With Words the World is at your Feet

With Words the World is at your Feet

Up until May of this year I had blogged erratically using a Blogspot site. In May I made the decision to move to WordPress and put a renewed enthusiasm into blogging and I haven't looked back since. I don't think it's necessarily the change in platform that did it...though I do find this platform suits [...]

Real Life Ate Christmas

Real Life Ate Christmas

I mentioned a few weeks ago how about how my plans for Christmas completely and utterly changed with one phone call. Suddenly I went from having a quiet Christmas with just my partner and children to having various arrangements for parents, siblings, nieces, cousins etc.  I've literally just closed the door behind the last of [...]

Attend the 100th Drax Files Radio Hour in Second Life

That moment when you realise you have to think about what to wear for a radio show!

Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

radio-hourThe Drax Files Radio Hour is celebrating its 100th (ish!) episode during Christmas week 2015, and to celebrate, they’re holding a special live recording session, and inviting people to attend as part of the audience.

The podcast series first launched back in January 2014, although the initial idea for such a series goes back as far as the latter half of 2013. Hosted by Draxtor Despres and Jo Yardley, the show generally presents an hour long segment each week, focus on news, opinion, interviews and reports on all things virtual – virtual worlds, virtual reality, virtual living.

If I’m totally honest, the show was, early on, far too infatuated with all the hype surrounding the Oculus Rift, which led to a certain slant becoming increasingly (and sometimes painfully) apparent. However, this doesn’t negate the fact that overall, the series has presented some pretty thought-provoking and also very informative podcasts. Virtual…

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Relationships – Should you Trust From the Start?

Relationships – Should you Trust From the Start?

Trust is a word that has featured a lot in several conversations the last few days both in SL and in RL. Trust is an anomaly, it's something so simple and fundamental and yet complex and multi-layered and you can't have a relationship, of any kind, without it. That Man Has Guilt Issues My rl [...]

It’s the Most Wonderstress Time of the Year

It’s the Most Wonderstress Time of the Year

I know I am not alone in finding the pressure piled on as we approach the Christmas season. In real life there is the shopping for presents and food, making sure the house is ready for the impending guests. There's work parties, secret santa gifts, food to prepare ahead of time, cards to write, gifts [...]

Have you seen ‘Christmas Offence’ with your own eyes?

Have you seen ‘Christmas Offence’ with your own eyes?

Last week I had quite a long and heated conversation with a friend about wishing people 'Merry Christmas'. He works in a customer facing environment and said that every year up til now he had passed on the greeting to people in his store, or on the phone, at the end of each conversation. But [...]

So, Tell Me, Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?

So, Tell Me, Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?

I was reminded of this song this weekend as I watched Strictly Come Dancing (the only reality show I watch and admit to be totally addicted to!) The lyrics of the song really resonated with me in light of my previous posts about Narcissism and some of the comments that I read here and on [...]

What Is the True Meaning of Christmas to you?

What Is the True Meaning of Christmas to you?

I am missing a major event in my Christmas calendar this year. Every year for the last 3-4 years the company I worked for organised a Christmas Dinner at a local homeless charity. The majority of the staff helped out. The night before we'd be roasting turkeys and peeling vegetables ready for the day ahead. [...]

Making Changes

Making Changes

  I, like many others, have an awesome comfort zone. The people and places that are like a blanket fort of safety to me will always have a space in my world but I am also a believer in the saying 'if you always do what you have always done you will get what you [...]