Thursday, September 03, 2015

Queen's Guard Plush to collect

It is amazing what random gifts you find in the Regent's Park litter
bin.    From cash to an Oculus head set!
And now, someone has carelessly thrown away a lovable Queen's Guard mesh cuddly toy!

Over 50 items now to collect, from the most well stocked litter bin in Second Life.  

The bin is located here:

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The Churchill Arms

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 10am SL time (6pm UK), be sure to head over to The Churchill Arms in London City North, where Jon Temple is now in residence.

Jon will be playing a fun mix of old and new party songs to get your spirits on a high before you head off to the clubs.

The Churchill Arms specializes in Live Ales and Jon is on hand to recommend the finest offerings from Newton & Ridley.

Slurl to The Churchill Arms:

Bright Canopy - Run SL in your web browser

The successor to SL Go has launched to tremendous fanfare.

It is however proving difficult to blog this story as the situation keeps changing.

Yesterday the site said they were oversubscribed and had to suspend registrations.

It now appears that the service has been suspended whilst cost and usage allowance are recalculated:

We suggest you head on over to their site to catch new information as it emerges.

You can elect to use either the Second Life or Firestorm viewer.

Eclecticmuse writes:

Bright Canopy Just Launched!  For all of the users out there that are missing using SL Go, or have a slow machine or laptop - your wait is over!

"After months of invitation only testing, we have just opened Bright Canopy to the world. You can start your 14 day free trial right now at and be streaming Second Life or Open Sim in a browser in less than five minutes." states Bill Glover, Founder of Bright Canopy and Long time Second Life Resident.

"We're going to have a big party next weekend to celebrate, but right now we're here for you 24/7...  Be sure to follow @BrightCanopyApp on twitter for updates and news."

I for one have been awaiting this news for months, since the demise of SLGo.  I have been working in Beta testing of Bright Canopy for the last 2 months on an old lap top. If you can access Chrome, you can use Bright Canopy.  Great News for users that have older machines and experience a bit og lag in high traffic areas such as London City in Second Life.


Monday, August 31, 2015

Amy MacDonald Concert - Video

Enjoy the video from last night's Bank Holiday concert featuring Amy MacDonald.
Again its in high definition, so click the little cog on the Youtube window to change the quality.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Bank Holiday Bonus - Amy MacDonald today at 12pm

You will recall that we cancelled Amy recently to pay tribute to Our Cilla.

Well as a special Brucey Bonus, Amy is playing as Part of Substation today at 12pm SL.

Join us for Substation at 11am SL / 7pm UK, with the concert an hour later at 12pm SL.

Last night in London City..

The plonk was flowing and you all showed yourselves up disgracefully.  I on the other hand, was sober as a judge, a gentleman, witty and debonair.  At least, that is how I remember it, and I'll drink to that.

Enjoy the video of the antics and don't forget Substation today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) where we can carry on, thanks to a long weekend here in the UK.

The video is in hi-def, so click the little cog to change settings.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Bank Holiday Weekend

In the UK, the Summer Bank Holiday weekend is upon us and all the supermarkets, are offering cheap grog!

Whilst millions of people will try to leave work as early as possible on Friday to get a head start a on the three day binge of barbies and booze, London City will be setting up for Carnival.

On Friday, from 10am SL (6pm UK), Edge and The Crown in London City West, will all be open for an early Bank Holiday knees-up, followed by Bar Soho and Madame Lalas in London City from 11am SL

On Saturday, we have UB40 in Concert.

UB40 are a British reggae and pop band with more than 50 singles in the UK chart since they began in 1978 and are still performing today.

Selling over 70 million records, the band is best known for songs, Red Red Wine, Kingston Town, Falling in Love With You, Breakfast in Bed, Homely Girl, Don't Break My Heart and many more.

Join us on Saturday at 12pm SL (8pm UK) for London City's tribute to UB40

Friday, August 28, 2015

Second Life Premium - Equivalent of just 26p a month

It has to be said, the removal of VAT charges for those of us in Europe, is a huge incentive to encourage new Premium Members.

VAT is no longer charged for Premium Membership!

Second Life Monthly Premium Accounts, just got even better with a price reduction from $9.95 to $9.50 per month.

Let us break this down for residents in the UK, although of course it applies to all countries where VAT is charged.

Old Monthly Price $9.95 plus 20% VAT = $11.94   =  £7.74 per month

New Monthly $9.50  = £6.16 per month
Quarterly $22.50  (with VAT £17.50)  now without VAT £14.58
Annually $72.00 (with VAT £55.98) now without VAT £46.65

Also, you receive 300 L$ every week when you are a premium member.  This is the equivalent of £3.35 per month.

You also receive a one off 1000 L$ bonus, applied to your account after 30 days of being a Premium member worth £2.59

This is a total of  16,600 L$ that you will receive credited to your in-world balance over the course of the year, or in real money £43.56.

So if we take off the money you receive back from being a Premium Member, the equivalent monthy payments for a Premium account become:
Monthly   £2.53
Quarterly 97p
Annually 26p

Benefits of Premium Accounts:

A Linden Home -or- a 512 sq meter parcel for you to build on supporting 117 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!
Other offers and incentives offered constantly.

In conclusion,  If you regularly buy Linden Dollars for purchasing goods, it most definitely worth your while in upgrading your account because of all the added extras you get.  If you regularly purchase more than 1200 L$ in any given month, you could be missing out by not having a Premium Account!

You also significantly benefit all of Second Life.  Subscriptions bring in a regular income for Linden Lab and the team of Developers, but also places another 300 L$ into the virtual economy, per premium member, per week, ensuring that there is a healthy influx of new cash entering the grid on a regular basis.

 For more information and to check out the upgrade options, visit

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Destinations in London City

The destinations tab on this blog has been updated to reflect the new attractions now available throughout the London City estate.   Happy clicking!      Destinations and Landmarks