Pick up a phone

Pick up a phone

Another weekend escapes me and tomorrow it’s back to the same old routine. Roll out of bed, breakfast and work. On and on and on.

No seeing anyone apart from the housemate and wondering when my life can pick up again.

I had a lovely video call with my grandson Mason today and it made my day. The sad thing about the call after I said how much I missed him he said “Grandma you’re not in our social bubble so I can’t hug you”.

It cut me inside because no child should grow up seeing life in this way.

It’s January 2021 and it’s been nearly 11 months that we have been living this surreal life.

One thing during this period is I have learnt about friendships and who is really there when we need them. You know, people who you can count on to listen to you and just talk.

I’ve learnt who are not genuine and the selfishness of some I had never noticed before. Ive never been more alone than I am right now and yet at the end of a phone, there’s the path to feeling not alone.

Tangible but not within reach. But still there.

Pick up a phone and ring someone. You just may make them feel less alone.

Credits:-

Bad liar dress from Entice

My Cute phone animation pose from Sweet Art at the EQUAL10 Event

Baddie lipstick from Bellucci at the EQUAL10 Event

Box French Bulldog from Rezz Room at the EQUAL10 Event

Dont Panic Backdrop from Paleto at the EQUAL10 Event

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Fiona hair from the Magika

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Lara mesh body Maitreya

There’s always a story to tell

There’s always a story to tell

I’m sat here on my sofa after attending the Second Life Book club. Sadly I was there in spirit rather than hearing presence as my earphones are broken. The reason was my house mate was watching a film so it’s rude to sit there with the computer blasting away on loud speaker.

That’s ok as the great thing about the book club streams are you can listen to them later if you missed them at all. So there’s always a plus there if you look for it.

I’m considering my list of to do things now and I feel I have not enough hours in any one day to do all the things I want to do. That’s pretty much summing me up at the moment. A head full of ideas that need a mind map to plan them!

The best place to do it would be by the lake relaxing in a teepee hut with the water trickling away behind me as my head gathers and I write each thought down. Very much like my virtual image here.

I actually have a novel in my head. It’s been there for many years. The actual first sentence is the challenge because at what point do I begin.

That has been my dilemma for as long as I can remember, also the manner in which I write. That may require some work I’m all too aware.

The novel is to be about a girl who travels through life never knowing where she fits and where she is headed. It begins in childhood with a family background that is not usual. Not conforming and full of moments of fear and at the same time love.

One day I’ll begin. Just not yet. I’m not ready to tell that story till I know the ending.

Credits:-

Wintertime Love outfit (huge hud) from Entice at the Cosmopolitan Event

Cloudmond Teepee from Raindale at the Access Event

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Jamie hair from Fabia which was a gacha

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Daydream collection makeup from IDTTY at the Access Event

Lara mesh body Maitreya

My nails look good

My nails look good

I’ve just been watching Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Junior and Jude Law. Why haven’t I seen this before?

Great film and the sight of Robert Downey naked strapped to a bed with a lovely floral pillow for his modesty. Well that made the film!!!

I’ve never really been into Sherlock Holmes, mainly because I’m more a modernist type film buff. When I say modernist, I mean in terms of look and era. So maybe I change my mind now.

In other news Drax sent this following link to a few and I watched. Then I watched a second time.

It really is interesting and if you don’t mind subtitles it’s worth watching due to the subject. It does make you think. I say no more.

Video:-

Credits:-

Paris Dress from Saschas Designs at the Designer Showcase

Forged Nails from Cazimi at the Designer Showcase

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Soiree hair from the TRUTH VIP group

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Suzy Lipstick (for Catwa HDPRO) from A R T E at the eBento

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Alexa Pose from Empowered (sorry cant find landmark)

Shot on location at Backdrop City

Let’s discuss

Let’s discuss

The elephant in the room.

There isn’t one really but made you look. I’m pretty speechless today. Never mind the news we are in a further total lockdown.

I agree it’s needed. There are frankly people out there who behave like stupid and don’t care.

But hey who am I to judge?

I’ll put this here. I woke up today with a throat that is like razors and I can barely swallow.

Is it because I spent the night snoring and hurt my throat or have I picked up something?

I’ll let you know later today.

But if I’ve picked up anything. How? I don’t go anywhere. I have been in lockdown many months and haven’t had a social bubble at all.

I’ll leave this here, the housemate. Who doesn’t follow the guidelines. This is as simple as that.

Please don’t assume I have Covid because I’m not saying that. However what I am saying is every single person has the responsibility to think about those around them.

Start thinking. Because basically I shouldn’t be catching anything at the moment. Even a common cold which I’m assuming this frankly is.

Credits:-

Dani Outfit from Saschas Designs

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Oribe Hair from DOUX

Bad chick lipstick and eyeshadow from IDTTY

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Lara mesh body Maitreya

That’s over

That’s over

Well Christmas is over and frankly I’m glad.

One of my good friends has Covid I found out last night and she sounds really bad. She has constant headache, huge fatigue, coughing up large amounts of I don’t know what and a pain in her chest.

It came on a few days before Christmas and on Christmas morning she was told the results.

Currently she is at home all on her own with her 13 year old son. No one is allowed to visit and I just want to hug her. I’m hoping she doesn’t get worse and starts to feel better soon.

Two of my daughters friends are now ill as well and what felt like far away is starting to hit people around me.

So I’m glad Christmas is over. Next there is New Years and all the idiots will be back out and about.

Aside from that I’m wondering how others spent their time. I know how lonely I felt inside, but I managed it. I made the best of my alone time to enjoy it.

Others are not like me and struggle more. It saddens me that anyone should have to be left alone at all. These are facts of life, not just Covid life. Covid just makes it all the more apparent.

Right now the best gift anyone can give, is time. Time never stands still and it passes so fast. So where you can, give it freely. It’s worth far more than any material thing you own.

Credits:-

Cable knit sweater from Tres Blah

Crunched sweats from Tees Blah

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

ZoeHair from DOUX

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Suzy Lipstick (for Catwa HDPRO) from A R T E at the eBento

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone out there. Whether you celebrate or not, I wish you all s as wonderful few days.

I’m taking time to enjoy a hot chocolate in the real world as well as the virtual. Why not.

Lots of films and chilling time.

But I’m now taking a few days away from blogging and so to give you some viewing pleasure I made a few videos for the Christmas period just to bring a smile.

I released all but one of them last night and so here they are in no specific order.

Outfit details below.

Credits:-

Brand new day outfit from Entice at the Winter Shop and Hop

Summer mesh hair from Wasabi

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Suzy Lipstick (for Catwa HDPRO) from A R T E at the eBento

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Coffee van pose from Fashiowl

We can’t predict

We can’t predict

I’m feeling a little sad today and not sure how long this feeling is going to be for.

A lot of things lately are very unpredicted and we take each day as it comes. Today in south east U.K. we started day 1 of a Tier 4 lockdown.

If you want to know what this means, feel free to go read Here

There will be no Christmas in each other’s homes and for me this hurts incredibly.

I’ve spent the past nearly 9 months following the guidelines and to the point I denied myself a lot even when the rules were somewhat lifted. Believing if we all did our bit then life can slowly return to near normal. The belief that Christmas Day I had so much to look forward to. Seeing my children and my grandson.

This is not going to happen. We cannot mix for the foreseeable next few weeks and I’m terribly sad inside about it.

Some have “support bubbles”. I do not.

Because I live in a house share situation. If one person is mixing outside the other cannot create their own support bubble.

I never had a choice in this because the person who rents the spare room met a boyfriend, does physical activities which include mixing and apparently their “mental health” needs to do this.

Well today my sympathies are completely gone. They’re gone for every single person who chose to ignore guidelines and live their best lives during a pandemic. They’re gone because of the selfish actions of others. Including my housemate.

My decision is postpone “Christmas” for when we can. We can still have it another time.

I’ll make the best of a few days break over the holidays and catch up with sleep, films and maybe spending time on myself a bit.

I’m inside the saddest I have ever felt. Doing the right thing didn’t work because if others don’t, then your actions are wasted.

Christmas is important to many people. Not for the religious observance etc.

It’s important as it’s a time families get to come together and just spend time when for many months they cannot. This year seems more so important.

Anyhow it is what is is, the best we can do is find a way to make the best of what we have at our fingertips.

My story in Second Life will be even more so poignant this year. I plan on the Christmas get together in 22nd December. But it may be this year I’ll be with others in our virtual world, spending time on Christmas Day.

Video:-

Credits:-

Baby Bunny set from Candy Kitten at the Access Event

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Summer Mesh Hair from Wasabi

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Suzy Lipstick (for Catwa HDPRO) from A R T E at the eBento

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Importing those old wind lights into the new EEP Firestorm

Importing those old wind lights into the new EEP Firestorm

Im not one to tutor. Never have been mainly because I faff and take the long way around things, never retain the info or I just go in blindly and do things. Remember how to explain my process is often my downfall.

Dont expect a professional Tutorial here, but unlike my usual videos, short and sweet and job done.

So if you want to know how to get those old windlights from the pre EEP Firestorm back in, then this will help.

Video:-

Credits:-

Rosse set from Seniha at the Access Event

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Summer Mesh Hair from Wasabi

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Suzy Lipstick (for Catwa HDPRO) from A R T E at the eBento

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Shop SHEIN for the latest in Fall and Winter Fashions

Countdown till Christmas

Countdown till Christmas

Happy Tuesday one and all from a rather exhausted woman in reality. I think my body and mind need the holidays to arrive pronto.

I’m so tired that once I let myself relax finally I know I’ll be asleep for days. The cat, have I mentioned the cat!! Bondi my ball of fluff, love of my life. His fault.

Every single night he is like a clock. Pounces into my chest to let me know he is awake and ready to play. Honestly he is trying to murder me I am sure!

The perfect crime, who would suspect the beautiful blue eyed handsome pussy cat?

Today’s pic is a freebie top from Entice from their Christmas calendar. Deets below.

Credits :-

Never Surrender top from Entice free for group members and for non group members here for $25L

You can obtain the items for $50L after the calendar day y here

Fall tights from Pixicat

Fiona earrings and choker from Livia at the Designer Showcase

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Euphoria Hair from Truth

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Suzy Lipstick (for Catwa HDPRO) from A R T E at the eBento

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Lara mesh body Maitreya

I know what you did last night

I know what you did last night

Last night I had a truly lovely night with friends. My bottle of gin and laughter and just doing something I haven’t done in ages.

This year has been such a challenge and I’ve missed human contact and touch incredibly. Just laughing and enjoying time.

Of course it was very socially distanced before you ask as we sat in a hot tub with our drinks to hand.

Because it was in a virtual world we could do this.

Today I wake up late with a sleepy smile on my face.

Never underestimate the power of friends and making things happen in a virtual world.

Next the Christmas meal plan for all my friends before Christmas. I best start baking!!!

Then this dress!!!

Credits:-

Mione Gown from {Le’La} at the Designer Showcase from 5th December

Fiona earrings and choker from Livia at the Designer Showcase

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Kitten Hair from Truth

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Suzy Lipstick (for Catwa HDPRO) from A R T E at the eBento

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Shot on location at Backdrop City