Where would you like to be?

Where would you like to be?

I need a good day out in the Tropics somewhere on this planet. Well to be honest a day wouldn’t quite cut it, but maybe 6 months?

Weirdly I would find nothing more wonderful that just a handful of people on a tropical island, just swimming and playing in the sand all day. Barbecues by sunset and long walks within the trees that stretch across the land. Talking, laughing and just being happy with each other. Both family and close friends.

Is it odd I think that I don’t want a good night out with a bunch of people or some concert etc that people are currently looking forward to ? In the last year I have realised that to me its simple things in life are the ones that matter most.

My friend rang me today and asked if I wanted to go out shopping . I declined. To be honest what did I need to shop for? In all seriousness I have learnt that I don’t need a lot of the things I used to buy and I purchased then just out of habit.

Maybe my sense of money is that it can be here today and gone tomorrow, so why am I buying “things” I don’t need or actually really even want.

Im happy with the odd online clothes purchase as I then leave it in a basket, think about it long and hard before I even press the buy button. It allows me to reconsider do I really need that or want it. Usually 8 times out of 10 I remove items from the shopping cart because I realise that I didn’t really want them. I think we are all guilty of shopping without any rationale and just buying things for the heck of it at times.

Today I purchased something I actually did think about and to me is worth it. A book. No not a kindle one, but an actual hard copy real paper one. Old fashioned I know. But I do love a good flip of a page and bending pages down when I come across sections I love.

Funnily it was via a conversation with Drax that I purchased it after he started telling me some of the aspects of the book. Seriously you will have to watch Second Life book club this week as this author is going to be interesting.

I doubt I will have read the entire book by then, but I will be making a good start later today when I relax on my sofa.

Credits:-

Dulce Outfit from Seniha at the EQUAL10 last few days

Higher resolution of photo can be seen here

Bamboo pose and backdrop from Amitie

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Claire Necklace from [Kunst]

Superna Eyeshadow and Wonyoung Lips from Velour

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Lara mesh body Maitreya

In the moment

In the moment

Sometimes it’s good to sit alone and just absorb your moment.

Now you are no doubt thinking what is she rambling on about again!!!

There is no hidden meaning. I just love to sit alone in the moment on my own. That, is what I’m doing right now in this picture and in reality. Sitting and enjoying the moment.

Happy Saturday!!!

Credits:-

Long dress from zOOm at the Designer Showcase for April

The Springhall set promo from Raindale

Special edition for Seasons change event by LTD! (@Raindale mainstore, promo price during event only, April,3-10

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Alias Hair from Truth

Superna Eyeshadow from Velour

Wonyoung lipstick from Velour

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Are You?

Are You?

I felt like a chat today. I’m in a really odd frame of mind. Seriously.

I want to laugh, chatter but at the same time I’m in a state of awareness of sorts.

A truly odd day. I’m ok, are you?

Let’s chat. Well you can listen then tell me your state of play/mind wiggly thoughts you’re having.

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Credits:-

Flame Mini dress (has hud and sleeves detach) from Baiastice at the ACCESS Event

Camille Jewellery from [Orsini] at the ACCESS Event

Ara Hair from Kuni at the EQUAL10 Event

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Suzy Lipstick from A R T E

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Triumph sofa from Black sand

A little bit of the Bali experience

A little bit of the Bali experience

My mate Rosie Helendale has created a gorgeous destination for all to visit.

Honestly gorgeous and I tried to do a sneaky video last night under an alt account but she caught me in the act!!! Clearly I’m not very good at disguising myself when my alt resembles Isa! Doh me!

I’m not going to prattle on when you can instead watch the video. So click below and enjoy.

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To visit a Taste of Bali just click here

Second Life Halloween ride

Second Life Halloween ride

In reality I seriously don’t like Halloween. Hard to imagine given in the virtual I just love to make said videos.

The reason you ask? Because it scares me and I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to all things scary.

I’m that woman who won’t open her door in case the masked person is real. Seriously.

I usually open the door to children only and ignore the rest. This year? I don’t think many sane parents will be letting their little ones accept anything from strangers. Even then it will be anti bac spray and wipe moments.

The most favourite thing I look forward to each year is The Haunted House ride by Linden Lab in Second life and visiting Arranmore.

I never tire of these places and the ghoulish nature of it. Scares me every single time!! This is the first time I have captured in one take the Linden ride.. I’ve not been a character or even myself narrating for a change.

I did add one or two extra sounds just to scare you even more. Headphones on, lights off and watch.

Happy Halloween 🎃

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Credits:-

Bloody Mary dress from S&P at the Halloween Shop & Hop

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Eline skin from AMARA

Kuchisake Onna Layer (gift) from GHOUL at the Halloween Shop & Hop

Eye makeup (gift) from Zibska at the Halloween Shop & Hop

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Catya bento head from CATWA

My Shape

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Stepping back to reality

Stepping back to reality

The past few days have been the oddest in my SL life!

Two cries for help in the world and my automatic behaviour is always to jump in and try solve the problem.

That’s my nature and always has been the case.

Imagine finding that ultimately that with all the best intentions there’s always more to be learned and a fuller story to be told. Greater impacts etc etc.

All I will say for now is that I’m disappointed in the SL world that the ideal of living your best SL life isn’t true for many and the human condition certainly isn’t left at the log in screen.

Still I’m going to tell you one thing. But not it’s full story because again I do have a respect for privacy for individuals.

LINDEN LAB and it’s staff are absolutely bloody awesome!!!!

Dont ever ever let me hear anyone speak ill of them and of their caring for the community being non existent.

I can personally tell you one thing. They care!!!

Credits:-

Sylvia outfit from Legendaire at the Designer Showcase

Bella Backdrop from Minimal

Holo bag from Ison

Gitte eyebrows from A R T E 

Galvez 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

 

Linden homes

Linden homes

Without a doubt I am excited to see these New Linden Homes soon to be coming out this year. Right now you can go check them out at the SL17B where they are currently on display.

I love homes like this as they remind me of Australia living in Queensland when we had a house on stilts. Not just American they’re reminiscent of places tropical and where you don’t want the water to flood. I checked these out and fought that lag fest to try and capture them so you can see in case you are too lazy to step into your converse and go walking.

There are a number of styles of the home as in all the Lindens homes when you get them. You can choose the style and floor colourings and wall coverings. I noticed a lovely pale lilac in one of the homes which made me a little bit more excited as Im thinking of beautiful creams and pastels already surrounded by pot plants.

There are 4 styles of homes to be seen both on water, partially on water and on fully on land. All fitting quite well into the beachy theme.

These homes aren’t available just yet so don’t go crazy hoping to move in within the next week. Linden Lab are awaiting regions to become available after the AWS (launch to the cloud).

I wont detail them too much as Im sure you would rather look yourself and so feel free to watch the video and take a leap ride to Lindens demo of the upcoming New Stilt homes

SL17B links are found here

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Video Credits:-

Nyx Outift from Masoom at the EQUAL10 Event

Daytona Hair from Analog Dog

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

Happy SL17B starts tomorrow!!

Happy SL17B starts tomorrow!!

Guess what!! No, really go on guess.Its Second Life’s 17th birthday.

The festivities start tomorrow 19 June 2020 at 9am SLT.

Way way back in the olden days, 2003 to be exact, the virtual platform we know today Second Life, hit the internet and opened its virtual doors to the world. June 23 2003 to be precise.

This was the brainchild of Philip Rosedale after Linden Lab was set up in 1999.

Did you know, originally Linden Lab was actually a hardware company looking into Haptic technology?

In 2002 the very first resident entered our wonderful world, that resident was Stellar Sunshine.

Moving forward to 2020 , under the care and protection of Ebbe Altberg, we are now celebrating 17 years of the wonderful platform Second Life. The place where you can make all sorts of dreams come true. The celebrations are taking on a theme this year of Vacations and Road trips. Basically because no matter where you are you can literally explore the world from your living room.

You have many dates to pop in your calendar so write them down now.

SL17B Open to the Public: 9am SLT June 19th – July 12th, 2020

SL17B Shop & Hop Event: June 19th – July 12th, 2020

SL17B Music Fest: June 19th – June 20th, 2020

Meet the Lindens: June 22nd – June 26th, 2020 – 2pm SLT each day

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Clothes credits:-

Ibiza Dress from Scandalize at the EQUAL10 Event

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

Edie  skin in 05 from  Amara Beauty

Now remember if you are taking photos of your adventures in the birthday celebrations dont forget to tag them in the following social media

Under the waterfall

Under the waterfall

As I stand here by the falls . My tears fall silently upon my heart but cannot be seen.

I’m going to be brutally honest here.

I cry inside with the pain of a mother’s heart that is separated from her children.

I have not seen my son nearly 3 months now and my daughter fleetingly a few weeks ago with my grandson outside on the pavement.

I was excited in many ways that I’d be able to have either of my children come here and come inside and hug from this weekend. Spend some real time together.

But you see that’s not going to happen.

Because I share my home with someone who hasn’t exactly followed the social distancing rules and in turn that means I can’t take the risk. Actually flouted a few times those rules. Don’t get me started on how. The government in its wisdom didn’t consider people like me. So on it goes.

The risk for my kids who won’t now be able to come here and that makes me sad inside. I’m at risk daily and I can accept that. But I can’t accept that my children are so close but feel so far away.

Technology is ok, it has its uses and ya da ya da ya da. Ultimately I’ve learnt that the most important thing for me is to stand in the same room with my family. Nothing else is important. Everything else feels superfluous and meaningless.

So I’m sad inside but also very angry. Angry that people are so selfish and self important and don’t think of others.

I’m angry that the world is right now behaving like a cesspool of hate and people have lost their minds. I’m angry that while I stand here feeling this, the world is behaving like it always has.

People kid themselves with all their self gratuitous statements and trying to be noticed and relevant.

The protests and the violence at a time we are meant to be united disgusts me. The hatred spread through Facebook and other social media’s like a silent virus, branching out and grabbing people along its way.

People victimising and bullying and accusing.

What has the world become? Unity lasted how long? We united because of a disease and then suddenly one police officer changed the world.

The people who have used that moment to gain social media fame and presence disgust me.

The irrelevant models, actors and businesses who exploit it to become someone in a world in turmoil. To behave like parasites using the time to be on stage and feel relevant.

The criminals who loot and commit violence. The people who choose to protest but social distancing becomes irrelevant. No cause is worth that right now. We are supposed to be overcoming something.

I’m tired and worn.

So, as I stand here under the waterfall and my tears fall inside my heart, I know that no one has learnt anything at all.

Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela are the true speakers. They both believed in peaceful protest and the power of what that could convey.

Everyone else? Missed the message.

No matter what way you want to mix it up or kid yourself. No one really knows what they are doing.

That beautiful image this weekend of a BLM protestors who go in and help a racist. That’s human!! Here’s the story Here

Credits:-

Juliette dress from Wild (has hud)at the Designer Showcase

Marie hair from Knox

Gem eyes  from Amara Beauty

Tropical eyeshadow from A R T E

Oline 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

Shot on location at It all starts with a smile

Marika’s Self Isolation

Marika’s Self Isolation

Marika like everyone else has also been in isolation.

Her candour and no sense of being politically correct is even worse after 10 days at home alone.

Marika understands the importance of exercise during these times and about bringing the community together.

Join her for some #StayHome fun……

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Credits:-

Lisa Dream Pergola from .:M.LAW:.

Misty Cos play outfit from Piggu

Nessa Hair from Joviality

June 2 avatar from Piggu