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December 2016

Be Thankful For Life

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As 2016 draws to an end it brings a time of reflection on the year past. We all know that 2016 has not been a great year, the world of entertainment has lost so many great people. It’s no surprise that many of us are wishing for this year to be done, and that the new one will bring better times.

Aside from the public sadness, some of us will also be going through personal crisis of our own. Some people choose to make these things public on social media and the like, and that’s fine for them, if it helps them come to terms with whatever they are going through, I see nothing wrong with that. Myself, I prefer not to do that. I am a very private person preferring to share my personal and real life issues with those people I’m closest to. It’s rare you find any posts from me concerning personal issues. Which is why I have found it difficult to write this post, but it’s something I needed to do.

A few months ago, myself and my real life partner, after a couple of years separation, decided to give it another go. We were getting on well, life was good and for me, I wasn’t lonely anymore. We made plans, Christmas was going to be so good, we were both happy. Then, just a few weeks ago, he became ill. After a trip to the doctors, and some routine tests, it was found he had a shadow on his lung. More tests and a biopsy later we had the diagnosis confirmed two weeks before Christmas. He has Lung Cancer. Safe to say our worlds have fallen apart. On the 21st December, just a few days before Christmas he had his first Chemotherapy session. There are no guarantees the treatment will work. We have been told this cannot be cured. It MAY be able to be controlled but we won’t know that yet, time will tell. Right now all we have is hope. But it’s a strong hope.

I have to embark on a long difficult journey. My Second Life time will be limited. To that end, I will be saying goodbye to a lot of my sponsors, just keeping a very few that I feel able to keep up with posting. Over the coming days I will be writing to those of you I need to say goodbye to. I do this with a very heavy heart.

So yes, whilst I too will be glad to see the back of 2016, I am dreading 2017 and what it will bring for me and my family.

I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year and hope that 2017 brings you everything you want it to.

‘Be Thankful For Life’

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Pose – :LW: Poses – Be thankful for Life – couples pose for Tres Chic

Phen….

Hair – *CNZ*  – Rebeca Hair Naturals for Designer Circle round 145 till 7th January

Outfit – {POSH PIXELS} –  Retro Vibe (Dress and Shoes) for Designer Circle round 145 till 7th January

Ezra……

Hair – no.match_ –   No_Poem Black

oufit – {POSH PIXELS} –  Dixon (Sweater and Jeans) for Designer Circle round 145 till 7th January

Shoes – A&D Shoes -Innsbruck- Ebony

Phens Body & Bits….
Head – CATWA Catya Bento V1.05
Body – Maitreya Lara V3.5 (with hands)
Feet – Slink High V2.1
Shape – readmeri Apples (slightly modified)
Eyes – CATWA Mesh Eyes V1.0

Ezras Body & Bits…
Body – Adam Mesh Body V1.4
Head – Adam Mesh Head Beta 1v1.3b Bento
Shape – Adam shape (modified)

Photos taken at my private home

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Dreams Of Christmas Long Ago

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Dreams of Christmas Long Ago
Frosty days and ice-still nights,
Fir trees trimmed with tiny lights,
Sound of sleigh bells in the snow,
That was Christmas long ago.

Tykes on sleds and shouts of glee,
Icy-window filigree,
Sugarplums and candle glow,
Part of Christmas long ago.

Footsteps stealthy on the stair,
Sweet-voiced carols in the air,
Stocking hanging in a row,
Tell of Christmas long ago.

Starry nights so still and blue,
Good friends calling out to you,
Life, so fact, will always slow…
For dreams of Christmas long ago.

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My beautiful gown and tiara are from Les Encantades. Both are exclusive items at the 6th Midwinter Fair. The Gisele gown comes in a selection of colours both plain and Xmas editions. I’m wearing the Onyx Xmas edition here. The snowflake Tiara is a gift just for you at the event.

My choker is from GDit Jewelry and Outfits and is on sale now at the final round of the Color Me Project, until 3rd January. Moz Loordes of GDit has a few things on sale at the event. The Let It Snow Cardinal Choker is so beautiful and detailed, my photo does not do it enough justice, you need to get along to the Colour Me Project and grab it! While you’re there check out the other items from GDit, I guarantee you will find something there you fall in love with.

My pretty updo hairstyle is from Entwined. This is called Poppy and you can find it at Fameshed. Lots of colour options to choose from, I’m waring from the Naturals HUD. There are both rigged and unrigged versions included.

That’s all for now, links and things below….

Gown – Les Encantades – Gisele Xmas Edition Onyx for 6th Midwinter Fair 13th – 31st Dec

Tiara – Les Encantades – Snowflake Tiara GIFT for 6th Midwinter Fair 13th – 31st Dec

Choker – GDit – Let It Snow! Cardinal Choker for the Colour Me Project until 3rd January

Hair – Entwined – Poppy for Fameshed

My Body & Bits….
Head – CATWA Tumble V4.9
Body – Maitreya Lara V3.5 (with hands & feet)
Shape – readmeri Apples (slightly modified)
Eyes – CATWA Mesh Eyes V1.0

Pictures taken on location at Luanes Magical World

Winter’s Hollow

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The darkness has claimed Christmas and it’s name is Winter’s Hollow!

Winter’s Hollow is a new event bringing a dark mystical touch to the holidays. It runs from 16th December 2016 until 3rd January 2017. 24 designers bringing you some really awesome exclusives to make your holidays magically dark and mystical. Today I’m showing you items from two of those designers.

From The Little Bat is the Iris Dress and Boots. Both the dress and boots have 8 colours to choose from and an absolute plethora of sizes to fit most mesh bodies.

From Vengeful Threads we have the Catwa Burtonesque eye lashes. There are four colours included in the HUD.

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Both the Little Bat and Vengeful Threads exclusives are available now at the Winter’s Hollow Event. Link as usual in credits below.

Also in my post today are the Taigia eyes from Mesange. These are available until 23rd December at the Winter Trend event. As always from Mesange there are 15 colours available as well as an Omega and Genesis HUD. They come in both Mesh and classic versions.

My hair is from Mithral Apothecary and is available until 30th December at Hairology. This is the Opium hair. I’m wearing from the variety pack but there are lots of colour options to choose from.

My pose is from the Le-Poppycock Animal Family Gacha out now at The Liaison Collaborative. This one is the rare Closeness pose and includes all the animals you see in the picture. The wreath around the dogs neck optional.

That’s it from me, check out all the links below to grab the goodies….

Dress – The Little Bat – Iris Dress for Winter’s Hollow 16th Dec – 3rd Jan

Boots – The Little Bat – Iris Boots for Winter’s Hollow 16th Dec – 3rd Jan

Eyelashes – Vengeful Threads – Burtonesque Catwa Lashes for Winter’s Hollow 16th Dec – 3rd Jan

Eyes – Mesange – Taigia Eyes for Winter Trend 9th – 23rd Dec

Hair – Mithral Apothecary – Opium for Hairology 10th – 30th Dec

Pose – Le Poppycock – Animal Family Gacha Closeness RARE for The Liaison Collaborative 7th – 30th Dec

My Body & Bits….
Head – CATWA Tumble V4.9
Body – Maitreya Lara V3.5 (with hands & feet)
Shape – readmeri Apples (slightly modified)
Eyes – CATWA Mesh Eyes V1.0

Pictures taken at my private home

Walking In The Snow

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Let us walk in the white snow
In a soundless space;
With footsteps quiet and slow,
At a tranquil pace,
Under veils of white lace

I’m walking in the snow today but I’m not one bit cold, I have this warm and cosy outfit from CNZ to keep me warm. This is the Cami outfit in white and you can find it now at Marvelous Monthly until 25th December.

Also at Marvelous Monthly is the  My Leather Briefcase from Petit Chat. I’m using the grey here but there are several colours to choose from.

My pose is from Anveay and is no 5 in the Pink Delight set out now at Be Beauty until 27th December. There are 10 poses in the pack, each one as lovely as the next.

My hair is the Angelina hair in black, which I picked up from the enVogue Mainstore. Lots of colour options available and there are both rigged and fitted versions.

That’s all for now, back again soon with more of the good stuff, below links and thingies….

Outfit – *CNZ* – Cami Outfit (sweater, leggings and boots) for Marvelous Monthly

Bag – Petit Chat – My Leather Briefcase – Grey for Marvelous Monthly

Pose – Anveay – Pink Delight #5 for Be Beauty

Hair – enVOGUE – HAIR Angelina – Black

My Body & Bits….
Head – CATWA Tumble V4.9
Body – Maitreya Lara V3.5 (with hands & feet)
Shape – readmeri Apples (slightly modified)
Eyes – CATWA Mesh Eyes V1.0

Pictures taken at my private home

Snowball Fight!

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For saying I don’t like snow in rl, I’m having so much fun with the virtual snow in second life this year! A lot of years ago I was hit in the eye by a snowball, and it really hurt! I think that has contributed greatly to my hate of the cold stuff! No danger of that happening here tho!

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So, I have the Laced Back Top in Pink Stripe and the  Stringie Denim Skirt in Dark Dirty Blue from Eyelure to show you today. They both come in all the usual sizing. The top has this lovely laced detail on the back. You can find both pieces at round 144 of the Designer Circle  until 17th December.

My boots are the Neve boots from Slipper Originals. You can find these at the Frozzen Fair.  These gorgeous boots come with the socks and are laced all the way up the front. There is a HUD for colour change and you can change all aspects of the boot including the laces, socks and metals. Perfect for keeping your feetsies and tootsies warm!

This fun pose is from Image Essentials. No 4 in the ‘It’s Cold Outside’ set which you can find now at Winter Trend.

That’s it for now, below all the links and things….

Top – Eyelure – Laced Back Top – Pink Stripe
Skirt – Eyelure – Stringie Denim Skirt – Dark Dirty Blue
Both for Designer Circle Round 144

Boots – Slipper Originals – Neve Boots for For the Frozzen Fair 2016

Hat/Hair – .:CHEVEUX: – .M098 Hair Browns for The Chapter Four

Pose – Image Essentials – It’s Cold Outside #4 for Winter Trend

My Body & Bits….
Head – CATWA Tumble V4.9
Body – Maitreya Lara V3.5 (with hands & feet)
Shape – readmeri Apples (slightly modified)
Eyes – CATWA Mesh Eyes V1.0

Pictures taken at my private home

Santa Baby…

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Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree for me
Been an awful good girl
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

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I’ve crammed lots of festive things into this post today. It’s like a great big festive fest!

First up we are at Marvelous Monthly. Marvelous runs till 25th December and right now you can get this lovely cute sexy outfit from Pink Ice Boutique. The Elena Mini Mesh Skirt and Top comes a variety of colours and fits. The skirt is insanely short so don’t forget to wear your undies otherwise you might show a wee bit more than you’d like to!

Next we go to Head Desk for this Lit Up Hat With Hair. It’s Santa’s hat, but with ladies hair! And the hat has coloured lights that flash. There are absolutely loads of colours to choose from of the hair, I’m wearing from the brownout HUD. This is available now at the Head Desk mainstore.

My oh so cute candy cane jewelry is from Glint. This is the Pearl Red Candy Cane set. It’s so pretty. Glint have some really awesome and very detailed pieces of jewelry and they also do custom work too, so if ever you need that special piece for a loved one, why not give them a try? I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

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My pose comes from Image Essentials and this is no 6 in the Cute and Coy set. Really cute poses. This pose set is a previous Pretty Things Showroom item, but do try the Image Essentials mainstore, if it’s not up there right now it won’t be long before it is!

My eyes are the Petrichor eyes from Mesange, I’m wearing no 14 from the Omega HUD. Now, I’m so late blogging these I’ll probably be in trouble. They were at Lost & Found but I think now they are at the Mesange Mainstore, if not I’m sure it won’t be long before they are. (Sorry Jadis!).

My lashes are from Vengeful Threads. The 2nd set of two I wanted to show you which are on offer now at The Chapter Four. These are the Yule lashes and OMG soooo cute! There are three different designs to choose from via the Hud. Please note these are for Catwa heads!

My nails are the Candy Cane Tips from Dark Passions – Koffin Nails, and they are the hunt prize in the Candy Cane 8 Hunt. I’ve popped the link to the hints page in the credits to help you a little. The prize will cost you 2LS but wow, what a festive bargain for this gorgeous fatpack!

The skin I’m in is a new release from 7 Deadly Skins. This is the Vision omega face applier with the Maitreya body applier in skin tone Taupe. There are other appliers and tones available. Vision is available now at round 144 of Designer Circle.

That’s it for now, below the links and things as usual….

Outfit – Pink Ice – Elena Mini Mesh Skirt & Top – Red for Marvelous Monthly

Hat/Hair – head desk – Lit Up Hat With Hair – Brownout Hud

Jewelry – .Glint: – Pearl Red Candy Cane Necklace and Earrings

Pose – Image Essentials – Cute and Coy #6

Eyes – Mesange – Petrichor Eyes no 14 from the Omega Hud

Lashes – Vengeful Threads – Catwa Lashes – Yule for The Chapter Four

Nails – Dark Passions – Koffin Nails – Candy Cane Tips for The Candy Cane 8 Hunt (Hints)

Skin Skin – 7 Deadly s[K]ins – VISION (Omega Face applier and Maitreya Body applier) Taupe for Designer Circle Round 144

My Body & Bits….
Head – CATWA Tumble V4.9
Body – Maitreya Lara V3.5 (with hands & feet)
Shape – readmeri Apples (slightly modified)
Eyes – CATWA Mesh Eyes V1.0

Pictures taken at my private home

My Red Shoes

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I had pestered my mum for ages for a pair of red shoes, I was six or seven, and one Christmas I got a pair of shiny patent red shoes with little ribbon bows on the back of the heels. I absolutely loved those shoes and wore them ALL the time. Mum wouldn’t let me wear them for school though and one day I sneaked them in my bag and changed when I got to school. I thought I was so clever. Unfortunately I wasn’t clever enough to change back into my old brown school shoes before I got home! Well you can guess I was in trouble! My mum took those red shoes off me and said i couldn’t wear them for a week! I think it must have been longer than a week though, because when I finally got them back, they didn’t fit me anymore. I was heartbroken. I learned a very valuable lesson, never wear your red shoes when you shouldn’t!

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Today I want to show you this vintage outfit from Snowpaws. The Ushanka outfit includes the hat, fur stole and dress. I’m wearing the Mink but there are rabbit, lynx, sable and fox also available. This beautiful outfit adds a touch of class to the cold season. It’s available now at the Snowpaws Mainstore.

My necklace comes from Slipper Originals, who usually make shoes, but this pretty necklace is available now at the Frozen Fair. The Eve Necklace you will find in a Bazaar Box outside of the Slipper Originals store at the event.

My very elegant pose today is called ‘Make Yourself A Priority’ and comes from LW Poses. you can get this one from the 2nd Level event which opens up on the 9th December.

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Also from Slipper Originals are my shoes. These are the Lacey Pumps and are this months group gift at the Slipper Originals Mainstore. They come wiht a HUD that includes three colours, red, green and black. Fits Maitreya, Belleza and slink.

The River eyes from Mesange are available now as a mini-pack at Designer Circle 144th round. There are 5 colours included in this pack I’m wearing no 2 on the Omega HUD. If you want to see more colours of this eye head on over to the Mesange Mainstore, all 15 colours are available there.

My Lipstick is from Erde. This is from the Sonya Lipstick HUD for Catwa. There are 8 pretty colours available.

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That’s all for now, below the info you need to get the stuff…

Outfit – Snowpaws – Ushanka Fur Outfit – Mink (Dress, Hat and Stole)

Tights – Avicandy – Knit Tights (Neutral Collection) Applier HUD

Shoes – Slipper Originals – Lacey Pumps Group Gift

Necklace – Slipper Originals – Eve Necklace Gold Bazaar Box Item for The Frozen Fair

Eyes – Mesange – River Eyes Mini Pack (no 2) for Designer Circle Round 144

Lipstick – Erde – Sonya Lipstick Catwa HUD for Be Beauty

Pose – LW Poses – Make Yourself A Priority (single female pose) for 2nd Level Event (opens 9th Dec)

My Body & Bits….
Head – CATWA Tumble V4.9
Body – Maitreya Lara V3.5 (with hands & feet)
Shape – readmeri Apples (slightly modified)
Eyes – CATWA Mesh Eyes V1.0

Pictures taken on location at It All Starts With A Smile

Like A Deer In The Headlights

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Like a deer in the headlights
I stood frozen in my tracks
And the weight of the news
It nearly broke my back

Hmm like deer, I feel like a deer with this very cute outfit from my oldest friend in sl, Anouk Haiku, owner and designer at Les Encantades. This is the Jingle Bells outfit and it consists of the dress and bolero and the garters, It comes in several lovely colours, I’m wearing Forest. Also from Les Encantades are my cute antlers. They come with a HUD to chnage colour, you can change the antlers, vines, berries and leaves. Both the Festive Antlers and the Jingle Bells outfit can be found at the Mystic Realms Faire which opens on 9th December.

My hair is from Indulge Temptation. This is the Lil Monster hair and is the prize in the Creepy Cute Winter Hunt. This fatpack has lots of colour options available and there are both rigged and unrigged versions. Also from Indulge Temptation is my lipstick. This is the Glossy Glam lipstick and is available at The Avenue event. As always with !IT! there are several coloursets available each changeable via a HUD. I’m wearing from HUD no 1.

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My eyes are the Lark Rise eyes from Mesange. These are available at The Chapter Four. You will find these eyes in the 2 for 1 room at the event. There are 15 colours in all to choose from. Mesange eyes now also come in 4 sizes. The standard mesh eyes also come with resize and glow options. There are also both Omega and Genesis HUDS. I’m wearing from the Omega HUD with my Catwa eyes.

My gorgeous eyelashes are from Vengeful Threads. These are one of two items available at the Chapter Four event. These are the Flicker lashes for Catwa heads. There is a HUD to colour change and there are 9 lovely colours to choose from.

That’s it for today below the links and things….

Outfit – Les Encantades – Jingle Bells Forest for Mystic Realms Faire – opens 9th Dec

Antlers – Les Encantades – Festive Antlers for Mystic Realms Faire – opens 9th Dec

Hair – Indulge Temptation – Lil Monster (dark Blondes HUD) for Creepy Cute Winter Hunt

Lipstick – Indulge Temptation – Glossy Glam Lipstick (HUD no 1) for The Avenue

Eyes – Mesange – Lark Rise Eyes (Omega HUD) for The Chapter Four

Lashes – Vengeful Threads – Catwa Lashes Flicker for The Chapter Four

Pose – Amitie – Pretty #9

My Body & Bits….
Head – CATWA Tumble V4.9
Body – Maitreya Lara V3.5 (with hands & feet)
Shape – readmeri Apples (slightly modified)
Eyes – CATWA Mesh Eyes V1.0

Pictures taken on location at Forest of Mystical Dreams

Catching Snowflakes

 

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What is now a dream
For a while it was real
And I can’t conceal that
I miss you

But our love was like catching a snowflake
As it reached our hands
It was ready gone

Though our case is closed
I keep chasing ghosts
Every time it snows
I see you

And I feel no cold
As you lend me your coat
through the pale white glow
I feel you

But our love was like catching a snowflake
As it reached our hands
It was ready gone

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My dress today is the Belle Party Dress from Sn@tch. This lovely little number comes in 8 different colours and the 5 usual standard sizes. It has this very pretty sequined details across the bust. Just right for the party season. My Hair is also from Sn@tch and this is the Alice Hair. Lots of colour sets to choose from, I’m wearing the pale blue from the Pastels HUD.

My Make-up and eyes today come from Vengeful Threads. This is the Skadi Make-up bundle available at The Frozen Fair. In the bundle there is the face paint, eyelashes, lipstick, the mesh eyes and the forehead adornment. As always Vixn Dagger of Vengeful Threads has outdone herself with this very beautifully creative set. You can always count on Vengeful Threads for something a little out of the ordinary.

My Necklace today is the Durwyn Pendant from Raindale. This is available at The Avenue Event. This lovely little pendant has a HUD that enables you to change colours of the Gems, Metal and chain. There are five different colours for each piece that you can change.

The pose I’m using is from Image Essentials. This is no 3 in the ‘It’s Cold Outside’ set. There are four different poses in the set and i have to say they are all awesome. Please note this set is available at The Winter Trend Event, which doesn’t open until December 9th. I know it’s a bit early to blog this but I fell in love with it! I’ll update you in a few days with the lm for Winter Trend!

That’s it….below the links and things….

Dress – Sn@tch – Belle Party Dress Baby Blue (Riot Vendor)

Hair – Sn@tch – Alice Hair (from Pastels HUD)

Makeup and Eyes – Vengeful Threads – Catwa – Skadi Makeup Bundle (Face paint, Lipstick, Lashes, eyes and forehead adornment) For The Frozen Fair

Necklace – Raindale – Durwyn Pendant for The Avenue

Pose – Image Essentials – It’s Cold Outside #3 for Winter Trend (opens 9th Dec – lm to follow)

Head – CATWA Tumble V4.9
Body – Maitreya Lara V3.5 (with hands & feet)
Shape – readmeri Apples (slightly modified)
Eyes – CATWA Mesh Eyes V1.0

Pictures taken on location at The Winter Forest

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