Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Conclusion, a Beginning

Blogging from a mobile phone is not a superior way to really get in the mood and sort through all the thoughts and emotions.
It's really just going to be news highlights.

3 weeks ago Taz and I  got married in real life. Our second life meeting at a garden party was echoed in another garden party. My longing for a home at the waters edge that lead to many seaside sl homes was satiated (to a degree at least) by the location looking over a beautiful South East Australian coastal village Bay.

The day couldn't have been improved. The sun shone,  the guests sparkled in spring colours, my kids smiled, my family and friends gathered then helped serve lunch and clean up and chat and photograph, dad's  jazz band played......
It was exactly as I  hoped.

And best of all?  There was Tas. N
o longer a virtual presence. .a real. .wonderful. .physical and joyful presence.

Sunday, October 5, 2014


Today's the day
7 years ago, standing in the ICU after my brother's terrible accident, I decided that if you are lucky enough to be alive you really should make it worth while. Don't just be alive. Enjoy being alive.
I decided on a 10 year plan. See the kids through school then leave to marital home and make a life for myself.
10 years would see all the kids through school.
10 years was a long time to wait but it seemed like the best solution.

Then a year later I met Mark in second life.

It was Soliel Snooks garden party as she opened her newest garden store in Otenths sim... Near my old sl home in Wyre.

Suddenly the maths in the equation didn't add up and 10 years wasn't ok.

Well it is 6 years now. .. short of the 10 and in very few hours time we are getting married.
The wedding isn't the start of the journey but a landmark in it.

It's going to be a great day.  Lots of friends and family are joining us for a real life garden party.  I must get some sleep before that!!!