Picture this if you will

Picture this if you will

It’s 10 pm here U.K. time and unlikely I’ll get much sleep tonight.

I’m exhausted to be honest but I also don’t feel I can go to bed. I’ve had a really rubbish few days. Like really rubbish. I could have said days ago, Sunday, yesterday but I didn’t.

I try and just crack on as nothing worse than a whiner.

So I had the vaccine on the 12 March and ached a few days like an old woman. Job done all over.

Wednesday last week a headache started. Got bad Thursday night/Friday morning into Saturday. Apart from headaches felt ok if not more tired .

I put it all down to side effects.

Sunday started getting an odd nausea moment now and then. Monday comes and I’m literally buzzing and more awake and alert I’ve felt in a long time. On top of that I’ve been peeing like a ridiculous constant and can’t stop drinking.

Then the nausea gets worse and keeps coming. Then the sweating. In the meanwhile I’m starting to test my sugars to make sure I’m ok. They’re reading 23 then 21 and basically been that way a few days.

Today I tried to get a call back from a doctor at the GP surgery and instead I got a call back from a nurse. I describe what I’m feeling and that I’m constantly peeing and can’t satiate my thirst.

So the first thing she says in her why you wasting my time voice was to say in a gruff voice “why are you testing your sugars” errr I’m a diabetic!! Then proceeds to tell me I shouldn’t have to. Well gosh tell the doctor then as it’s the doctor that prescribed me the stuff to record my readings.

Nurse then proceeds to tell me I either have menopause or I may need a check as she thinks I have a prolapse!!! So yes what can I say at this point? What part of diabetic did she not hear.

But let’s make things worse. I said I need to be seen. So an appointment is made for me today at 3pm. Nope not see a doctor but the paramedic!! He who doesn’t know about diabetes at all.

It gets worse. So he takes my blood pressure. It’s high but he says he isn’t worried by it, takes a blood test to read the sugar, it’s high and he says I shouldn’t worry about it as it’s normal. So again my mouth was agape. ( in my masks). Anyone with a brain cell knows a diabetic should go above 12 at the worst but 21 that’s serious.

I hand him a bottle of pee and he asks me what for. Err to check my ketones as I’m a diabetic. so he dips the stick and says yes they’re a bit high but he isn’t worried.

Then he is about to dismiss me and I say ummm I’m feeling sick, I have a constant headache, I’m sweating, peeing and can’t get enough water and my stomach pain.

Apparently I need Gaviscon and to get my eyes tested as its maybe my vision causing me to feel this way.

Glad I was wearing a mask because under it I was looking at him mouthing the C U next Tuesday word.

No I really was.

I’ve got blood test on Thursday but here I am at home in pain, feeling sick and still got high sugars. It’s 10:30 pm and I can’t go sleep like this.

Moral of the story ? Right now the NHS is questionable.

But if you want to see how incompetent today was. Don’t take my word. The phot below the credits is a text message sent to me after my consultation on the phone with the nurse.

Apparently I’m a candidate to consider being checked for diabetes!!!! Oh an apparently referring to blood tests? I don’t need to say more!

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Credits:-

Susa mint outfit from Una at the EQUAL10 Event

Camera ready pose from Lyrium at the EQUAL10 Event

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Black panther from the Rezz Room at the EQUAL10 Event

Blush hair from Truth

Kinky Eyeshadow from Velour

Monica HD lipstick from Velour

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Shot on location at Luanes World

Winter Shop & Hop

Winter Shop & Hop

Ready to winter shop and get new shoes because you have walked too much?

The Annual winter Shop & Hop in Second Life starts Thursday 10th for the Second Life Birthday Group Members from 9 am SLT. It then officially opens to all the public at 9am SLT on Friday 11 December..

There are 180 Second Life Content Creators participating.

There are 9 regions for you to visit with 20 stores per region.

All stores will have a free gift for you to nab as well as discounts from 20% upwards. I have seen so many discounts averaging around 50% which lets face it, if you are on a budget like me, makes sense. Get all your Christmas shopping done whilst saving a few lindens at the same time.

  • Second Life Birthday Group will get early access to the event on December 10th from 9am SLT onwards.
  • Event is open to the public from December 11th from 9am SLT to January 3rd.

You may want some links to all of this winter shopping craziness.

The official landing page is here when the page opens for you to visit all landing slurls will appear. Until then you need to wait for the Lindens to let you in. Maybe some bribes?

Meanwhile I would get some good comfy shoes on, grab your backpack and Lindens purse. Last but not least a good tip is to lower your graphic’s down and draw distances so you can actually move . Another tip if you are on firestorm viewer is to go to World at the top and scroll down and tick “show friends only”. I find the less people I see the more view there is . Shop like a stealth ninja I say! So its time to prepare for the shopping madness and prepare.

Flickr group to add your images: https://www.flickr.com/groups/slshophop

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Style credits:-

Thiara Corset dress from Una at the Winter Shop and Hop

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Paradise 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

Balancing when it could break

Balancing when it could break

Seems my wee virtual world may be getting a shake to it.

My computer is having issues and my hard drive keeps disappearing . Not to be found in the normal way either.

So it’s currently showing, but softwares stored there have been corrupted and I’ve had to uninstall and Re download.

On top of that, the computer now regularly gets the blue screen of ooops we had to shut down and restart.

I’ve got a 1TSSD drive arriving tomorrow to assist with the issue but part of me is feeling the days are numbered.

I do have a gaming laptop but it runs like me so thats no positive!

In the meanwhile I’m just biding time and making the best of the ticking clock. Getting used to being in the middle of something then getting kicked.

What will I do? Cry maybe or , yeah no I’ll cry.

Thing is my blog and my filming etc are what keeps me sane in a rather insane world. They’re my peace and stress relief and a way of expressing myself.

Without that. Then there’s me. I’ve always said if Second Life went down tomorrow I’d start being me and real. But my god can you imagine it!!

The real Thelma, Isa, Harriet, Aunty VaGina and Beverley!

So let’s hope you won’t be forced to meet the real characters. On a serious note, if I had to use my laptop it just means meh graphics and tasks would be a lot slower to complete. We shall see.

I wonder if a dance video …..

Credits:-

Rihanna outfit from UNA at the EQUAL10 Event

Bella necklace from Michan

Chiffon hair from Stealthic

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Sweet gloss  Lipstick from A R T E

Tropical  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

Shot on location at Eterea

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EQUAL10 Summer ish haul

EQUAL10 Summer ish haul

Lord I set out the video to this last night and youtube decided to have some weird glitch.

I waited thinking ok today it should have cleared but it hasn’t so I had to reupload.

What you may ask. Basically it duplicated a section of my video. Like the broken record me speaking over again.

Frankly I’m pretty sure no one wants to listen to my waffle when they just want to check out the attire.

Here have it again and do admire my fine moves. They’re pretty good if I must say so myself.

Video :-

Credits:-

Courtney  outfit from Una at theEQUAL10 Event

Vivid hair from Truth

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


PLAY FREE

Reading and day off from blog

Reading and day off from blog

I had a day off yesterday from blogging.

Why?

Because I can. At the end of the day, I tend to blog like a hound and sometimes I just like to kick back and do a little something else.

Actually faffing in the 1/2 region I have acquired and rezzing beach houses as rentals.

Omg how hard is it to decide on a house. But on top of that making sure that it’s not a graphics card drain either.

I want this place to be lovely to reside for all and a pleasure to come home to. Not a nightmare because of its drain on graphics cards.

Oh and queen of palm trees is me. I didn’t realize the varieties I had acquired over the years.

Meanwhile Rosie Helendale is doing her role landscaping and moving around all the stuff I throw down on the ground.

I think she has been shocked at how much “stuff” I have. I love “stuff”.

I cannot wait till it’s completed to show everyone. And yes my reading corner has moved to the new place.

Anyhow back to subject at hand. I am today reading Chapter 2 of DH Lawrence The Virgin and the Gypsy.

Don’t be too harsh on me but last night recording this was a bit of a nightmare. Cats distracting me and then my getting used to do something like this.

Oh and having someone here listening to me is very disconcerting!

I think there is a real skill to reading out loud. I’m giving it a go so it may take me time to learn that skill.

Video down below.

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Credits:-

Iby Skirt from UNA/SK. at the EQUAL10 Event

Iby top from UNA/SK. at the EQUAL10 Event

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Alias hair fromTruth

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

Details of backdrop Here

Isabelle’s book corner

Isabelle’s book corner

Next week I’m going to start something different on my channel.

It won’t appeal to many unless you enjoy a good classic book and audio.

It was suggested to me a while back to consider choosing a book and reading this and for no other reason other than to relate a book, maybe help someone who is visually unable to themselves read and at the same time myself reread some old books that are part of our learning history.

I’ll try mostly those that are outside of copyright as that’s always an issue.

If it is an interest to people then I’ll switch to requested readings .

I know personally I love at times just to hear a voice and to immerse myself into a story. So it’s on this kind of basis.

But if my voice is grating I certainly won’t expect you to listen. But thank you for considering.

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Credits:-

Nairobi dress from UNA at the EQUAL10 Event

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Halo Hair from [Knox]

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

Memories book back drop from Minimal currently at UBER

Travellers chair from Bazar

 

The Final Solution

The Final Solution

Saturday night dance time. The new Dakota Club tease dances from Paragon Dance Animations.

I like my videos slightly different and at the same time a little additive to them.

We are explorers of the mind …….

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Dance Credits:-

Dakota Club tease from Paragon Dance Animations at the UBER Event

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Based on her burlesque dance set, Dakota brings her moves of the “Art of Tease” from the stage to the club dance floor.
Originally freestyle danced to the song “Senorita” by Justin Timberlake. Tempo = 98.00 BPM
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Credits:-

Shannon outfit from Wicca Merlin

Cyborg arms from Una

Robot makeup from mik1karu

Toxin respirator mask from V Λ L Κ Υ R

So Cozy boots from Blueberry

Milly hair from enVOGUE

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

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Harriet heads for Persia

Harriet heads for Persia

Harriet returns back to the Tube screen as she heads back out to reporting for the BBBC.

Harriet has discovered that Linden lab has a destination page and one of the editors picks is Immortals Persia.

A quick bike ride and she is ready to report.

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Credits:-

Brina outfit from UNA at the EQUAL10 Event

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

Shot on location at IMMORTALS Persia

Exploring Aradia

Exploring Aradia

At the moment I am enjoying my character break and just exploring different places in Second Life to film. The girls need a holiday sometimes don’t they.

I find after Halloween and before the Christmas period seems to be a good time for that break and also many sims in Second Life undergo their Autumnal changes to winter over the month of November.

I love the colours of Autumn and I certainly without a shadow of doubt love the pure white of snow.

I know, that dreaded word people hate me uttering.

For me it remains a novelty and to be honest it always will.

I spent a long time never having experienced it and so when it comes either realistically or virtually, I start to get a little excited.

Today come with me to Aradia, a place already in Autumn and getting ready for winter. The sim is a beautiful place and it looks like the houses are there available for rentals if you wanted to check them out.

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Credits:-

Phoebe outfit from Una at the EQUAL10 Event

Genevieve Boots from Phedora now at the EQUAL10 Event 

Dolly Gloss from L W Makeup at the EQUAL10 Event

Thirsty Tumbler from Lavish at the EQUAL10 Event

Gem eyes  from Amara Beauty

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog

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 atAradia

Be the alpha woman you are

Be the alpha woman you are

Today’s post is about being your own person.

Not a follower of the masses, nor a leader of none.

Stepping out into that wide world and being commander of your own life and taking charge of where it’s going.

There are many of us around that are alpha females but continue to “behave” in order to our surroundings and ways we have been educated by society.

What makes an alpha woman?

  1. She doesn’t give up easily. She sees what she wants and makes every effort to work to that goal.
  2. She is confident enough to make the first move. Be it in relationships or life choices. She is ok to make a mistakes.
  3. An alpha woman is loyal to her tribe. She is confident enough to not let jealousy affect her spirit and her sense of loyalty and caring is guaranteed to her friends.
  4. The alpha woman knows what she truly wants out of life. Her goal is her prize and she is not afraid to work towards it. Knowing that she may be in it for the long haul. She doesn’t cheat to get it either. She is not afraid to pull up her sleeves and work hard.
  5. She has no fear of being alone. She is content in her own company and doesn’t require another to define her. She doesn’t need a man at her side 24/7 and can achieve many of her interests on her own.
  6. When she loves, she loves with intensity. She gives 100% to the recipient. Although she can walk alone in life, when she is given the trust and love, she gives it back tenfold.
  7. She has ambition and always striving to fulfill goals she sets herself. Her ideal mate is someone not afraid of this. Equally someone who holds this trait too.
  8. She speakers up for what she believes in and voicing her thoughts on injustice.
  9. She is protector to her inner tribe and fiercely loyal to all women.
  10. She doesn’t gossip or play games, especially about her tribe.

The one great thing about an Alpha woman is she does not feel the need to put other women down.

She is not competitive agains her tribe, but confident in her own goals and thoughts. Therefore she would never bring down another woman.

Are you an alpha woman?

Credits:-

Demi dress from UNA at the EQUAL10 Event

Hera hair from KUNI at the EQUAL10 Event

Gem eyes  from Amara Beauty

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Metal lipstick from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Shot on location at The Great Fissure