Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Gateway Makeover




The Gateway is receiving a makeover as part of the "Spring refresh".  The new layout establishes the 'city mood', before new residents enter the main London City regions.

New users now have to opportunity to do a bit of freebie shopping in London streets, go charity shop shopping, visit the fair, or sail on the boating lake, whilst learning the basics of Second Life.

We hope you like the look of the new layout.


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day




Good morning, and how is your head?

A friend of mine once said to me, that if he woke up with a few bruises on a Sunday morning, he knew it had been a good Saturday night.    If SL bodies bruised, there would be as grid-wide shortage of witch hazel today.

We celebrated last night with The Dubliners, and boy did we have a ball.  It is not over yet, as today is St. Patrick's day itself and Substation at 12pm SL and then Worlds End on the Beach from 2pm SL will continue the celebrations!

Happy Saint Patrick's Day everyone.. pass the aspirin.


Friday, March 15, 2019

Dubliners on Saturday



It is the St. Patrick's Day Weekend, the biggest piss-up since New Years Eve!

Get down to the shops early to make sure you get all the grog you need.  With St. Pat's being a Saturday this year, you can be sure of long queues in the Guinness isle!

Join us in London City for Irish jigs, Irish Pub Songs and Folk Songs and The Dubliners!

The Dubliners are here in concert (so they are).  Drinks will be flowing, (so they will), the fife will be playing (so it will) and we'll all be singing along to famous folk music.  If you don't know the words, the just keep supping-up until you do.

Party in The Park starts at 1pm SL (8pm UK) with the show at 2pm SL.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/97/110/23

Here is a quick recap on last years St Patrick's Days Weekend

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Covenant update



We have reviewed and updated the Covenant for London City.

The covenant is reviewed to ensure that everyone can enjoy the best possible experience when visiting London City.

Please review it here https://mainlandlondon.blogspot.com/p/covenant.html

You can also view the covenant in-world by clicking the About Land bar at the top of the screen.

Changes v2.46 March 2019 -

    -   Annoyance: Conference calls
    -   Concerts; dancing cars and horses breaks ambiance.
    -   Removed adboards rule, it is included in the adboard itself.
    -   Rentals Saturation: amalgamation of prims.
    -   Various rephrasing for clarity.



Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Old Bull and Bush




The wartime pub in London City.

The pub has its own voice parcel, 24 hour 1940's radio stream, board games, drinks and leader board competitions.

Today we added a game of draughts (checkers) which uses proper rules, where you can take a whole series of your opponents pieces if you line them up correctly.

So keep an eye on the pub, its a bit of leisurely fun and its all come together quite nicely.

You can visit the Bull and Bush here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/48/184/24


Some people are such bad losers





Sunday, March 10, 2019

Irish Festival Continues



Last night, it was your chance to swoon to the wonderful tone of Ireland's finest, Mr Joe Dolan.

Today in London City, Substation is open from 12pm SL (yes the American clocks changed overnight) and then Katty on the Beach with Substation from 2pm SL time.




Friday, March 08, 2019

Joe Dolan on Saturday



Continuing the Irish Festival for St Patrick's, top entertainer Joe Dolan in Concert on Saturday.

Joe Dolan was an Irish entertainer and recording artist.

He is known mainly for his flamboyant shows which include many well know standards and for his high pitched singing voice, without using falsetto, which is reminiscent of Greek singer Demis Roussos.

Whilst Joe never achieved notable chart success in America, he regularly toured the States and played a residency in Vegas.  In Ireland he is the only Irish singer to have charted in the top ten in each decade from the 1960s onwards.

Joe Dolan died in 2007, but his talents live on and whilst you may not be familiar with the singer you will certainly know the songs and enjoy Joe's rendition.

On Saturday we invite you to enjoy this remarkable entertainer at Party in The Park.

Party starts at 1pm SL (8pm  UK) and the show is an hour later at 2pm SL.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/96/104/23

Friday, March 01, 2019

Kenny Rogers on Saturday




Kenny Rogers, born 1938, after appearing in many bands, launched his solo career in 1976.

He first became famous in 1977 with the single Lucille and on the strength of that, his first album imaginatively entitled Kenny Rogers became a number 1 selling album in the States.

More hits soon followed with, Ruby, Coward of The County, Lady, The Gambler and then he hit stratospheric fame with Dolly Parton in 1983 with the platinum selling Islands In The Stream, which was recently voted the most popular country hit single of all time.

In November 2017, Kenny, now suffering from severe mobility issues due to unsuccessful hip replacement surgery which has seen him largely confined to a wheelchair in recent years, decided to hang up his hat and retire from Showbiz.

We invite you to enjoy an evening with Kenny Rogers as he plays London City on Saturday.
The party starts at 12pm SL time (8pm UK), with the Concert an hour later at 1pm SL time.

Concert area: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/101/107/23