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How important is how an avatar looks to you? I feel like it shouldn’t be an issue but in all honesty, it is right? It certainly shouldn’t be the only issue but it is still a consideration if you become close, or intimate with someone.  I invest a lot of time and money in how my…

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…

Free from the all the pain, Free from all the game

Why is honesty such a difficulty for a large number of people online? Now, there are several degrees of deceit, a spectrum if you will. It seems to me that sometimes people want to please so they tell you what they think you want to hear. We can call them white lies and I think that…

The Simple Life for me

It’s the weekend and for me it’s a rather special weekend. Today is my birthday…the one before yet another BIG ONE! Now, that would normally make it special enough but we’re a family full of celebration this weekend. Tonight we are going out to a party to celebrate the engagement of my niece and her…

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…

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…

The Person You Should Value Most Can Be Seen In the Mirror

Writing a blog where you talk openly about your thoughts and feelings can be like walking a tightrope sometimes. I know there are people that might read a post that is about them or about a situation involving them. That said, this blog was started as a place for me to write about those elements…

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

But if you try sometimes, well, you just might find, that you get what you need. That song lyric has been in my head for a couple of weeks now because it’s really resonating with me and how I approach certain aspects of my Second Life.  For me, the joy of meeting new people and…

All The Little Things

Being nice can sound so dull at first glance because the word ‘nice’ is so mediocre. Being a nice person can lead to people feeling amazing though. My friend Corban wrote on his blog today about how he had bought a coffee for a busker outside a coffee shop in the freezing cold. It was…

Keep the Wolf at Bay…window

First day back at work since 23rd December and I’m sooooo looking forward to getting back! Aside from the fact that I very much enjoy my job and the people I work with, I am, on the whole, a creature of routine and planned work days, in both lives. I’ve written before about how I…

Black Friday – 2 Tips for Giftcard Sales!!

Happy Friday everyone! Who doesn’t love Friday? Even people that have to work over the weekend seem to love Friday more than any other day of the week. Now I’m one of those weird people that loves Mondays too but I’m a little weird though sometimes that love of Mondays works out for the best…

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…