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….

Fluffy Fairytales and Faux Princes

Cinderella – the story of the most epic first date ever!!! A viral story this week has been doing the rounds about a first date that didn’t quite go to plan when the lady declined the opportunity of a second date and the chap involved then texted her asking for her to pay half of…

Look Who’s Coming to Dinner

The beauty of SL for me has always been about people. I have met people from countries that I will probably never get the opportunity to visit. Even the team I work with at MadPea is made up of people from several nationalities…Finnish, Italian, American, Estonian, British, Dutch…the list goes on. And all those people…

Relax, Chill, Unwind & Repeat

I’m looking forward to this weekend more than usual. Last weekend was a public holiday in the UK but it was also my daughters 21st birthday. My Saturday was spent running around in real life preparing for her BBQ party. My house was full of 21 year olds and while I like all her friends…

Escape to Downtown Abbey

  One of the things I enjoy most about Second Life is the variety of worlds and environments we can create around us. From urban lofts to tropical beaches we can build homes to suit our moods or seasons. We can find homes in historical sims or modern cities recreated in Second Life. What we…

Even Angels Get a Little Mucky Sometimes…

I did one of those facebook quizzes the other day that set questions for my friends to answer to ascertain how well your friends know you. Now, obviously, this all just a bit of fun and games. I’m well aware of how well my closest friends know me…sometimes it’s uncomfortably well. That said none of…

Mellow Yellow is Springing Up All Around

The clocks went forward in the UK this weekend starting British Summer Time and how did the weather welcome this change in name?¬†With Storm Katie of course! Winds of up to 100 mph battered most of the south of England and Wales last night and as someone who sleeps with the bedroom window open 365…

This IS how I woke up…but it’s not how I look now!

I live in the UK which means we don’t get to see The Walking Dead ‘officially’ until Monday night. That usually means avoiding the hell out of facebook for most of the day on Monday until I get a chance to catch up. I’m pretty much up to date on all my TV shows at…

Win BIG with Home & Garden Expo 2016

You still have a few days left to enter the Home and Garden Expo’s Photo Contest and be in with a chance of winning over L$82,000 worth of prizes including L$23,000 worth of cash prizes! This is HUGE and you have just a few days left to get in on that action! The main aim…

Keeping Busy and Making Time

Ever heard the phrase “if you want something done ask a busy person”? I remember hearing that phrase when I was younger and not truly understanding what it meant. Recently my already busy second life has taken on a whole new level of busy and I’m loving every minute of it!!! I took some decisions…

Avi Choice Awards…Why All the Controversy?

A few years ago I worked at an organisation that assessed and awarded restaurants for their food quality. During the time that I worked there a senior manager tried to use his position to influence a restaurant inspector in their assessment of a restaurant which was not awarded and therefore not included in the guidebook….