Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Enjoying My Christmas Cookies

 Dear Diary:

The rush is over and it's a good time to have relaxing and restful days.  The best time for me is late at night.  I like to sit in front of the fireplace and indulge my sweet tooth.  It's a time I can really enjoy.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Mina Odyle
PJs: Tigerlily Designs Christmas Onesie (SL Marketplace)
Ring: Amacci Dottie

Cookie tray: La Galleria Christmas Tree Cookies
Coffee cup: Amitie cup of coffee 

Pose: lmeka (no longer available)

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas 2020

What is Christmas?
It is tenderness for the past
courage for the present
hope for the future

Agnes M Pahro

From all of us, happy holidays.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Getting The Wrapping Done

 Dear Diary:

I like it when I get to this point of my pre-Christmas Day schedule.  Presents are all ready; wrapping paper is to be unrolled; and bows and ribbons are poised to be put on packages.  Yes, that's on the schedule.  Now it just has to get done!

Thank goodness it goes quickly.  Then it's all under the tree until the 25th.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: monso Lea
Headband: Astralia funny holiday headband (old gacha)
Sweater with blouse: erratic Kim (deer)
Leggings: AdN cozy leggings (SL Marketplace)
Boots: aDiva Lisbeth (black) (now on SL Marketplace)

Wrapping table: Chez Moi Wall Wrap Table

Monday, December 14, 2020

The Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Picture 2020

 Dear Diary:

WOW!!  Time is going fast and right now I feel totally unprepared.  But I always have time for Chloe and I to do our annual ugly Christmas sweater shopping .

This year I think we did well.

Even though we don't shop together, we usually come up with different choices.  It's the start of the season for me, when we get this picture taken.

Good Night for now.

Chloe is wearing:
Hair: no match NO SMILE
Sweater: Thalia Heckroth Ugly Christmas Sweater 2 (ELF)
Leggings: fd Cozy Leggings (nude) 

I'm wearing:
Hair: Diva Ren
Sweater: Revolution Warm Sweater (naughty list)
Leggings: AdN Cozy Leggings (SL Marketplace)

Pose: Dyer Maker (no longer available)

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Starting The Christmas Decorations

 Dear Diary:

In both my worlds, I like to decorate my house early in December.  It puts me in the Christmas spirit and (especially this year) brightens everything up. 

I struggled with the garland around my fireplace.  Getting it to hang just right always is an effort.

Got that done!  Now on to the next!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Exile Maddy
Dress: Furtacor Siley

Garland: La Galleria Christmas Fireplace garland

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Are You Shopping On Black Friday?

 Dear Diary:

It's different this year when planning out the Christmas gifts.  Many stores in my first world have closed while others have been sold out of items for a long time.  I've been trying to do a lot of online shopping but even that brings on anxiety with the slow shipping times.  Even in my second life I've been checking items available online.

Sales are always good on Black Friday.  Check out all the places in our second world that are accessible for great holiday prices.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Analog Dog Kama
Shirt: Pseudo Baggy flannel (olive)
Jeams: Maitreya zipper skinny jeans (dirty)
Shoes: Ohemo Mankova suede ballet flats
Glasses: Deep Static Hayden

Furniture: La Galleria

Pose (with laptop): Glitterati

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Movember Is Here

 Dear Diary:

The celebration of Movember is an annual event thrown out to men to grow the best moustaches they can during the month of November.  This is to raise awareness of some health issues involving men, especially prostate cancer, testicular cancer amd mental health. 

I got my two friends, Quincy and Sam, in my second world to participate.  Each are growing their moustaches in a different way.

Of course I had to get in there too. 

In our second life, you can join Movember Month in Second Life. You can donate your lindens through this group. Or you may want to donate through the cancer centre in your local area.  You can check here for a Canadian link.  This is a great way to help the men in our lives.

Good Night for now.

Quincy is wearing:
Sweater: etham Wilbur cardigan (cream)
Jeans: Enol angel pants (no longer available)

Sam is wearing:
Hair: Exile Ryan
Shirt: FEstyle Ruzkov (sky blue)
Jeans: FurtaCor Lucas pants

I'm wearing:
Hair: tram H1020
Dress: ChicModa Carlie dress (cranberry)
Moustache: INK (old gift)

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Happy Hallowe'en 2020

 Dear Diary:

I think I've said this every year - I'm really not into Hallowe'en.  I do decorate but not with much enthusiasm.  I buy candy for the kids but I eat a lot of it.  The one thing I really do like is watching the little ones come to the door in their costumes.  They shout out, "Trick or treat!" with such eagerness.

I'll be handing out the treats again this year...and of course eating a few too.

Happy Hallowe'en.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair with hat: (e)Elphie (old gift)
Sweater: @BB@ April Sweater Halloween (Hocus)(at Sense Event)
Leggings: Maitreya leggings (black)

Pose: Foxcity

House: Funky Junk Witches' Cottage (store is closed)

Monday, October 26, 2020

The Beautiful Colours Of Fall

 Dear Diary:

I did have gorgeous colours surrounding me up until a week ago.  Then it seemed a lot of heavy wind and rain moved in.  Unfortunately that took away many leaves.  I missed it so I decided to find a spot in my second life that could reflect the brilliant colours of Autumn (before I see all white when I look out my window).

I found a perfect spot at Breath of Nature.  It had the birch trees that I love and the fiery red maples.  It was a wonderful afternoon.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: no match NO STUDY
Outfit: Ambrosia Carmelized (beige) (at The Warehouse Sale til Nov 17)
Shoes: Ohemo Mantova sued ballet shoes

Pose: Gingerfish

Location: Breath of Nature

Sunday, October 18, 2020

October Is Roller Skating Month

 Dear Diary:

I started rolling skating when I was a kid.  No fancy boots at that time, just a cheap pair of metal screw-on skates.  But I loved putting them on and whizzing down the sidewalk with my friends.  After a few scrapes and bruises, I learned to maneuver the cracks and bumps that I encountered on my way down the hill.  As I got older, I progressed to the rink type of roller skating with real fancy boots.  It was fun skating to the music so I went in search of a good roller rink in my second world.

I wasn't disappointed.  I found a great place - music, flashing lights and interesting fellow skaters.  

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: no match NO SUN
Sweater: Tetra Neva (yellow)
Pants: Tetra Neva leggings (truffle)
Skates: Online Store N00069 (SL Marketplace)

Location: EZ Rollers Skate and Dance Club

Monday, October 12, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving Canada 2020

 Dear Diary:

Thanksgiving will be different this year.  I usually have an assortment of family, friends and extras but with the way things are , I'm limiting it to family. It's sad in a way but we still will have a great time.

The menu has the usual fare with turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and turnip to start with and finishing with pumpkin pie and LOTS of whipped cream.  It will be a good day.

Good Night for now.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 5, 2020

A Celebration Of Teachers

 Dear Diary:

Today is World Teachers'  Day.  I taught in the elementary system and at the College level so I understand how much work teachers have to do before, during and after each class.  At this time, it's very difficult for teachers to be in the classroom or to be trying to teach online.  It often requires a learning experience for them also.

My support and gratitude go out to these men and women who work so hard to educate our children.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Argrace Utena
Outfit: NX-Nardcotix Larissa (at Uber til Oct 22)
Shoes: Livalle Lydia - Mary Jane creepers
Glasses: Deep Static
 Hayden glasses

Location: Pinewood Public School

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

A Day At Seaview Farms

 Dear Diary:

Fall has definitely arrived in my part of the world.  The leaves are turning colour quickly; the weather is warm in the day and cool at night; and the garden needs some tending to.

When those things happen, I start to look for decorations for my home to celebrate the season.  I took a trip out to Seaview Farms to see what they had.

It was a beautiful autumn day and I wasn't disappointed in the surroundings.  The small store had an abundance of fruit and vegetables.  I settled in the pumpkin patch to pick out a perfect one for my deck so I missed a lot of areas to visit.  I will go back for sure.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Navy & Copper Mocha
Headband: Frayed Josie (at Anthem til Sept 30)
Outfit: Miss Chelsea Hazel (dusk) (at Anthem til Sept 30)
Sneakers: Ingenue Elke

Location: Seaview Farms

Monday, September 21, 2020

Using A Fun Pose From Pose Fair

 Dear Diary:

Last week, Chloe and I flew out to Pose Fair since we both are pose fanatics.  We found lots separately but decided to get a pose we could use together.  We settled on this one and we had so much fun using it.

If you get a chance, check out Pose Fair.  There are lots of great poses and many free gifts available.

Good Night for now.

Chloe is wearing:
Hair: Diva Mavis
Sweater: neve Zipped
Jeans: Pixicat Tova boyfriend jeans (red)
Earrings: Caroline's large hoop (silver) (no longer available)

I'm wearing:
Hair: no match NO VAULT (group gift)
Sweater: Pixicat fall sweater (green)
Jeans: Tetra high waisted ripped #5
Earrings: Stories & Co. Jayme

Pose: PosEd Let's Take a Selfie (at Pose Fair til Sept 28)

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Window Washing Goes Well On A Warm Day

 Dear Diary:

The weather turned warmer in my part of the world so I knew it was time to do some of the fall clean-up that I had been putting off until I knew that fall was really here.  That included washing my windows which is my least favourite clean-up job.

The sun was warm and leaning on the ladder seemed the right thing to do.

Hmm...clean-up is going very well this year.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Argrace Rikka
Top: Pixicat Lilly (tropical)
Shorts: Pixicat Tova shorts (green)
Sandals: kokoia Nile

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Shopping When I Don't Need To

 Dear Diary:

I realize that summer is slowly inching into Fall so I like taking advantage of any warm day that I can.  Of course when I don't have anything particular to do that day, it turns into a shopping excursion.

I always end up spending more than I want to.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: tram 10314
Dress: COCO Polka dot dress (red)
Shoes: Essenz Trinidad (white)
Hat: Meli Imako Mesh Summer Floppy
Purse: OC rattan summer bag (no longer available)
Earrings and necklace: Mandala Sinra (silver)

Backdrop: Tropix Brooklyn Escape

Pose: Gingerfish

Saturday, August 22, 2020

A Wedding Guest In August

Dear Diary:

This summer I was invited to two weddings, one in each world.  Even though this year has proven that weddings must be small and preferably outdoors, I always like to attend whenever I can.  It's certainly a chance to get dressed up and be there to see the happy families.

Now what side should I sit on?

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Monso Lea
Dress: ValentinaE Charlize (teal)
Hat: Zibska Aubree
Purse: DDL High (white)
Shoes: Empire Trapaedum
Earrings: Chop Zuey Sultanese
Ring: Absolut Vendetta Juno

Pose: Kokoro

Sunday, August 9, 2020


Dear Diary:

When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's off with her head...
White Rabbit
Jefferson Airplane

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Plume jeux d'enfants (no longer available)
Dress: Melange Queen of Hearts
Earrings: Bliensen & Maitai Maite
Necklace: Finesmith Heartless (no longer available)
Crown: MoonRabbit Black Queen (SL Marketplace)

Location: Wonderland

Monday, August 3, 2020

An Afternoon At The Zoo

Dear Diary:

I've been missing for a bit (it was forced!).  After logging in, I was only a name but with Rocko's help, I became visible again.  That, along with forced lack of real travel, made me want to fly to other destinations in my second world.  I picked the Ariadne Zoo.

This is a marvelous location where you can spend hours walking down different paths to see where they will lead.  The Zoo does provide a map but sometimes exploring can provide lovely surprises. 

The range of animals is amazing!  And all are in a environmently friendly compounds.  I love the elephants so I spent a lot of time watching them.

If you want to have a "trip away" without actually leaving, visit the Zoo.  You'll enjoy the surroundings and the surprises.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: tram J0630
Top: Belle Epoque Alexia (salmon)
Skirt: Belle Epoque Alexia (salmon)
Sweater: tram cardigan
Shoes: Mosquito's Way Betty
Earrings: Caroline's Jewelry Carlotta (no longer available)

Location: Ariadne Zoo

Sunday, July 12, 2020

What A Way To Cool Down!

Dear Diary:

It's been a hot few weeks in my part of the world.  The heat is enjoyable after experiencing the cold winters but after awhile, the 38C temp starts to wear you down.  You really need to get cool ...and fast.  That was easy enough to do in my 2nd world.

Oh yeah!!  My pool is a great relaxing place for Chloe and I to cool down

Good Night for now.

Chloe is wearing:
Hair: Argrace Natsume
Swimsuit: Dead Dollz Bonnie swimsuit (hibiscus)

I'm wearing:
Hair: Argrace Yakumo
Swimsuit: Narcisse Mimi bikini (persimmon)

Floats: Circa summer splash pool ring set

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Happy Canada Day 2020

Dear Diary:

Well, this year is definitely different than other Canada Days.  I will be getting together with family (restricted to 10 people max) (we're 3 people over!) but not the large group of friends I've had other years.  I've got a Canadian menu planned so at least everyone can enjoy the food.  Fireworks are on for later this evening.

Happy Canada Day to everyone!

Good Night for now.

Location: Skyview Alberta Canada

Friday, June 26, 2020

A Way Of Keeping In Touch

Dear Diary:

Slowly the constraints are being lifted.  We're able to be with our family and friends and it's so nice to see them in person.  It's been a time where the only way one could "see" friends was through a video conferencing program.  There are several programs that are free to use.  It's easy to use and it keeps loved ones close.  It works well but it still isn't the same as seeing friends for "real".  

Hopefully everything will pass and we can have get-togethers again.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Tableau Vivant U-Bob

Top: Mimikri Jamila off shoulder top (parrot)
Capris: Mimikri Jamila Capri pants (turquoise)
Watch: kunst Regan watch

Table and chair: MMG work desk and chair
Laptop: Shared media 
House: Lisp Persimmon Summer House (beach)

Pose: in the chair

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Can You Take A Bird For A Walk?

Dear Diary:

During this time of being stuck at home, many people are turning to pets.  I love dogs and have a spaniel.  I would foster a dog, as a lot are doing for companionship but my house is full right now.  However, some people have allergies to pet hair or maybe they would prefer a pet that doesn't require a lot of "mothering".  A bird is a perfect choice.

Since the blue and gold macaw is one who easily learns phrases, I'm trying to teach mine a few.  I'm not having a lot of luck yet.  He just whistles!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Wasabi Ginny
Dress: Decoy Denise (cream)
Necklace and earrings: Maxi Gossamer Aletta (silver)

Macaw: TLC Parrots Collection Macaw (blue and gold)

Pose: ibang (no longer available)

Location: Backdrop City

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Exercising Is Good For The Body And Mind

Dear Diary:

At this traumatic time, it's good to keep active.  I try to exercise regularly at home but sometimes it seems like a chore.  Whenever I can, I take a run outdoors, even in my second life.

Early morning works best for me.  A bit of exercise, a warm shower and I'm set for the day.

The sun is just coming up; it's crisp but not cold; and I'm enjoying being out of the house.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Argrace Hotori
Sweatshirt: Amias hoody (coral) 
Sweatpants: Amias pants (coral) 
Sneakers: Gos low tops
Mask: Medical mask

Location: Breath of Nature

Monday, May 25, 2020

Where Are You For Towel Day 2020?

Dear Diary:

It's May 25th, and as you know it's Towel Day, in celebration of Douglas Adams.  The "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is one of his better known books, and references a towel.  A towel it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have, partly because it has great practical value.

So I put on my towel and this year tried the golf club for a place to wear it.  I know it's not proper attire for playing golf but no one else was on the course so I did a quick putt.  I'm terrible at playing golf so I'm not sure what to do with this shot.

Don't panic and carry a towel (if you don't have one to wear!)

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Mirone Gigi (no longer available)
Towel: Meli Imako (SL Marketplace) (no slogan)
Golf Club: available at the Club

Location: Aero Golf Club

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Pass The Time With Reading

Dear Diary:

How do you pass the time at home when it's difficult to be out and about?  There are several ways and I think I've tried them all.  

Reading is a suggestion that my friends have made so I did take that up.  I've read some really good books that will go on my "recommendations-by-friends list" to get more titles.  And I've read some that are non-readable in my opinion.  If I start a book I make sure I finish it - even if it's a painful process.

I love the title of this book and I'm taking ideas from it.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Monso Yuni
Shirt and pants: Art&Ko Comfortable Style (olive)(at Anthem til May 30)
Glasses: Deep Static Hayden Glasses 

Pose: Diversion Avoidance (at The Liaison til May 26)

My house: La Galleria Magnolia Cottage

Monday, May 4, 2020

How Great To Have Breakfast In Bed

Dear Diary:

Yesterday, Sunday morning, I decided I would have a relaxing breakfast so I decided a perfect place to be is in bed.  How decadent...and how peaceful (at least I thought) 
So before I heard the eager sound of foot steps, I got my coffee and toast and headed back to bed.

It works well if I eat quickly.  I think I should do this again...soon!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Tiny Bird Sodom South Georgia (no longer available)
Pyjamas: dgd Sarah (SL Marketplace)

Breakfast tray: Dutchie Breakfast tray (gift)

Bed: La Galleria

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Grocery Shopping Takes A Little Longer Now

Dear Diary:

I don't go to a lot of places these days but grocery shopping does take priority.  At first I found people to be considerate, polite but now everyone is starting to get a little testy!  I think were all getting tired of being inside.

Grocery places have phone-in orders with delivery or you can line up outside until you can enter and follow the arrows on the floor.  Some people ignore the arrows.  But we all try to keep the 2m distancing.

It seems like everyone heads for the ice cream when you need to indulge in something satisfying.

Stay safe.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Mina Od;yle
Dress: DDL Cold Shoulder dress (yellow)
Purse: DDL Torn purse (yellow)
Shoes: Breathe Nozomi heels (brown)
Mask: Medical mask (SL Marketplace)

Location: Cyber Supermarket and Grocery Store

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter 2020

Dear Diary:

This is a very different Easter for me.  No visiting my elderly relatives; no big Easter dinner for the family; and no church service.  However, it's better to get this virus under control now so that next year we can celebrate as we always have.

However, I didn't want this day to go by without wishing everyone a Happy Easter.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Monso Chowon
Top: Decoy Maisie jacket (blue)
Jeans: Decoy Halani high waited jeans (light)
Shoes: Gos Boutique Karreuche (black)

Eggs: 3 Happy Easter eggs land decoration (SL Marketplace)

Sunday, March 29, 2020

It's A Sign Of The Times

Dear Diary:

I've been absent for a few weeks.  I'm trying to get elderly relatives and jittery neighbours settled during this time of unrest.  It's a hard time for everyone.  The older people are anxious and worried while the Generations X and Y don't seem too upset at all.  The young children have another perspective altogether.  They can't understand why visits to the grandparents have been stopped.  It's always fun to go to Grandma's house.

The news reports are not uplifting either.  The Virus is taking it's time and wreaking havoc before it decides to pull out.  Difficult times around the world.

However we should all pay attention to what the doctors have told us:
  • practice social distancing
  • stay at home as much as possible
  • wash your hands often

My friends, please stay safe and healthy.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Pamela
Hair: no match NO SKILLS (at Cosmopolitan til Apr 4)

Sweater: Vinyl Fact cardigan (pink) 
Pants: Vinyl Done Cargo pants (purple)
Earrings: Cartarsis (silver)

Location: Backdrop City

Sunday, March 8, 2020

International Women's Day 2020

Dear Diary:

Today is International Women's Day.  While women have come a long way towards equality, some things still need to be accomplished.  Many women in the world are not able to do the every day things that Western women can do.  We need to look to gaining more power for those women.  

Equity in job situations is still an issue.  Equal pay for equal work is a great motto if it works.  Promotion at work should be given because of ability not gender.

The theme for this year is #GenerationEquality combined with UN Women's new multigenerational campaign.

Check locally to see what your community is doing to celebrate women.
Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Sylvia
Hair: Analog Dog Lychee

Jacket: Pixicat Elegant Blazer (stars)
Skirt: Pixicat Elegant Skirt (stripes)
Shoes: Gos Karrueche sandals (black)
Earrings: Catarsis silver

Pose: Focus Friendly (no longer avaiable)

Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentines Day 2020

Dear Diary:

I'm not much on Valentine's Day as I've said before.  But I do love flowers; I delight in chocolates; and I like red so I do care for this day in some ways. 

Whatever way you celebrate February 14th, have a happy one.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Tableau Vivant Lovely
Tee: Tres Blah casual tee (red) (Fameshed til Feb 27)
Skirt: Tres Blah midi skirt (red) (Fameshed til Feb 27)
Shoes: Mosquito's Way Betty

Prop: Simply Shelby I'm Sweet on You

Friday, February 7, 2020

Writer's Block Can Happen At Any Time

Dear Diary:

I love doing this blog!  It's fun and keeps the brain cells active.  As I've said in the past, I do it mostly for myself but do appreciate anyone else who takes the time to read it.  Many thanks for that.  

But sometimes the thoughts and ideas for writing don't come easily or quickly.  Sometimes I struggle with --- "What topic should I pick this time?"  "Where should I fly in order to get a great location?"  "How can I get a good picture that portrays my idea?"  Oh yes!!  I do have days like that.

It is frustrating trying to produce an article when ideas just won't come to mind.  Eventually they do.  But in the meantime, paper airplanes help.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Sylvia
Hair: Analog Dog Sarah

Sweater: Avale Chantal sweater (yellow)
Pants: Avale Chantal leggings (yellow)

Pose with props: Le Poppycock Procrastination

Background: Backdrop City

Monday, January 27, 2020

Yoga Is My New Go-To Exercise

Dear Diary:

Yes, I'm really on this exercise kick but yesterday I tried something for the body and mind.  I went to a yoga studio to try some techniques and found it both exhilarating and peaceful at the same time.

In my first world, I find yoga difficult but I seem to have no problem holding the poses in my second life.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing\;
Hair: tram 10314
Sports bra: Just Because Casey sports bra (tropical print)
Yoga pants: R3 Ciara yoga pants (no longer available) 

Location:Quebec City / Blue Foundation / Tantra & Yoga Centre