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Tuesday, 29 August 2017


It was Brain Woodsheart's Birthday today and his partner Minxy arranged a lovely surprise Birthday Party for him at Muckers.  Minxy was dj'ing and played a great set of tunes to celebrate Brain's big day.  Muckers was very crowded with people turning up all evening to wish Brain a very Happy Birthday. Hope you had a fantastic day Brain!

Janey Bracken

A Beautiful Japanese Maple From Hayabusa Design Adds Life To My Second Life Garden

I just love SL gardening and terraforming, so I'm always on the lookout for new plants and trees and any garden bric-a-brac I can find in Second Life.  The good thing about the virtual world is the fact that you don't have to weed the garden, cut the grass or dead-head the flowers!  So I really enjoy looking at new virtual Garden Centres and marvelling at how the flowers and trees are getting so life-like.  I came across a wonderful company called Hayabusa Design, whose main Designer and HEO is Mitsuko Kytori.  The plants are not only well made and exquisite to look at, they actually move, they sway with the gentle SL breeze.  There is a hud scripted into the plants too, which gives you the seasons and how much movement you require as well as sound.   Originally I had bought some beautiful beds of flowers from Hayabusa Design, among them poppies and cornflowers, which look amazing.  This week I received a gift from the store of a spectacular Japanese Maple and it's absolutely gorgeous! The Japanese Maple is just so elegant with its season changing softly moving follege.  The tree now has pride of place in my parcel of land.  I would like to thank Mitsuko for sending this lovely gift out to Hayabusa customers and I'm going back to the store to see what else I can add to my ever growing SL garden.

Janey Bracken

Monday, 21 August 2017

A Total Eclipse Of The Sun Set The Scene For A Fantastic HangOut Party

There was a smashing Eclipse Party at the HangOut tonight.  Owner Janis Short had turned the club into an amazing spectre of Suns and Moons and she played songs with the same theme.  We dressed in black and gold for the occasion and everyone looked fantastic.

We celebrated the total solar eclipse as the moon passed in front of the sun, covering Oregon to South Carolina in America. This is the first time in 99 years that such an eclipse crossed the entire country from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast.  I heard that we might see a partial eclipse in the UK and Europe as well but the clouds blocked out the sun, well where I am anyway.  The last time a total eclipse was visible across the USA was June 8, 1918.  The next total solar eclipse to cross the USA will be in April 2024 when it will cover 12 States and after that there will be another one in August 2045 when it will cross 10 States.  There is something magical about an eclipse, I last saw a total eclipse in the UK on August 11, 1999.  They told us there would be a cool breeze just as the moon passed between the earth and the sun, and there it was, it added to the magic, awesome!!

Janey Bracken