Quiet reflection

Quiet reflection

Christmas is just around the corner. Literally, it happens in 6 days, give or take some hours depending on where you are situated in the world.

This year to me feels incredibly different from all of those before and by now the Christmas tree with the lights would be up and I would pop out dishes of nuts and chocolate for visitors as they drop by.

But

I’m not feeling it. Not one bit.

The reality is, that right now in this moment in time all I can see is what’s going on in the world and the whole idea of presents and lots of food and twinkly lights are not really mattering to me much at all.

I have always felt an intense feeling over the years growing up about how I get to enjoy things and there are others who don’t have that same fortune at all. It still bothers me now.

This Christmas due to my own financial constraints as well as that sense of guilt I feel I am making my presents. The idea being that the gift I give is that which I spent time making with love and appreciation of the person it is given too.

So, I have been making soaps and bath bombs (which I have now turned into Fairy dust) because, Im useless. I will over the next few days be making body washes, handmade biscuits and chocolate and maybe event body butters. Depends if I am brave enough to do the last one.

These are  my efforts to both be economical and yet also demonstrate that we don’t need to buy the world to show those we care about that we love and appreciate them.

But its also my way to demonstrate that I no longer believe in presents of indulgence or even foods of indulgence, when around me in the world there are people not even getting a meal on their plates.

I grew up in a house were we never did any of that. We had a kind of Christmas tree and as children we got one thing.  Lunch was a nice bit of chicken and BBQ meats and some seafood with a giant salad and a nice home made Pavlova. That was it. Nothing more.

My parents never had to regret Christmas after and as children we knew and understood the day despite the different religious beliefs in my household, that the idea was a day of spending with your loved ones and just being thankful  you had each other. I come from a both Christian and Jewish family.

Times have changed and if I can do anything before I leave this world, the one thing is to remind my children and theirs, that the most important things in life are the appreciation you have for each other and those around you.

Credits:-

Girl next door shirt and jeans from I M Collection

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

Edie  skin in 05 from  Amara Beauty
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The weirdest thing

The weirdest thing

Today I received a Facebook request and message.

So what, I hear you think.

The request came from my cousin who I have not seen for many many years.

She is the daughter of my late fathers sister.

We had been estranged all these years because of him and all the things he did. I talked about that in my last Coffee. Well only some of it.

Today I got to speak to her for the first time in such a long time and it was so wonderful.

We cammed and caught up on family stuff and it was as though the years hasn’t been too lost.

Lots of tears were shared and I also found out I’m the cousin aunt of a pair of blonde gorgeous 18 year old twins.

All I can say is wow!!! Life throws some lemons at times and then suddenly you get something wonderful. I got family!

Now this video…..

Video:-

Credits:-

Featuring Live music Venue and accessories from HIDEKI at the EQUAL10 Event

Not today top from Blueberry

Kayce track pants from Frais

Gem eyes  from Amara Beauty

Lush Liner from A R T E

Oline lipstick from A R T E

WTF hair from NO.MATCH

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin in 04 from  Amara Beauty

Coffee time

Coffee time

Good morning Saturday.

I’m just waiting for a little young man to be dropped off and the fun begin. Babysitting Saturday.

Mason turned 4 last week and each time I see him, he has learnt something new which amazes me.

I never understand people who don’t appreciate young children of this age. Or any age to be honest. Particularly this age.

They are full of enquiry and wanting to learn like a huge sponge.

We as adults have such a valuable and honoured role of becoming a teacher and helping develop the little people.

I love my Saturdays with Mason. He truly symbolises the reason we are on this planet. To develop and grow.

No great career or immense wealth or fame can overshadow the role of being a parent or teacher to a young person.

Never take those days for granted. They soon slip by and before you know it they child had become an adult. Then your influence ceases and they take on their own ideals.

Credits:-

Knots of fun top and shorts (various colours) from IM Collection at the On9

Gem eyes  from Amara Beauty

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Sweet gloss lipstick from A R T E

Vera  hair from .:EMO-tions:.

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin in 04 from  Amara Beauty

Life keeps on

Life keeps on

Right now as I sit drinking my coffee and munching on jammy toast, it’s Masons birthday today. My avatar is equally as laid back as I am.

Mason is my grandson who went through so much in his first few months of life that no little person should ever go through.

Today he is 4 years old. I couldn’t be more pleased and proud that he has come so far. A gorgeous, bright, enchanting little fellow.

Today I can share with you the period of difficulty he faced and we faced as his family.

If you are squeamish maybe don’t watch. But if you do, it’s a strong reminder that modern medicine has come a long way. Should you ever yourselves be faced with difficulties, remember, you can come through it.

The early days

Now

Credits:-

Jurelle Jeans and top from I M Collection at the Darkness Event

Hibiscus lipstick and nail polish from Cazimi at the Designer Showcase

Gem eyes  from Amara Beauty

No Help hair from DOUX

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 04 from  Amara beauty

Posting the Video for the Hangars  Liquides here in my blogs till the 31st July in the hope it raises interest

Easter weekend

Easter weekend

Whether you celebrate it or not. Many countries give some time around the Easter celebration to spend time with family and friends.

Here in the UK my dress is reflecting sunshine and the dawn of spring.

I have woken up today to a beautiful sky and being lured to step out the door.

Unfortunately the most I can do today is pop to the shop as I am expecting the boiler man to sort out my timer. No time given.

So for now it’s the balcony and my breakfast.

Have a truly wonderful Friday. For those people who have to work because of caring or service responsibilities, you are very valued.

Credits:-

Janice dress from Virtual DIVA Couture at the Designer Showcase April

Red bull energy drink from Colivati at the EQUAL10 Event

Gem eyes  from Amara Beauty

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Oline lipstick from A R T E

Rie hair from DOUX

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin in 04 from  Amara Beauty

And again…

And again…

It’s another day of eat and drink.

Can I just say what a gorgeous day I had with my family yesterday especially the little guy Mason. He was amazingly good considering the overwhelming room of all his favourite adults yesterday.

Any 3 year old would get over excited and then eventually have a meltdown. However he handled it in his little stride and was a hilarious little character when the board games came out.

I won’t lie I’m shattered and it’s my day to cook today.

Roast lamb is on slow cook in the oven, potatoes peeled. Now I just need a shower and then come out looking like my pixel me.

Simples.

Have a gorgeous day everyone.

Credits:-

Sadistika outfit from zOOm at the Designer Showcase

Teagan Hair from Entwined at the .equal10 Event

Arabesque nail polish from DaneMarkZ now at the Designer Showcase

Gem eyes  from Amara Beauty

Glitter  eyeshadow from A R T E 1/2 price now at the eBENTO

Sweet gloss lipstick 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

Hot summer days

Hot summer days

What a gorgeous Sunday I have had here in England today. The sun has just been shining and I have spent the day with family and enjoying just that, spending time together.

Time spent with family and friends is so precious and often we lead such manic lives that we forget what is most important.

The smiles as the children stare up as you when you make a joke, the smile when someone hears how much you miss them. Those are the important things in life.

Then of course there is the sunshine. Enjoy the video. Its simple but you will see it didn’t need anything more.

Video:-

Credits:-

Riley bodysuit from Well Made at the Designer Showcase

Influence Nails from Cazimi at the Designer Showcase

Tokyo sunglasses from Haysuriza at the Designer Showcase

Whale Float from Chez Moi

Rare eyes  from A R T E

Oline lipstick from A R T E

Misty hair from Analog Dog

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

Surfs up?

Surfs up?

Ok so yesterday was like everyone suddenly decided to bare their bits and let it all hang out.

Generally its fine on the beach but when I went to the local shop I walked into the Twilight zone.

Some of the most glaring sights I have seen. I’m still  needing to sit down with the shock.

Wondering why no coffee with Isa?

That’s because Youtube borked on upload last night and so I have to try revisit the upload after work today. Consider yourself temporarily spared but only for 12 hours.

Credits:-

Surf city bikini from Entice at the Guest List Cart

Blessed eyes  from A R T E

Peche A hair  from eXxEsS

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

Surfs up pose from { what next }

#SecondLifeChallenge My Seven Second Life Facts

#SecondLifeChallenge My Seven Second Life Facts

So uploading this on here and hoping at least I can participate even for ten minutes in Strawberry Singhs challenge. If my video gets attacked again, I will put up the alternate channel it is now uploaded to.

Video:-

Credits :-

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog

Lemon dress from Addams

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

Filmed on location at Namaste Beach

Yo its the Yosemite

Who would have thought, but yes a Vlog….

 

 

 

 

Credits : –

“Yosemite” dress with hud  available from ArisAris

“Destiny” head from CATWA

“Lara” mesh body from Maitreya

“Christy” dark skin from Lara Hurley

Long hair in picture “Sharon” from MINA

Short hair in video is “Shirabe” from Argrace