Monday, May 21, 2018

A Linden Bear in the Bin!



One man's trash is another man's treasure..

You never know quite what you're going to find in the Soho Trash Can, but with over 100 gifts, including cash, you might strike it lucky and get something useful.... or useless.

It's always worth a rummage in the bin!

The lovely Constantine Linden popped by to donate his Linden Bear to the London City trash can, so that all residents have a chance of winning one.  We're honored indeed!

Good luck in winning the latest prize!  Just walk into the bin and it will hand you your present!
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Friday, May 18, 2018

A Right Royal Wedding



Prince Harry will be taking Meghan Markle up the aisle on Saturday and you can watch it live!

BBC has waived its licensing for this event and it can be streamed freely everywhere in the world.  You can see BBC coverage on Youtube
beginning at 9am UK (which is 1am SL time).

Things start hotting up with the arrival of the Royals about an hour later and Her Majesty The Queen is due to arrive shortly after 11am UK (3am SL).

The Ceremony starts at 12 midday prompt UK (4am SL) and will last about an hour.

We hope you will join us in London City to celebrate this Royal unity which spreads across the great pond.

Unlike the Royals, we are providing sandwiches and grog for this spectacle.   Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Trash or Treasure? A Royal Crown



Just like a princess
One man's trash is another man's treasure..

You never know quite what you're going to find in the Soho Trash Can, but with over 100 gifts, including cash, you might strike it lucky and get something useful.... or useless.

It's always worth a rummage in the bin!

Today, we've added Meghan Merkle's fairytale crown, so that you can be a princess too! 

Good luck in winning the latest prize!  Just walk into the bin and it will hand you your present!
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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Abranimations Exclusive Gift in London City







The lovely people at Abranimations the motion capture dance creators, have added some exclusive gifts to the London City store.

For this week only, collect the Three Fancy Dress Chicken Avatars and The Farm Hens Avatars.. and The Free Bento Dances to accompany them!

Whilst in the store have a look at the brand new items now available for this season, including a demo version of dancing the Tai Chi and the Combat Evoluntion Karate set of animations.

Keep Dancing on over to Abranimations in London City



A Royal Fiasco and also a Wedding



The proud father
The Royal wedding is on track to be a fun day out (or in) for everyone!

The story so far..

Meghan Merkin's father has had a convenient heart attack which will prevent him from giving his daughter away at the right royal wedding.   Getting caught trying to wheeler deal with the paparazzi for some exclusive behind the scenes photo's has got nothing to do with it.

Meanwhile Clarance House has explained all in a highly detailed and reassuring statement that will allay any gossip.  It reads, "This is a deeply personal moment for Ms Markle in the days before her wedding. She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr Markle in this difficult situation."

Radiant Mother-In-Law
Back on the lawn, the Royal family have broken with the tradition of feeding the wedding guests by telling them if they want to eat, they need to bring their own cheese roll or get a McWedding Burger from across the road. 

The twelve hundred Golden Ticket holders, who have been especially invited for "serving their communities", have also been told that there is no water there either and if they want to remain reasonably hydrated they need to bring a drink too.

So far, this is shaping up to be a right royal fiasco and there's still a number of days to go before the big event.

Feast fit for a king
Join us live in London City on Saturday at 4am SL time (Midday in the UK) as we enjoy even more twists and turns in what is bound to be proper carbaret.


Friday, May 11, 2018

A Eurovision flutter




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It's the Eurovision weekend!

This year spare a thought for our dearly departed Katie Boyle, who died last month.  Katie hosted the Worldwide show in 1960, 1963, 1968 and 1974 and the UK portion throughout all of the the 1970's.


If you are a bit of a two-dollar-bettor you might like to have a flutter on the Eurovision Song Contest.

Today would be a good day to head on down to the bookies and place your bets.

The thing to remember about betting on Eurovision, is that it's not all about who has the best song.  It's also about who has the best political ties.  I've put a couple of quid on Australia because I think they have a great song, but the long odds show that the bookies think they're not in a political pole position chance of winning!

Join in on the live stream here in London City from 12pm SL time on Saturday!

Monday, May 07, 2018

Bank Holiday




Good morning from London City, where it's the Bank Holiday again in the UK. 
Bring a sausage and enjoy the holiday Barbecue today.


Sunday, May 06, 2018

Eurovision 2018



Next Saturday, 12th May, it is the Eurovision Song Contest!

Enjoy the Live show, the past winners show, Brotherhood of Man and Bonnie Tyler, plus the Live voting, here in London City from 12pm SL times, (8pm UK).

Wear your country's colours with pride and cheer on your team!

This is the erm.. fantastic British Entry..  will it win? :-\


Saturday, May 05, 2018

Tina Turner on Saturday



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 superstardom 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
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018

1st May



Good morning from London City, where it's standing room only at the moment.  But there's always room for you.  Come join us!


Windows 10 Spring update



After a lengthy download and ninety minutes later, I am now the proud owner of Windows 10 update version 1803.

I don't believe it offers me anything new that I will want to dive into, but I am grateful to have my operating system back relatively in one piece.

After umpteen restarts, Windows is finally ready.  I am treated like a new user who has freshly installed it for the first time and it asks me about permissions to track my location, my files, my videos and my microphone etc.  The usual nosy stuff that that many of us like to avoid.

I clicked "no" to all the privacy permissions, but thought it would be prudent to review my previous privacy settings again and make sure they had been honoured.

Alas, many of the privacy options I had previously disabled have been miraculously re-enabled.

So my tip to you is, once installation has completed, go through all the options on the left hand side of the Privacy menu and turn off the things you do not want.   Do not assume your privacy settings have been carried forward.

As for the operating system itself.  Pretty much the same as it was.  Just more junk under the hood.

One more thing..  For good measure, if you have System Restore enabled, it turns it off!

May in the City



Enjoy the month of May with us here in London City.   This coming weekend it is the long  May-Day Bank Holiday again!  It's been weeks since the last one!

Throughout May, enjoy sunny settings and great concerts, and extra special events including Eurovision and "It's a Right Royal Wedding".