Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Let there be light.. and there was





Winter in 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.

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day in the UK.  So if you are fed up with the dark nights, tomorrow is a day to celebrate. Thursday 22nd December will be lighter by 3 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.

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!



Open throughout the Holidays, enjoy the party season with us in London City!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Happy Christmas from Demis - The Video



Happy Christmas from Demis!


Andy and Fanny for Christmas Eve



Hope you enjoyed Demis on Ice last night.  

A reminder that next weeks show on Saturday (Christmas Eve) is The Andy Williams Christmas show and is at the earlier time 11am SLT (7pm UK).  Also on stage will be the lovely Fanny Cradock giving her festive cooking tips throughout the event, so you can do your prep and enjoy the show at the same time!

 



Fanny's cooking tips on Christmas Eve!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Boyberry Christmas Range



The Boyberry store in London City West, has merchandised their store for Christmas!
Come and visit the shop for a selection of the latest festive Aesthetic clothing and designs for fit guys in Second Life.



Many exclusive products are available only at their in-world store here http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20West/108/70/24

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Bento goes Live



Back in June, we blogged about the new skeleton enhancement system for avatars in Second Life.
A full year in the making, Bento is now live throughout the grid.

The addition of 90 extra bones to the skeleton will mean a revolution in realism for the avatars. Also, 30 extra face bones which can be  tied into appearance sliders will make for super realistic expressions.




On Monday, Linden Lab Blogged that the Bento is now live, following the promotion of its Bento Candidate viewer to release status.

See the Linden Lab blog here


Friday, December 02, 2016

The London Christmas Tree




During World War II, Norway was invaded and occupied by Germany, forcing the Norwegian king and government to create a government-in-exile in London.

The British military also helped train and organize Norwegian commandos to attack Nazi installations in Norway.

As a token of appreciation from the Norwegian people to the people of Britain, a Norwegian Christmas Tree is sent every year from Oslo to Trafalgar Square in London.

Visit the London Christmas tree here and marvel at its magnificent balls http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/83/186/23


Thursday, December 01, 2016

World Aids Day




Activists the world over put a spotlight on the AIDS virus on this day.

AIDS has killed 35 million people since the start of the pandemic. Every year, 2 million people acquire the virus, and the U.N. estimates that more than 1 million people die from the virus annually.

A lot has happened since the first World AIDS Day in 1988. Countries in which the topic was once taboo now offer testing and treatment. Mothers with HIV can have healthy babies and live to raise them. Drugs can keep the virus from spreading. More than 18 million people are on lifesaving anti-retroviral drugs that keep HIV in check. And now, scientists are talking about vaccines and a cure.

A large-scale trial of a potential vaccine is underway in South Africa. The study will involve more than 5,400 sexually active men and women ages 18 to 35 in a number of areas around South Africa, a country where more than 1,000 people a day are infected with HIV. The trial will last for four years.

(source: VOA)