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Savor Serenity is a brandnew sim, owned and decorated by the talented Tári Zephira (gidgette.adagio) and it will open to the public on 1 september. I was honoured and delighted getting a preview access!

Savor Serenity - I

Tári – who is also the owner of Hobbiton – has done an amazing job in creating this fantasy world, a place fit for a queen! And elves! Well, and really a place everyone else should visit once it is open. I loved the details and overall ambiance – the pictures I took are all taken with the regional windlight, which is perfect as is.

Savor Serenity - III

I am sure Savor Serenity will become a favourite for Second Life Photographers with a passion for fantasy and those who enjoy elegant landscaping and decor!

If you go there and take pictures, do not forget to add them to the Savor Serenity Flickr group. Donation mushrooms are available to leave a tip, to help Tári keeping this place up and running for all of us to enjoy!

Savor Serenity - IV

Speaking of Flickr…I will add my pictures to the Flickr group soon – but only after I have passed the Paper Crown to the next Queen/King!

[Paper Crown] - Queen of the Woods

[Paper Crown] – Queen of the Woods


You cannot have missed the news that Sansar has finally opened, though as Beta, for everyone to visit. I must say I have never been too excited and anxious about its coming, but of course I was curious.

And last night I finally had the time to download the viewer and hop into this new virtual world everyone is talking about!

Sansar - Teatime by Sway Dench

Teatime by Sway Dench

It is not one world, but more a (growing) collections of worlds called ‘experiences’. It would be unfair to compare it to Second Life, but I tend to do that anyway – as I am so used to navigating through SL and taking pictures without having to think about my keyboard and which keys to use. So in that respect I found Sansar not that easy.

The avatars look ..meh…but all that aside: the experiences I have visited so far are really awesome and very photogenic. Yes, I miss the camera controls and there is no option to change the environment settings (no windlight), but for now that’s fine. The graphics are amazing, no blurry textures, no rezzing for minutes, no disappearing mesh in the distance, it all looks flawless.

Sansar - Connections by Cica Ghost

Sansar – Connections by Cica Ghost

And quiet. I have not met or seen any other avatar, perhaps I was in the wrong places or it is simply not that busy yet. I did not mind, to be honest, it was nice to fiddle around in peace and quiet and finding out how to walk properly.  Sitting or other animations, I have not discovered them yet!

To my delight, yes, it made me smile!, I visited ‘Village of Breeze’ by Kayle Matzerath – a place I have such fond memories of, as it is the recreation of Breeze – Kayle’s sim from the Fantasy Faire 2016!

Sansar - Village of Breeze by Kayle Matzerath

Sansar – Village of Breeze by Kayle Matzerath

And here is Breeze from the Fantasy Faire 2016:

Fantasy Faire 2016 - Breeze - I - Blogpost

I am sure I will go back, to see what is going on and how experiences are getting better – for now it is a great place to take screenshots and have a different kind of experience, but I was happy to log back in to Second Life, it felt like coming home!

What other bloggers write about Sansar:
Inara Pey – Tips and Tricks
Huckleberry Hax – Sansar is here
Hamlet Au – Sansar, first impressions

Useful links:
Sansar official site
Sansar on Twitter
Sansar Flickr group

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Took her bowling in the Arcade
We went strolling; drank lemonade
We made out under the dock
We stayed out till ten o’clock
Summer fling don’t mean a thing
But, uh oh, those summer nights
….

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Let me start this blogpost by wishing you all a wonderful, warm, sunny and relaxed summer. And for those one the other side of the globe, dealing with winter…hang in there and cuddle up with blankets, hot beverages and fireplaces!

Typically the months of July and August are somewhat quiet when it comes to updates from us and the blogger community – as lots of people enjoy the outdoors and are spending less time online.

This does not mean we, the team of SL Blogger Support, are not available or undercover! We keep on working with designers and event coordinators and we are also making plans for the coming months. Plans and events which will help you, Second Life Blogger, to keep doing what you love!

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From a personal note, I have been offline from Second Life for a few months, due to personal Real Life reasons, but knew the…

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Tomorrow, 18 July, it is exactly two years since Don has passed away.
Two years. Time does fly eh? Or as it is said  ‘time flies when you are having fun’

Sleep well and wake -  Blogpost

Yup, life goes on and yes, I have had fun. I still do. But the missing stays. The pain and sharp feeling of loss, have by now made place for good, happy memories. And smiles.

Sleep well and wake - blogpost

And feeling grateful to have known him and to have had him in my life. It was good. He was good.

The best.


Tonight I was in the mood for some good old fashioned exploring, so I pulled up the weekly ‘Highlights of the Destination Guide‘ and off I went. After a few rather disappointing locations – I ended up in the Battle of the Bulge. I kid you not.

Of course I looked it up and it is actually a real name for a real WWII battle, which took place in the Ardennes (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945). The official name of the battle at that time though was ‘Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein’ (for the Germans) and Ardennes Counteroffensive’ for the Allies. More information about this Battle you can read here!

Battle of the Bulge - II (Blogpost)

In Second Life the Battle of the Bulge is a roleplay sim, where one can re-enact said battle. There are a few locations, but I stayed (do to time limits and because I liked it anyway) in the skydome where I arrived – which is a snowy, cold and somber battle ground. I was the only one present, so I had the opportunity to have a good look around.

Battle of the Bulge - IV (Blogpost)

If you are interested in WWII roleplay, or battles (there is an active Capture the Flag system) it’s a must see. Also, it is a nice place for photography!


‘Loss’ is the title of the exhibition at Berg by Nordan Art, a series of images by Senna Coronet (Sennaspirit.Coronet). Opened this weekend and running till September.

As the title says, it is about loss and as such a very personal, therapeutic, way of Senna of dealing with the passing of his friend Amona Savira earlier this year. I’ve never met Amona, but have always admired her work on Flickr, where you can still see her amazing art.

Loss by Senna Coronet - II  - A Blogpost

Loss is a lovely and tasteful tribute, Amona is present all of the exhibition, in a sad, but not at all depressing, way. As it goes with exhibitions like this, you really need to go an visit it for yourself – my pictures (of pictures) will most certainly not do it justice!

Loss by Senna Coronet - I - A Blogpost

More about Senna and Berg by Nordan Art you can read either in the note cards that are available at the gallery or for more in depth and an interview with Senna by Kate Bergdorf, read Kate’s blogposts.


‘Sometimes it seems like lately I just don’t know
Better sit back and go – with the flow

Cos these are the days of our lives
They’ve flown in the swiftness of time

These days are all gone now but some things remain
When I look and I find – no change

Those were the days of our lives yeah
The bad things in life were so few

Those days are all gone now but one thing’s still true
When I look and I find, I still love you,

I still love you’

And I still miss you. Every day.

Happy Birthday Mama <3