Time for reality

Time for reality

It’s nearly 5pm here in the U K as I tap this blog into my phone.

I’ve spent my day relaxing and just enjoying my day perched on my sofa with my pjs on watching all sorts of films. Reading my kindle at times and just feeling chilled.

I just watched Meet Joe Black for the zillionth time and frankly why not. I love the whole romance vibe today and why not.

In between that I’ve made some daft Tik Tok videos because eh why not. I spend my time laughing all the time with this daft app and heck why not. It’s my spare time so I’ll do as I please.

I’m due to turn on my pc and see how my mirror saving my hard drive fared. Though part of me is a little apprehensive in case I’m disappointed. We shall see.

But first going to see how my laptop can handle an SL experience.

In the meantime feel free to imagine me like this virtual photo wearing Lunar. It’s seriously way better than my current rl vibe right now.

Here have a Tik Tok. Guess whose voice !!

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMJB5n3JG/

Credits:-

Lulu bikini from Lunar at the EQUAL10 Event

The blue lagoon pose from Amitie at the EQUAL10 Event

No Between hair from No Match

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Sweet Lipstick from A R T E

Tropical eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

Balancing when it could break

Balancing when it could break

Seems my wee virtual world may be getting a shake to it.

My computer is having issues and my hard drive keeps disappearing . Not to be found in the normal way either.

So it’s currently showing, but softwares stored there have been corrupted and I’ve had to uninstall and Re download.

On top of that, the computer now regularly gets the blue screen of ooops we had to shut down and restart.

I’ve got a 1TSSD drive arriving tomorrow to assist with the issue but part of me is feeling the days are numbered.

I do have a gaming laptop but it runs like me so thats no positive!

In the meanwhile I’m just biding time and making the best of the ticking clock. Getting used to being in the middle of something then getting kicked.

What will I do? Cry maybe or , yeah no I’ll cry.

Thing is my blog and my filming etc are what keeps me sane in a rather insane world. They’re my peace and stress relief and a way of expressing myself.

Without that. Then there’s me. I’ve always said if Second Life went down tomorrow I’d start being me and real. But my god can you imagine it!!

The real Thelma, Isa, Harriet, Aunty VaGina and Beverley!

So let’s hope you won’t be forced to meet the real characters. On a serious note, if I had to use my laptop it just means meh graphics and tasks would be a lot slower to complete. We shall see.

I wonder if a dance video …..

Credits:-

Rihanna outfit from UNA at the EQUAL10 Event

Bella necklace from Michan

Chiffon hair from Stealthic

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Sweet gloss  Lipstick from A R T E

Tropical  eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

Shot on location at Eterea

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Under the skies

Under the skies

Hey there, what’s new?

I’m just here enjoying the sun as I unwind from the day and look forward to my bed. (The pixelated sun as it’s nighttime here)

In saying that by the time this blog leaves my computer and lands on your pages, I’ll already have hopped into bed.

I usually do it from my phone as I find sitting at a pc cumbersome at times.

I also appreciate the freedom of doing things where I please.

I’ve actually at times blogged on the loo, in the bath, sitting in the sunshine and it used to be always sitting on the bus headed to work.

I bet if you read on your phone, you’re guilty too!!

Can I just let you know I spent ages on this photo. Ages. I still didn’t achieve the effect that was hidden in my head but it’s close as I’ll get for today.

I was aiming for a flight but not retro look, ethereal but not glory, blurry but not blurred, colourful but not too vivid.

I’ll give up now and bid you a goodnight and hope your evening is as pleasant as mine looks in this photo.

Credits:-

Ruby Tuesday outfit (with MEGA Hud) from Entice at the Cosmopolitan Event

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Bloodline hair from DOUX

Zafirah lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

Shot on location at Archipelago


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Alia Mohamed Belly dances

Alia Mohamed Belly dances

I’ve been so excited to show you these dances I literally cannot wait till Saturday to do so.

Let’s start the week with the latest Dances from Paragon Dance Animations, the Alia Vintage Belly dances. I’m still in the snow mode because of the very intrinsic hand and finger movements.

Now if you haven’t noticed my style is always to use different music tracks so that you can appreciate the versatility of any dance. So watch with an open mind.

Honestly I really loved making this particular video. I hope you enjoy watching.

Video:-

Dance Credits:-

Alia Vintage Belly dances from Paragon Dance Animations at the UBER Event from 25th August

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8 vintage style belly dances, all free-styled performance captured by Alia Mohamed, an esteemed authority/specialist on vintage style belly dances.

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Clothing Credits:-

Black Rockstar outfit from **Brii Underground Wear**

Coral A hair fromeXxEsS

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Zafirah  Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Shot on location at Copper River

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I need a drink

I need a drink

Welcome to Monday! What a day is all I can say.

I had my liver scanned today after a 4 month delay due to COVID lockdown and frankly the way I see it if there was anything to worry about then meh. As in oh well. Not much else I can add to that.

Work. Well that was full on and I don’t think I even caught up with myself, let alone anything anyone else may have asked me to do.

In the grand scheme, that’s the way it rolls for today.

When I say I need a drink. I don’t mean alcohol by the way. The title just fitted with the photo. But it’s the inference I just need a moment.

Let the day catch up with me with a nice hot cup of tea while my mushy head processes today.

It is only Monday. Good lord I hate to think what the rest of the week entails.

Anyhow in to the outfit for today and my mush gush over the people I blog for.

Designer Showcase. The Designer Showcase is one of the longest running fashion events in Second Life. Over 12 years now. Quietly steady and just there each month with a variety of people in Second Life bringing their works to the fore.

What I love about working with them is a genuine strong set of principles and a feeling of being incredibly appreciated. Ive been with them since I basically started and that’s been omg since 2016 ish. So long I’m losing my marbles already.

I’m wondering if the owner Aisha may consider a pension plan for me as I’ll likely be still blogging with her right to the death.

One thing about me is I truly appreciate those that gave me a chance. Who believed in me and took a chance on me. Designer Showcase certainly did and for that I owe them a lot of gratitude for letting me loose at making photos and videos using stuff.

Anyhow enough of that gush. I’m off to crack the kettle on and indulge in a Tetleys.

Credits:-

Blaire wrap dress from London Girl at the Designer Showcaseabout to end (hurry)

Asiza necklace from Moondance Boutique at the Designer Showcase(about to end)

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty


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Kintsugi; Spirited Beyond

Kintsugi; Spirited Beyond

I made a video of this destination a few days ago and I’m still in a lot of awe over this destination I found in the good old Second Life Destinations guide.

I think this is one of the most truly well made places I have visited in Second Life. I have a few of my all time faves and this one has hit the list for ambiance and calm. Well it’s the only one on that particular list.

I popped here basically for a fashion photo moment as I was just looking for some where different.

The fashion photo never happened and instead I picked up my virtual camera and started filming. The result you will find below. I don’t even think my filming captured it’s loveliness, so I really recommend you visiting to see at first hand.

I’ve got a lot of photos in my head so will be returning. Definitely!

Enjoy….

Video:-

Credits:-

Shot on location at Kintsugi

Time to dance

Time to dance

Just another soppy virtual music dance video.

The lip sync wasn’t perfect, or rather it’s not at all. But hey who knows one day someone will get those mouths animating more true to form.

Enjoy ….

Video:-

Credits:-

Featuring Madison Cubbage Jazz Funk and Contemporary dances from Paragon Dance ANimations

Stasica dress from Scandalize

Gitte eyebrows from A R T E 

Dua hair from DOUX

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Zafirah lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Shot on location at BUTTER


Meditate

Meditate

Have you ever tried to meditate? Like this? In the picture?

I decided I would give it a go and see if it balances all those jumbled things swirling in my head long enough for me to think logically. See if I could be like my character Beverley and find my inner ying yang.

Well…I spent my time trying to uncross my one leg which went into a cramp at the time, which made me laugh and then cry at the same time because frankly calf cramps hurt.

Honestly I cannot take things I’ve not really done before seriously. I’m terrible like that and my first reaction is always to end up laughing at myself.

I do meditate. Usually sipping a cup of tea and just being in my own zone. Yet I’ve always wondered if the position makes a difference to how it works.

I’ll be honest. I’ll stick to my cup of tea on the sofa. At least I can then get back up. 😂😂😂

Video:-

Credits:-

Charlotte outfit from AnaStyle at the Designer Showcase For a few more days.

Halo Hair from Knox

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Sweet gloss  Lipstick from A R T E

Tropical  eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

 

Shot on location at The Coasters Club

 

Take a moment

Take a moment

It’s Friday and I’m ready for the weekend to appear so I can take a moment to catch up with myself.

It’s been a pretty manic week reality wise and then of course the issue I raised via a ranty vlog earlier this week.

That vlog was removed, not because I had done anything wrong or in fact any reason to do with me.

I removed it from the YouTube platform because the vlogger it affected requested me to do so. Because there was some kind of agreement made that the copyright strike would be removed, if I removed the video!!!

Does that sit well with me? No not at all! I don’t believe in manipulation or any kind of bartering agreements like that. But, because this person was upset by their dilemma, I did.

In fact I have asked this vlogger if the strike was removed and I have had no response. So you decide.

By not answering I can only assume the outcome.

Now there is something I really need to say about this fiasco, it doesn’t sit well with me when anyone pleads for help and then I feel manipulated by all involved because of a business thought. I won’t go into it right now. It may have to sit with me a while before I do.

But, suffice to say this weekend there will be a vlog to discuss some of the pitfalls out there in both vlogging and also blogging that all of my fellow creators need to know.

Most in fact all bloggers and vloggers are unpaid free advertising for brands.

Now let that sit there while you consider that reality.

In fact do so on this daybed and you will appreciate it even more.

I’ve decided I’m going to speak of the creators I blog for and the events and tell you why I appreciate them.

Today I’m going to tell you about Keira Raindale whose daybed I am blogging.

I’m a useless decor blogger. Honestly I know that. But this lovely lady gives me a go and doesn’t hound me to achieve monumental picture sales with over photoshopped results.

Just a good old fashioned business person who understands that even though I’m not so great, she still gives me a go. Because at the end of the day I try. And when I have the time I go that extra mile by adding a video to show my appreciation.

So my love today goes to the lovely Kiera Raindale.

Credits:-

Everbreak Daybed from Raindale at the Access Event

PG edition includes 27 solo and 10 couple (romantic MF)
Adult edition includes all of the above + 16 MF animations (some speed options also included 29 animations inside in total)

Rei Bra top and Rei denim sohrts from Miwas at the EQUAL10 Event

Gitte eyebrows from A R T E 

Dua hair from DOUX

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Zafirah lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

At home with Harriet

At home with Harriet

Harriet is now back to work since COVID struck and she became an instant mother.

The BBBC has given her the option of home working and a new daytime show “At home with Harriet”.

The new show is all about what’s going on in Second Life that they dont want you to see. Harriet style!

Video:-

Credits:-

Giulia HUD Dress from Sacha’s Designs

Dua hair from DOUX

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Zafirah lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty


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