Monday, April 24, 2017

Trash or Treasure?



People are always throwing things away in the litter bins in London City.   You never know quite what you will find in there.  A useful gadget or even some cash.   By walking up to the bin a random gift will be given to you.

You can visit the litter bin in Regent's Park here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/88/205/23

And the reason for this reminder?  There is a wonderful Trump Anti-Stress doll for you to shake.

With over a hundred items in the trash can, be sure to visit it regularly!

London City votes for Hard Brexit



Last week the Prime Minister called for an early election in June in attempt to secure a mandate from the people to perform a quick exit from the EU.

We asked you if you preferred to go through the full negotiating period (a soft exit) with certain non-negotiable agreements in place, or you fancied taking your chances with a swift (hard) exit from the UK.

65% voted for a hard Brexit, whilst 17% voted for a soft Brexit and 17% were unsure.

Thanks for taking part.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happy Saint George's Day



Happy Saint George's Day, the Patron Saint of England.

Today marks the day that a fire breathing dragon was slain.  <insert mother in law jokes here>

In old England, brave George is remembered for summoning tremendous strength, courage and determination. He killed the dragon that has been attacking the villagers, destroying their crops and turning their homes into ashes.



St. George was actually an outspoken Roman soldier serving a Pagan Emperor. He protested the treatment and torture of Christians by his fellow Romans. 

He paid for his beliefs when he made a plea to the Emperor Diocletian to spare the lives if Christians. The Emperor decided that if George cared so much for these lowly citizens, then he must also be a devout Christian himself.  He was tortured to force him to deny his faith and when this did not yield the desired response, he was beheaded, at the age of 33.


The slaying of the dragon is symbolic of the courage George showed against the Emperor.  It is however a little ironic that George did not win his battle, nor did he ever set foot in England.  He was born in Turkey and died in Palestine.

Saint George's day was adopted in 1222, when he replaced Saint Edmund the Martyr (King of East Anglia) as England's Patron Saint.

You can visit George and The Dragon here in London City: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/60/236/23

Friday, April 21, 2017

Disco Bee Gees on Saturday!




A DISCO SPECTACULAR Event today at London City.

Disco Party from 12pm SLT (8pm uk) and the Bee Gees in Concert!

The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful in all decades of performing, but the height of their fame was in the the 1970s Saturday Night Fever era.


Prolific song writers who wrote on average a song a fortnight for 50 years, they also has success writing for many other artists including, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and many others.

Enjoy their music again as London City invites you to The Bee Gees in Concert this Saturday.
Disco Party starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Soft or Hard Brexit?



Decisions, decisions...

Theresa May has called a General Election in the UK for 8th June.  The third time in three years that the whole country has been to the polls.

It seems likely she will win and increase her majority in the Commons, and this gives her the mandate to push-on with a swift exit from the European Union instead of a long good bye.

The problem is this.  Do we hang around like an old scorned lover, in a broken down relationship trying to get the pots and pans in settlement, or do we just pack our things and sling our hook?

As things stand, a Soft Brexit means we keep paying in to the EU after we leave and continue to permit free movement of people in exchange for access to what used to be "the common market".

Or, do we just leave, stop paying the EU and regain control of our borders?  We would have to strike up our own trade deals and forge new friendships and renew acquaintances with the Commonwealth countries.   USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (who we are currently prohibited from trading with under EU law) have all indicated that they would like to strike up trade routes with the UK.

As always, this poll is just for fun.. So which option would you choose?  

Vote for a Soft or Hard Brexit here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/72/233/23

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Annual Egg n Spoon



Thanks for taking part in the annual Egg n Spoon race.  Winners were Nigel, Brett and Coffee (who cheated a bit).




We were going to film it, until we remembered we had a perfectly good video of it from last year, and since its a lot of giant eggs with heads poking out without any names, we thought we would just re-run last years video and hope no one notices:


Paying for Premium membership using Linden Dollars



A couple of days ago, we blogged about the 50% off Premium offer for Second Life.
For this quarter Premium is just US$11.25

It is worth mentioning that you can indeed pay for your Premium account with Linden Dollars by cashing them out and holding them on your account.

Here's how: Log on to your dashboard at Secondlife.com and look for the Linden Exchange panel on the left hand side. Click manage, then click Sell.

The amount you need to sell from your Second Life account is L$3,100 and this will raise US$11.37











You will be asked to confirm your password and then your order will be processed.

At this point, this is usually where you would go to the Process Credit part to request funds to be sent to you in US dollars.   But for this method of paying for premium subscription, you leave the money in your account.

Finally, you head over to https://secondlife.com/premium and upgrade your account.  Whenever any payments for Premium, Land Tier etc is taken by the lab, it always checks to see if you have US Dollars on deposit on your account and will always take from that pool first, before debiting your credit card.  Therefore if you wish to remain as a quarterly premium member, you would need to repeat this process every 12 weeks (selling 6200L).  Alternatively, keep an eye out for deals on annual Premium subscription which is an even better offer.


Limited time 50% discount for Premium Membership - They pay you!



Linden Lab is currently offering 50% off Second Life Quarterly Premium Membership.


We have worked out what this means in sterling:

This month, Second Life has an offer for premium membership at just US$11.25 for 3 months (£8.98).   Add back the weekly stipends you will receive, (totalling 3600L) which is worth £11.40 and the 1000L bonus worth £3.17 and you get £14.57 in Linden Dollars for the £8.98 you pay for Premium!

Effectively you get all the following bonuses, plus £5.59 more back (in Linden Dollars) than you pay in!

Just some of the benefits of Premium Membership include:

A Linden Home -or- a 512 sq meter parcel for you to build on supporting 175 prims.
Expanded Support, now including Live Chat
Exclusive Activities including Dune Buggy Racing in Racer's Gulch
Free Premium member gifts
Access to Premium member only Sandboxes
Increase from 42 to 60 groups!
Increase from 25 to 50 offline messages!
*New* Priority Entry to regions that are full!
Other offers and incentives offered constantly.

Don't forget, VAT is no longer applied to European countries.   So now is a great time to jump on board.

Head to the Second Life web site here:  https://secondlife.com/premium/


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter



Wishing you a happy and peaceful Easter.

Join us this morning for Coffee and Croissants in the park and for the Giant Egg n Spoon Race this afternoon.  Also this evening, the  Easter Sunday edition of Substation at 11am SL time (7pm UK) and the Cash For Questions Quiz at the Worlds End pub from 1pm SL time (9pm UK).

Enjoy the highlights from last nights Revival:

Saturday, April 15, 2017