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…

In it to win it!

It’s an informational post from me today rather than a random delve into my thoughts! I wanted to share with you a couple of photo contests that are going on right now. First up is the FaMESHed 5th Anniversary Contest. The prizes are crazy…and unlike most things in SL I mean crazy in a good…

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…

A Picture Postcard

I’ve been seeing lots of awesome pictures the last few days and not in the usual places! I visited The Vordun Museum and Gallery, owned and operated by my very dear friend Jake Vordun, this last weekend for the opening of his latest exhibit ‘Sincerely Yours’. I’ve known for a long time that Jake was…

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…

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…

To Sin or Not to Sin

I had a very odd day yesterday. Odd in the sense that I felt completely unsettled in both SL and RL and I think there were a number of factors that contributed to that. There are changes afoot in my RL workplace and while they are quite exciting changes for me personally AND I’m generally…

OCD for Exercise?

Why is that I have a tendency to be a little OCD about really silly little things but can’t seem to catch the OCD bug for things that would be beneficial to me like exercise, or healthy eating or in fact any kind of self-discipline sometimes. I thought about this today when I was opening…

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…

A Bun in the Oven

Today is going well so far and completely to plan. Most of the house is clean and tidy, the last lot of laundry is in the dryer, I’ve lit the Christmas candles and the scent of vanilla and nutmeg is dancing delightfully around the house with the aroma of the cinnamon swirl buns I have baking…

Starlite, Starbright, the star I see tonight

A couple of weeks ago someone I had met recently and asked me to give them a link to my blog as “the link in your profile is wrong”. I gave him the link and he immediately came back and again and said “no, it’s not working. That’s a different blog”.  I must admit I…

Aiming for the Perfect Tree

I’ve been super busy this weekend and one of my top priorities has been completing the ‘winterisation’ of my public sim TaKe Heart. I’ve made no secret of the fact that I much prefer Spring or Autumn as seasons but there’s something about winter that, ironically, brings a warmth to the soul.  I wasn’t sure…