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Monday, 23 April 2012


We love to celebrate with everyone for their special days for their countries, we have our favourites - St Patrick's Day for Ireland, St Andrew's Day for Scotland and St David's Day for Wales.  We even like to help the USA, Canada and all the other countries celebrate their nations special days if we can get away with it, especially as we meet all the people from around the globe in SL.

Well it's a Happy St George's Day to everyone today, but we English have always felt a bit let down with our day, we've been sort of given the impression it's not politically correct to make a big thing of it (total rubbish of course!).  But then again St George's day is shared by many other countries who also have St George as their Patron Saint and he wasn't even English.

So I got chatting to Kat Kassner from New London this afternoon, and I suddenly thought up an idea.  Why don't we have another day for England Day and a competition to pick the Patron (he or she doesn't have to be a saint, they can be alive (or dead!), but someone you think has made us proud, or you just really admire them!  The only criteria is that they have to be born in England, or a fictional English person, but he/she must be the creation of an English writer, and that's all!). We'll worry about the date later on.

This is nothing to do with politics, nothing to do with the political classes telling us who to pick, this is purely for the English people to have their own day, with their own hero! The competition is open to everyone, all nationalities, there is no limit, you can even get your mates who don't use SL to pick someone they think should be England's patron.  When you choose the person who you would like to represent England, tell me the reason why, it can be serious, funny or whatever you want, just say why you chose your 'hero' or 'heroine'.  The best reason sent in will win 500L (I know people outside SL can't cash in on this prize as it's Linden currency (but probably worth more than proper money at the moment!), but get them to join SL, it's fun anyway!

Kat will set up something in New London to show the names of the nominated England Patrons and I'll put them on the blog too, plus the reasons people have voted for them.  Send me a notecard in-world with your 'Patron' and your avatar name to enter!

Janey Bracken

Friday, 20 April 2012

Happy Rez Day Annie!

It was a Happy Hippie Event tonight at the West End Club as Annie R'Toram (AnnieFanny) celebrated her first Rez Day! The set in the club was so pretty with flowers and even a hippie VW camper van, as all the beautiful SL people arrived to party the night away with Annie! Happy Rez Day Annie!!

Janey Bracken

Monday, 16 April 2012

Happy Rez Day Troy!!

Happy Rez day to Troy Finkler, who celebrated her 4th year in SL today! Troy's husband Zach wanted to play his lovely wife some special music on her Rez Day, so he dj'd for an hour at the fabulous HangOut club. A brilliant time was had by all the guests who turned up to wish Troy a great day! So we hope you had a terrific time Troy, and well done Zach, keeping us all dancing and making the party such fun!

Janey Bracken

Titanic Event at the West End Club

Well it's a hundred years since the fatal night that the Titanic went down and we had a lovely event at the West End Club on Saturday to remember all those who lost their lives in the tragedy. See CNN Report 'Titanic Remembered on 100th Anniversary'

Janey Bracken

Friday, 6 April 2012

Happy 4th Rez Day to Truths!

Happy 4th Rez Day to Truths Marder! Truths had a great party at the HangOut Club tonight with dj/club owner Janis Short spinning some brilliant music with a little trivia thrown in too! When I got there dj Brain was hanging around with some balloons holding him up! well he seemed to be having a good time! Truths and partner Nahiram danced the night away having a lot of fun! Hope you had a fantastic day Truths, may there be many more!

Janey Bracken

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Happy Easter - Easter Bonnets At The West End Club!

Happy Easter to everyone, and I hope you have a great time over the next few days! Well, enough of chocolate eggs, daffodils and fluffy chicks, it was time for Easter Bonnets down at the West End Club, well funny hats anyway! And I wasn't disappointed, it was a good job I had my camera ready to capture the fantastic headgear that the clubbers wore! The first prize should have gone to club owner/dj Cute though, her hat was stunning with everything except the kitchen sink dangling from it! Friend Drax Ember turned up and I was looking forward to seeing what hat he had picked out to wear! I should have known better by now, there was Drax in a giant pink Rabbit's head, goofy teeth with long ears to match!! He said something about needing to get his 'Hare' cut, hummph!! I thought it was very bunny, oops funny! Well here's some pictures of the brilliant hats on display in the club tonight, and once again a very Happy Easter to you all!!!

Janey Bracken