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

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, December 21, 2017

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 day in the UK with a sunset at 3.52pm.  So if you are fed up with the dark nights, tomorrow is a day to celebrate. It will be lighter by 2 seconds!

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

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!







Wednesday, June 10, 2015



The great British Summer.   Cold sunny days, boiling hot rainy days.  You would never want to trade it for a stable climate would you?

In RL don't forget to pack along with your picnic, a brolly, raincoat and wellies, the Summer is finally here.

This year we have gone all tropical in Second Life and it is sand sea and surf all the way, so all you need is some beach wear and a margarita!


Friday, January 09, 2015

Beach Boys on Saturday



All the promise of the spring and the summer ahead so nearly upon us, so we are set for a scorching weekend here in London City.


On Saturday we're having ourselves a Beach Party with Legendary Performers The Beach Boys.

With songs such as Surfin USA, Barbara Ann, I Get Around, Wouldn't it Be Nice, Good Vibrations and may more, we hope you will kit yourself out in beach wear and join the party.

Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/113/109/24 at 12pm SL (8pm UK) for the Party and 1pm SL for the Concert.

This event is sponsored by DX Exchange, money exchange at best rates.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside




We've juggled some bits around in London City just to keep you on your toes...

We recently reclassified London City3 from Adult to Moderate, so that we can accommodate the ever expanding community following that London City Estate enjoys.   From 1st January 'The Crown Pub' will focus on daily events with more moderate content and a better community atmosphere.  The Crown will be led by Elle and Muse, so look out for their opening event coming in just a few days.

With the ending of the Christmas Season, our Festive Region, Belgravia has come to a close  until next year.   In the meantime we have just upgraded the capacity of our region 'London Adult' so it can offer Adult themes in a dedicated region.

Although not yet completed, this region is full steam ahead to the Summer and has a pier with amusements and has a beautiful sandy coast line.  This region will also have clubs and stores.


Work on 'London Adult' region is on going, we already have the world famous London Revuebar completed and it is up and running.  Revuebar replaces the themes previously only offered in 'The Crown Pub' in London City3.

For those of you wondering where Mickey Finn's pub is... It will arrive in "London Adult" later today.   Also, we're looking forward to seeing your saucy summer postcards from this region!

We hope you will like the changes we are making as the estate evolves.   We are committed to being  consumer led, offering the services that our many thousands of visitors express a need for.

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