Happy New year

Happy New year

I’m a little worse for wear this morning. I partied and drank rhubarb gin until the early hours of 3am U.K. time and had a great night.

Yorkie, Rosie, Guy and me spent our evening as Strawberry’s flash mob. Poor lady couldn’t get away from us. Then Maddie joined us a little later and we ended up dancing about in the snow in my front garden

All in our virtual world, because let’s face it, reality has tightly locked us down at the moment.

I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the night and I’ll share some of the photos below the credits.

Happy New Year!!!

Credits:-

Irina outfit from Seniha at the EQUAL10 Event

Poetry Hair from Truth

Rainnes Necklace from Kibitz at the EQUAL10 Event

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

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

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.

Video:-

Credits:-

To visit a Taste of Bali just click here

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

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

Video:-

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

Strumming my pain with his

Strumming my pain with his

Ok I have no idea on the title and why. But that song Killing me softly has been in my head all day. Again no idea why.

The fact that I don’t recall hearing it today is one fact, a pretty good fact. Also that I don’t own a radio either.

No idea how it popped into my head or why because it isn’t a favourite song by any means.

But, it does actually kind of reflect the photo because I have a guitar? Strumming? So there is that. It will do as my explanation anyhow.

I’d love to say that the reason for the image was inspired by my strumming of my guitar earlier and feeling the music flowing through my veins, caught in a creative moment.

But that wouldn’t be true. I just fancied the pose.

There I said it. I fancied the pose and why not. Yet the fact that this song is featuring in my head leaves me wondering if I should go find a man to strum my pain with his finger?

Oh lord I’ll stop right there.

Outfit deets below at the Designer Showcase

Credits:-

Not forgotten outfit from 1 Hundred at the Designer Showcase

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Jackie Hair from Vagrant and Entwined

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

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

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Alanis pose from Belle Poses

Those pesky plants

Those pesky plants

My plans today. Sorting out my potted plants. Nahhhh not really!!!

Maybe I’ve left it a bit late as we had ice ice baby and in reality they look a little icy dead now. Honestly I am the worst outdoor gardener even if they are only a couple of potted plants!

Inside. I’m the greenest thumb going. go figure.

Today my plans are living the Tier 3 lockdown dream. Imagining life as it used to be and stepping outside just to check I’m not dreaming.

Though let me get something off my chest! Tier 3!! We aren’t meant to cross counties/tiers. So what has my housemate been doing with her boy friend. Going into London to visit the Reach climbing centre. Oh and that place knows they’re out of county as all climbers are registered. So who do we blame? The businesses and the people, or both?

This is going on all the time at a lot of the local climbing places and jujitsu gyms. The shady openings after hours and some during the entire lockdown!

It leaves me and others exasperated as we do what we need to do and basically we are wasting our time.

So that explains the look on my face in my photo and me trying to do the plants.

All details below. Have a good Saturday and be responsible.

Credits :-

Pearl Jumpsuit (with hud) from Well Made at the Designer Showcase

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Zoe Hair 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

Poses in the Garden from Heart Poses