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Sunday, 25 February 2018

Curei's Floating Gallery Is Officially Open














Curei's Floating Gallery is now open to the public. Curei has her wonderfully atmospheric SL photography displayed throughout the gallery and she also has guest artist Gee exhibiting her work there, Gee's moving abstract sculptures are exquisitely designed.  Curei's Floating Gallery will stay open to the public and she will include other guest artists from time to time.  The gallery is also found in the Editors pics in the SL Destination Guide.  Congratulations on the opening of your fantastic gallery Curei, I wish you every success.

Janey Bracken

One of Curei's beautiful pictures

Gee's elegant art
 

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Beautiful Clocks With Adjustable Time Zones From Kazza













Time is a funny thing, tomorrow never comes, yesterday is gone but it's always 'now'.  Some people say there is no such thing as time, that we have many different versions of ourselves doing things in different dimensions, or slightly different frequencies, making different choices. A bit like quantum mechanics where you can have different outcomes from the same source of energy, like I may have put the cat out this morning, but one of my other personas left the cat warming himself by the fire and as in the quantum entanglement, the cat was really asleep upstairs on the bed after all. Crazy thought, but science is proving to be very strange, even Geordie Rose said that quantum computers could overlap dimensions and I guess we can be in SL and in real life at the same time! I went on holiday in Majorca a few years ago and experienced two New Year's Eves on the journey home. One midnight on the plane and one midnight when we landed as we crossed the time zone. Time is such an important part of our lives and in Second Life we are meeting people from different time zones every day. For instance friend Hibiscus is in Canada, so she is five hours behind my time in the UK, then again there is Second Life time which is equivalent to Pacific Standard Time, so it all gets a bit confusing as we meet up to go to the clubs and events inworld. That's why when I saw a promotional notice for a set of wall clocks with adjustable time zones from a great store in SL called Kazza I headed over to have a look.  I was totally smitten when I landed near these beautiful timepieces after teleporing to the store, they are works of art and they have a menu so that you can change the time to whatever time-zone you want.  At first I thought that each individual clock was for sale for 399 Lindens, but to my surprise you purchase the whole collection for that price. Needless to say, so far I have three clocks on display for London time, Canada time and Second Life time and I plan to put the others out too. If you visit Kazza have a look around, I've bought some beautiful furniture and other items from the store as well, Kazza's work is top quality.

Janey Bracken

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Grand Opening of Curei's Floating Gallery On Saturday 24th February














It was during one of the many group chats that go on in Second Life that I heard about Curei Resident's new Gallery.  Curei kindly invited me to go along for a preview of her Gallery before the grand opening, so I accepted her offer and I was teleported up to 'Curei's Floating Gallery"  Curei has  her beautiful photography on display as well as some amazing sculptures by a guest artist. The Gallery is a nice place to relax and to take your friends to, there is a Jazz Corner where you can listen to some jazz music and a meditation room as well as the main display areas.  Curei and I did a little meditation while we listened to the haunting music she has playing throughout the rest of the Gallery. Curei says "This is a place to renew one's soul.  This is a place for your relaxation and enjoyment.  This is a place to return to as often as you wish." and it really is, Curei has created a place of tranquillity and beauty. The grand opening of Curei's Floating Gallery is on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February at Inspiration Island. Go along and chill.

Janey Bracken

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY FOR 2018














Happy Valentines Day everyone!  I hope you all have a great time today.  I went over to Valentine Town in Second Life for a look at this year's love themed sim.  There are plenty of shops if you want to buy that last minute Valentine's card or gift in the cute town.  I hopped aboard the Tunnel of Love ride, not so good on your own, but still fun, and it took me through some romantically lit tunnels and out into other parts of the beautifully built sim.  Go over for a visit, either on your own or with your SL boyfriend or girlfriend and have a fantastic time! I'll be looking at some more romantic SL sites throughout the day.

Janey Bracken


Saturday, 10 February 2018

Congratulations To Muckers! The Popular SL Club Celebrates Its 8th Anniversary!













One of SL's most popular clubs celebrated its 8th Anniversary tonight, yes Muckers, owned by Brucie Lusch is eight years old!  Amazing how time has flown past, Muckers is a wonderfully friendly venue with some of the best music in town.  Tonight our dj was Minxy and it was posh frocks and rock music with some top songs from 2010.  I donned my best red dress and headed over to Muckers with friend Ed Follet and we had a great evening.

Congratulaions Brucie on Muckers' 8th Anniversary!

Janey Bracken























Friday, 9 February 2018

Hayabusa Design Are Doing A Special Valentine's Day Package Of Three Of Their Wonderful Trees














As I worked on my land to install my Spring landscape, I received another beautiful tree from Hayabusa Design. This gorgeous tree with its elegant upward sweeping branches and soft fir type foliage is very graceful. Once again the menu is extensive with a wide range of seasonal settings, plus wind speed for the softly swaying leaves, particles of falling leaves and blossoms, plus sound. The tree is 7 prims and would grace any garden.  Hayabusa are doing a special Valentine's package at the moment of three trees, with hud driven menus for 289 Linden Dollars, go over and have a look. 

Janey Bracken














Hayabusa Design Garden Centre


Wednesday, 31 January 2018

If You Are Landscaping Your SL Garden, Or Adding Something Special To Your SL Paradise, You Will Find All You Need at Kidd's Garden Centre














Since I can remember owning a parcel of land in SL I've been buying plants, trees, flowers, grasses and other items from the Kidd Garden Centre.  Not only are these fabulous items very low prim, they are also very inexpensive and the quality is superb.  I got a great surprise the other day when dop Kidd dropped me an IM along with a lovely gift of some seaside plants and palm trees.  Apparently dop had been friends with my previous neighbour on the sim and had looked at my garden.  I've just installed a beach there, so the gift was very welcome and I really enjoyed placing out the Kidd palm trees (complete with coconuts) and the shrubs which look so natural. I have a lot of items from the Kidd Garden Centre in my inventory, timber walkways and bridges, gazebos, things for each season of the year. The flowers are beautiful, I have a whole colour range of Kidd blooms and the nice thing is they come in many styles, scattered groups of plants, hedgerows, single plants and bushes and they are all generally just one prim to cover a big area. It's the same with the meadow grasses, all sizes and shades of green, many with very pretty flowers laced among the spiky green grass leaves.  You can buy versions of the plants and trees that you can copy and modify now too, which is really handy.  If I want something for my garden, Kidd's has always been one of the first stores on my shopping trip, there is always something new and the choice is just amazing.  Thank you dop for your wonderful gift.

Janey Bracken



Monday, 29 January 2018

Yellow Submarine 50th Anniversary Celebrated at the Psychedelic HangOut!













There was an amazing party at the HangOut tonight, we were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine movie.  DJ and HangOut owner Janis Short played some great Beatles tracks along with some fantastic cover tunes by other well known artists. The club looked splendidly 60s with its bright mind-blowing vibrating colours. The clubbers looked extraordinary in their 60s outfits, they really went to town with their costumes. We even had the Beatles in attendance, courtesy of Simon Seurat who changed costumes throughout the evening to bring us John, Paul, George and Ringo. One of my favourite Beatles' tunes  'Across the Universe' with its spiritual feeling of peace and wonder made my night, mixed in with a brilliant selection of their other greatest hits beautifully put together by DJ Janis; It was a fitting tribute to this legendary band.

It was 1968 when United Artists released the animated film about the Beatles called 'Yellow Submarine', yes 50 years ago!  It was the era of psychedelic fashions and the Beatles own journey into a more mystic soul-searching style of music after they had given up touring and after the initial Beatles mania that had spread across most of the planet. The actual song Yellow Submarine had been written by McCartney and Lennon in 1966 and it was included in the Beatles Revolver album with Ringo Starr singing the lead vocals of the song.  Yellow submarine was released as a single and was number one in the charts for four weeks in the UK. The song was adapted by record producer George Martin for the 1968 film joining the catalogue of other Beatles' hits in the movie. Titan Comics are celebrating the 50 year anniversary of Yellow Submarine by releasing a new comic book adaptation of the movie, written and illustrated by MAD Magazine's editor Bill Morrison. 

Janey Bracken