#16 Sister don’t you weep

Tears stream down your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down your face
And I…

Tears stream down your face
I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
Tears stream down your face
And I…

from “Fix you” by Coldplay







I found my sad sister at the beautiful Instruments sim – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dandelion/169/215/909


ALB SUN dress 10 MESH by AnaLee Balut


#15 Where do you go to my lovely?

You talk like Marlene Dietrich
And you dance like Zizi Jeanmaire
Your clothes are all made by Balmain
And there’s diamonds and pearls in your hair, yes there are.




In the weekends when I wake up I slip into my newest luxury gown and saunter off to work at Mohna Lisa Couture – sipping coffee and rubbing sleep from my eyes.

When I’m at work I get to chat to the folk who come in – treasure hunters looking for the hidden objects , bridal parties seeking the perfect gowns and tuxedos to make their weddings magical, regulars who come to see what’s new and gorgeous, new residents looking for bargains, couples looking for the romantic garments of dreams.

I get to be the glittering princess of dreams like in the song by Pete Starsted for 4 hours a week….


Where do YOU go to my lovely?



Mohna Lisa Couture May West Gold – by James Mohna Lisa

Vintage Jewels Victoria Gold & Diamond Necklace & Bracelet by RKThings Crystal

[Gos] Grace Sandal – by Gospel Voom

.:EMO-tions:. *MEMORY* black (now how could I resist that?) by Mirja Mills

::je::suis::Apparence::Lashes::No.001 by Julia Merosi

!Shellac – Blush Bronze – by Bobkatt

[mock]Lucir LipColor Tall Poppy by Mocksoup Graves

Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands, by Siddean Munro

*League* Skin Erin Pale Bronze Brunette and Classic Wing Eyeliner tattoo, by Nena Janus


#14 Our castle in the air

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.

Now put the foundations under them.                                                                              Henry David Thoreau



does this count?

These huge rocks are only 1 prim each, and they can be stretched and squished so they never need to look the same – so watch this space … they may breed


Castle in the air - 2

Our castle has grown over 5 years from parts of R.H.Engel’s build with various modifications – decks,  towers, windows in/windows out and variations of brick, wood and metal. We have changed how we use it too- from being our whole home and entertainment area with my photo studio to being our ‘private’ rooms. Currently it is pretty much empty – just the photos are up and the cats are loving the space (once I set the range so they stopped falling through space and washing up on the sea floor!)

Castle in the air - 4


Basil, Lavender, Puss and Boots – enjoying the art of the ‘afternoon nap’.  Puss and Boots were my original pair, and Basil & Lavender are rescue cats. One of the upgrades since they came to live with me is the option to change them from breeding pairs to perma-pets. I love this option and gradually they will all be perma-pets as the $L allow. The operation is not cheap.  Another recent upgrade is the ‘walk’  – so now as well as carrying your KittyKat you can have them follow along behind. Keeping pets in SL is a great option either for people like me who always have RL pets, or for people who can not have pets in RL.

Kohn has a shark, dolphins, seagulls and a crocodile!


Castle in the air - 5


Princess is a teacup perma-pet, and she joined the others quite by accident – but now there are enough!



Floating forest, islands and bridge by Tobias Novi   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mycenae/102/91/32

Darkness Falls Building  by RH Engel from The Woodshed   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Woodshed/182/131/1021 

KittyCatS!  by Callie Cline   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Woodridge/19/11/22




#13 shadows

One of the things I have been looking forward to using is SHADOWS – long thin trailing ones, deep dark sulky ones….

Shadows 1 Shadows 2


…spider leg shadows!  hurray!

My cute outfit that particularly shows off my spider legs is a mesh jumpsuit  from Ricielli – and out of the many color options I chose the umber because I really wanted to team it with my Hucci leopard heels to dance up a storm at the beach club – and I did. I finished the outfit with RKitty’s Lily set in gold and this messy updo from MINA for a smart casual party look.



::HH:: Hucci Talasea Sandal – Leopard Collection by Eboni Khan

MINA Hair – Mientje – Light Brown HUD- by Mina Nakamura

VJ – Lily Gold set by RKThings Crystal of *!VINTAGE JEWELS

Ricielli Mesh – Papi Jumpsuit /umber by Fhara Acacia


#12 Oceans of Love

I LOVE my new graphics card. I can see again!

The Joy

The island is the same, but the land has changed to incorporate a sand hill and some ponds.  We are using the same beach house with new decks and planning to knock out some walls to add windows – all the better to see the lovely views. Before modifications the house was from Bahia Tiki – they have a fantastic range of Pacific and Asian inspired  houses – from spa sheds to palaces, as well as furniture. The Joy 3

Now to add in the extras…

The Joy 2

The rock walls and waterfalls  are from InVerse Landscaping  by Novocaine Islay and Kohn has bunched them up together and taken off some bits…

The Joy 4   Oceans of Love –  an underwater fantasy show by the EverDream Model Agency

Feel the excitement…the passion of dreams yet to come, the future, so bright and full of love. Merfolk and humans unite in your dreams for there is Love… we want you to enjoy these beautiful creations, inspired by love, romance and dreams. For what else is there in life?

Sponsored by :  Mermaid Treasure & Boutique, Elemental Jewelry and PosESioN poses Set and show design by : Eleya Kenin Here’s a link to Tessa’s blog : http://elementaljewelry.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-mers-me.html  – Thank you Tessa


My outfit:

Sinfoy – The Gypsy Mermaid Needing (HUMAN) includes Curly nautilus shells with pearls, armbands, bracelets and ring, by Theta Marseille

jewels: !ELEMENTAL Sea Breeze necklace and earrings GREENS by Contessa Lacombe

skin: *League* Skin Erin Pale, Pearl – by Nena Janus

hair: AD- yeah – light reds – by Queue Marlowe

nails: Hello Dave – Slink AvEnhance- High Gloss Pinks – by Maia Gasparini

#11 Early days

“It was like how people find other people to be in love with, all random and accidental and lucky.”
― Jennifer Castle, The Beginning of After

In Second Life creating  a place to live with each other and with our friends starts from a flat square  portion of a sim ….

Then there are the dreams and the dreamers ….

Early days 1


Early days 2


My partner Kohn loves to terraform – making areas of land and water for us to pile and festoon with treasures from our inventories – or new things we go and hunt for.

I like to find a bit of ‘still’ ground while he does the terraforming – because it makes me seasick (which is odd because being on the sea has never ever made me sick). My sleeping companion is my adorable wee Yorkshire terrier- Toasty – who is cunningly scripted to do many doglike  things. When set free he races about – usually keeping me in sight – and then randomly flops down on his back or side and snores heartily for several minutes.

I just happen to be wearing a comfortable and casual outfit  – and thank heavens heels don’t sink in SL sand – a soft jumper top from Cold Logic, comfy capris from Zaara and boots from Maitreya.

Kohn has collected off sim islands, rocks and even an erupting volcano to extend the borders of our square….

Early days 3

What do you think of the effect?


Yorkshire terrier

Off Sim rocks
::2Xtreme:: offsim volcano v2 by tunes Meness
OUtside Sim_Reef_d *mountain , and Mountain_5, and Reef_f all by Tobias Novi
The Beachstore Waterfall Edge Island by Maxx Farella
24Prim Mesh Outsim Waterfall by FelixvonKotwitz Alter

Clawtooth: hang it Up – Break of Dawn by Bubbles Clawtooth
ColdLogic top – Watts Toffee by Cold Logic
Maitreya Gold *Oil* Laud Boots by Onyx LeShelle
Zaara: [mesh] kavya summer pants *ivory by Zaara Kohime



#10 FashionArt – a dream

When people plan events in Second Life it helps to have a dream – and when I wandered about the shops, reading the quotes on the walls and considering the ‘exclusive’ items that our amazing creators made for the event, I could see that creative dreaming is thriving!


I fell in love with this ‘dress’ (sYs) MURAGAMI dress – Kawaii Yellow – by Syane Ciss – it reminds me of the work of Erte – shape, textures, engineering, glamour! The dress comes with an underlayer of net and a necktie matching the centre panel of the dress – but I have teamed it instead with treasures from my inventory – a shirt layer from LBD – by LeeZu Baxter; hair by Tabata Jewell; headwear by Chirzaka Vlodovic of LODE and more. A couple of new finds are the amazing nails for Slink hands from -(ZOZ)- and the 22769 necklace from L’accessoires.

I set it all up- took this snap – then FORGOT TO POST IT!

NOTE TO SELF – Post about events before they are finished!


(sYs) MURAGAMI dress – Kawaii Yellow – by Syane Ciss
LBD SinSin Top (shirt layer) – by LeeZu Baxter
*LODE* Headwear – Kenoki [beige] – by Chirzaka Vlodovic
Pure Poison – Alexandra Heels – Black  – by Shaleene Kenin
22769 ~ [accessories] Circles Necklace Banana Gold – by Paco Pooley for L’accessoires
Vanity Hair: Lali- Nova Black – by Tabata jewell
!Shellac – Blush Bronze – by Bobkatt
Madrid Solo – Eyes & Lips – Seductress Golden Eye Cosmetic – by Madrid Solo
Madrid Solo – Eyes & Lips – Seductress Bronze lip Color – by Madrid Solo
-(ZOZ)- Elegant Black II polish – Slink Fingernail and Toenail Huds by Zozicon for FashionArt
*League* Skin Erin Pale Steel Brunette by Nena janus
Slink Avatar Enhancement hands – Relaxed, and Female High feet –  by Siddean Munro