Saturday, December 31, 2011


Well that's it, another year over and what a year it has been oh my gah... Where has the time gone? 
I'm spending the evening at home with my gorgeous puppy (who I WILL post pics of I promise). Hell has had to go into work, they had the choice of Christmas or NYE off work, I wanted to go see my family at Christmas so there was no contest really! 
So here I am, sitting at home behind my PC with my amazing friends in SL, Izzy sleeping at my feet and a glass of chilled pink beer! mmmm Pink Beer! 
I just wanted to wish anyone and everyone an AWESOME evening in whatever they are doing and that I hope 2012 brings you all the happiness and rewards that you deserve... 


Friday, December 30, 2011

A Christmas Freebie WTF Moment

I love freebies, who doesn't? What's more I love finding random freebies on the marketplace that I wouldn't ever normally go I HAVE TO HAVE THAT, only as it is free would I find myself allowing one to join my warehouse inventory. This was one of those moments, I was browsing the marketplace looking for some random Christmas Freebies and came across this; 
A CHRISTMAS TREE! Seriously there are so many things that had me laughing about this I simply had to share it, first and most obvious it is a CHRISTMAS TREE - I know you are now thinking DUH lol but had to be stated for the record lol... Second, look at the size of that thing, and the sack. I know SL exaggerates everything but SERIOUSLY, I know it should be on a male shape but compare that to the length of my arm, and don't even get me started on the sack! Third, Baubles and Star - nuff said! Plus this amazing Christmas Tree comes with a semi transparent version so you can see the freenis inside it!!! 
Oh my gah I'm dying laughing here... Thank you Marketplace, you really know how to give me a good laugh, weird question is though would it make anyone be like "Oooh Christmas Tree", with those points on the star, I think not!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Your Tunes - In the Dark!

I'M BACKKKKKKKKK - that trip to visit my family in the UK is over and done with and to be honest it was a real wrench to pull myself away back to home in Holland. Still I think I might have to start counting down to my next trip which should be in March for my Daddy's 60th Birthday! Wonder if I can pull off organising a surprise party from here in Holland?? That would be a feat and a half that would! I had a fab Christmas though, got lots of awesome pressies from Santa, had some amazing times with my family and even came back with my not-so-ickle puppy Izzy (you might remember me talking about her in a previous post! I might even post a picture of her soon!) 
Though I wanted to get straight back into the blogging spirit, I plan on doing more with my blog since I have been kinda neglecting it a bit recently, and the post that I choose to use as my I'm Back post is another photo that I worked on for my personal "Your Tunes" Challenge! This song happens to be one of my favourites, it was a moment that Lynnie and I both went "OH MY GOD YOU LIKE THIS SONG? I LOVE THIS SONG?", we seem to have such a matching taste on a LOT of things it is awesome! 
Lynnie tells me that she loves this song, but there are no reasons as to why. I have to admit that I loved this song as it really kinda sums me up sometimes. I like a lot of people have a messy RL past and sometimes being "alone in the dark" is a feeling that washes over me, it is one that I try to blot out but it is always a murky water area inside my head. I block it out with rainbow cuteness a lot of the time, and SL is like the dreamworld where I can be what I want and forget all that murky water!
I kinda went with the imagery from the video for this picture, it sums up my image of the song so well in my head so it had to be the way that I went.
Sometimes a mirror is like a doorway to your inner thoughts I think, I mean when I look in the mirror I often find myself looking past the reflection, talking to my inner self and trying to sort out things in my head - it's at times when I look in the mirror that I find I give myself a good talking to... Mirrors are mean things sometimes lol! 
Lynnie thank you for reminding me that I love this song and why I love this song... The Birthday Massacre had gotten lost in the back of my CD collection, it will be pulled to the front now, but WHO WILL BE ASKED NEXT?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lynnie made a Pretty Picture!

I am going away today, will be home in England with my family for 5 days or so, but I had to just post this before I went MIA, I am already getting withdrawal symptoms from blogging! eeep!
There are two friends that I have made in SL who I hope will be there with me always, Fledge has become and will remain my big sister always! Today is her RL Birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLEDGIE if you read this!
Though this post is dedicated to Lynnieloo, who created a gorgeous holiday photo of the two of us that I simply had to share!
Lynnieloo is my best friend, someone who I have trouble getting through a day without talking to, someone who is always there no matter what to help me up when I fall - and trust me there has been a lot of that this past few months, and someone who makes me laugh like no other. Isn't that what best friends are for? Lynaja and I seem to keep magically finding things that we both love and neither of us knew the other loved, her song choice - which I am working on - proved to be the latest thing in the list, but everyday she makes me smile and being without her is, well, it's like losing one of my legs - I'd be all wonky! Worse than I am now!
So this one is for you Lynnieloo, how could I resist sharing this gorgeous picture, Happy Christmas Babe I hope you and Daizy have a great one, and I will be missing you every day so EMAIL ME DAMMIT hehe! *hugs*

Happy Christmas EVERYONE!

I just wanted to send out warm hugs and lots of good feelings to all my friends and family, you all know I love you everyday of the year but Christmas seems to be a time when people say that with greater ease! 
HellBone and I were coming home from a Christmas Party and he dared me to see which of us would chicken out first, unfortunately both of us forgot that sometimes you can in fact get stuck like this hehe, so hopefully we will be free at New Year! I say hopefully? Maybe Rudh will have caught pneumonia by then, in that outfit it is highly possible!!! LOL!!!
Happy Christmas or whatever holiday it is that you will be celebrating, I hope that it is a time full of peace, rest and good times... I will be spending it with my entire family at my parents house, we're even taking my mother in law so she isn't home alone at Christmas! Let the family fun commence!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Dear Diary Moment...

Dear Diary - lol! -
Yesterday I had one of the biggest compliments paid to me and I am feeling both embarrassed and at the same time totally flattered that someone would go to this extent to pay me such a compliment and thank me... 
Tis kinda a long story but to cut it all short, basically whilst I was working for Seraphim a while back I was contacted about being asked to promote a mini hunt in a mall by the manager of said mall. She was awesome and we seemed to find a banter unlike any other time I talk to someone regarding something to do with Seraphim. Normally I try to be kinda sensible as it's business ya know, but this time there was a little spark between myself and this person and things just flowed like I'd been friends with this person for ever! In the end, I helped to promote the event, and even got her to come and join in the Seraphim giving Thanks event. We stayed in contact and I have since helped her to promote the grand opening of her store Happy Face - a shapes store! To thank me she did something so awesome... 
YES She named a shape after me!!!!! She did it with an i at the end as apparently she has a thing for i's hehe, but oh my gah this is so awesome! I have only had this honour once before, and that was in earrings made by Lynnie because I had helped her come up with the idea! I am totally flattered and, although I feel weird about admitting it, I am kinda embarrassed too as I didn't really do anything that I feel was worthy of this kinda honour! All I did was put up a post on a blog about a grand opening sale, it wasn't that hard and took me about 5 minutes tops!
So I am sharing this with you, maybe you want to go try on a Rudhi shape, or if you are in the market for a new shape Happy Face is having a sale until December 24th, all shapes are just 99L!!! Go check them out!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Your Tunes - Safety Dance!

This time it proved to be a real test of my brain to come up with a photo for this that wasn't something straight out of the insane video! Certain members of the cast in this video must have been high on something - dunno if it was life or drugs or what, but when you see this video watch out for that scary blonde woman! 
This week was the turn of my big sister, Fledge, or Fledhyris to use her actual name. Fledge knew exactly what song she wanted as soon as I asked her, and I will admit I knew the song but had no idea that the band were Men Without Hats - WHAT A COOL NAME FOR A BAND!
Fledge says that she has loved this song since she first heard it on Top of the Pops - an English Music Chart show that was on the BBC for Millions of Years but now sadly is no more! The song has that happy vibe to it and Fledge told me that "the music, the daft video, the song lyrics - it always kind of makes me think of something wild out of faery", a song that always makes her want to dance! 
So I took the randomness of the video and had a think about things. I remembered back when I was a kid that was obsessed with dancing in a variety of forms and the picture just took off from there! 
I took the idea of dancing and put a Rudhish twist on it, 4 well behaved Rudh's having to deal with the crazy one! I even borrowed an anvil from Wile.E. Coyote to deal with the crazy, so much for safety dance huh? Who knew ballet could be such a dangerous dance style - I mean of course there could always be injures, I felt them enough when I was younger, but ANVILS?
Thank you for the song choice Fledge, was good to listen to this song again hehe, where to next though?? Who knows?! Wait and see!

Friday, December 16, 2011

P is for Palaeo-Anthropology! Alphabet Time

Palaeo-anthropology has NOTHING what-so-ever to do with my outfit this week, or the location even, yet it is something that has taken hold of my interest AGAIN! If you don't know, I went to University to study archaeology, as it is a subject that has always fascinated me. I always believed in the fact that if we don't know where we came from, how can we ever know where we are going, and I believe that children should know about their history - not just recent history either, I am talking way, way, way back into history. One of my favourite studies at Uni was the study of ancient humans - which is actually the definition of Palaeo-Anthropology although anthropology tends to be an American term as we'd refer to it as Archaeology in the UK more often than the former term. I was always fascinated by the subtle changes to the skeleton, and the way you could reconstruct a face, or the imaginations about early human life. Don't get me wrong I think the well documented periods are great too, can't beat a finding a bit of Roman Glass, or a Medieval something or other, but Pre-history is all about what-ifs and what-could-bes and there is no written record so who knows what it is... Anyway, my inner history geek is showing (we all get passionate sometimes, I just get passionate about history!)...
What P's did I dig outta my wardrobe; 
Hair: .PLOOM. - Maddie
Skin: .PLOOM. - Harlowe
Necklace: |[ PERTURB/ATION ]| - RosetteNebula
Shirt: PARADISIS - Dolce Vita
Outfit (pants and undershirt): PAPER.DOLL - Emily Trousers
Shoes: [PIXELMODE] - Baby T's

The store chosen this week has to be one of my store crushes! Ploom is always on my stopping list if I want hair, and the skin that I wear full-time now is a Ploom skin too, I am not ashamed to admit it, I am a Ploom whore hehe! What can I say, I just think that it is a Plooming Marvelous store hehe!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Glasses!

This Friday in RL, I will be able to collect my new glasses! I have had my old pair for coming on 10 years now, oh my gah that long, I was in my final year of secondary school about 15 or 16 years old when I got the pair I wear all the time, and they are really starting to show many signs of wear! Just the other day one of the supports that helps them sit comfortably on my nose broke off, and they are really looking old, so just in time for Christmas, Specsavers have come to the rescue! 
Then when I had ordered them, and had my eyes tested with the whole reading off the funny chart deal - you try doing that in a different language by the way, Dutch and English Vowels are kinda mixed up in their pronounciation, I was getting totally confused!
Rudh was getting jealous however, she wanted some new specs too... So look at the AWESOME Specs that I found for her!! They would so clash with the most awesome hat in the world, but I bet they are the kinda specs that someone like Elton John would love to have in his collection! LOL...
These awesome little specs do not come from Specsavers, though really I think they are missing a trick there! They are from the cute little store that is Razzberry Inc - I think they may have been made for a child avi, but in all fairness Rudh is just a big kid lol! 
Hope that in all the cold weather, they dont get all Frosty and freeze up LOL!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Your Tunes - Painkiller!

I had so much fun getting to grips and playing around with photoshop whilst I was making the last picture for this personal little challenge of mine. If you don't remember I am flying solo and continuing alone on the song challenge that was started by Shay all those months ago, I wanted to continue the challenge for my own personal improvement skills wise and so I have created a second picture to go with a song. I really don't have any idea as to how often these song pictures will be created, it will just be done as it happens, lol. 
This week I turned to one of the most important men in my life, HellBone. I asked him to pick a song, any song and the first that came into his head was his favourite song ever... 
Before I came along, Hell had been through some rough times in regards to his RL, and he would always turn to this song as his "painkiller". Hell is a true metalhead that, I will admit and possibly get told off for, has a tendency to only listen to metal. His love of heavy rock is backed up even further by the fact that if you walk up the stairs in our house he has a collection of bass guitars hanging up ready for use! (Does kinda worry me sometimes that we have 2000 euros worth of guitar hanging over the stairs and I have a habit of falling up the stairs and will grab out at whatever I can find to hold myself up!!!)
My photo is a complete opposite from last week too, which was by total accident by the way, I felt the song had a somewhat Demonic edge hehe, the giant needle is the painkiller - wasn't that obvious?! The background that I used is something called "The Door to Hell", which was the site of a drilling plant for natural gas at which an incident occured meaning that the gas had to be dealt with by being set light to and has now been burning for 40 years! Check out the details here, and maybe this is an actual doorway to Hell?
What song will I work on next? Who will be asked next? Keep watching to find out!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

The World's Most Epic Christmas Hat!

I FREAKING LOVE THIS HAT - It is the World's Most Epic Christmas Hat!
The hat is called "Grandpa's Revenge" and comes from the store Fiction and Chaos, as a gift in the hunt "A Very Rotten Christmas Hunt". This is 35 stores of Rotten Christmas Style goodies - I ran around this hunt in no time, it was short and sweet and the goodies were awesome, but I think this is like one of the best hint prizes I've had in a long time! I love, love, this hat!!!
If you were wanting to check out this hunt, there are a list of clues and SLURLS on the A Very Rotten Christmas Hunt.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Your Tunes - Rule the World!

I am sad, the Blog Hero challenge being run by Shay has kinda dried up, just seemed to stop after the 16th week and after talking to Shay she said that it may come back in 2011, but as I really enjoyed working on that challenge due to the fact it allowed my creativity and my imagination to run riot while I tried to match an image in my head to a song and then actually make that image come to fruition in a SL Photograph and so I have decided that I will carry on with this challenge as a personal challenge to myself, as I love music and want to try and get better with creating pictures. I find myself looking at some people's blogs and thinking why the heck can't I do that, and you know I probably could I just need practice - hence Your Tunes = PRACTICE!!! 
Now I don't want to cheat and just do songs that I love or work by bands that are on my playlists, so I will be randomly asking people to pick a song, ANY song, and oh god as I'm typing this I already kinda regret it hehe! You never know when I might ask you, so be aware, it could happen NOW, or NOW, or NOW! Can be anything, no specific genre, no specific time or musician, can be rock, pop, classical, hiphop, dance, tv theme music, I just hope that I can find it on YouTube LOL!!! 
But for the first time round I get to pick a song, hmmm where will I go with this...Well I could go down the rock route, but I will reveal to some of you (some of you know already) my dark secret - I have an ecclectic music taste by the way... lol... 
One of my favourite songs EVER, by a band that I have been in love with since I was 8 years old! This song the official soundtrack song to the movie Stardust, it brought my mum to tears of happiness at a concert and it is one of those songs that I just love the words of - even if Gary Barlow does pull some REALLY funny faces when he sings and Mark Owen does dance like an embarassing dad at a Disco!!! 
So my photo to go along with this song is the angel in Rudh, a giant celestial body and the world, I think it kinda fits, though if it doesn't fit I still loved just spending hours listening to this song as I was working on the picture hehe!!! What do you think of my favourite song? It always makes me feel good, and as of NOW you never know when I might ask you to name a song... Beware!!!

O is for Ocreate! Alphabet Time

OK so sometimes people might think that I am making the random plucked outta the air words up, but I am not... I found a website containing lists of unusual words beginning with every letter of the alphabet as I was doing this challenge and so the words come from there, if they made them up it is a different story lol!
This week though, as I was scanning the list of O words, I came across the word Ocreate which apparently means wearing leggings and/or boots. Well HELLO, that sounds like both Rudh and the RL me a lot of the time at the moment, I never leave the house without my boots on in RL and Rudh is normally wearing either or, so the word just had to be one I used, and it will definitely be my word of the week, "Today I will dress in an ocreate outfit" lol does that even make sense?? 
But anyway, this outfit I pulled together this week, really doesn't actually look like the usual me, I think it might be due to the skin but I can't work out why, any ideas please let me know, but on to the picture!
What O's did I pull outta my closet this week; 
Hair: Magika - ONE
Skin: Grixdale - OUCH!
Necklace: Kosh - Wise OWL Necklace
Dress: ..✗Shush ✗.. - OPEN DRESS
Leggings: OVAL - Leggings001
Boots: (Shiny Things) - OLD BOOTS

The location of this photo is a store called Oddment. This store, if you have never been here, is a great little store, it is one of those gems of a store that you don't find very often. It has all different kinds of goodies inside from pretty and interesting planting to make-ups to home decor, and I love it... Sorry that the background is a little blurry though, it will make it more of a surprise if you go in there, but it is definitely worth a look!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Happy Anniversary HellBone!

Two years today since Hell and I met in RL and started dating! What had originally been two friends that hung out and helped each other through some of the worst trials and tribulations, through DJ sets to an empty club and even your singing, kinda accidentally we became something more - although I kinda think that you planned the whole thing by asking me to come and see Marilyn Manson as you knew I love him and just "happened" to have a spare ticket hehe!!! 
I have to say that I am glad that you stuck around in SL even though you were on the verge of leaving, I really have someone to thank for that even though I doubt I'll be talking to her anytime soon - she will start asking for child support again for the twin cabbage patch dolls that you were the father of LOL! 
2 years ago!
2 Years Later!

I never would have been one to say that SL relationships could work, I'd been through so many guys that even I was starting to lose count, but then we found each other and maybe as we started something outside of SL it made us different, but SL does bring people together into relationships that actually work! I have seen the proof, I wake up next to it every day and without you Helly things wouldn't be nearly so good as they are! 
We're going through the trials and tribulations still, but we're doing it together now and you're stuck with me... I love you HellBone Barbosa, you crazy Dutch, wannabe caveman, biker, metalhead you! Thank you for the last two years, here's to many more!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Dark Winter Magic and a handful of Popcorn!

I have to say that I can get overly excited about the holidays, Halloween had me dressing like something dead for at least 2 weeks prior to the holiday itself, and that Christmas feeling is starting to take control of me now too! December always makes me feel Christmassy, though I think I am most excited about the fact that we - Hell and I - are going to visit my family for a while! It won't be a long stay, but as Tescos always say "Every Little Helps!"
Thing is though the festive spirit has been alluding me, tomorrow is December 1st and I wanna be feeling a little festive before I open my advent calendar that my mummy sent me from England with CADBURY's CHOCOLATE!! You have NO IDEA how hard it is to have that sitting there and resist the temptation to open it all at once, but I have to be good or Santa will put me on the naughty list hehe! 
I did, however, find something that started the festive feeling off... The ZombiePopcorn Dark Magic Winter Fair starts today, I've been lucky enough to be allowed early access - a privilege for bloggers that is totally new to me, made me feel kinda weird as I was thinking but all I do is put ad pics on a blog with details about the items, nothing special -  and it is AMAZING! Like something straight out of a fairytale, and so Christmassy at the same time, I found myself getting lost in the alleys between the chocolate box houses and humming Christmas songs (which may or may not have gotten on Hell's nerves a bit?), and it made me think YAY I found that festive feeling!!! 
I was going to put together an outfit out of the exclusives that some of the designers had put out for the event, each store has to have at least one exclusive, but I figured that it would be more fun to just post a teasing picture of the location, something to wet your appetite and make you wanna run down to the event... 
Though that might be a bit mean of me, so as I am feeling the Christmas Spirit, I would never normally post a link to Seraphim in here, that's work this is my own ramblings, but just this once here is a link to the post I created for Seraphim to showcase the exclusives (as we're official sponsors for this event I think it is kinda in my job description to share it hehe) - a link to Seraphim's post for ZombiePopcorn Dark Magic Winter!