Sunday, June 30, 2019

Sweet Enderfield Memorial Service




Our friend and team member Sweet Enderfield, passed away last Sunday.


There will be a memorial service today at 1pm SL time, with Katty playing Sweet's favourite songs.

If you knew Sweet or would like to show your support for her friends, please come along at 1pm SL time (9pm UK)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/159/24

You would be most welcome to share your memories of Sweet with those who attend.

Dress style is Bright Colours.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Sweet Enderfield



We have been informed that Sweet Enderfield, a long time member of our London Support team died suddenly on June 23rd.

Sweet was a valued member of the community and popular with the new Residents starting their Second Life journey.

We would like to send our sympathies to her friends and family at this very sad time.


Friday, June 21, 2019

Pet Shop Boys, Saturday



Pet Shop Boys are a British pop due formed in 1981 and still actively performing.

Having sold more than 50 million records world wide, they are the most successful duo in British history and are best known for songs such as,  Go West, It's a Sin, West End Girls, Domino Dancing, New York City Boy, to name but a few.

Performing for the first time ever in London City on Saturday, come and enjoy our tribute to Pet Shop Boys.

Concert area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/97/108/24

Party in the Park begins at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL.

Summer begins with the Longest day




Here comes Summer!

Today is the Summer Solstice, when the North Pole is tilted closest to the Sun.

The longest days of the year are here and hopefully go with the extra daylight, there will also be some sunshine.

The Solstice marks the official start of the Summer and the season lasts until the Autumn Equinox on September 23rd.

We can enjoy 16 hours and 38 minutes of daylight, with a sunrise at 4.42am and a sunset at 9.21pm. 

Even better, for real daylight hours, look to the civil twighlight hours, when, although the sun has set, we are so close to it, that light still radiates.  For the next 7 days, expect to see bright blue skies all night as the very short perpetual twilight phenomena is visible throughout Great Britain.   Until the June 30th, we will have no real night time!

Civil twilight is a scientific term, and we define it as “the period after sunset or before sunrise ending or beginning when the sun is about 6 degrees below the horizon and during which on clear days there is enough light for ordinary outdoor occupations.”

Although we have dark winters, somehow, being light in the evenings until after 10pm, offers a significant compensation!



Thursday, June 20, 2019

London City Space Race - Second Life Birthday






If the Brits had got to the moon first, tea and crumpets would have been the universal language of space exploration.

Visit the London City Exhibit at SL16B here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL16B%20Incredible/119/175/23

Second Life 16th Birthday




Second Life turns 16 years young this coming Sunday.  To celebrate, the annual celebrations begin today with SL16B.

Twenty regions have been dedicated to this event, five of which contain exhibits from Second Life's finest creators.

We're proud to announce that London City has again be chosen as an exhibitor this year, and our offering, built by Billy Arentire, Elise Banx  (with some meddling by Torric Rodas), is entitled, "If  the Brits Got into Space First".

We are not allowed to give any sneak previews, but SL16B opens today at 10am SL time (6pm UK time).   You can visit London City at SL16B here:    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL16B%20Incredible/96/191/23

Although we cannot officially give any details, Linden Lab has created their own sneak preview video.. pay attention to the images at 33 to 35 seconds into the video :)




Happy Birthday Second Life!

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Substation today




Scenes from last night's Pride event, with Erasure in concert.
Today at 11am SL (7pm UK) Join Coffee and Bailey in the Substation for vintage tunes, followed by Katty over on the beach in London City West at 1pm SL (9pm UK) as Worlds End goes to the road.




Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Pride in London City



London Pride runs through June in London City!



Renew your membership early at this year's price





If you are a Premium Member, don't forget that if you renew your membership early this year, you can prepay another year's membership at the old annual price of US$72.  You need to do this before June 24th, when annual membership increases to US$99.   Billing will then resume on your regular date the year after.

Head to Secondlife.com and click Account > Premium membership on the left panel.

Monday, June 03, 2019

State Visit - Trump in the UK





Welcome to the UK, Mr President.

Donald Trump arrives today in the UK for an official state visit, by invitation of Her Majesty, The Queen.

Although the Queen has met all US Presidents, President Trump will be only the third US President to be accorded the honour of a full state visit.

His visit will be an interesting one, as Trump is often viewed as an enabler of Brexit, by supporting the democratic vote of the UK nation.   President Obama and Hillary Clinton, both visited the UK with dire warnings of consequences we would face if we voted to leave back in 2016.  In fact Obama said the "UK would be at the back of the queue for deals", with the USA.
Crazy Hillary threatens UK if they leave EU

This week Trump has made some amazing overtures to the UK about the potential benefits for both countries.  Upon leaving the EU, the UK will be free to trade with the USA and set its own taxes and import duties.  America has long complained about the unfairness of heavy levies on their goods exported to Europe.

There is no doubt that the Remainers will view this as terrible Trump, interfering in UK domestic policies, by offering us hope.  We can expect some trouble from these positive vibes the President is sending us.  This is because the Remainers, so entrenched in their ways, want to paint a bleak picture of this country outside of the EU.  They most certainly do not want hope of a prosperous life outside of the union, and Trump's positiveness flies in the face of this doom and gloom.

The President, will be hosted by outgoing Prime Minister May (who leaves 2 days after his visit) has already indicated he wants to meet Tory party hopeful, Boris Johnson, and Brexit winner Nigel Farage on his visit.   More on that story here https://news.sky.com/story/donald-trump-could-meet-good-guys-nigel-farage-and-boris-johnson-during-uk-trip-11731717

Additionally, National Security Advisor, John Bolton, could not speak in a language any clearer when he spells out the hopes of an Anglo American trade deal.  See here: https://news.sky.com/story/donald-trump-looking-forward-to-fully-independent-britain-says-us-national-security-adviser-john-bolton-11731711

It should be an interesting few days in Blighty!   Welcome, Mr President!



Saturday, June 01, 2019

Tina at Pride





Starting off a month of London Pride, is Tina!

Born Anna Mae Bollock and best known as Tina Tuna, her musical career got going in the 1940s.

Tina and loving husband Ike Turner had a string of notable hits, River Deep Mountain High, Nutbush City Limits and Proud Mary and enjoyed their success with cigarettes and whisky and wild wild  women.

However, behind the scenes Ike was knocking seven shades out of poor old Tina and they split up in 1976.  Five years later, after getting rid of her junkie husband, Tina hit super-stardom with Let's Stay Together, Private Dancer and What's Love Got To Do With It.  A legend came into being.

Enjoy Tina's most famous hits this weekend, here in London City.


Tina Turner in Concert.  Party starts 12pm SL with the Concert an hour later at 1pm SL
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/177/159/23


A Linden Launch for Pride 2019




Last night, The London Pride 2019 launch party was held in Madame Lala's.  Wonderful to see so many of you sporting Pride colours to get the festival under way.


Thank you to some of our Linden friends who helped get this season rocking. Patch, Kristin and Dottie got London City's Pride off to a flying start.

 
 
London Pride moves to the main Concert area today at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) for the start of the Saturday shows, beginning with Tina Tuna for Pride!

The contest is unsurprisingly, Best in Pride!





Lab reconsiders change to group limits for Basic Accounts





On 29th May, Linden Lab blogged some changes to Basic and Premium accounts.   You can see the original story we posted here.

Whenever there is a fee or feature modification, it is inevitable that some Residents will be displeased.  However one change in particular caused mass upset, and that was the proposed reduction of Groups for Basic accounts (from 42 to 35).

A few hours ago, the Lab reversed this specific change due to "strong and specific feedback".  Although offline messages will still reduce their cap from 25 to 15, the main cause of disquiet, the group reduction, will now remain unchanged.  Basic accounts will continue to be able to join up to 42 groups.

Premium members will still see their group limits increased from 60 to 70 and their capped offline messages raise from 50 to 80.

You can see the new official post here: https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/2559-group-limits-update-no-changes-for-basic-members/

Fun fact.. As a premium member did you know that if you save your weekly 300L stipend, it would average out at US$60 a year.  These linden dollars can even be converted to US dollars and held on your account to offset next years Premium by that amount!   For information about Premium accounts see here: https://secondlife.com/premium/