Paradise by the Poolside Lights

I’m not going to be writing a huge amount today.  As some of you know from previous posts my daughter was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease last year and hasn’t responded very well to the treatments she’s had so far. Today is surgery day…she’s having a section of her bowel removed. It’s a fairly common operation…

The Road Less Traveled

The main reason I started blogging a couple of years ago was as an outlet for a lot of difficult to deal with emotions that I couldn’t express to anyone in Second Life. I recognised that I needed to process them somehow and my blog became an outlet. I’m fast approaching the 2 year mark…

Oh Honey, I Don’t Care

Have you noticed how, in both lives, as soon as someone is prepared to stick their head above the parapet, there is always someone willing to take aim and try to pull them back down again? You see it in SL a lot with anyone that tries to do anything new or innovative…everyone is suddenly…

Ponder in Bloom – Flickr Group Spammers

My post today is going to include a plea to people who misuse Flickr. I understand why they do it. I even understand what they think they achieve from doing it. The irony is that while on the face of it they may look, at first glance, like they have achieved their goal…they really haven’t….

Bloom Where we are Planted

I promise I really didn’t plan on having my butt on display two days running but it seems by butt cheeks operate on the same system as London Buses! You don’t see one for ages then 2 of them come along at the same time!! It’s the start of the easter holidays and Spring is…

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…

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…

Lazy Weekend

I had to giggle at the name of the post which is named after the skybox and gacha I’m using for the photograph today.  Anyone that knows me knows that I have no idea how to be lazy in SL! I have a bit of a running joke going with my friend Jase, who is…

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…

I Never Stray Too Far From the Sidewalk

“Aren’t we a pair of old cynics” I said to a friend over the weekend as we talked doom and gloom about the state of the average SL friendship and relationship. Don’t get me wrong I’m not a negative person in any shape or form but I am quite pragmatic when it comes to a…

Je Suis Paris

Only people that have never experienced online friendships think they aren’t real. They are certainly different from conventional friendships but only in the sense that the communication platforms used are different. A lot more written communication in the form of IM’s, emails etc and a lot of less verbal communication and occasionally face-to-face communication via…

Not Sidney Who….Sydney AUSTRALIA!

You’d have to be of a certain age and probably a Brit to understand the title of today’s post. It goes back to a 1980’s British Telecom TV advertisement for international direct dialing…specifically promoting calling Australia.  It advertised that you could call Australia for £2.97 for 3 minutes that would be around £10 now. It really…