Work Hard, Play Harder

Back in the 70’s, and 80’s I think, Mars used the slogan ‘a Mars a day helps you work, rest and play’ in the UK and some other countries too I believe. It’s become one of the most famous advertising slogans and is still remembered today. Several years after they stopped using it a study…

A Smile Is a Curve That Sets Everything Straight

I’m a book reader. I read every night before I go to sleep. No matter how tired I am I have to read at least a page of a book to help me unwind and replace all the muddle of other stuff in my head with a story I can get lost in.  It’s rarely…

The Age of Entitlement

As always, my blog is where I get to shoot from the hip if I choose to. This is going to be one of those straight-talking posts. Not a rant…hopefully, but my opinion on what I’m seeing more and more in Second Life. Over entitled, spoiled, whiny-ass, allegedly grown adults sucking the fun out of…

Goodbye, TaKe Heart

I’ve put off writing this post….wondering if I might change my mind, but, as the day draws nearer I’m still quite sure that this is the right thing to do. I’m going to let my sim, TaKe Heart, go.  It has been a glorious 8 months with TaKe Heart as my home, and I know…

I Know Him So Well

I joked about using this title as one of the most well known songs from the Tim Rice musical Chess while I was taking this photograph.  Tim Rice was a very well known lyricist having worked on many hit musicals with Andrew Lloyd Webber but completed Chess, a cold war themed musical play, with Benny and…

Blogging Applications – Do’s and Don’ts

Trust me, I know how it is. You see one of your favourite stores or events opening blogger applications and you want that assignment so bad! Applications close in a week but you gotta fill that form out right now! In the next 10 seconds….quickly.  Of course, there’s a while to go so you don’t…

Not a Care in the World

The weekend is almost upon us! It’s been a short week because of a public holiday in the UK and also been super busy in both lives so it’s literally flown by. It literally just feels like yesterday I was starting my week off when actually it was almost 2 weeks ago. Why does time…

Fairground Attraction

It’s the end of my week off work and it’s been a very busy and exciting week full of new friendships, laughter, fun and…well…it’s me we’re talking about so there was work too. With my FaMESHed head on we were busy finalising plans for the 5th anniversary round of FaMESHed which opens on the 1st…

Warm Up – Cool Down

I’ve had a week off work and been super busy planning ahead. I’m a total planner and yes, a little bit of a control freak when it comes to planning my time and making arrangements. I’ve taken lots of photos and planned out several blog posts to get ahead of myself because I know how…

Learning and Sharing as a Blogger

Since we launched the Blogger & Vlogger Network the importance of collaboration, networking and support within the blogging community has never been more clear to me. Yesterday we had Strawberry Singh come along and do a live presentation on the importance of social media and a couple of things struck me while listening to her….

It’s not just a place…it’s home

I think it’s possible I’ve rezzed, partially decorated and de rezzed upwards of 20 different houses in the last few months. That is about to change. The main issue was that I was using houses on a platform on my sim TaKe Heart which meant I had to be frugal with prims and I’m not…

Proceed with Caution: Starting to Date in SL

I have a friend who has recently found herself in the situation of being single in SL after a very long time of being in a relationship. I know from experience that can be a hard transition, especially if you enjoyed the comfort and security of a monogamous SL and suddenly have to start thinking…