Well blow me. I can order a nice proper pub meal from Uber eats for dinner. No rubbish fast food. Hell yes!!
Lockdown has seriously given some businesses a kick to widen their way they run their businesses. Though it’s been hard for businesses there has been a positive impact where some have learnt to adapt in order to keep running.
So though I’m dressed up to step out, I’m also dining in for a going out dinner!!!
I have a 3 day weekend as I’m off today. Feet up and just chilling.
Some days I love to do that on my own and enjoy my own space. The weather is rubbish and feeling cosy inside is such a pleasure in life.
Sometimes we really forget that these small pleasures mean so much to our mindset. We tend to be so busy with life and what’s going on around us that we neglect those simple things that give us peace.
I’ve had a relax from filming and blogging the past few days as I’ve had my land to deal with which has caused all sorts of headaches as I’m so useless.
But last night I actually did something that I’m quite proud of and made my own cliff and placed a house on top. When in doubt of terraform, sink it!!!
That’s just the start. But I will be getting someone to help with the land. I’m doing a check out of prices etc. Bit like applying for a mortgage and getting the best quality quote.
For many many years I’ve lived privately in Second Life . For quite a while I’ve lived with Yorkie sharing the same space and it’s been great as he would change the homestead regularly and I always loved everything he did. I’d just place my house and decorate.
Yorkie left second life behind this week and it’s a void in my virtual life that I shall not be able to replace. We were friends in both worlds and friends who understood each other and respected each other’s privacy.
He has given up on this world and at this time his gaming YouTube to pursue other things. I’m sure what he is doing will make him ultimately happy and I shall miss his sweet soul.
I hope that when time comes and he is ready we can one day meet up in the real world and be better friends. Until then I shall watch him grow and blossom.
None of this has anything to do with this outfit I know. But hey I can ramble.
Rose dress a new instore release with hud from Entice
Oscillating fan from Mad Pea for the SATURDAY SALE
This isn’t my house. I just fancied the backdrop for a photo!!! Shhhh don’t tell!!!
Monday today and fresh week, fresh attitude and fresh air. I’m not sure why I’m feeling chipper but I am. Nothing has happened to make me feel that way, I just do.
Though it could be said, I’m just rotating emotion and decided to put the other head forward. Who knows.
That aside, I’m currently really enjoying blogging lately. More so than I previously did. Which has surprised me. Seriously after 5 years I would have thought I was going to give up, but this far I haven’t.
Recently I had contemplated the importance of what I do in life and what matters to me etc. A friend spoke with me about my consistency and my “work ethic” in both lives.
I have a pretty strong work ethic both realistically and also via my virtual exploits. Neither give me great financial outcomes despite the efforts I put into both. That’s a huge fallacy that people assume as a blogger and vlogger it’s a given. It’s not.
It’s often asked of me , Liz why do you bother as very little read my blog or watch my YouTube videos.
The answer is quite simple, because I enjoy it.
The value in my activities are usually about how I feel about the things I do and how they make me feel. Pretty much as simple as that really.
No I don’t make money in my blog and my income from YouTube is negligible. Seriously we are talking literally £70 every 3-4 months. That basically covers a takeaway once a month!! For me though I reinvest into my blog and my video making. The remainder comes from my own monies.
I think people often assume that it’s a money making exercise. Nope. Love of feeling creative and disappearing now and then is the pleasure I get.
I’m sat here drinking my tea and staring out my living room patio doors and fully appreciating where I live.
It’s a sight I appreciate every single day and after 16 years do not get tired of seeing.
I live in a top floor apartment facing directly onto a lake. Being at home working doesn’t ever bother me because of this outlook. To me it’s quite special and I’m thankful for it.
It could be worse and I fully know for some people that working from home is quite tortuous and lonely. I never take for granted what I have.
Picture below the credits.
Now seriously I’m loving the selfie I took today of this outfit. As most know I don’t really touch up my photos as I try to get them as realistic to what I see inworld as possible. Anything else to me is a fib and isn’t fair to the consumer.
I love seeing beautiful photography but I also realise that when you edit a photo, you are also propagating a untruth.
I love the smoothing thingy, and that’s basically what I use apart from adjusting the light and contrast. That’s it. The rest is wind light inworld.
Do you ever choose to just stay in your undies all weekend and forget about the world? Just like my current look?
Today I’m feeling it so much. It’s pouring rain here and I have absolutely no reason to go outside other than take rubbish to the communal bin. Which frankly throw on a coat. No one will know will they!!
Though I do this I always like to shower, do my hair and feel presentable in case anyone does come to the door. Like my postman!
Now let me tell you about my postman.
He is 6ft 2 of loveliness. Cheeky smile and reddish mop of hair. Friendly, ultra fit and makes my nether regions do a “hey how you doing” mumble.
Every day I see him he tends to ring the doorbell to deliver my post even when he doesn’t need to. Usually post men pop through the letter box. Not with me he doesn’t. Every day we have a banter about how we must stop meeting like this.
Today he rings the doorbell, I’m not showered with hair done etc. I’m hagrid jumped out of bed looking a right mess greeting him at the door.
But he still stops, says we must stop meeting like this and then disappears.
I’ve decided next time I see him. I shall stun him.
I’ll get dressed!!!!!
Just a girl shirt and panties (in purple flowers and rainbow) from Entice for the Saturday Sale
Spoke to my friend last night about the perils of online dating apps.
I won’t lie, Ive been on them years and still believe they’re like a sweet shop for people to try out and never make any decent commitments on.
When you have been around the continent like me then you become quite difficult to date. I’m the un-dateable!! I’m the cynic you read about, the one who gives it a go then says meh why bother. They’re all the same.
7/10 men who approach me now on dating apps are simply scammers. Now I’m not suggesting this is everyone, but people who are approaching my age group from the 40 year old upwards, usually are not really honest or have a good intention, especially since COVID hit. There will be the odd ones who decent so I’m not tarring all with the same brush, but this is my experience.
I spoke to a few guys I know who spend lots of time dating women on apps and they say the one thing about women over 40 is the assumption that we all must be desperate to date and will basically be an easy catch. So for the younger guys this is a fun game and for the love scammers, apparently makes women easy pickings.
Technically I tend to agree with that as I will be approached by either young guys seeking a “good time” or men who refer to me as one true love and all those generic terms scammers use to make you think you feel special. Me? Hell no I know from the first conversation if I want to speak to someone. Usually 9/10 its no.
So my friend and I were chatting last night and I updated her on my lack of dating interests. One was but then he suddenly disappeared and then she came in with her ones.
A 24 and 18 year old want to “do her”.
My friend is 60. Like what do men and young men think women are? “Do her” Really? What happened to the old fashioned woo you then bed you mentality. I remember that from when I was younger and at least you got dinner and a chance to decide if you liked someone before you moved to the base.
But folks this is what a lot of young guys are seeing as normal. We need to change this mindset Its not ok. They need to learn the art of effort.
Young women are more and more having to deal with this nonsense because older women often think this is all they deserve and can get. We older women need to say Beggar off more often and not feel this is what we deserve or the last of what we can have. It is not. Cheeky gits!!!
Women can go into old age and still be amazing.
Be like me. Keep the Knickers on and wait for the right one. At least my goodness get a few dates, a nice meal and some flowers for the effort of sharing your lady garden for fertilisation with some unknown dude.
I’ve learnt over the years that there is a art to dating, its like a little game. Where you both flirt and play that cat and mouse game, either the woman or the male. There is no rule to who is the cat. But you make effort and you learn that whilst getting to know someone, you may actually appreciate and like them.
Casual sex is overrated and frankly the best sex is the one you have yourself or the one you have with a partner who has learnt to know you and appreciate and respect you.
If in doubt, Anne Summers is your get go ladies.
Now I seriously look dateable in this outfit don’t you think?
I’ve sat here the past half hour staring at a bottle of water on my coffee table. There’s nothing about that bottle of water that’s really captivating or different from any of the other bottles of water out there.
Strangely, I just registered how amazing that bottle of water is. Looking around my apartment I’m staring at different things and realising how magical it is that we have them. Back to the bottle of water.
Have you ever stopped to think that the bottle of water is available to us because someone created plastic/glass bottles? Then the whole process of whatever they do to the water and putting it then into the bottles? I just did.
We take so much for granted around us.
Next time consider that bottle of water and remember how awesome it really is!
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.
There isn’t any! Sun that is. Well it’s slowly arriving.
Recently I decided to pay for Tinder 1 month access. Just so for once I could see who actually liked me. If anyone at all.
Well there is a huge list I won’t lie. I’m currently drawing crowds to my profile.
Crowds of no matches to be honest. A few have been masterful scammers. They all work on oil rigs offshore or are military and unfortunately their spouses dead and they’re looking for mama. Sugar mama!!! All ask if you have Kik or what’s app straight at the bat.
All want to know what work you do or if you have a son, does he live with you.
Well I’m bantering away and I’m a stock market broker and own my own businesses and retired at 42!
Sugar mama I am not. The most they’ll get from me is a cuppa tea and a sandwich.
At my age the search for love is a rather bumpy road to travel.