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A few weeks back, I wrote a post about the death of my son, Jesse.
Since then, I have travelled to Australia and buried him, and returned to New Zealand and to a small degree, SecondLife.
The purpose of this post is to say thank you for the very many messages I received: some from friends, many from strangers, but all of them were an outpouring of love and support which quite overwhelmed me. I showed my family the comments on the previous post, and they too were touched by the responses of the people who commented there.
From all of us, thank you
The weather is high
you can stretch right up and touch the sky
When the weather’s fine we’re always happy
life’s for living, yeah, that’s our philosophy
All dresses and blouse from Kyoko Couture
Shorts: Aniel shorts from L’Abel
Shoes: Dianthus from Ingenue
Hair: Twinkle Toast from Clawtooth
Necklace: My beautiful necklace, Sasha, is from Anykey Munster for Lelutka
Poses: new from Everglow
Skin: Milk from Ugly Duck
Lyrics from ‘In The Summertime’ by Mungo Jerry
When the deep purple falls over sleepy garden walls
And the stars begin to flicker in the sky
Breathing my name with a sigh
In the still of the night once again I hold you tight
Though you’re gone, your love lives on when moonlight beams
And as long as my heart will beat, lover we’ll always meet
Here in my deep purple dreams
Skin: Coming soon, purple tones from Ugly Duck
Hair: Faders from Gritty Kitty
Jacket: Van Elizabeta from Leezu
Skirt: SinSin lace skirt from Leezu
Jewellery: “Ami amet deli pencet” French Brooch Necklace and Dangle earrings from Alchemy Immortalis
Shoes: Puttin On The Ritz from Nova
Poses: All poses *new* from Del May
Lyrics from Deep Purple
Words by Mitchell Parish, music by Peter De Rose
Written in 1934 as a piano composition – lyrics added in 1939
It’s almost summer
And I can almost feel that sweet sunshine
Pourin’ out this heart of mine
As summer in the southern hemisphere slowly turns to autumn, its time to welcome the turning season in the north. For this post, I am sharing an Australian summer theme and song, which for me sums up well the summers of my childhood.
Yes it’s almost summer
And I will spend each week day slowly fryin’
I can’t wait, I can’t wait for the summertime
A new skin release from Ugly Duck – the darker shade of Lisa shown above, part of the new Reds pack
*This photo by kind permission Fade Lei*
All of the latest releases are available in Reds – including Faye, Lisa, Rachel and Laura
This delightfully summery outfit is from Artilleri as part of 50 Linden Friday this week
All skins from Ugly Duck Red series
Clothing: Nautical Set from Artilleri
Hair: Kotone in two variations from Uncleweb Studio
Shoes: Mina from Truth
Poses: All poses from Body Language by Sweet Lovely Cute
**Song Title (theme of this post), lyrics and video is from William Richard “Billy” Thorpe,AM (29 March 1946 – 28 February 2007), a greatly loved and missed Australian musician.**
From a rugged field far away, i hear the gentle baaaaaaaing of sheep, calling me back to a place I know…
I fly to the sheep, and land at their feet, hitting the ground running. They appear to be only slightly peeved
We talk and talk, about changes that have ocurred and those that are yet to come. We talk as the sun goes down and day changes to night. Quoting directly from the creators, I am told
“I want to share the direction I am going in my builds because I welcome feedback directly. In the future I plan on adding a country pub, alongside a historical castle which I will use as my retail storefront. I plan on specialising in prefabs and building in a rustic country manner. The pub will likely be called “Three Sheeps to the Wynd”. This is mainly because I love the sheep and want them to have a humourous presence on the sim as they have on Empress. Haggis is not served in the pub.
Alchemy and I also want to sponser celtic folk artists in the future in the pub and in the centre of the new standing stone ring on Inis Caiseal. We’re interested in traditional session style events. If you can play fiddle, tin whistle, bodhran, and/or sing traditional folk songs please contact AlchemyImmortalis Cyannis. That is our joint business account and by archiving business related notecards and IMs there, it helps us organise better. Thank you”
I receive quite a lecture from the Grand Dame sheep because of my infrequent visits in recent times, however I promise this will change
she gently reminds me of the beauty here
There’s nothing quite like a remote cottage upon sunset
I am forgiven by all the sheep concerned, and bid a fond farewell, with a promise to return soooon
Skirt: High waist skirt Bella from G Field
Blouse: Silky blouse Charlotte in Ivory from G Field
Hair: Hathair from Gritty Kitty
Jewellery: ) AI ( – “Ami amet deli pencet” French Brooch from Alchemy Immortalis
Boots: ROT Test boots from Gutterblood Spoonhammer
Despite the time I spent people watching at the opening of the new Tableau today, I did in fact manage to get in a spot of shopping. True to form, these new designs from Paper Couture, Clawtooth, Kenzie & Co, Tres Blah and others that I need to go back to investigate further, are vibrant, luxuriously textured, elegant, finely finished and refreshing. Shall we see?
This first look is casual: I’ve teamed the short crop top from Kenzie & Co with the Shark cardy from Tres Blah. The skirt is from SMS and the shoes are C.Edo from Truth.
This stunning outfit is from Paper Couture and includes the turban and day gloves. Jewellery is from Glow Studios, shoes from Baiastice.
Here you can see this is a nice afternoon length.
Close up of the turban.
Casual outfit – Inspired Shark Cardy from Tres Blah
Top – Crop top from Kenzie & Co
Skirt – Flowered High Waist Skirt from SMS
Hair: Bang Bang bob in butterfinger from !Lamb
Shoes: C.Edo from Truth
Dress and turban: Roaring Green Ruffles from Paper Couture
Shoes: Querelle from Baiastice
Jewellery: KOS Silver earrings from Glow Studios
All skins shown are from Ugly Duck
Poses by Del May
One of the best things about going to collaborative events, is in the discoveries you make. New designers, designers new to you, ideas, concepts, the “oh wow I didn’t know you could do that!” moments, and of course the opportunity to meet new people.
I made a number of discoveries at DU 3 which quite thrilled me. Here we go with Oyakin:
Skirt and jacket sold seperately, and available in a range of colours.
Lots and lots and lots of shirts, all colours
And of course a vast range of skirts
And these dreamy tops….
A giftie for group members
Oh and these boots! I love them – not at DU 3, but fantastic too. From [ON] at Drowsy
All clothing from Oyakin
Skin: Lucy freckles from Ugly Duck
Hair: Jaiden from Maitreya
Boots: Wo boots from [ON]
Poses: All poses from Dismorph
Photographed at Patron Galleria and Emporium
And a song for you (yes its a kiwi singer):
In my part of the world it is Christmas Day. If you do not subscribe to religious practice on this day, you may like to consider it a day for forgiveness, love, compassion, joy and faith in humanity, as I do.
To open the gift, you hold the jewelled chest, an art piece in itself
The dress is exquisite, as is all of Wisp’s work
I will be dining tonight with friends and making numerous international phone calls as part of my Christmas day
Thank you to all those people during the year who have read my scribblings and viewed my photos. This blog has given me great pleasure to put together, and has given me the opportunity to meet many talented and unique people. And ordinary people too, like me! Have a safe and loved holiday season, my friends!
Dress from Wishbox
Hair: Alex II from Maitreya
Skin: Lucy by Ugly Duck
A beautiful dress and cloak, magnificent scenery, an excellent cause…..
Mimikri has created an unbelievable dress and matching cloak (available seperately) that I will show you here. These photographs were taken at Virtual Africa, an open savannah wildlife experience inSL, where Uthango Social Investments (a registered nonprofit in South Africa) pursues access to virtual worlds.
Helena Dress and Leather Cape
Moves with you
A variety of colours available
Clothing by Mimikri
Hair: Fay by Mirone
Skin: ‘Life’ by Pulse
Shoes: Silvera in black by DeLa
Jewellery: Set 122 by Kraftika
Location: Virtual Africa
Another new skin line from Adam n Eve! This is the delectable Portia, which I have shown here in Rouge, new outfit from Mimikri, and photographed on location at Fusion Crossing. In about 1 hour, Nexeus Fatale will be doing his regular DJ spot right here, commencing 8pm SLT Friday 4th September.
Portia skin offsets Mimikri On Stage
Bold use of colour, perfect for a night of dancing
Nexeus is looking a little wary
Great club, great music, great people!
Dancing in the sunset
Oh bugger, I hope Jori doesn’t mind that I used her venue….
Skin: Portia in Rouge by Adam n Eve
Outfit: On Stage Ash by Mimikri Couture
Jewellery: Chrysler earrings, Metropoli glasses and one pound necklace by Shade Throne
Shoes: Goddess Line Ivory Pumps by VDI
Hair: Anap in platinum by Tukinowaguma