Sunday, October 15, 2017

“Lil’ Red Riding Hood”

Most of know the story of little red riding hood and how she went to her granny's house through the woods and a encountered the big bad wolf.
Well, there are many versions of this story and the most famous is most likely the one told by the brothers Grimm.

The tale can be told in terms of Little Red Riding Hood’s sexual attractiveness. The song “How Could Red Riding Hood (Have Been So Very Good)?” by A.P. Randolph in 1925 was the first song known to be banned from radio because of its sexual suggestiveness.
The 1966 hit song “Lil’ Red Riding Hood” by Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs takes Wolf’s point of view, implying that he wants love rather than blood.
I do like the part in the song that the wolf promises to be good. So, it reminds me of the big bad wolf following me around throughout second life. Well, he never was bad actually.
The wolf of course never gives up to chase little red riding hood. In this case, it may be a good thing, because if he didn't well she would be all alone.

I guess I am gonna keep this wolf around, he is pretty harmless under all this fur. I mean just look at those big blue eyes so he can see me better. Look at those big hands so he can hold me extra tight. Look at that big mouth so he can scare all the other bad wolves away. You just gotta love him as he sings:
"What a big heart I have-the better to love you with.

Little Red Riding Hood

Even bad wolves can be good.

I'll try to be satisfied just to walk close by your side.

Maybe you'll see things my way before we get to grandma's place."

I am gonna make sure I take the loooong way to granny's house...wink!!!
Come and visit the Retreat and take your pictures of a story :)

Monday, October 9, 2017

Bewitched


Where did the term "witch" even come from? In looking at the etymology, or the word's history, there is the Old English "wicce" (sorcerer). Looking beyond that into the Indo European and Germanic origins, there are many theories. There are words such as "weik"(to bend or fold) and "weid"(to see or to know) that have supernatural connotations believed to have been translated into the Old English... and then to the Modern English with the word "witch". What it boils down to is the word itself has been taken from several words and meanings to label those who had abilities that were beyond what was considered the norm.


No need to be afraid, this witch will not cast any spells on you, or will she?
Stop by the Retreat and take some pictures in your scary outfits and then go post them at the Retreat Flickr Group. 


 Dandy, Dylan, Likka, and Greg @ the CLUB

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Kowloon Walled City

Kowloon encompasses the northern part of Hong Kong, on the mainland across Victoria Harbour. Once a separate city, it was acquired by Britain in 1860 and returned to China with the rest of the colony in 1997. It’s now a shopping, arts and entertainment district. Stores line Nathan Road, while traditional markets offer goods from flowers and goldfish to clothes and jade.


"Bathe in the neon glow of this sim based in Hong Kong's infamous Kowloon Walled City, a place with a sordid past and where sunlight rarely reaches the ground below. Shops line the narrow city streets and darkened alleys, while Panda Park offers the lone space to stare up at the stars."


So instead of helping me get out of this, Greg is just watching me. This sim is full of shops and things everywhere. We came here to be part of a video shoot and then explored it. There is plenty to see all over and there are many corners with surprises. It is a fascinating place especially when you think about it that it used to be a real place.


Sitting on the set of the video making...see Greg in the background? He was the bouncer.
Thank you, Brant, for letting us be part of this. It was fun and we loved exploring the sim and learning more about Kowloon.

Male Dancers @ the Basement Club!!!


Alright, ladies, you want to see some male dancers? Go no further than the Basement Club, because we have them. Yeah!!!

No worries, this is an "M" rated Club so you will see no nudity, BUT some sexy dancers and some great music will satisfy your Sunday. Just in time for the week to begin.

Play the Travis Train Game for some Linden Cash.
See you there...every Sunday!!!


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Wild Thing!!!

 "Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called moral." ― Charles Darwin


Yes, Greg, I found this little crow outside. It must have fallen out of a nest somewhere. Can I keep it?

I know Greg hears this so many times from me when I come home with another creature, but I can't help it. This little thing is sooo cute. I named him Carl.

I know, I know, but still, I cannot help it. these animals are all so cute. I also adopted furries along the way and other fine creatures.

Shhhh, if you are really quiet, I can sneak you in the house and put you in that Alabama room. Shhhh!!!

Animals are like little angels sent to earth to teach us how to love. They don't get angry or play silly games. They are always there for us.



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

...once upon a time

...the fairytale begins in the world of prims and mesh-fitted hearts.   

Hey, wait a minute, you are not running from this....
Men can be so terrified when you even mention anything about a term that is longer than a football game. My advice is to play it in quarters. One quarter at a time until you have the touchdown.


Greg looks as if his beloved team has lost the game. Smile! It is not that bad baby. You show up, say yes and relax.

Close your eyes and I will make your dreams come true.

Ok, ready? Let us go and do this :)


You are my dream come true, you are my world, you are the joy in my heart, the laughter in my voice, and the smile on my face. We compliment each other so beautifully and together we can face anything, we can be comforted in knowing that we will never have to face it alone.


Not just for this moment, not for an hour, or day, or year - I will always love you.

I promise to hold our love as a love everlasting.


This is what Life can advise you...

The Galicia Art & Cultural Hall is proud to announce the new exhibit called:
Life Advice by Anjelikka

featuring some photographs taken in Second Life.

Please stop by and explore them here at the beautiful Retreat.

This was my latest entry into a new contest for Halloween. Wish me luck. 

In the meantime enjoy the Galicia Art & Cultural Hall. Sit outside and eat some yummy food and pick up a copy of the Basement Club First anniversary book.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The white cliffs of Dover

This is a beautiful sim located on the LEA ( Linden Endowment for the Art) and a must-see for those who appreciate the hard work of creating a place.

The white cliffs of Dover



Psalms 1:1-3 
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

...out with the old and in with the new...

This was the last set at the "old' Basement Club...although the new and improved Basement Club will be at the same location.
Draki, in one of his many outfits. Always fun to have you around.

The Basement Club has a bit of an elegance flavor to it but it is a cozy new place. We hope everybody will come here and enjoy it.


As you land here, just walk through the door into the club or if you want to go to the upper level you use the teleports, either the manhole or the one at the arrow.
There will be "male" dancers here at the Basement Club. We encourage all men who want to come and dance the poles to come on over here. Try them out and see if you like them. I know the ladies will enjoy watching. We do have 3 regular dancers for your enjoyment. Our first show will begin October 5, 2017 6-8 PM SLT see you there :)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

11th annual Hipville Halloween

11th annual Hipville Halloween... Double, double, toil and trouble. Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble!! Come on over & get spooked, Halloween items for sale too, lots of photo props, cuddle areas...Most of all just enjoy yourself.. ; ) 


Yes, Fall is here and we are ready for it too. The colors of Fall are ever so beautiful and Greg and I decided to go and explore some Halloween sims and we stumbled up The Hipville Halloween. This is a fun place to walk around in and the hunt will give you some neat and different items you can use for your Halloween decor. We enjoyed it. The sounds seem kind of loud as well as the music but I just turned it off and it made it enjoyable. Stop by and check it out when you can.
Greg had to bob for apples. Apple bobbing, also known as bobbing for apples, is a game often played on Halloween. The game is played by filling a tub or a large basin with water and putting apples in the water. Because apples are less dense than water, they will float to the surface. Players (usually children) then try to catch one with their teeth. Use of arms is not allowed and often are tied behind the back to prevent cheating.


I was thinking this may have a meaning because I read up about bobbing for apples and here is what I found: 

The tradition of bobbing for apples dates back to the Roman invasion of Britain when the conquering army merged their own celebrations with traditional Celtic festivals. The Romans brought with them the apple tree, a representation of the goddess of fruit trees, Pomona. During an annual celebration, young unmarried people try to bite into an apple floating in water or hanging from a string; the first person to bite into the apple would be the next one to be allowed to marry. So go ahead Greg, keep biting, Hahahahaha.


Oh well, he is strong in other ways. He can lift me with one arm and balance on a ball. Freaky in its own way. Who needs normal anyway?


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fireside Lullaby

We absolutely adore sitting outside on the balcony and watching the fire. The colors and the night blend so nicely together.

Fireside lullaby
poem by Basmakyah Borz

I've walked the world over
to be under your skies
and nothing compares
to seeing your eyes.

Please sing me to sleep,
I'm far beyond tired;
this is all I asked for
and it's sitting by a fire.

Now I don't know if it's the medicine
or if I'm really dying,
but if I die beside you
I know I won't die crying.

The Retreat is getting ready for Halloween and Fall, so stop by and feel the warmth of the fire outside and watch out for the ghosts and other creatures lurking around the Retreat. The Halloween Pumpkin Hunt will start October 1.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Upcoming Basement Improvements


We have been planning to make the original Basement Club look better and make it a little bigger to fit more friends here so they can dance. This will take a little time to get it all done, but we think this will look great. The upper Basement will remain the same because it looks great surrounded by the Retreat.


Thank you, Greg and Dandy for your input on the renovation plans for the Basement Club. I am excited to work together on this as the planning team :)

So look for it in the coming weeks...the New and Improved Basement Club for your dance needs and hang out with friends place.




Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Khodovarikha

Khodovarikha – in Russian: Ходовариха – is a weather station located on the coast of the freezing Barents Sea. It consists of a land spit projecting eastwards (Latitude: 68° 57′ Longitude: 53° 45′).
You can visit this place in Second Life. Wear some warm clothes when you come here because it is very cold. We had to take little breaks to warm up. I think Greg even fell asleep. (What else is new!)

You will see some gorgeous northern lights in the sky. It looks so pretty in this cold place.

We even had Mario visit here, I guess he was looking for Luigi....lol
Why not stop by today and explore before it is gone. Khodovarikha