“Strong is the new pretty!”
“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
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!
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
“Cozy” Scarf by [SYS] currently at The Chapter Four
“Mellow” Jean by [SYS] currently at The Liaison Collaborative
“Kohaku” from Argrace
“COMMUNIQUE” EARRINGS FROM EMPYREAN FORGE CURRENTLY AT FAMESHED
Taken at at the glorious Take Heart SIM
Kess’s Blog: The Glamour Sauce
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
“Artemis” dress and belt from [sYs] currently at The Crossroads
“Communique” bracelet & earrings from Empyrean Forge currently at Fameshed