Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label summer. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

We're melting!




Today in real life UK it is a blistering heat in the mid-90s, with tomorrow looking likely to set a new record for those of us in London.  Temperatures will top 100F.

At a mere 94F currently, London sprung a thankful leak, which let revellers enjoy the coolness of the Thames bursting it's bank for a while.


In fact it was so incredibly hot, that even the Governance team needed to cool down..



Be sensible tomorrow and take care.. and take some water with you.  We hope to see you online for lashings of virtual ice cream!    Enjoy the sun, if you can!

Monday, July 22, 2019

Here comes Summer




Interesting week in old Blighty, with the mercury soaring,  Mrs May being put out to pasture, and Boris Johnson becoming the new Prime Minister!   -   School's out for Summer, and all the little darlings are logging in to Second Life.

Come rest your weary bodies in the Olympic sized paddling pool and melt in a group!


Friday, June 21, 2019

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!



Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Here comes the sun... well almost



Things will start getting a little brighter from tomorrow!

Winter in Old Blighty is dark.  Day times are so short that we miss out on evening and go straight from afternoon to night time.   Then in the spring, evening gets reintroduced just ahead of the night time and sanity is restored.

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest daylight day in the UK, with the sun rising at 8.03am and setting at 3.52pm.

So if you are fed up with the dark nights, tomorrow is a day to celebrate. It will be lighter by 1 second.

What will you do with all this extra daylight?  Well start making plans, because day light will rapidly increase over the next month.   By the end of January it will be almost an hour lighter than now, with a sunset at 4.47pm

Not long to wait!

Monday, July 23, 2018

London Sizzles



The boating lake in London City North
Yet again, it is the hottest day of the year, with temperatures in London at 33.3c (92F).  However, this record is likely to be broken again on Friday!

The current heatwave gripping the UK shows no signs of abating, and there are temperatures as high as 35c (96F) expected by the end of the week.

It is expected that this will be the hottest Summer in Great Britain in a hundred years!

The Beach and Pier in London City West
So you need to stay out of the RL sun and enjoy the safe and reliable SL sun enjoyed in London City.  What better way is there to remain safe, than logging in to your favourite social experience, where we can collectively complain about the heat?   Make use of the water based facilities to cool down your virtual persona!

The Concert area in London City
 Whatever you're doing, drink plenty of fluids and stay safe!


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Holiday Season



The beach scene in Substation
Wow, what fantastic weather we are having this year!   Wall to wall sunshine for weeks on end!

We're coming to the very height of the summer now, and just like many of you going on your holidays, so are many of our cast and crew.

During the next few weeks, we'll do our very best to bring you the events you have come to expect from us.  Invariably there will be some changes to the line-ups, as some members of our team set off on holidays.

Real life holidays are the highest priority in the universe, so you will forgive us for some changes (he says as he hurriedly packs his bags).

Also, because England has made it through to the World Cup Semi Final, there is no Worlds End this Wednesday, but you can listen live in London City and comment on the match with all your mates.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

The Party People Brave The Heat



Playing to a packed house Steps, performed admirably in the sizzling heat of the City last night.

The party continues today with Bailey and Coffee DJing in the Substation from 11am SL time (7pm UK), then 2 hours later, its over to cool down on the beach in London City West with Katty and the Worlds End crew on location with the Cash for Questions Quiz, from 1pm SL time.



Saturday, June 30, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

It's a Scorcher




It's costume weather!   Get your new togs on and hurry on over to London City and enjoy a BBQ and a paddle in the olympic sized pool (pictured).    There won't be any rain in real life for a good six weeks, so we'll provide some virtual storms to keep you cool!  Temperatures this week are 30c and climbing!


 It's important in this weather to drink as much grog as possible, so check out these terrific deals from lovely Lidl's and crack a bottle open right now!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer begins



Today is the solstice, marking the first day of Summer.

The dawn chorus was at 2am, and tonight it will stay light until 10.09pm, and if it's a clear sky, there won't really be a night time until about 11.30pm through to 2am.

Don't you just love the summer?

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, March 21, 2018

Spring!



It seemed quite a short winter, until it reached the end, when it would not let go.
As we still wrestle with the prospect of even more snow in the UK, the troops are on the horizon as spring finally reaches the Northern hemisphere.

Today is the first day of spring, where for the first time in 6 months there is as much light as there is dark, with the lighter days gradually increasing through the coming months.

In this country, during the winter, the daytime ends around 4pm when it suddenly becomes night time.   However living almost equidistant between the North Pole and the Equator has an upside too.  For it means that in the spring and summer, we enjoy a great deal more light than dark, and all the Brits come out of hibernation.

With the clocks going forward by one hour as we go to bed on Saturday night, there will be a feeling of all the promise of spring to come as we finally enjoy long days and short nights.

By the end of April, Sunrise will be at 5.30am and Sunset will be at 8.20pm and will keep increasing each day until the end of June.

So embrace the Spring, plant your potatoes and start decorating!




Thursday, July 27, 2017

Summer in The City




Hang on tight.  We are on the home stretch.  Not much longer 'til the weekend.

Coming up over the next few weeks in London City, the summer shows continue with Bob Marley, UB40, John Holt and Simply Red.  So lively up yourself as summer gets into full swing!



Monday, June 05, 2017

Wet and Windy



It's going to be a pretty horrid weather week in old Blighty.  Just as we'd all got our RL shorts out, here comes the rain again!

But no matter, Summer is in full swing in the City, so play the game in your undies and just put the central heating on and immerse yourself in London City sunshine.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Here Comes The Sun...



The great British Summer.   It's cloudy and miserable for months, and just when you think Summer is cancelled, it arrives with a vengeance. 

Brits will be baking this week as temperatures soar.  So check out the new summer fashions whilst you cool your heels in the pool.

The ice cream van will be along shortly.

Whatever you're doing, enjoy yourself and make hay while the sun shines.






Saturday, May 07, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Springtime in London City



London City West

It was the best fun since Christmas, arguably event better!  There was no need to buy presents or to visit long lost relatives usually only wheeled out for weddings and funerals.

But here in the UK, four days of rest and relaxation with the odd tipple here and there, has finally come to an end :(

Looking on the bright side, the clocks moved forward on Sunday morning and we gained another hour of daylight as we were propelled into Springtime. It seems amazing that in January we were adjusting to night time starting at just after 4pm, whereas today, dusk will be at 8.03pm

And for many people, this is just a 4 day working week, so not long to wait until the next weekend!

Looking forward, there is another Bank Holiday at the end of April and by then, dusk will be at 9.10pm and here London City SL, the first of the beach parties is just around the corner!




Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Not long until Spring



If you live in the UK or other parts of Europe, there is every chance that now we have all endured another Christmas, that you're probably getting a little fed up with winter and you are looking forward to a bit more daylight and some warmer days.

January is the usual drag, but as we are about to enter February, it means that Spring is only a month away.

Thankfully Spring has already sprung in London City, so you can immerse yourself  in bright surroundings which is especially handy when it is a little gloomy outside your RL window.



Meanwhile back in real life, it is still dark at around 4.30pm, but not for long!  A month from now Sunset will have crept back to 5.30pm and will steadily increase by a few minutes each day.

Early in March it increases to 6pm and in April 8pm!

So you see, it really isn't long to wait. Spring is just around the corner.

If you fancy kitting yourself out for the new season, many of the stores in London City are already getting their spring/summer wear out on sale.  Every year, just like real life, we need essential new items such as sunglasses, shorts and flip-flops.   Now is a good time to browse for new ideas!