Pulse On Tour.
– Top contemporary dancer recognized as one of the strongest competitors of her time.
– 230,000+ instagram followers.

Clothing Credits:-

Hot winter princess outfit fromΒ Nina Nerys

ReflecticeΒ eyesΒ  fromΒ Amara Beauty

Zafirah lipstick fromΒ A R T E

Blossom eyeshadow fromΒ A R T E

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

EdieΒ  skin in 05 fromΒ  Amara Beauty

Wearable snowman fromΒ Dench Designs

Husky and sled fromΒ Dench Designs

Shot on location at my winter sky platform

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Calendar gift Day 21 from Entice

Calendar gift Day 21 from Entice

I am extremely busy at the moment with real life as I have a 2 day stint looking after an adorable little person, so I don’t have many words today.

Only that 4.5 days to go!!!

So to all of you who are excited and off to families for your festive period, I wish you a wonderful time with your friends and family.

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Santa-San skirt and top calendar gift 21st December from Entice Member and Non Members

Group Members – Free **Only for the day (December 1st’s gift will only be free on December 1st (slt).  After midnight, it will be 25L)
Non Group Members/Missed Days – 25L Each

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Zafirah lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin in 05 from  Amara Beauty