Sunday, November 30, 2014

I wonder as I wander SL

Sometimes I wonder who sits behind that avatar. Are they like me? What kind of life do they live and why are they here in Second Life?

I try to give everybody the respect they deserve, because after all there is a real person behind all of it. Not all are creeps, at least I don't think so. It would be sad to think that the entire platform just harbors weirdos. I have seen the creative art and was amazed from the first day I logged on and how beautiful it is. I have seen and felt how you can all of a sudden spend hours here in Second Life and forget what time it is. Time stands still in a way. 

I have felt the love and admiration of a person who seemed so perfect in many ways and then after an eternity just ends it all. The pain is real, but I promise you get over it. Just like in real life your heart mends and moves on.

If you want to survive Second Life you have to absolutely make it fun and enjoyable. For example, I was doing a little photo shoot and this guy named Mr. Fox just sat right in the middle of the scene. Rather than getting pissed off at him, I just incorporated him into my picture.

Not sure why he sat around and

Mr. Fox even had a wife and she at one point popped on with her BIG tummy and then disappeared again. Too funny, because I did not want to be caught in any drama here.

Who are these people...the ones who dress up as a child or animal? 
One great feature in Second Life is that you can block people and delete them from your list of friends. I had to do this quite often when people get a bit weird and want to talk about stuff I am really not into. Like last night some guy wanted that I call him Sir, because he felt he enjoys this very much. That is fine, but I call people Sir only if they have that title or perhaps are in the military. POOF and you can teleport yourself away.

Saturday, November 29, 2014


Tymus Tenk & Truck Meredith have done it again and created the sim "Noel", just in time for the holidays. It is a lovely place to go and hangout with friends or even meet new ones.

And yes, reindeer do fly.
I think Ci was holding on to dear(or is it deer, lol) life on this flight. But all went well and we landed safe.
The sim opens to the public on December 1 for all residents to enjoy. I will add the link later.

Tour of lights

I think this would be fun....If you have a home in SL and you decorate it, why not show it off to people. You know how much work goes into the designs and all. It deserves the admiration of others. Go here to find out more: INFO

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Love to Decorate !

I got inspired by LTD magazine to decorate and get started with one of the rooms in the Chateau. This one is upstairs and I call it the " Chocolate Mint" Room. Stop by soon and take some pictures and let me know what you think.

Here is the Taxi :)
Don't forget the Little Gift Hunt and the Photo Contest at the Retreat. I also added the Advent Calendar that starts on Dec 1 for one gift every day until Christmas.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Welcome to California !

California! When the rest of the world freezes up, you can be sure of that the sun still shines in California. 

Crossing Sands is a wonderful sim filled with actions. If you like cars, motorcycles, then this is the place for you. You can also fly a plane or ride a boat...or just enjoy the scenery.
Bring your shades and suntan lotion. There are plenty of places to cool down with some cold ones.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Take a picture with Santa!

It's always good for us to pause
And think awhile of Santa Claus--
That jolly symbol we revere
When we approach the changing year.
Behind his beard so long and white,
In which our children take delight,
There beats a heart from color free
Which bids all children "come to me."

The Retreat is happy to have Santa Claus ready for you to sit on his lap. Have you been a good girl or boy?

Don't forget to visit the Pavillon and look for the Advent Calendar...starting December 1 it will give you a gift every day.

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Pines at Jacob's Pond

If you love Winter, then this is the sim for you. The Pines at Jacob's Pond is a peaceful place. You can only hear the snow falling lightly around you. You smell the Pines, you see the beauty and all you can do is breathe it all in and smile.

I hope you head over there very soon and enjoy this beautiful sim.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

The Christmas Trees and the Advent calendar are ready at the Retreat. The Advent calendar starts on December 1. You will get a FREE gift every day. You will find the calendar in the Pavillon. Enjoy! 
Read more about the tradition of the Advent Calendar here: INFO

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Got an idea?

If you have a specific idea on what you like me to blog about, for example: travel, romance, fashion, photo tips, let me know.
I am always looking for new ideas.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day 2014

In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Second Life Veteran Tribute 2014 honors those who have served...

I hope you come and check it out. If you have a Veteran in your family you can request his/her name to be added to the wall.

A very touching story about a true American Hero can be read here:
 picture by KaijaArai

Monday, November 10, 2014

Blogging Second Life

Blogging Second Life is a directory of Second Life stores, blogs and events. We work hard to bring you up to date blogs, new stores and the latest events in Second Life.

This is kinda cool to be listed here. I hope many of you will go to that site and check out all the wonderful sites of bloggers throughout Second Life.

Oscar is ready for the Holidays...find him at the Retreat :)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Celebrating Snow :)

I am so pleased with the snow falling at the Retreat, I decided to celebrate it and catch some of the snowflakes for next year :)

The upcoming photo contest will start Nov 15 through Dec 31, 2014. The Theme is Winter and the holidays. All photographs must be taken at the Retreat and uploaded to the Retreat Flickr Group. Winners will be announced on January 4th, 2015.

Prizes will be:
L$ 500 for the Grand Prize
L$ 100 for the First Place
L$ 50 for Runner Up ( there will be 4 of these )

During the December month The Little "Gift" Hunt will also be happening at the Retreat. 10 little gift will be hidden throughout the Retreat. All you have to do is find them.
This event starts December 1 through Dec 31, 2014

There will also be an Advent Calendar with a daily gift during the Pavillon

So hurry down to the Retreat and take a look around.

Monday, November 3, 2014

The first snowfall

"Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.” 
― Mary Oliver

Finally, the snow is coming down at the Retreat. Pretty soon it will be Winter Wonderland. Stop by soon and come see the reindeer roaming around. Wear a coat and mittens...Baby it's cold out there.

Saturday, November 1, 2014