Closer to Home

I had a very long day at work yesterday but a joyful one. I usually finish work mid-afternoon as I start super early in the morning. I’m a morning person so this works for me but today I had to work until later in the day to attend a meeting. I decided to drive to…

Weather Girls

Have you ever noticed just how much people can be like the weather sometimes? There’s the saying about people who ‘blow hot and cold’ indicating someone who shows a lot of interest in someone or something at one point and then equally disinterested moments, hours or days later. I’ve realised that one of the things…

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….

Ticket to Ride

My friend Tracy has a range of phrases that she uses quite often. They’ve almost become synonymous with her. One of them is ‘Hey! Don’t judge me!’ To be honest, she usually uses that when she’s done or said something she knows damn well is judgeworthy but that’s beside the point.  I’d like to think…

Starry Starry Night, Paint Your Palette Blue and Grey

  One of the subjects I wish I had studied more at school is art. I really wasn’t very good at it and later on in secondary school the choices were art and drama and I went for drama as I had always considered myself to be a budding actress. As a very young child…

Turn On, Tune In and Cop Out

  I love the 90s. The looks, the hair, the games and especially the music. Last week I did a 90s DJ set at Blithe and it seemed to really hit the right note with everyone who came along and I simply adore the Friday night crowd at Blithe. I had invited a couple of…

The Beauty Battlefield

I talked over the weekend about how I would rather lose my sight than sound. It got me thinking as I was writing it about how that might work in SL. After all what most people, including myself, enjoy about SL is the ability to make our avatars a gorgeous, slim, physically attractive version of…

Running Up The Hill

Being a blogger can sometimes feel like pushing treacle up a hill. No, this isn’t going to be a blog post about a blogger bitching about how hard done by they are. It’s an awesome job and I’m extremely privileged to be able to share my blog with you.  When I first started blogging I…

Stay, I Miss You

Even with Christmas not already done and dusted there’s a lot of thought going into what 2017 is going to have in store for us all. I would have been tempted to say at this point that it can’t be any worse than 2016 right but we have President Trump to look forward to in…

In a League of its Own

I’m putting together a DJ set for later today right now and I’m being hampered by a song that totally doesn’t fit the set but won’t get the hell out of my head. It’s Corinne Bailey Rae’s ‘Put Your Records On’ .  It’s a pretty ‘feel good’ tune and maybe that’s why it’s stuck in…

Everything Means Nothing

Back to work today after my week off. Even though I was unwell the whole week one thing struck me. It was something I’ve always known but this last week really brought it home. Parkinson’s Law, the adage that work expands to fit the time allowed. I looked forward to my week off for ages…

I Bought [this] from [here] because of [them]

Speaking to a fair few store owners and creators everyone has a different view on bloggers and how useful they are to getting the brand out there and whether they truly result in additional sales. Let me say right off the bat I think they are vital…but then I would say that wouldn’t I, I’m…