When it’s hard to say no

The fine line between trying too hard and getting it just right is something I’ve been struggling with for a few weeks now…well probably longer than that but it’s become apparent to me over the last few weeks. A friend referred to me as a ‘typical overachiever’ a short while back and it’s stuck in…

Rainbow Sprinkle Bottom Burps

It’s Friday and a long weekend so I figured I’d have some fun with the post title…read on to find out more! I was always told it takes less muscles to smile than frown when I was growing up. Now I’m pretty sure that’s a myth, in fact, I think I’ve heard somewhere clinical proof…

Fringe Benefits

I really enjoyed doing the vlog yesterday and I have more planned but I am going to mix it up with doing regular blog posts too for now. Part of the reason for that is that I have a routine and plan in place for blogging and while I quite enjoy change I have to…

Secret Garden

Yesterday was the first real Spring day in the UK where there was heat in the breeze as well as the sun in the sky. I saw my first bumble bee buzzing around too so it must have been warm! There’s something about the sun and warmth of Spring that lifts the spirit and makes…

When You Know, You Know

I always plan to do lots of things that I haven’t had time to do whenever I get a few days off work but the truth is I never really get more done that I would have done had I been in my normal routine. I’ve talked before about the notion that time expands to…

I Wanna Live in a House, a very Big House in the Country

So I bought myself a larger house than I usually go for. I love decorating so I’m half excited at the thrill of digging through my inventory and unearthing some buried treasures now I have space for them and half nervous of the time it’s going to take me to get going. The great thing…

Senses Working Overtime

It’s been one of those questions round a dinner party table…If you had to lose one sense out of sight or hearing which would you choose? I’ll state right now that my preference if put in that position would be to lose my sight. I adore sound. I love music…I couldn’t bear the thought of…

The Calm Before the Storm

As it is for a lot of people, it’s my last day at rl work today until the New Year and I am so completely and utterly ready for the break. The first few days won’t really be much of a break with last minute preparations for Christmas and then two solid days of visiting…

Move Over Rosie…I’m the Queen of Corona!

A couple of weeks ago I got a facebook message from my bestie Tackett “OMG! ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD MENTIONS THE QUEEN OF CORONA” Both of us bust up laughing. “Paul Simon wrote a song about meeeeeeeeeeee” I replied. I met Tackett in SL in 2012 and we clicked instantly and over…

It’s Cozy on the Coast

My home in Second Life is somewhere that will never reject me or abandon me. It’s the place I can go to and sink into the armchair in front of the fire and feel completely at peace. The contrast of the tranquility of home and the chaos of the waves crashing against the rocks in…

The Six Songs Series – Part 1 – Songs That Make You Cry

I was reading an article on the BBC website today called ‘6 Songs That Make People Cry and the Reasons Why’. It struck me because just the day before I had been watching Room 101 on the BBC where the host, Frank Skinner, argued that he couldn’t put the film Grease in Room 101 because…

Love, I Get So Lost Sometimes

I’m not gonna lie…this week has been tough on my emotions and my patience…and Lord knows I didn’t have a whole heap of the latter in the first place! I talked a few weeks ago about the shocking news that a cousin of mine had passed very suddenly in Egypt. She was buried the next…