Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Get Your Skates On!



Enjoy Ice Skating for everyone (no age restrictions) in the London City Gateway from now until the New Year!

Collect free skates, and click the animator and you too can dance like Torvill and Dean, although most of us will skate more like Tonya Harding.




Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City%20Gateway/117/179/23

Come grab a landmark, Sunday's World End will be held on Ice! :)

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Date for your Diary.. Demis!



A date for your diary!

Next Saturday at the first Christmas weekend, Saturday 21st December at 12pm SL (8pm UK) Demis Roussos will take to the stage for Demis on Ice!   Don't miss this wonderfully popular Christmas Show!


Friday, December 13, 2019

Landslide for Tories




A victory for democracy as Tories take 364 seats compared to Labours 203, sending a clear mandate to Boris Johnson to "Get Brexit Done".

The results of the election saw the Conservative Party in a landslide victory as Jeremy Corbyn stepped down as Labour leader while Jo Swinson also stepped down as leader of the Liberal Democrats.


Thursday, December 12, 2019

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!





With just a week to go until many of you pack up for the holidays, and can settle into your Second Life, here in London, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!




Wednesday, December 11, 2019

UK General Election




Here we go again!  Our fixed term parliament act means that we should only go to the polls every five years, and yet, this will be our third General election since 2015.  Coupled with voting in the European elections, the referendum, and the usual local elections, some of us are beginning to run a groove in the road between our homes and the polling station.

It looks like it will come down to an A or B vote at this General Election, on Thursday in the UK.

The Liberal Democrats who got off to a flying start, somewhat shot themselves in the foot by saying a vote for them would mean a vote for remaining in the EU, without so much as a second referendum.  Although it sounded good at first, people started to feel that it was more than slightly undemocratic to cancel Brexit without asking the people first, and their support soon waned.

The Brexit Party decided they would form an alliance with the Conservatives, without ever establishing if it was reciprocal and their support took a tumble.

So, we are left with the two main parties.   The Conservatives with a strong message of "Get Brexit Done", which is their commitment, should they achieve a majority government, or Labour, who say they will negotiate a new trade deal with the EU, and then vote against their own deal, in a sort of half-in, half-out agreement, with free broadband thrown in everyone in the UK.  Sadly, Government owned (and monitored?) internet doesn't seem to appeal much to the voters.

Whoever you decide to vote for,  good luck with your choice.  Polls open  onThursday at 7am and remain open until 10pm.

You can discuss the General Election at our Election Special Voice event in the main hub in London City from 2pm SL time (10pm UK) on Thursday.







Monday, December 09, 2019

Christmas Shows in London City



Keep an eye out for the stars on our tree this year, as each Saturday from now until Christmas, they perform festive concerts to get you in the mood, with a special show on Christmas Eve, starring Andy Williams!



Glen Campbell's Country Christmas, 14th December.
Demis Roussos on Ice, 21 December.
The Andy Williams Christmas Show, Christmas Eve
Pan's People, 28th December

Cheesecake Survey



We ran another scientific user poll this week, to find out if Cheesecake is better baked, or unbaked. 72 people voted, with 31 voting for baked and 41 voting for unbaked.

It was a close call, but in the end 57% of voters decided for the creamy moist unbaked variety instead of the crusty old dry version.

Thanks for taking part,  another earth shattering poll soon!

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Advent at the Worlds End




Rush over to The Worlds End and click the Advent Calendar each day for a wonderful gift.

We only found out about this from a very excited Evie Falconer who flew into the hub area to tell us!

[03:38]  Evie Falconer: I got this out of the Worlds End advent calendar
[03:38]  Evie Falconer: I show you what i got
[03:38]  Evie Falconer: tree
[03:39]  Evie Falconer: toys
[03:39]  Evie Falconer: hat
[03:39]  Evie Falconer: candy cane cupcake
[03:39]  Evie Falconer: and a waitrose bag

The calendar is above the exit, here:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/22/8/24

Friday, December 06, 2019

Second Life Premium Membership Offer



For everyone! - Premium offer for new subscriptions and early renewals

Linden Lab has announced a 10% discount for annual Premium Membership.  Instead of US$99 per year, those upgrading their accounts will be able to enjoy all the benefits of premium for US$89.

What is more, if you are already a premium member, you can still take advantage of this offer by pre-paying your annual subscription by a further year.

Premium membership offers a wealth of services and perks to be enjoyed, including a Linden Home (or a 1024m parcel), free premium gifts, access to premium members only regions, hunts, holiday events and sandboxes, a sign-up bonus of L$1000 and a weekly stipend of  of L$300, live chat support and more!

For details on the offer, see the official blog post here:
https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/3054-holiday-premium-sale-save-10-on-annual-membership/

For more information on Premium see the FAQs https://community.secondlife.com/knowledgebase/english/premium-membership-r346/#Section__1

And to upgrade your account, logon to Secondlife.com and click Account > Premium membership on the left panel.



Sunday, December 01, 2019

Christmas Tree Ceremony



Christmas begins!

On Sunday, the Christmas Tree from Norway was lowered into place in London City.

Each year, a tree is given to the London by the City of Oslo, Norway.  It is token of gratitude to the people of the UK for their assistance during the war of 1940 - 1945.   This ceremony has taken place ever since.

Here is a video of the celebration..

World Aids Day




World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year (since 1988), is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.  https://www.worldaidsday.org/campaign/

Christmas in London City



Experience Christmas in London City.