#349-“BELT UP, BETTY!”: Sitting Pretty…

Belt Up, Betty! Sitting pretty...

“Strong is the new pretty!”

#348-“BELT UP, BETTY!”-Stardust…

Belt Up, Betty! Stardust...

“And beside a garden wall, When stars are bright, You were in my arms, The nightingale tells it’s fairy tale, Of paradise where roses grew” Stardust – Nat King Cole

#326-“BELT UP, BETTY!” The calm…

Belt Up, Betty! The calm...

Musings…

I’m currently typing this eating banana cake !   So much excess food around at this time of the year – and drink!   So this week, on Friday, we have my works infamous Christmas office party.   I say infamous because it’s notoriously rowdy with lots of gossip which fuels us all year !!  As a company we’ve been banned from hotels, halls and sport hall – however, over the last few years it’s been a lot calmer (slightly, a little, well kinda!).  The company I work for are wonderfully generous at the party – sit down three course meal and free bar from 7pm until 1am!   Hence why it’s so notorious !!   I know over the years I’ve tried to be a little more sensible – try and ‘pace’ myself to ensure that I have a good time.    We all get on so well within our team that it’s guaranteed and  I’m really looking forward to it – however, I’ve planned to do nothing on Saturday because I have a feeling I will be ‘under the weather’!

The moral of this story is – enjoy your festive times, try not to stress too much (it’s easy I know!), but a little bit of what you fancy is good for you.  If you fancy a tipple or two,,then go for it.  If you fancy that big piece of Christmas cake then have it.   As long as you don’t do it every day then a little of what you fancy isn’t going to harm you !!   I’m not a huge drinker but I know that I’ll have a good time on Friday night (hopefully there won’t be pictures!) but then I probably won’t drink over the Christmas period!!   Everything in moderation is okay – I promise ! #WhatToWear #FancyThat #ChristmasParty #DidIReallyDoThatLastNightOrDidIDreamIt!

The particulars

#318-“BELT UP, BETTY!” Take Heart…

Belt Up, Betty! Take Heart..

Musings:

Life is a merry-go-round – up and downs, swings and roundabouts, peak and troughs – blah blah blah!   Times that by 100 and you have SLife – it’s non-stop, full on and whirls around even faster.

On all SL Social Media platforms, one topic has stood out regarding a disagreement between x 2 designers – regardless of if you’re interested it or not – it’s there on my SL Facebook and it seems that everyone has an opinion – as always.

I scroll by – personally, this isn’t what my SLfb is about and am not in a position to be judge/jury or executioner – so, yeh, I scroll on by and look at the pretty shiny new things I can buy or terrorise my friends on messenger – or, and mainly, look at the amazing talent that’s out there.

Kess Crystal and I are new(ish) friends and both being fellow brits we found we have similarities in both worlds and have just clicked – almost every other day the phrase ‘OMG we are so alike’ is uttered!   Kess has created a breathtakingly beautiful sim, Take Heart, with help of her friend Sady which is not only a photographers  dream it’s also a beautiful spot to chill out with friends, explore or, for the more romantically minded, take your loved one(or ones – this is SL after all!) for a date – it’s stunning so please, take some time to check it out.

Moral of this story is:  Don’t get caught up in other peoples crap!  RL deals us way too much of that so why would we want to have it in our SLives?   Take Heart  (see what I did there!!) and appreciate all the good stuff that’s out there – all the amazing creators regardless if they are just starting out and can only make a flower box (like me!!)or those that completely blow your socks off- in any genre around the grid.   #TakeHeart #NoCrap! #WorshipCreativity

The Particulars:
Taken at at the glorious Take Heart SIM
Kess’s Blog:  The Glamour Sauce

 

 

#316-“BELT UP, BETTY!” Goddess…

Belt Up, Betty! Goddess...
 Musings:

So, when you’re not having a good day or good week – or year even – what do you do to make yourself feel better?   What makes you smile?   For me,,a quick fix is a pamper!  I rarely spend money on myself but this month I decided to go all out – get my nails done, nice hair cut and some colour put through.  However, instead of going for the ‘quick trim’ that I had planned too – I had a complete style overhaul!  I went from having nice shoulder length brown curls to very short geometric style cut with balayage blonde colour put through. To say it’s a complete change of appearance for me would be understatement but, you know, I felt like a million pounds!!  A Goddess as I walked out of the salon doors.

Moral of this story is – treat yourself, be kind to yourself.  You don’t need to pay a fortune like I did for major pamper session – just give yourself a treat once in a while – whether it be a new lipstick, aftershave, manicure or full on make out – be kind to you !   Can be as simple as having a nice hot bath or treating yourself to that fabulous bottle of wine or curry takeaway.    Be kind, enjoy and treat yourself.  #giveyourselfabreak

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#310-“BELT UP, BETTY!” Racy…

BELT UP, BETTY! Racy...

“Better to be sexy and racy than sexist and racist!” Stephen Fry