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

Uh oh





The Gypsies have moved in.. so there's either a fairground coming soon, or a robbery.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Here come's the Sun



To think that last week we were shivering in the UK, and wondering if winter would ever end.

In the depths of despair we prayed for something warmer than the gloomy 54F which had been our highest temperature since Christmas.

Everywhere you go, there are people whose skin has not seen the sun in six months, but has now been subjected to intense radiation for the past two days. Calamine sales are bound to peak.

As they say.. Careful what you wish for!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Money Tree



Although having money in Second Life is not essential as there are many freebies out there, it can seriously hamper your game, especially when there are so many "almost free" accessories now available, where you need from 1 to 5 Lindens to purchase them.

We are always going to recommend users to upgrade their accounts to premium and take advantage of weekly stipend payments, live chat support, a free home and 512 parcel), but it is also important to recognize that for a lot of folk, they want to be able to play 'the game' without any financial outlay.

The Money Tree in London City can help newer users to accumulate some linden dollars to pay for these "almost free" items, and playing is simple.  Just click the notes when they fall from the tree, before they disappear and you will instantly receive a linden dollar for each note you click!

Enjoy the London City Money Tree.




Sunday, April 15, 2018

Good Morning!



Another wonderful show with Kate Bush last night. 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!

Here's Landa getting squashed this morning... Enjoy!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Kate Bush - Saturday



Out of the blue, at the age of 19, Kate Bush topped the UK singles chart with her debut single Wuthering Heights and was the first British woman to have a UK number one with a song she had penned herself.

She has had a further 25 top 40 hits with songs, The Man with the Child in his Eyes, Babooshka, Running Up that Hill, Wow, Don't Give Up, King of The Mountain and many more.

She had not performed on stage in nearly twenty years, but in 2015 did a brief tour for die-hard fans where tickets are changing hands in excess of £400.

Enjoy the music of Kate Bush this weekend in London City as we pay tribute to one of Britain's icons of the 70s and 80s.

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the Concert an hour later at 1pm SL.

Location http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/122/112/23

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Singularity viewer DPI aware




The latest release of Singularity Viewer is now Windows DPI aware.


This means that instead of having to scale the fonts and user interface like you currently do on all viewers, Singularity automatically picks up your font scaling preferences from Windows.

Because I had my (settings) User Interface set to 1.050 (instead of default 1.0) and had  (Debug) FontScreenSize set to 106 (instead of the default 96), when I first ran the new version, I experienced a much bigger interface than I would usually expect.

However on reverting both of these settings to their default, I am pleasantly surprised to see that Singularity now matches my Windows settings (of 105%) exactly.

This further means that any changes I make in Windows will now automatically be carried forward to my viewer!

If for any reason you do not wish to avail yourself of this feature and wish to carry on using your manually tweaked UI and Font settings, you can do this by selecting Override high DPI scaling in the properties box that launches the viewer.

However, I recommend you try the new scaling first.  It's impressive.

Singularity viewer remains our favorite viewer for Laptops, thanks to its lighter than average footprint and quicker performance when compared to other viewers running on laptops.

For more information about Singularity viewer and the settings we use, see (half way down) the Resources page here

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Today in London



A wonderful evening at the Beyonce Event.
Don't forget that today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) that DJ Bailey will be on the decks at Substation and at 1pm SL time, Katty will be on the Beach for the World's End Dance and Quiz.





Friday, April 06, 2018

Beyonce on Saturday



Beyoncé is an American singer and songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny's Child.

Following the disbandment of the group in 2005, she released her first solo album B'Day to critical acclaim and followed it up with a number of hits taken from the album.

Throughout her 18 year career she has sold over 75 million albums as a solo artist and another 60 million as part of Destiny's Child.

Enjoy the hits of BeyoncĂ© in our tribute concert this Saturday from 1pm SL, here in London City  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/95/104/23

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Hidden Gems



Thanks to the longevity of London City, as it has evolved, it has become feature rich in content. There are many hidden pockets of fun, for the keen explorer to discover as they look around.

In this busy estate of 3,000+ unique visitors each and every day, you will still be surprised at just how many places exist where you can still get a bit quiet time to reflect.

Here are just some of the places you might have overlooked..


The Roof Garden http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/111/62/60


The Pool House http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/194/9/55


The Hot Tub http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/211/4/62


Lyon's Tea Room http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/152/140/24


There is so much more to explore in London City.   So next time you logon, maybe after you have said hello to your friends in the Hub, explore some of the other facilities on offer.



Sunday, April 01, 2018

Easter at Substation



Hope you're having a lovely Easter Sunday.  On now is Substation, then Worlds End on the Beach.




Dance off Sunday



Good Morning and Happy Easter!

Dance your way over to London City now for Easter Sunday.. its what Jebus would have wanted!



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).


London City Spring



Spring has sprung, come have some fun in the City!