Friday, May 04, 2018

The Bank Holiday is here!






Well here we are again, with another long Bank Holiday Weekend.   Just like real life, its going to be a scorcher in Second Life too.

The Olympic sized paddling pool is back for you to strut your stuff in your new (and hopefully not recycled) bathing costumes.  The on-site bar serving ice cold pies and hot beer is available for your convenience and there are special events throughout the long weekend and of course the Saturday night concert!

To enjoy this virtual extravaganza you will need copious amounts of alcohol, and as ever, we've researched the best beer deals nationwide as a part of our public information service.

Deals this weekend include Carling at Asda, 36 cans for £21 (enough even for Mike to enjoy a Saturday night), Kronenbourg at Sainsbury's, 18 cans for £14, and at Tesco, an offer of Desperados Tequila Beer, just £20 for 24 bottles!

Of course if you're on a budget and enjoy giving your bladder a thorough workout on your way to inebriation, check out the bargain bucket grog available in the cheap-seat isles of most supermarkets.

We hope to see you, in whatever state you arrive, for the Bank Holiday Parties, here in the City.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

1st May



Good morning from London City, where it's standing room only at the moment.  But there's always room for you.  Come join us!


Windows 10 Spring update



After a lengthy download and ninety minutes later, I am now the proud owner of Windows 10 update version 1803.

I don't believe it offers me anything new that I will want to dive into, but I am grateful to have my operating system back relatively in one piece.

After umpteen restarts, Windows is finally ready.  I am treated like a new user who has freshly installed it for the first time and it asks me about permissions to track my location, my files, my videos and my microphone etc.  The usual nosy stuff that that many of us like to avoid.

I clicked "no" to all the privacy permissions, but thought it would be prudent to review my previous privacy settings again and make sure they had been honoured.

Alas, many of the privacy options I had previously disabled have been miraculously re-enabled.

So my tip to you is, once installation has completed, go through all the options on the left hand side of the Privacy menu and turn off the things you do not want.   Do not assume your privacy settings have been carried forward.

As for the operating system itself.  Pretty much the same as it was.  Just more junk under the hood.

One more thing..  For good measure, if you have System Restore enabled, it turns it off!

May in the City



Enjoy the month of May with us here in London City.   This coming weekend it is the long  May-Day Bank Holiday again!  It's been weeks since the last one!

Throughout May, enjoy sunny settings and great concerts, and extra special events including Eurovision and "It's a Right Royal Wedding".



Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Party continues



It was a wonderful event last night with Billy Joel. Hope you enjoyed it.
Today at 11am PDT (7pm UK) it is Substation, then at 1pm PDT its all over to the beach with Katty and her music box and Cash for Questions Quiz!


Friday, April 27, 2018

Billy Joel - Party in the Park



A tribute to Billy Joel, american singer, songwriter and musician who shot to fame in the early 1970's with Piano Man and who followed it up with a dozen more hits, is here in London City this weekend.

Join us from 12pm SL (8pm UK) for Party in The Park, with Billy Joel in Concert at 1pm SL.

The Party is here  http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/113/116/24

Monday, April 23, 2018

It's a Boy!



Congratulations to William and Kate on the arrival of their new baby boy.  Prince George and Princess Charlotte have arrived at London's St. Mary's Hospital to meet their new baby brother.


A Royal Baby due today?



Breaking news that Kate is in Labour.  Come visit the animated Royal Couple right now and wish them all the best for the new baby which is due today!
  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/73/223/24

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 20, 2018

Blondie on Saturday



Forty years ago, waitress Debbie Harry, who had been performing part-time in a folk band, formed Blondie with her friend Chris Stein.

In 1976 they released their first album Blondie and from then on became a huge success in Australia, England and America.

Although the bulk of their hits were in a relatively short timespan from 1978 to 1981, their most successful release, Maria was not until the band reformed, many years later in 1999.

Now regularly touring again, you can enjoy the hits once more at The Blondie Tribute Concert, this Saturday in London City.  The party begins at  12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Concert Area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/123/110/23