#676 We will remember…

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I have this freedom today and the luxury of coming and going as I please as my ancestors have given me this freedom as I sit and remember on this special day those who lost their lives and have given us this freedom.
You see, today marks ‘Anzac Day’. It is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.
Observed on the 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli against the Ottoman Empire during World War I, in which one of them was my Great Uncle who I never met, and his gravestone remembered at Gallipoli where he fell on the 3rd May, 1915.
My mother used to talk about Les, and how she remembers this blonde gentle man, and the day she remembers him leaving her side never to see him again. Imagine, waving goodbye to your brother only to be waving them goodbye for the last time.
As I sit here seeing the sun rise gently over the water, I share with you the all familiar poem that was written at the time of World War 1 over 102 years ago.
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

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Glam Affair – Lucille – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – America – (New) Uber
TLC Pincher With Friend  (New) Cosmopolitan
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Ariskea[Winter in Canada] Northern Lantern
[Entwined] Abella
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#675 Scared to be lonely..

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This is a letter for the new me. Yes you know who I am talking about.  The one that is currently sulking at home alone, thinking “I don’t want to be lonely…Thinking do I take that risk or not..
I know things have been tough lately. Every day feels the same and you want to scream from the top of your lungs because it sucks. Every day you feel like you’re on a downward spiral. You just hope that your life starts to change real soon. It can begin to get better for you from “wait for it, one more sec, NOW! 
See, I was once you. I searched for what I was supposed to do with my life. I was looking for a career, not just a job. A career I could amaze my friends when they ask you that dreaded question.. So what do you do? 
So you have turned… (shh – 30), and you still don’t know what to do with your life.Who cares as long as you are enjoying what you want to do.. right?. You thought life would be great by now, and everything else would fall into place. You’d get married, have a nice house, have kids, and live happily ever after. 
See new me, I’ve learned that life doesn’t have to be about finding that one thing you’re meant to do and then do it forever. Some people do find that one thing and dedicate their whole lives because they love it. To me life is about exploring everything out there. It’s trying different things and putting more attention on certain ones. There’s so much out there that it’d be a shame to not have more than one interest. Is what I’m doing now what I’ll be doing forever? No, but I’ve found something that I enjoy at this moment. I know new opportunities will present itself and my need for a new challenge will come along. Who knows what I’ll be doing five years from now, but for now, I like what I do and have stopped searching for the meaning of life.
If you don’t know what you want to do with your life, it’s okay!  However a better life isn’t going to be found watching television, or mindlessly surfing the internet, or checking Facebook every five minutes. It’s not found sitting on the couch after work every night or drinking your sorrows away every weekend with your buddies. Your life won’t improve if you constantly feel sorry for yourself or rely on others to make it better for you. Nor is a better life going to happen instantly. So stop clicking your heels together, cause those fantasies remain with Wizard of Oz.

I know you don’t want to hear it, but it’s going to take one day at a time. You need to start making deliberate choices and stop sleepwalking through life. Stop pointing blame at others and make a list of the new you items and start slowing just with one of them. As the new you is about to be made. So I ask one thing, and one thing only. Stop with the damn frowning and place a smile on that face, as who is going to like a misery guts.. Yes made you smile, There’s the new you after all. x
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#674 Choose your own adventure…

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I was a big fan of ‘Choose Your Own Adventure books’ and read them over and over to ensure I read every possible combination of stories. Choose Your Own Adventure books were one of the biggest success stories of the 80s and 90’s.  The only time though I read these adventures though was when it was raining and I was kept indoors, or reminded that you will get a cold if you go outdoors in the rain. Didn’t they know though that when it rains you have the best adventures?

When we were young, we believed that the world was full of adventure, just waiting to be discovered. We understood our talents and what made us special.

I see kids play now, not like the freedom we used to have, or the fun we used to have, but couped inside, in yards and not allowed to roam. I worry they won’t be ready for the pressures of being a teen and prepared for the young adult years.

It’s one of the many reasons that I’m so passionate about getting kids into nature and letting them explore and pretend. There’s no better place for children to challenge themselves and build their confidence. To learn lessons, fall over, scrape a knee, get messy, and most of all, dress up and play.

Children need the freedom to explore and to push their limits, they gradually gain something much larger than the ability to climb a tree or cross a creek: they gain self-assurance that will carry them through each stage of their life.

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22769 – Succulent 1 – (New) Shiny Shabby
22769 – Great Cactus – (New) Shiny Shabby
tram G0306 hair(L) – (New) Shiny Shabby
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JIAN Splendid Spaniels 14. Blenheim – (New) The Epiphany
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Toiz. 2. Pinklady’s suitcase
[ zerkalo ] Vintage Teddybear
* I Love Spring * Blue Hat 
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#673 My five summer senses..

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Summer is a time for enhanced smells, senses of warmth, and where your body feels more alive and strong after it’s winter hiatis.

Everyone has their favourite summer moments and I wanted to share my top 22 summer senses.
Tell me what are yours?..

Sights
1.     Look for fireflies in the evening.
2.     Watch for people mowing lawns.
3.     Watch for birds using a puddle or birdbath to bathe.
4.     Watch for people sitting outside in the evening waiting for the cool night to arrive.

Sounds
5.     Listen for insects calling in the evening, the cicadas calling out to their mate.
6.     Listen for an ice cream truck jingling down the road.
7.     Listen to children playing outdoors after supper.
8.     Listen for the sound of the lawn mowers before the mid heat arrives of the day.

Sweetness
9   The taste of that delicious ice cream.
10. Sweet taste of that homemade lemonade.
11. The succulent taste of some sweet corn.
12. The smell of freshly cut stone fruit, and the scent of watermelon, strawberries and peaches
Senses
13. Feel a cool breeze blowing from a fan.
14. Touch a lawn that is wet with early morning dew.
15. Feel the warmth sun on your skin
16. The feel of a cold glass full of ice against your face on a hot day.
17. The feel of the hot sidewalk with your bare foot
Smells
18. Smell someone’s barbecue drifting down the road
19. Smell the fresh new flowers blooming.
20. Sniff the air near a pool or a beach.
21. Smell a newly mowed lawn
22. Smell of a summer breeze.

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Truth Hair Cheri [1 Side] – (New) @ Uber
Baiastice_Twiggy Dress-White-Maitreya – (New) Uber
DRD – Rustic Garden – Wheelbarrow Display – (New) @ The Liaison Collaborative
DRD – Rustic Garden – Decor – Step Display (New) The Liaison Collaborative
{what next} Amberley Straw Hat Decor
(fd) Cat – 11 Sitting
LB_TulipsField – Liittle Branch (New) @ Genre Event
LB_MapleForest{Seasons}

    #672 My Floriade..

    By – SL Destinations R Us. Visit #672 My Floriade.. for original post.

    The blazing sun, a hazy blue sky stretched across the horizon. 
    A cool breeze and the faint sound of bees buzzing around the colourful tulips.
    The call of the birds as they begin to nest, it is beginning to feel like Spring. 
    Spring is a time for renewal, colour and perfumed smells and the bountiful arrangement of tulips which I adore. 

    The tulips have been created by Little Branch for the Genre Event. There is something unassumingly beautiful about tulips, they literally come in every colour. It represents regeneration, and reincarnation a flower you need to plant once and returns year after year.
    If you’re a gardener, or you have a wonderfully green thumb, this scene most likely describes your perfect day, out in the garden, right where you know you belong. For me though I do not have a green thumb and marvel at the gorgeous settings that one can create..I wish..
    Most people don’t think of gardening when they think about saving fuel or energy. However, growing a backyard garden can save significant amounts of fossil fuel and reduce the carbon emissions.
    Just imagine growing some gorgeous vegetables and succulent tomatoes and then eating them at your dinner table with your freshly cut tulips standing proud on your table. One can only hope.. one day.

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    Maple Tree: – LB_MapleForest {Seasons}

    Scenery used: – Neva Estates




    #671 Capsize…

    By – SL Destinations R Us. Visit #671 Capsize… for original post.

    Life is hard. It is by far the hardest thing we will ever do. This letter is for you, the person who wants to end it all. Whether you want to quit your job and give up on your relationship or you feel so hopeless there is no light, remember these things
    You have a heart – Do you feel your heart beating? Put your hand over your heart. Feel your heart beating. It is beating for a reason. It is keeping you alive because that is what you need to be. You have some amazing purpose in this world, whether you know it or not. You are impacting people every day. When you smiled at that young mom as you left work, you made her whole day a little brighter.
    You are Loved – This can be hard to feel. We have all been there when we feel as though it is us against the world. That everyone is fighting against us. In reality, there are so many people fighting for us. It may not seem like it; perhaps you just went through the worst break up and now you have no one. I promise there is still someone that loves you. Call your mom, dad, relative, anyone. There is someone out there that cares and loves you. If no one else does, I do!
    There are no enemies, except yourself. – When the world seems to be fighting us, we need to take a moment and breathe. Just re focus your view. Realize that the person that is troubling you the most is you. All humans are this way; we critique ourselves in ways no one else would. So just stop. Stop telling yourself you are worthless. Stop telling yourself that you are not loved. Instead, tell yourself you are beautiful, that you are so unique.
    Fall apart, but then rebuild yourself into the person you want to be. Make changes that you have been too scared to make in the past.

    Do not ever give up. Life is tough, but you are tough too! 
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    Asteria “Clary” [Maitreya/Belleza] Bra Lace – Black – (New) Cosmopolitan

    #670 It’s a Cruel Summer…

    By – SL Destinations R Us. Visit #670 It’s a Cruel Summer… for original post.

    Whether it’s long sunny days or sharp showers and thunderstorms that you prefer, summer can be a range of different things for different people. For most of us there’s always the expectation that summer will be filled with long, hot, lazy days and sunshine from dawn to dusk. The anticipation of trips to the beach and getting the barbeque out can almost be too much to bear. Alas for us Aussies it’s usually more often showers than sunshine and when the sun does come out it is stinking hot and over 42’c.

    Summer is the time to relax and play outside, but sun and fun does not come worry-free. Skin damage and dehydration are serious concerns in the summer sun and heat. Whether you’re relaxing by the pool, heading to the beach, packing for a road trip, or gearing up for a run, follow our tips to beat the heat and stay safe.
    1. Skin Safety – Never forget the sunscreen! and I don’t mean last years.
    Sunscreens labeled broad spectrum are best, because these types optimally block UVA and UVB sunlight. Sunscreens with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide only do not optimally block all the wavelengths of sunlight. There are a lot more skin cancers popping up of late amongst our friends and family, you need to note the importance of applying daily, not just on days spent at the beach.
    2. Hydration – When you’re out for a run, working in the yard, playing Frisbee on the beach, or simply lounging by the pool, don’t forget to bring your water bottle. Dehydration is a serious issue that could be life-threatening when not treated properly. Thirst, dry mouth, headache and dizziness could be signs of mild to moderate dehydration. You can prevent dehydration before it starts by filling up on fluids, and I don’t mean by the amber kind 😉 While there is no science to prove you need exactly eight glasses of water a day, it is a good estimate and an easy goal to remember. Coffee, tea, almond milk, juice and foods that have a high percentage of water—especially fruits and vegetables—all count towards your daily water intake.

    3. Blue Skies – Summer is the time for blue skies and rising temperatures that you can take all the colourful sundresses out, reach at the back of the cupboard for those flip-flops and sandals, put on your new sunglasses and your trusty ancient straw hat. And if the boyfriend (husband, dad, granddad, uncle, brother) still keeps that Hawaiian shirt at the back of the wardrobe (you know the one I mean, right) now it’s the time to dig it up and encourage him to wear it. Have an awesome summer!!

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    Dress:– Mimikri – Ruffle Dress / Michou khaki_FM_Maitreya – (New) @ Cosmopolitan
    Bracelet:– Cae :: Hana :: Bracelets (L) – (New) Cosmopolitan
    Skin: – Glam Affair – Medison – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – (New) @ Kustom 9
    Hair:– +elua+ Nicole_Lightblonde [fitted1] – (New) @ Kustom 9
    Hat: – E-Clipse Cowboy Hat Unisex
    Water Bottle: -Kalopsia – Daisy’s Water Bottle – Chug


    #669 I can take you higher…

    By – SL Destinations R Us. Visit #669 I can take you higher… for original post.

    If you’ve met a man/woman who makes you sigh with desire, and you’re fairly certain you’re going to be getting into bed with them soon (if you haven’t done so already), there are certain things that are almost inevitable.

    I bring you the four stages of lust every couple goes through – so which one are you at? I’m not telling where I am at present 😉
    1: There’s a Spark!
    This is when you realize that the person you just met – or have known forever and just rediscovered – there is chemistry with them. It is the phase of brain-numbing, spine-tingling, unmentionables-quivering excitement, the times of oh WOW moments that your eyes lock and you’re seriously dissolving in lust.
    2: Read My Sext?
    By now, you’ve established communications – and sexing galore. You’ve been talking frequently, conversations are full of double meanings and strong hints, and you’re really looking forward to “meeting” – read: “mating” up soon.
    3: Snog
    You’re both on board with getting down and dirty. You’re meeting frequently, and you can barely keep your hands off each other, totally sucking face. Your priority right now: how to get each other’s pants off; for all you care, the rest of the world can go fornicate itself.
    4: Practice makes perfect
    You can’t get over how amazing it is, its getting more and more like Shades of Grey and some, and how much you want each other nearly every hour. It’s the honeymoon phase of your activities – it’s pretty awesome, and it keeps getting better because the more you do it the better you get at it. Practice makes perfect – you finally know what that means.
    You’ve also begun to care about the world a bit more – you want everyone to be getting as much…satisfaction as you are!
    So which stage are you at present.

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    Shorts: – Fame femme : Lisa Shorts – Black – (New) @ Shiny Shabby
    Hair: – .Entwined. Malia – (New) Shiny Shabby
    Necklace: – Supernatural – Katrina Silver – (New) @ Shiny Shabby
    Earrings: – (Kunglers) Ticiane Earrings – Amber (New) @ On9
    Freckles: – ARTE – Freckles [Catwa, Bento] – (New) @ Skin Fair 2017

    Pose: – DM – Room for another male (New) @ Del May
    Pic: Taken at the beautiful new sim called ‘Vintage Lace Isles Resort Living





    #668 Untouchable…

    By – SL Destinations R Us. Visit #668 Untouchable… for original post.

    Call it the grass-is-greener effect. Almost everyone has found themselves drowning in romantic feelings for a man or woman she can’t have — either because the object of her affection is in a relationship with someone else or because she herself is (or both). Sometimes we fantasize constantly about the forbidden crush but don’t take it any further than that. Other times we actually act on our feelings by engaging in a sexual relationship with the unavailable person. 

    Of course, you can wallow in “why me” misery or wish for a happy ending in which that unavailable person becomes suddenly available to you. But there are healthy ways to deal with this all-too-common situation that won’t waste your energy or wreck your life. Here are some tips for coping. 

    1. Accept that your feelings are normal. 
    A wedding ring is a pretty good sign that someone is in a committed relationship, but that little band of gold can’t prevent you from suddenly finding yourself drawn to someone who isn’t your spouse or significant other. Even people who have been in partnerships with the same person for years can easily feel attracted to someone else“Attraction doesn’t end once we’re in a relationship., but if they are married then it is time to look away. 

    2. Know that unavailability often makes people more attractive. 
    Seriously, love does not make any sense. Why would someone seem more appealing if he or she is obviously taken? At least for women, self-esteem issues may be at the root of the problem. 
    Women who lust for unavailable partners may be unconsciously hoping that the person will finally commit and make them feel worthy. Again time to find someone that is not taken.  

    3. Ask yourself if you’re being competitive. 
    Take it from Taylor Swift — sometimes all you want is to tell your friend’s partner, “You belong with meeeee.” Maybe that’s because you think that unavailable guy or girl is hot; or maybe it’s because you’re trying to one-up your pal.  

    If the object of your affection (or the person you’ve already gotten involved with) is actually attached,   consider whether your feelings might stem from a competitive spirit. Then think about how you can curb these competitive urges in a healthy way, without ruining either your friendship or your friend’s relationship or the guy/gal that your fantasizing about.. 

    Wait till he wants you not the other way around. In other words don’t chase!! 

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    Destinations: Shiny Shabby (Opening 20th March), Kustom 9, and The Liaison Collaborative

    Table: – Serenity Style- Heavenly Table – (New) @ Shiny Shabby
    Stool: – Serenity Style- Heavenly Stool – (New) Shiny Shabby
    Boxes: – Serenity Style- Heavenly Boxes  – (New) Shiny Shabby
    Cushions: – Serenity Style- Heavenly Pile of Cushions – (New) Shiny Shabby
    Quilts: – Serenity Style- Heavenly Pile of Quilts – (New) Shiny Shabby
    Vase: – Serenity Style- Heavenly Vase – (New) Shiny Shabby
    Painting: – 6. GA – Still Life – Tiramisu Painting – (New) @ Kustom 9
    Clock: – 14. GA – Still Life – Clock – (New) Kustom 9
    :HAIKEI: Forever Yours_Gacha / {2} – (New) Kustom 9
    Dress and Bag: -=Zenith=Shopping day dress  with Bag (Black) -Maitreya – (New) Kustom 9
    House: – Trompe Loeil – Garden Bard Abode (no gardens)
    Hair: -+elua+ Kira_Lightblonde [fitted]

    Pose:  Bauhaus Movement – F*ck the mainstream 27 (New) @ The Liaison Collaborative




    #667 Bolshaya Neva River

    By – SL Destinations R Us. Visit #667 Bolshaya Neva River for original post.

    Six years I have spent at Secondlife and in that time I’ve met some amazing people from so many different countries, and religious beliefs. It has opened my eyes to different ways of living and life. Some of my closest friends I have come to realise wern’t men afterall were female, and vica versa and I embrace their secrets, and think it is afterall a place for them to be something different.

    One place that I return to often to seek some solace is that of my favourite land being Neva River.

    I remember when Neva Crystall created Neva River for the first time, sharing with her loved ones, and then opening it up to the public including moi so I could move in. With a ‘excuse the french’, shitty, crappy old computer I had to leave my home of Neva River as my computer would not see the gorgeous settings Neva had created.

    Whilst Neva has been a friend of mine for many a years now, I’d like to express my awe of her creative abilities and the time she spends making Secondlife the beautiful place it is now.

    For more information about the backdrop you see behind me, come take a walk to Nestates – Amazing homes of Neva River, and our other awesome destinations for today: –

    Destinations: Nestates, The Crossroads Event; and Collabor88

    Cardigan: – ISON – Agnes cardigan -maitreya- (sand) – (New) @ Collabor88
    Slip Dress: – ISON – Faye silk slip -maitreya- (black) – (New) @ Collabor88
    Necklace: – (Kunglers) Elaine necklace – Jade – (New) @ The Crossroads Event – March
    Skin: – Glam Affair – Clary Applier ( Catwa  ) America – (New) @ Collabor88
    Lipstick: – Glam Affair – Chill Lipstick  for Catwa Heads – SET 3 (New) @ Collabor88

    Pose: – Bauhaus Movement – Full Metal Panic 06