Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Years Eve Party



Join us in London City for the New Years Eve Party!

1pm to 3pm SL time (9 to 11pm uk) CHEESE PARTY CHOONES

3pm to 5pm SL time (11 to 1am UK) BAILEYS NEW YEARS KNEES UP!

Friday, December 29, 2017

New Years Weekend in London City



It's been a long time since the last Bank Holiday, in fact its been almost a week.  So it's high time we got the chance to party again, and now we have another long weekend to enjoy ourselves.

Friday
Join Bailey and Coffee at Madame Lala's for their first outing since Christmas in this Pre New Years Eve warm up from 1pm SL time.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/241/38/23

Saturday
Party in the Hub with Judith Durham and The Seekers, Games tables, Greedy, You-Know, Musical Chairs and other daft activities. Starts 12pm SL time (8pm UK) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/79/219/23

New Years Eve
Join us at the New Years Eve Ball.  Torric from 1pm SL time with two hours of all time New Years Eve Cheese and then Bailey from 3pm SL (11pm UK) bringing in the New Year http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/100/23

New Years Day
Fed up with the cold and the snow?  Then this London City tradition is for you.. A New Years Day Beach Party with summer sounds and all the promise of the spring ahead.  Slip into something skimpy and enjoy the sunshine and the surf on New Year's Day morning at 3am SL time (11am UK) http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/100/100/23




Pull up a stool - the results





An improvement on last year, although we didn't put the Stool Poll out til later last year!
25 (73%) are regular, where as 9 (27%) indicated some difficulties!


Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Christmas Games




With the grid migrating to London City for Christmas,  it's a great time to catch up with people you haven't seen in a racoon's age, as they escape their families, kick off their shoes and relax with a nice bottle of Burgundy.

For your merriment we have a Christmas quiz, Musical Chairs, and a good old fashioned knees up around the piano for those who want to make a spectacle of themselves.

London City http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/75/217/23

Return of the Christmas Stool Survey



Too many sprouts?

Famous for our classy user polls.. today we ask, how is it going for you this Christmas?

For anonymous medical research and certainly not for merriment, we are concerned whether or not the sprouts, turkey and alcohol affecting you more than usual?



Boxing Day



It is Boxing day today, another public holiday in the UK.

So after you've digested todays roast dinner and flicked through the usual movies on the telly, pop in to London City and have fun showing off your new toys and games to other Residents. 

Also try your luck at the games tables, or just pop in for a sherry or three.  We're open throughout the holidays, so come share some cheer with your friends.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Dinner in London City




Dinner is served! (from 6am SLT / 2pm UK)

If you are online, hurry on over to London City right now. The tables are all set up for Christmas Dinner.

Bring a glass of cheer or something to eat and have a wonderful party with your online friends.

Happy Christmas!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/77/221/23


Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas




Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.

Whatever you're doing this holiday season, have a great time.  We hope you enjoy yourselves and get a chance to pop in from time to time.

Throughout the holiday season, the bars and clubs in London City will be open with many festive events.   Also, keep an eye out for the pop-up parties happening throughout the estate over the next few days.

The London City team are enjoying a couple of days family time from 10am PDT Christmas Eve through until 10pm PDT Boxing Day (26th December).   Please use the Support portal above if you need help and we will be sure to answer you in a timely manner.



Christmas Day Dinner in London City

If you find yourself online on Christmas day at 6am SLT (2pm UK) bring your dinner over to the hub area in London City where the dinner tables are set up and have a glass of wine and a meal with all your online friends


Party throughout Christmas

Look for group notices in London City Events and London City Entertainment. Our clubs are open throughout the holidays, but may slightly adjust their regular hours.


New Years Eve

Join us for a Cheese & Wine selection of party songs from the ages from 1pm SLT (9pm UK) with yours truly, then Bailey bringing us up to date and seeing us into the New Year from 3pm SLT (11pm UK)


Have a happy and safe Christmas, from all of us at London City.

Substation Christmas Eve




Join Bailey and Coffee today at 11am PDT (7pm UK) for a Christmas Eve edition of The Substation.
Full running buffet cooked by Coffee's skilled hands and tunes from yesteryear courtesy of  Bailey's trip to the jumble sale. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/25/221/17



Christmas Eve



It was a great Christmas Eve-Eve as Andy Williams crooned some tunes welcome the holidays.
Enjoy the Christmas Eve event today at Substation at 11am PDT (7pm UK).


Saturday, December 23, 2017

Last chance to visit Santy!




Today is your last chance to sit on Santy's lap and tell him all the things that you would like for Christmas.  But hurry hurry, he's a very busy man and will be leaving London City in the afternoon for his busy trip around the globe on Christmas Eve.

You can visit Santy, here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/72/230/24

Friday, December 22, 2017

The Holidays are Here!





Welcome home for the Christmas Holidays!

Andy Williams Christmas Show on Saturday



No Christmas can be complete without the Andy Williams Christmas show.

On Saturday at 12pm PDT (8pm UK) join us in London City as Christmas officially arrives and we herald the start of the holidays, with the wonderful Andy crooning carols for us.

Win 300L for the Best Christmas sweater and join in the party spirit.

The festivities are here: http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/135/108/24

On Sunday, Christmas Eve, join Bailey and Coffee for a special Christmas party in the Substation from 11am PDT (7pm UK).

Get on with your work!




So this is Christmas. Well it is for the nine to fiver's, as Friday is the last working day before Christmas. 

To help speed your day along, please follow the traditional Christmas timetable:

09.30 Starting time
09.55 Arrive for work
10.00 Have a coffee break
10.30 Coffee break time
11.00 Get ready for lunch
11.30 Go to lunch
12.30 Lunch time
13.30 Afternoon shift begins
14.00 Arrive back from lunch
14.30 Go home
15.00 Going home time

See you all in London City later for a tipple, a natter and then a boogie at Madame Lala's.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Paying for Premium membership using Linden Dollars



You can pay for premium membership using Linden Dollars.. Here's how:


Log on to your dashboard at Secondlife.com and look for the Linden Exchange panel on the left hand side. Click manage, then click Sell.

The amount you need to sell from your Second Life account is L$3,100 and this will raise US$11.37







You will be asked to confirm your password and then your order will be processed.

At this point, this is usually where you would go to the Process Credit part to request funds to be sent to you in US dollars.   But for this method of paying for premium subscription, you leave the money in your account.

Finally, you head over to https://secondlife.com/premium and upgrade your account.  Whenever any payments for Premium, Land Tier etc is taken by the lab, it always checks to see if you have US Dollars on deposit on your account and will always take from that pool first, before debiting your credit card.  Therefore if you wish to remain as a quarterly premium member, you would need to repeat this process every 12 weeks (selling 6200L).  Alternatively, keep an eye out for deals on annual Premium subscription which is an even better offer.


Limited time 50% discount for Premium Membership - They pay you!



Linden Lab is currently offering 50% off Second Life Quarterly Premium Membership.


We have worked out what this means in sterling:

This month, Second Life has an offer for premium membership at just US$11.25 for 3 months (£8.41).   Add back the weekly stipends you will receive, (totalling 3600L) which is worth £11.40 and the 1000L bonus worth £3.17 and you get £14.57 in Linden Dollars for the £8.41 you pay for Premium!

Just some of the benefits of Premium Membership include:

A Linden Home -or- a 512 sq meter parcel for you to build on supporting 175 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!
*New* Priority Entry to regions that are full!
Other offers and incentives offered constantly.

Don't forget, VAT is no longer applied to European countries.   So now is a great time to jump on board.

Head to the Second Life web site here:  https://secondlife.com/premium/

Hurry - Offer ends 2nd January!

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

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Support Team Christmas photo



Merry Christmas from the London Support team!


Stay tuned for a rundown on the Christmas Events!

Peace or a Million?



We asked,  if you had to ability to create world peace, or have a million dollars deposited in your bank account, what would you do?

34 people (47%) voted for world peace, and 37 people (53%) decided to take the money instead.

A million dollars in your bank account, wins the poll.  Peace and good will to all man!

Another poll for something equally as frivolous will happen over the holidays.  Thanks for taking part.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Coffee's Christmas Show at Substation




This is the moment you have been waiting for! 

CoffeeQueen has been up into her attic and dusted off an old box of her finest Christmas Singles especially for tonights show!

This will be MsQueen's final show of 2017 and you're all invited! The CoffeeQueen Christmas show also features a running buffet of open sarnies, cakes, scotch eggs and meat and potato pies.

Everything you need for the penultimate weekend before Christmas!  Starts 11am PDT.

Substation http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/25/224/17


Everybody Conga



Demis had the crowd on their feet last night and they danced the night away as he sung all his top hits and some festive tunes to get everyone in the mood for Christmas.

Next week on Saturday its The Andy Williams Christmas Show, and on Christmas Eve, its Substation Christmas Extravaganza.


Friday, December 15, 2017

Demis Roussos The Christmas Show




You know it's Christmas when Demis takes to the stage!

The Greek God of Party is here this weekend!

Continuing with our Festive weekend concerts...

On a specially reinforced Ice Stage, Demis Roussos will be performing his magical plate smashing Greek Christmas Show in Regent's Park this coming Saturday.

Come and enjoy an evening with Demis Roussos at 12pm SL this Saturday.


http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/135/108/24



Thursday, December 14, 2017

World peace or take the money?



Here is your theoretical chance to save the world from itself.  If you had the power, would you give peace to the world, or have 1 million dollars deposited in your bank account instead?

This poll is just for fun, but at this peace and goodwill time of year, we thought it would be fun to ask!

Voting panel:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/73/232/24

Monday, December 11, 2017

Demis this Saturday!



You know its Christmas when Demis arrives!
Demis Roussos on Ice is this Saturday in London City!

The Plate smashing sensational Greek God of Party will be here for one night only!


Saturday, December 09, 2017

Tiffany's 25L Christmas Sale



Tiffany's International Collection is offering an exclusive 25L deal to all visitors to their store in London City.

All Christmas items are just 25L, this includes trees, lights, music, decorations, signs, garlands, candles and much more!

Also get the best gift for her and for him ... authentic Tiffany's jewelry!

Here are just some of the items included in the sale:


The store is set out with an attractive Christmassy layout and offers everything imaginable for the holiday season, even buildings!  Come and have a wonder around Tiffany's and see what catches your eye.  Enjoy your visit by teleporting to Tiffany's here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/231/246/24




Friday, December 08, 2017

Our Cilla to play this Saturday




There were two main acts that dominated Britain in the 1960's.   One was the Beatles, the other was Cilla.

Whilst perhaps not quite as tuneful as Dusty or Sandy, our Cilla had an appeal to those who were waiting for the next big thing to emerge from Liverpool and the Beatles fans catapulted her into super stardom.

Singing all her hits and some that weren't - Don't miss this most famous icon of the 60s on Saturday in London City.  The party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Location http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/108/105/23

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Our Cilla!



Returning to London City for her Christmas show on Saturday is Our Cilla!!!

Monday, December 04, 2017

Christmas Shows in London City



Shows every Saturday from the Christmas Village area of London City through December.

This year on the run up to Christmas, its the best of British featuring Sir Cliff and Cilla, and then the wonderful Demis makes a return with his winter show.  Andy Williams is a tradition and appears here on Christmas Eve.. And Liza Minnelli and The Seekers appear during the Holidays!


Friday, December 01, 2017

Cliff comes to town, Saturday




We present Cliff Richard in Concert this Saturday.

If you are a Cliff hanger then you will be thrilled that the British answer to Elvis is appearing on stage singing all of his hits.

Cliff who has enjoyed over a century at the top will perform his famous songs (and many more) including, Living Doll, Wired for Sound, The Young Ones, Some People, Carrie, Bachelor Boy(!), Tutti Frutti, Devil Woman -- to name but a few!

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Cliff and his 32 inch waist on stage at 1pm SL (9pm UK)
Teleport: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/122/109/24


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Proving that the Grid is flat



In an effort to scientifically prove that the Grid is flat and not round, a team of London City boffins  built an environmentally friendly dung powered rocket to take a team of researchers into the stratosphere and beyond.

These brave pioneers traveled to the outer reaches of space, before realizing that physics is limited to 32 prims.  As they sat marooned at 1500 meters, eying each other up as potential ballast that could be jettisoned, an idea struck them.

Just like Apollo Wosname, perhaps the brave four, could return back to earth in their lunar module, which just happened to be a retro Sofa from prim solutions.

For a fleeting moment on re-entry to the 'Land of Hub', out of the corner of their eyes, they spotted the horizon, and guess what!?  It was flat!

We believe this to be true proof of concept, and the first ever verified research that absolutely and irrevocably proves for all  time that the grid is flat, and not round!

A hero's welcome was waiting for our brave astronauts as they touched down gracefully.





Monday, November 27, 2017

The return of Santy's Grotty




The adorable Father Christmas with his tongue in cheek quips, returns to London City.

Sit on this lovable jolly old mans lap and answer a few simple questions, and Santa will invite you to have a rummage in his sack and pull out something spectacular and impressive.

Visit Santa's Grotty here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/69/227/23

Sunday, November 26, 2017

A month 'til the big day



A great night was had at the Ronettes last night in London City.  Playing to a packed house, the girls sang all of their famous songs and festive tunes from the 1960's Phil Spector era.



The party fun continues today at 11am SL (7pm UK) With Substation.  Retro sounds with Bailey and Coffee.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

A tree from Norway



In a tradition dating back to 1945 when Britain helped Norway with some war troubles, as a sign of appreciation, they have given us a very large tree for Christmas each year.

Last night was the planting ceremony as the 30 foot tree arrived on a low loader, previously owned by Coca Cola, and was lovingly raised into position by the community heckling our builder Billy.

The Right Reverend CoffeeQueen knelt in prayer to offer blessings to our tree and for peace all over the world, and a pony for everyone.

It's fair to say that Christmas has arrived (or puked depending on your viewpoint) in the wonderland wot is London City.


Friday, November 24, 2017

The Ronettes Concert - Saturday in London City



On Saturday, you are invited to an evening with The Ronettes.

The Ronettes were an American pop girl group from New York.
The immensely popular Phil Spector sound of the 1960s, had the Ronettes pitched as their primary competition to Motown and the group charted nine times and are best known for Be My Baby, Baby I Love You and Da Doo Ron Ron.

Spector had a way of taking songs and renaming the band for each song even though it comprised of the same singers, (such as The Crystals).
Other temporary members who became famous after performing as backing for The Ronettes include Darlene Love and Cher.

Enjoy and evening with The Ronettes here in London City.   Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/110/107/24

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas



London City is beginning to look a lot like Christmas