The mermaid

The mermaid

Thelma is on her way back to screens again soon. In the meantime she desperately wanted to pose in this outfit for the blog.

Who am I to say no?

As I sit here tapping away on my phone, I’m watching NCIS and drinking a lush strawberry and kiwi Koperberg. What a lovely way to end my day.

I went for a long walk around my lakes today with my daughter and grandson, followed by lunch and a relax on my sofa . (Ok I also fell asleep on my sofa. ) But all of it, just bliss.

To me it’s very important to have downtime from all routine now and then. Work has to always take a back seat and so does blogging and vlogging.

The idea is to refocus and always to make sure you enjoy life.

I did a quick vlog on YouTube earlier about this as I have observed my fellow Vloggers and bloggers and I feel they need to cut themselves slack at times too.

Refocus on what’s important and grasp it with both hands. At the same time, give themselves an opportunity to energise.

I’ve always paced my life in this manner and it certainly does give me a sense of feeling more in control.

Anyhow, Thelma is coming back, frankly I’ve missed her dry sarcastic way of talking and as Autumn comes closer all characters will be back in screen again. For now though, I’m just enjoying the casual approach.

Have a lovely Tuesday.

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Cre dits:-

Lady of the sea outfit from Entice at We Love Roleplay

Reflectice eyes from Amara Beauty

Halo hair from KNOX

Tonja eyebrows fromA R T E

Tropical eyeshadow from A R T E

Oline lipstick from A R T E

Simone bento head from Lelutka

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Isabella applier for lelutka in tone 5 from  Amara Beauty

Shot on location at  Caribbean Sea of Love

Shop SHEIN for the latest in Fall and Winter Fashions

Let that sunshine bear down

Let that sunshine bear down

Happy Sunday all you lovely people.

I’m in a rather chipper mood and that’s because yesterday I got to have my grandson a few hours while my daughter went to her work place for a meeting. That’s the great part.

My daughter, her salon was due to open yesterday in the U.K. (like all others) then Boris last minute on Friday changed that.

My daughter and many others who are self employed have been without work since end of March.

The owner of the business has had to still pay ground rent in the building and clearly if there is not income coming in, then it’s looking like more businesses will go bust.

Frankly words cannot express how I think about Boris. Let me see, fickle?

Let’s see it’s ok to go pubs, drink and forget social distancing etc, restaurants. But for businesses who invested ridiculous money into all required PPE, they still cannot earn a living.

Our realities are getting incredibly real.

So, my suggestion, pop into our virtual world and escape a little.

Hence in virtual my nonchalant stance exists.

Have a good Sunday wherever you are.

Remember life is for living and virtual worlds for escaping and being. ❤️❤️❤️

Credits:-

Jaidah dress from Suga Baby at the Designer Showcasestarting 5th August

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Dua 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

Bella Backdrop From Minimal

Harriet’s Second Life staycation

Harriet’s Second Life staycation

Harriet Parker has been enjoying her life as mum looking after Harriet junior. She finally managed to get her out on a staycation break in Second Life.

She is wearing a cute summer dress from IM Collection and just enjoying life.

After all that’s the only holiday the year 2020 is allowing.

There is no plot to today’s video. No outcome, no message.

Only that it’s fun to pretend and be someone else now and then in the current environment.

Harriet is slowly coming to reality…..but now the video.

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Credits:-

Taylor dress from the IM Collection

Lady hair from Truth

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Olinefrom A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Kimberley bento head from CATWA

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

Shot on location at JAMBO A voyage to Africa

Video also shot at Ariadne Zoo

Heels on and a place to dance

Heels on and a place to dance

Sometimes I think the best works are the ones we don’t think too much about.

This dance video I just knew I wanted something warm, and with a romantic feel where I could dance. Along came Rosie and rezzed this for me,

The rest is in the seeing.

I always feel incredibly fortunate to work alongside Jonny the owner of Paragon Dance Animations.

I’m not the best videographer out there, mainly because my machine is feeling it’s age lately . However he keeps me close and I will always be around to film the new dances coming out.

I love Sara Lopez dances as that lady can move!!

Anyhow enough mush. Just watch the video!

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Dance Credits:-

Sara Lopez Heels dance Vol 2 byParagon Dance Animationsnow at the UBER

Freestyle dance performance capture by social media star Sara Lopez, who combines elements of all her years of training of ballet, contemporary, jazz, flamenco, hip hop and funk into her personalized style of heels dance.

Heels dance style is a bold new trendy dance that combines the attitude and energy of hip-hop, jazz technique, and the sensuality and glamor of burlesque. Dancers always perform and practice dancing in high heels. Originally danced to “One Time” by Marian Hill. Tempo = 80 BPM

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Sara Lopez “The Queen of Kizomba” is a world renown dancer who has revolutionized modern Kizomba and became an social media influencer with over 247k youtube followers with her saucy hips. She maintains a busy schedule traveling world-wide giving workshops and performing in shows. Her popularity increased and her talent was very soon recognized and the videos were quickly disseminated through social networks giving her the international fame.

She starred in Daniel Santacruz “Lento” Kizomba Music Video that has over 113 million views.

She started dancing at the age of five, studied ballet for 15 years and obtained the certificate of The Royal Ballet of London with the qualification of Honors.
During this period she supplemented her training with 9 years of Flamenco, 1 year of belly dancing, 4 years of Contemporary Dance and various Jazz and Funk courses with nationally recognized teachers. She belonged to the Ballet Joven África Guzmán for 4 years playing soloist roles.

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Clothes Credits:-

Reina Jumpsuit from Scandalize

Coral A hair from eXxEsS

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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A quiet moment

A quiet moment

I’m having a bit of a hiatus in extreme blogging for a few days.

Also filming. I just require a break for a bit so I can ask myself a few all important questions about the meaning of life etc etc.

Not really. I just fancy some chilling time.

Earlier I connected up my streaming and went live on TWITCH from Sansar.

It wasn’t exciting to watch but I had to test to make sure it’s working. Tomorrow I’ll test going live on all platforms to see if I have the hang of it.

I’m not sure which crazy world I’ll go in but I’ll just spin the bottle and wherever it lands, that will be it.

There is a reason for this madness, which will become clear in July, as long as I get it right.

Other than that it is time for me to strip off and go under cover as Thelma and lay by the water.

Credits:-

Little falls pond set For Raindale July Decocrate

Sundwell Sunbed  from Raindale at the Cosmopolitan Event

Seashore Swimsuit at I M Collection

Soft Lashes from A R T E

Simone head from Lelutka

Lara mesh body from Maitreya

Natural lipgloss from A R T E 

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Isabelle skin  from  Amara Beauty

Va Gina

Va Gina

I never did do a blog post for my most recent Va Gina video. That’s totally remiss of me as I know some folk in my blog are not virtual players and are not in my virtual Facebook feed to see the update.

For that I apologise. Life has been very hectic for me trying to keep up with work, what’s going on in the world, union activity and frankly my own self.

Anyhow I released it over last Saturday in the very early hours of U.K. time whilst I was asleep.

Yes the scheduled button . Marvellous thing that. Only thing I have noticed that WordPress pretty much sucks at it’s scheduling and that was pretty disappointing to see with another I scheduled. But that’s not for this post.

The video I made with the help of my lovely good friend Yorkie who happens to be the love interest of VaGina.

Yorkie is definitely the most loveliest of souls I have met online and I seriously would use my handbag and swipe someone who would ever attempt to hurt him. Just saying. I adore him and Rosie as good people are very rare nowadays.

Anyhow I digress. (I’m good at digressing). So the video came out and if you follow the story of Va Gina then you understand she is a lady who is fiesty, confident and comfortable in her own skin. Though she likes to spend too much time in the sun. Contrary to dermatological advice,

I enjoy her character at the moment because she is about me and about throwing away the stereotype of what is expected to see of a virtual woman.

Often I wish to change my avatar completely to her but unfortunately SL creators are still stuck in their belief that all women wear one body. (No pun intended).

So I was a little surprised when someone watched my video and made the comments that I was making fun of being fat and using stereotypical humour. I guess fat shaming?

Now that actually did make me question a number of things but certainly not myself at all.

For you see, each character I create are different aspects of me and I reveal those through my characters.

I would never ever fat shame anyone ever. Because I’m not slim gal. I’m “big boned” too!!!

So it is rather ironic that such a comment is made. I don’t consider it nasty or anything and can see the logic of why that person thought to, although on the wrong track.

Va Gina is my way of showing the world that not all women have to be skinny bimbos to be in this world and be seen. To be noticed and to be relevant. Big girls and men can be present in social media for being themselves and not for the over sexualised fantasies of men or women who like big people. Let’s be honest, there’s a whole lot of that in social media at the moment.

So it saddened me to see that kind of comment because, I seriously am the last person who would do that.

But let me add, will it stop me being all of my selves? Errr nope! Because at the end of the day, I do what makes me happy and I respect my own decisions and interpretations.

I want those “big boned” virtual characters to have as much highlight as the Barbie look avatar images. Because reality is about all types.

I want second life to reflect that just like reality all people who are good and decent are beautiful in their own ways.

My Va Vagina is beautiful. She has the sass of the most confident woman but also the vulnerability of the woman who can be insecure. Me. And let’s face it, she has Yorkie!!!!

Now wouldn’t all the women and men out there want that!!

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Credits:-

Bikini from Piggu

June avatar from Piggu

Rome wasn’t built in a day

Rome wasn’t built in a day

Listen here.

Rome wasn’t built in a day. So why do people expect change to happen over night?

Explain this to me and I’ll give you £100 for your answer.

Let’s face it, you aren’t going to get that £100. For I would need to have exacted my own change in order to have the spare £100 to give you.

Why? Because nothing worth it’s weight happens in an instant in time. For change to happen, you can wait another lifetime to see it’s results, and then some. That’s just life.

Now just get on with your day and think long and hard, why you read this and what you took away from it.

I’m off now to make a tea and take a selfie.

Credits:-

Look at me outfit from Liliana at the EQUAL10 Event

Halo hair from Knox

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

Time to reflect and relax

Time to reflect and relax

I have a 4 day weekend which started the moment I logged off my pc yesterday after work at 4pm. Complete relief to shut that down and just find some time to indulge me.

The past few weeks have been a real onslaught and a bit of a struggle trying to work in an environment of constant distraction (other person here) and juggling now 6 people I’m trying to support with my union hat on.

It’s funny how COVID19 has either brought out the great leaders who rise to the occasion. Yet has also highlighted those people who because of distancing feel able to behave less scrupulously in managing situations.

Both in work places or just out in the community.

For example the spate of local thefts. I’m serious. People are home and I guess the idea of burgling homes whilst people are present must be some kind of thrill. My housemates bike was stolen, right under everyone’s noses in a gated private area, where it was chained with all the other bikes. Where all the ground floor neighbours could see. Opportunists or thrill seekers?

But for the next few days I have a don’t give a toss attitude and am going to do my best to disengage from the world of stupid and do my own thing.

I’ll ignore my emails because frankly those people can wait till Tuesday and I’ll eat, watch films, read, walk and do what I love best. Being creative. It’s raining here so I can’t throw in laze in the sun, because I cannot find it.

Credits:-

Kristin hud dress 1 from Sascha’s Designs at the Swank Event

Essence bento nails from Avila at the Designer Showcase

Fiore eyebrows from A R T E at the Vintage Fair

Cadaques_2 backdrop from IONIC at the EQUAL10 Event

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog

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 tone 5 skin from  Amara Beauty

Beach poses from Lyrium

I stole the house I was squatting in

I stole the house I was squatting in

So says Harriet!!

Truth be told I have been following Sienna Foxdale on Facebook and her awesome rez builds she is doing and when I visited this one. I fell completely madly in love. Decided then and there to message her and impart some muller for the privilege of beautiful décor.

To be fair I have night on 192,000 (yep dont faint!) items in my inventory and despite having it all, nothing I can do in terms of décor ever can look this good. Im pretty useless at doing decorating as in reality Im very much minimal with plants or rather trees as my features. So my skill set is in that direction.

Howevee in pixel planet I do tend to admire the beauty of decoration and the best bit….no cleaning!!!!

If you want to check this place out. It was rezzed here but I cannot promise that Sienna hasn’t replaced it as yet. But please go check it out. It cost $5k in lindens and has if I recall around 820 ish prims in total.

Its my sky home now for Harriet and also a place to take beautiful inside photos for myself and friends.

Now the video…..

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Credits:-

Roxanne outfit from S&P at the EQUAL10 Event

Paradox hair from Stealthic

Sweet gloss lipstick  from A R T E

Glam eyeshadow from A R T E

Kimberley bento head from CATWA

Evie shape for the CATWA Kimberley head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin  in tone 5  from Amara

Beautiful home found here

Vlogging stuff

Vlogging stuff

Most know I struggle with doing things the way others do. Because frankly that’s not me. I’m also a bit OCD in that respect.

Sure it would improve my views etc but eh I’d be selling myself down a river and not being true to my own creative self. After all whatever I do, ultimately is because I enjoy it.

Yes sure sometimes I sit and think I wish people noticed what I do and all that. But then I’m not really the type of person who ultimately wants to be in the crowd and be noticed. (Well only for the right reasons.)

But I ultimately do always want to be better at what I do. Don’t we all?

I’m more a quiet soul in many respects and actually value my handful of supporters who genuinely do engage the madness I write or speak via YouTube. Hence the main gift on my 2k subscribers list was so specifically geared toward acknowledging just that.

I am me and I prefer to move in my own direction. In saying that I realise that when doing character vlogs for events people just don’t pick up that where my characters are yakking that they are saying the outfits etc come from. So in order to acknowledge that I’ve decided to still include in my character videos but also do a couple of videos each month showcasing in the style I’m previously known for.

I will be doing this for each event on YouTube and we will see how it goes. I’m seriously not going to do let’s go shopping videos as previously said in one of my vlogs as I’d rather stick hot pokers in my eyes!

I mean it, I would rather.

So I’d be interested to know what you think of the following format and if that fills your boots with joy?

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Credits:-

Kiki outfit from MIWAS at the EQUAL10 Event June

Ronda 6 scene from Ionic at the EQUAL10 Event

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Sweet 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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